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The VO Virtual Reality Timeline

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 | by Kevin Le Jannic

Our Virtual Reality Timeline is a constantly updated resource designed to chart progress in the field from the publishing of Howard Rheingold's seminal Virtual Reality in 1991 to the very latest key events and milestones.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, VR, Augmented Reality

How AI is Evolving and Affecting TV Broadcasters

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 | by Andy Stout

One of the big meta themes from this year’s IBC was the rise of Artificial Intelligence and how AI TV and Machine Learning will impact every level of the industry. 

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Topics: Analytics

The End of Kodi Streaming?

Mon, Oct 2, 2017 | by Renaud Presty

Last year, an estimated 5.4 billion pirated wide-release films, primetime television and VOD shows were downloaded worldwide using peer-to-peer protocols, according to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. 

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Topics: Content Protection, Anti-piracy

360 and VR Streaming: Making it Truly Immersive

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 | by Kevin Le Jannic

Picture quality is essential to the 360 and VR Streaming experience. The screens in front of each eyeball are inevitably much closer than we are used to, even compared to normal use of smartphones. 

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Topics: Virtual Reality, 360 degree video

Is the OTT Market Heading for Consolidation?

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 | by Ludo Rubin

In September, it was announced that SVOD company Afrostream was to close down. It was billed as ‘the African Netflix’ and with huge ambitions to serve as a bridge between the emerging African film industry and the European markets. 

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Topics: OTT TV, OTT Streaming

Touchdown! The Changing Face of Sport and SVOD

Wed, Sep 20, 2017 | by Andy Stout

For so long the cornerstone of broadcast offerings, is sport losing its Midas-touch with broadcasters while at the same time being wooed by new SVOD and social players?

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Topics: TV Everywhere, OTT TV

iPhone X: TV industry takeaways from Apple’s greatest smartphone yet

Wed, Sep 13, 2017 | by Chem Assayag

All the headlines about Apple’s September 12 event were about the iPhone X, but there were some important structural shifts with implications for the entire industry on stage as well. 

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Topics: Virtual Reality, TV Everywhere, OTT TV

IBC2017: Truth, Trust & Transformation on Show

Fri, Sep 8, 2017 | by Nardit Mosacho

IBC celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. As the show becomes bigger with each passing decade, what are the main industry trends we can highlight before the RAI opens its doors for business on the 14th of September?

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Content Protection, Analytics, Anti-piracy

Join the circle: the story behind VO's new website

Wed, Sep 6, 2017 | by Sarit Rosenthal-Aviram

VO’s new website has been unveiled to the world and we’re excited to not only share it with you, but also to talk about what led us to create it.

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4K TV Reaches a New Tipping Point

Thu, Aug 31, 2017 | by Mathieu Harel

We have long argued that Ultra HD is essential to true immersive experiences in VR and 360-degree video, and the good news is that the volume of new Ultra HD products and services being released in 2017 seems to mark a new tipping point for 4K TV.

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Topics: OTT


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