New in This Week’s Internet TV Reporter

Internet TV Reporter no. 984

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KEY ISSUE

TV Industry Zeros in on Digital & Short-Form Strategies

More about this item: This week saw announcements that Time Warner, Discovery Communications and AT&T are all launching new web video services. Content owners and distributors that once fought against digital distribution now fully adopting digital strategies complete with exclusively digital content and watch anytime, anywhere models.

 

VR/AR

EPIX Hopes to Woo Viewers with 360-Degree Digital Experience

Background to this item: EPIX, owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount through the joint venture Studio 3 Partners, hopes to use 360-degree storytelling to keep viewers en-gaged with its original content.

 

BBC Releases VR, 360-Degree Video on Digital Video Platform Taster’

ARRIS Gives Us a Hint of the Bandwidth Requirements for VR

Microsoft’s Windows Holographic Aims for AR Platform Dominance

Smartphones Will Dominate VR & ARM Is Rising to the Challenge

New Processors for Mobile Devices Are Designed for VR

Snapchat Selfies About to Get More Technical

 

4K / HDR / UHD

Pay TV Will Need UHD and HDR to Future-Proof Their Video Services

Producers Guild of America Prez Calls for 4K as Future Proofing

Two French TV Stations Select Ateme to Encode 8 Football Matches in UHD

 

OTT

Yahoo Brings Free Live Sports Content to Apple TV

NBCUniversal Launches SVoD Service in Australia

OTT Binge Watching Habits Contingent on Content Genre

Sony Adds More Internet Video Apps to PlayStation 4

NeuLion Acquisition Will Build SVoD Capabilities

Netflix’s Original Content Expansion Continues in India

 

LIVE STREAMING

Sports Stadiums Are Making It Easier to Upload & Download Streams & Pictures

Xiaomi to Broadcast 51 UEFA Euro 2016 Matches

Facebook Takes on Twitch in Live Gaming Streams

 

ORIGINAL ONLINE VIDEO

Twitter Offering Sports Coverage in 360-Degree Video

Mobile-First Musical in the Works for Go90

YouTube MCN Begins Live Programming for Facebook

 

ENABLING TECHNOLOGY

Imagine Wants to Help Pay TV Keep Up with OTT

Ericsson’s Overhaul of Mediaroom Enables Pay TV Services to Compete against the Net

 

SET- & NET-TOP BOXES

TiVo’S Bolt DVR Gains Roamio Features

 

LIES, DAMN LIES & STATISTICS

Mobile Video, UHD Content & Live Streams Will Help Triple Internet Traffic by 2020

Consumers at Ceiling of What They Want to Pay for SVoD Services

 

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