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AIMS welcomes Netgear, Megapixel VR

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced its newest members: Netgear, a provider of networking products, and Megapixel VR, a developer of customised, LED displays and video processing technologies. “We couldn’t be more excited to add Netgear and Megapixel VR as our latest members,” said Andrew Starks, an AIMS board of directors member […]

January 31, 2023

EE launches Mini Movie Makers AR tool

EE has launched EE Mini Movie Makers, a set of downloadable tools that use innovative AR technology coupled with AI content creation to transform children’s imaginary living room performances and inspire the next generation of performers and filmmakers. EE Mini Movie Makers launches with a competition that will see the winning children and their family […]

January 31, 2023

Research: Vision-based tech can improve connected experience

Parks Associates has released the whitepaper Vision-Based Technology: Next-Gen Control, developed in partnership with Adeia, which explores the impact and benefits of vision-based interaction for consumer devices, including smart TVs, smart home devices, and smartphones. The whitepaper examines a range of potential use cases in which vision-based interfaces can augment consumers’ experience and enhance their […]

January 27, 2023

Meta to stream 50+ live NBA games

Meta has announced an extended partnership with the NBA and WNBA. Basketball fans will be able to watch more than 50 upcoming games in XTADIUM and Meta Horizon Worlds with a Meta Quest VR headset. XTADIUM allows users to get closer to the action with high-quality video and the ability to host watch parties with friends. Additionally, […]

January 24, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Another slow year for VR sales in 2023

Macroeconomic weakness is leaving its stamp on consumer device markets, and virtual and augmented reality devices are no exception, according to research from technology market analyst firm CCS Insight. The company expects global unit sales in this segment to remain just short of 10 million in 2022, growing to 11.4 million in 2023. “High inflation […]

December 16, 2022

Report: Asian telcos step up Metaverse investments

SK Telecom (SKT) and NTT Docomo, the leading mobile operators respectively in South Korea and Japan, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to team up on several aspects of their respective businesses, most notably on metaverse-related developments. Their collaboration could go as far as merging their two metaverses in the future (Ifland for SKT and […]

December 13, 2022

Deloitte: ‘Ads on all streaming services’

Consultancy firm Deloitte predicts that by mid-2023, all major video subscription services will have launched an ad-funded tier alongside ad-free offerings in Europe. By the end of 2024, Deloitte predicts that half of these providers will also have launched a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service. Additionally, around two-thirds of consumers will use at least […]

December 2, 2022

Survey: 64% interested in World Cup Metaverse

Research from Bankless Times has shown that World Cup viewers are aware of the possibility of integrating AR/VR technologies, as well as the metaverse, with the tournament itself. These technologies are closing the gap between watching the World Cup on TV, and actually being in the stands. When asked about a new experience they would […]

November 10, 2022

India: 30% prefer to watch new movies on OTT services

Axis My India, a consumer data intelligence company, has released its latest findings of the India Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI), a monthly analysis of consumer perception on a wide range of issues. The October report highlights that a significant 30 per cent plan to watch new movies on an OTT platform, 24 per cent plan […]

November 2, 2022

InterDigital, Philips collaboration

InterDigital has announced a collaboration with Royal Philips to jointly develop MPEG Visual Volumetric Video-based Coding (V3C) immersive codecs to the benefit of telepresence and XR-driven experiences. The MPEG V3C standard defines the general mechanism for coding and streaming volumetric content. The first two main codecs associated with MPEG V3C standard are Video-based Point Cloud […]

October 21, 2022