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Virtual reality is about to unleash the greatest wave of human creativity ever seen

August 8th, 2015 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

Not too long from now, entertainment is about to get as real as real life and nothing is ever going to be the same. This is happening thanks to the combination of two forces that you would never expect to overlap. Together, they form a staggeringly potent combination.

How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm » Comments Off

Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying […]

Within a year, Netflix will be watched more than all the major TV networks

June 29th, 2015 at 8:04 pm » Comments Off

Analysts predict, with Netflix’s popularity soaring around the world, it will have a larger audience than all the major broadcast networks within a year.  

LG unveils press-on ‘wallpaper’ TV less than 1mm thick

May 25th, 2015 at 1:11 pm » Comments Off

The screen-making subsidiary of LG, LG Display, unveiled, at a press event in Korea, an impossibly thin “wallpaper” proof-of-concept television.  

Pay-TV business declined for the first time during Q1

May 15th, 2015 at 2:02 pm » Comments Off

During Q1 of 2015 U.S. pay-TV business, for the first time ever, dropped a net number of subscribers in the first three months of a year.  

Time Inc. wants to produce 10,000 videos this year

May 8th, 2015 at 4:44 pm » Comments Off

Using a mix of new entertainment, news and lifestyle-themed shows drawing from its varied portfolio of titles, Time Inc. is planning to produce 10,000 videos this year.  

$91.5 billion will be spent globally on video games this year

April 27th, 2015 at 7:37 pm » Comments Off

A huge amount of money will be spent on video games in 2015.  According to an upcoming report from research firm Newzoo, the global gaming market will reach $91.5 billion this year. NOTE: Those wishing to enter the game development profession can get their start at DaVinci Coders, an 11 week program to learn game dev with C# […]

Apple wants to change TV

February 12th, 2015 at 1:55 pm » Comments Off

According to Re/code’s Peter Kafka, Apple is talking to TV programmers about offering their content directly over the web through Apple TV.

Live TV ratings down over 12 percent in January

February 12th, 2015 at 12:54 pm » Comments Off

Netflix and other streaming services are continuing to have an impact on traditional TV viewing.  According to a note from Nomura Research, which is based on recent numbers from Nielsen, total live TV ratings were down 12.7 percent year over year across the networks of major media companies

How VR will revolutionize entertainment

January 15th, 2015 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

Why VR tech serves as an ideal alternative to TV and how monetization opportunities abound The growth of virtual reality is guaranteed to have a transformational influence on the live entertainment industry. Offering a distinctive experience far beyond attending a concert, show or sports game, virtual reality technology provides a standout option to live entertainment […]

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