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UFC’s Nunes offer personal training in Metaverse

The Sports Metaverse, the virtual world specifically focused on sports, has announced a partnership with UFC icon, Amanda Nunes, to offer personal training in her metaverse gym. Nunes is a two division UFC champion and largely considered to be the greatest female MMA fighter of all time. This partnership inaugurates the launch of The Sports […]

May 12, 2022

Report: 5G to drive video enhancements

By 2027, 5G subscriptions are forecast to reach 4.4 billion globally, unleashing a massive consumer base demanding increasingly immersive experiences and wireless engagement made better by 5G. A recent report commissioned by mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, and written by market research firm Futuresource Consulting, examines the video innovations, emerging use […]

May 3, 2022

Survey: Metaverse concerts hold more appeal than sports

As companies look to ramp up their entertainment offerings in the metaverse, adults appear most enthused about virtually attending live concerts, ahead of going to live sporting events and shopping in the virtual reality world, according to a Morning Consult survey. The data is drawn from a survey of 4,420 US adults in March 2022. What […]

April 14, 2022

EE, BT unveil new 5G viewing experiences

EE and BT have unveiled new ways to watch or experience sports and the performing arts using the power of 5G technology which re-imagine the experience of watching and performing sports, dance, music and theatre through virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications. Using everyday devices such as smartphones, tablets and TVs, as well as the […]

March 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Telefónica, Meta set up Metaverse hub in Madrid

Telefónica and Meta (formerly Facebook) have partnered to launch Open2metaver – a Metaverse hub in Madrid – to develop Metaverse networks, services and apps with a global reach. The deal was announced during the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, with Telefónica inviting start-ups and developers “to benefit from (our) open innovation ecosystem as week as from […]

March 2, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Foo Fighters post-Super Bowl VR concert

Rock group Foo Fighters will be playing an exclusive concert in Horizon Venues Immediately following this year’s Super Bowl on February 13th. The event will be produced by Supersphere, and directed by celebrated music video director Mark Romanek. Shot specifically for multi-format in VR and 2D, with cameras of multiple geometries positioned around the stage […]

February 9, 2022

Research: Online scammers targeting Metaverse gamers

Jamie Woodruff, a leading authorities on cyber security, says that the Metaverse is among the new ways scammers could target the growing number of online gamers in the UK. The warning comes as research from connectivity provider TalkTalk shows that 71 per cent of gamers have been targeted, or know someone who has been targeted, […]

February 8, 2022

DPP: “Media industry determined to reset”

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has published its annual predictions report. In its sixth year and enabled by DPP member company Zixi, the DPP 2022 Predictions were drawn up by 31 senior leaders from across the DPP membership. They paint a picture of an industry determined to grow and adapt to rapid change […]

February 7, 2022

Cinedigm channels on Nreal’s AR TV app

Cinedigm, the independent streaming company, has announced a partnership with Nreal, an innovator in augmented reality (AR) technology, to bring three of Cinedigm’s most popular channels to Nreal’s newly introduced AR TV app. The deal will allow fans of streaming services Bloody Disgusting TV, Realmadrid TV and CONtv to enjoy an immersive viewing experience via a […]

January 25, 2022

The Green Planet AR experience opening in London

The natural world is soon to be brought to life with the The Green Planet AR Experience, powered by EE 5G, a unique augmented reality experience. Led by a virtual Sir David Attenborough, transformed into a life-like 3D hologram, through state-of-the-art volumetric capture, guests of all ages cab take an immersive journey exploring the secret […]

January 12, 2022