Google Changes The Game For Advertisers
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Amazon Launches a Self-Service Market Place For Subscription Providers
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Google and Yi Tech Present $17,000 Jump Camera For 3D VR Videos
Chinese action cam maker Yi Technology has teamed with Google to officially unveil the company’s newest virtual reality camera — the Yi Halo. Priced at $17,000 the camera is set to be released this summer. It is closely tied to Google’s Jump system, a cloud-based stitching solution that takes manual intervention out of producing stereoscopic 360-degree videos.
Dish’s Sling Media Is Releasing a Tricaster Competitor For Facebook Live Streams
Sling Media, a Dish Network subsidiary is releasing SlingStudio, a portable video production system that’s intended for live streaming to services like Facebook Live and YouTube. The tricaster comes at a price far lower than that of traditional set-ups. The base price for SlingStudio, which will go on sale in May, is $999.
Netflix to Raise $1.1 Billion in New Debt From International Lenders
Netflix has announced plans to raise 1 billion euros (around $1.08 billion) in debt financing from “non-U.S. persons.” Netflix says it “intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes.” Additionally, Netflix said it expects to spend more than $1 billion in 2017 marketing original content.
The New York Times Takes Its News and Crossword Puzzle to Snapchat
The New York Times has announced that it’s joining Snapchat Discover. New York Time’s presence on Snapchat will include a handful their news stories condensed to the quick, more consumable format that’s common on the social media platform. The posts will heavily focus on photos, video and other visual content. Additionally, It will include a mini-crossword puzzle for its younger readers.
Sundance Feniger Named VP & GM For Boomerang SVOD Service
Sundance Feniger has been named VP and general manager of Time Warner’s Boomerang subscription service. Feniger will oversee all business functions, while also working with Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group’s DramaFever, which handles the technology and platform for the SVOD service.
Jaunt VR Hires Jean Christophe Curelop to Lead Sales of ONE Camera
Reporting in to JP Colaco, JC Curelop brings over 15 years of experience in entertainment and tech products. He’ll oversee the sale of Jaunt’s new publicly available camera — ONE, which the compan unveiled would be available to consumers earlier this month. Curelap joins Jaunt from Nokia, where he headed business development in digital media.
Nokia to Make a Comeback in Virtual Reality
Nokia has announced the launch of OZO Reality — an updated set of technologies for supporting the delivery, creation and end user experience of VR content. Nokia hopes to increase the success of its OZO Camera, a $40,000 camera with eight sensors and eight microphones, by bundling in its updated software packages to provide producers with an all-round tool set.
Norman Lear to Launch A Free Weekly Podcast About Comedy and Weekly Events
TV producer Norman Lear is lauching an all-new weekly podcast slated to premiere next week. The 94-year old, creator of such iconic American sitcoms as “All In The Family,” “Good Times,” “One Day at a Time,” and “The Jeffersons,” will cover a wide range of topics on the podcast, produced by PodcastOne.
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“SVOD services were present in 58% of TV homes at the end of 1Q17, up from 43% at the end of 1Q15 and 41% at the end of 1Q16.”
“Household-level TV consumption (covering all uses of TV sets including free-to-air TV, ad-supported cable TV, premium TV, DVDs, video game consoles and internet-connected devices but excluding consumption of video content on devices not connected to TV sets) has fallen from 70.1 hours per week at the end of 1Q15 to 69.6 hours per week at the end of 1Q16 and 68.3 hours per week at the end of 1Q17.”
In December 2016, according to comScore data, more than 49 million homes — 53 percent of U.S. Wi-Fi connected homes — accessed at least one OTT service.