The Blurred lines between TV and Film

TV’s Dead Zone: How the Cable Sector Is Killing Off Struggling Networks

Variety reports: "Earlier this month, the close-knit world of unscripted cable-TV producers became convinced that A+E Networks was about to pull the plug on...

NCAA March Madness Is Streaming Live in VR for $2-$3 Per Game

Variety reports: "Basketball fans can now stream March Madness games in virtual reality, for a price: A newly-introduced VR Premium Ticket will give Oculus...

Akamai accelerates Netflix-like video services and game downloads

Venture Beat reports: "Akamai Technologies announced it has a new technology to improve the viewing experience for people who watch over-the-top video services (such...

Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow

Tech Crunch reports: "Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a...

Fam raises $1.8 million for its iMessage-based group video chat app

Tech Crunch reports: "The iMessage App Store may have its struggles, but one app aimed at bringing group video chat into the iMessage experience...

PlayStation 3’s lifespan winding down

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Sony has frequently said it wants its consoles to have at least a 10-year lifespan, and the PlayStation 3 has managed that and...

YouTube Takes Heat From Tegan & Sara, Creators Over ‘Restricted’ LGBTQ Videos

Billboard reports: "YouTube is taking fire from many of its biggest creators over concerns that its filtering system is unnecessarily shielding certain LGBTQ-related videos...
How to prepare for the new world of VR

Universal Music Commits to Virtual Reality With MelodyVR Deal

Billboard reports: "Universal Music Group has signed on to give virtual reality startup MelodyVR access to its stable of artists. Under the multi-year licensing...

Netmarble to raise $2.4 billion in IPO for it mobile gaming business

Venture Beat reports: "Netmarble Games has filed papers to raise $2.4 billion in an initial public offering (IPO). The Seoul-based company is South Korea’s largest...

Instagram now lets you save live videos

The Verge reports: "When Instagram launched its live video streaming feature late last year, it was with a noticeable omission: the ability to save...

Apple’s AR glasses project has a leader and a team

Recode reports: "Apple is staffing up as it is reportedly developing new products for augmented reality technology, where digital images and/or audio are layered...

Super Mario Run’s Android release date is March 23

Tech Crunch reports: "Super Mario Run is officially making its way to Android, as Nintendo promised what seems like so long ago. The company...

Sony’s March Madness ‘boss button’ is an online ad that works

Recode reports: "In case you haven’t seen it, because you’re doing something other than streaming March Madness at work, the boss button is a...

Microsoft and Sony set sights on the Netflix model

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Microsoft was first out of the blocks with its announcement, revealing at the end of last month that a large library of...

Best Picture Winner ‘Moonlight’ Will Be Exclusively Available on Amazon Prime After Streaming Service...

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Amazon Studios' Manchester by the Sea isn't the only Oscar winner that will be available to stream via its Prime...

Netflix Replacing Star Ratings With Thumbs Ups and Thumbs Downs

Variety reports: "Get ready to say goodbye to star ratings on Netflix: The company is getting ready to replace stars with Pandora-like thumbs ups...

Hollywood studio DMG Entertainment moves into VR

Venture Beat reports: "DMG Entertainment, the Hollywood Studio that made Iron Man 3, is moving into virtual reality. Dan Mintz, founder of the Beverly...

Footage of the new 3D Sonic game looks awfully familiar

The Verge reports: "Sonic Forces is the recently revealed title for Sega’s next big 3D Sonic the Hedgehog title. The company has been secretive...

YouTube’s employees are now almost a third women

Recode reports: "YouTube has increased the number of women in its ranks from 24 percent to nearly 30 percent since Susan Wojcicki took over...

Nintendo could double production of the Switch

Tech Crunch reports: "If you launch a new console with a massively successful game like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s not that hard...