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Industry majors form Metaverse Standards Forum

The Metaverse Standards Forum brings together leading standards organisations and companies for industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards needed to build the open metaverse. The Forum will explore where the lack of interoperability is holding back metaverse deployment and how the work of Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) defining and evolving needed standards may be coordinated and […]

June 23, 2022

Report: E&M $2.3trn business

The global entertainment & media (E&M) industry surged ahead last year, strongly outpacing overall global economic growth, according to advisory firm PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2022-2026. Following a pandemic-related 2.3 per cent decline in 2020, E&M revenue rose a strong 10.4 per cent in 2021, from $2.12 trillion to $2.34 trillion (€2.24trn). With […]

June 21, 2022

disguise honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2022

disguise, the visual storytelling platform and market leader in extended reality (xR) solutions, is one of 232 UK organisations to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation this year. disguise has been recognised for its excellence in extended reality (xR) and virtual production innovation at a time when the media and entertainment industry […]

April 21, 2022

Ghostbusters VR unveiled for Meta Quest 2

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has revealed a new Ghostbusters virtual reality game at the Meta Quest Gaming showcase. Published by SPVR and developed by award-winning VR studio nDreams, creators of leading titles Phantom: Covert Ops, Fracked and Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity, Ghostbusters VR (working title) is coming to Meta Quest 2. Strap […]

April 20, 2022

Report: Cloud gaming on track for mainstream adoption

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has released research findings that give a deeper look into expectations around the metaverse and cloud gaming. The New Gamer Report, conducted by Dynata and commissioned by Amdocs, surveyed US gamers who play at least once per week. It found that gamers are […]

April 13, 2022

disguise launches new Unreal Engine 5 plugin

Following the launch of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, users of visual storytelling platform disguise can, with the help of disguise’s new RenderStream plugin, immediately benefit from the game engine’s next-generation photorealistic visual capabilities. disguise has been working closely with Epic Games to develop and launch the latest version of their free, open-sourced proprietary RenderStream […]

April 7, 2022

twofour54 introduces Virtual Solutions for Productions

twofour54, the Abu Dhabi-based media, entertainment, and gaming hub, is expanding its production facilities through pioneering Virtual Solutions. Launched in partnership with the Canadian media firm Ross Video, the new offering includes Virtual Studios, Virtual Production services, and Extended Reality features. Featuring the latest 3D graphics and augmented reality (AR) technologies, it the first facility […]

April 1, 2022

Consortium takes control of Starzplay Arabia

E-Vision, from e& (previously known as Etisalat Group), and ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, have announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire a majority equity stake of circa 57 per cent in Starzplay Arabia, an SVoD and streaming service provider in the Middle East and North Africa. The e& led […]

March 17, 2022

disguise acquires Polygon Labs

disguise, the visual storytelling platform and specialist in extended reality (xR) solutions, has announced its acquisition of broadcast data and content visualisation solutions platform, Polygon Labs. Through its suite of software solutions and creative services, Polygon Labs offers a cloud-native platform and turn-key services that have been used by global broadcasters such as CNN, Univision, […]

March 8, 2022

Lightware Visual Engineering helps guarantee LED capture quality

Lightware Visual Engineering is providing critical equipment that ensures the highest image fidelity on the XR stages undertaking the shooting of many high profile TV shows, movies, and live performances to hit the world’s screens in 2022. As XR technology evolutionizes the film and broadcast sector, with the technology being used on filming for The Mandalorian, […]

March 8, 2022