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At-Home Broadcasts Get a Hollywood Treatment with “ARFX Home Studio”

Pre-orders Open Today for the At-home ARFX Software, Made for #WFH Broadcasts and Live Streams by ARwall AR solutions provider ARwall has launched preorders for their latest augmented reality product, ARFX Home Studio, the work-from-home version of their proprietary virtual production tool ARFX. Catering to streamers and broadcasters alike, the studio will utilize at-home TV monitors or projectors to give creators a complete menu of photoreal virtual backdrops for shooting live and scripted content, no green screen…

Verizon Media Expands DOOH Footprint with Shark Experience presented by Verizon

Bringing connectivity, content and customization to the Golf Course  Verizon Media has partnered with Shark Experience presented by Verizon and Edison Interactive to expand its digital out-of-home (DOOH) footprint and enable advertisers to reach engaged golfers across the country. Shark Experience presented by Verizon is a premium media platform delivering connectivity and customizable content to a golfer through a DOOH screen in a golf cart. The experience was developed in partnership with Verizon Media’s parent company,…

Peacock Strikes Content Licensing Agreement with ViacomCBS

Expands Library Catalog with Ray Donovan, The Affair, Charmed, Undercover Boss, The Game, Everybody Hates Chris and Real Husbands of Hollywood Paramount Movies to Stream on Peacock Include The Godfather Trilogy, American Beauty, Catch Me If You Can, Old School and Seabiscuit Content will also continue to be available on ViacomCBS platforms Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service,  announced an agreement to license popular Paramount movies and TV shows from the ViacomCBS library. Hit series including Ray Donovan, …

Updated VIZIO SmartCast Now Available on Company’s 2021 TV Line-Up for Endless Entertainment

VIZIO's Smartcast Experience Is Faster and More Responsive, With More Free Channels and Popular Apps Built-In, and Wireless Streaming Features for the Ultimate Smart Home Experience VIZIO, Inc., the #1 American-based TV brand, known for delivering incredible value and performance, continues to improve the award-winning SmartCast platform. With faster navigation, more content than ever before, versatile work from home features and improved smart home functionality, it is easier than ever to stream and interact with your…

Hallmark Christmas Movie Fans: Frndly TV Has a Plan to Keep Your Christmas Spirit Year-Round

Frndly TV includes 15 live TV channels including all 3 Hallmark Channels, UPtv, INSP, The Weather Channel, GSN, and more starting at only $5.99/mo. Frndly TV is the only live TV service, including cable TV, that offers its customers the ability to keep all 130+ 'Christmas in July' movies through Christmas 2020 without worrying about running out of DVR space Available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Apple TV, iOS and Android mobile apps Frndly TV, the first-ever live and on-demand TV streaming service tailored…

Qwest TV Partners With Amagi to Grow CTV Business

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based technology and advertising for broadcast and streaming TV, today announced that Qwest TV – the largest video-on-demand catalogue dedicated to jazz, soul, funk, classical and world music has partnered with Amagi to distribute and monetize its distinct music content to CTV platforms. Qwest TV will leverage Amagi's rapidly growing footprint across Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) platforms to bring Qwest TV Jazz and Beyond, Qwest TV Classical and Qwest TV Mix channels to music loving audiences…

Despite Global Pandemic, Digital Video Ad Spend Remains Relatively Stable YoY, According to IAB Report

Connected TV Shows Tremendous Resilience During Pandemic and Takes Share from Traditional TV Budgets 2020 has been one of the most challenging years for the advertising sector since the Great Recession of 2008. However, among all the paused and cancelled campaigns, digital video remains a bright spot, according to "IAB U.S. 2020 Digital Video Advertising Spend Report: Putting COVID in Context" released at IAB NewFronts. Connected TV (CTV) is largely responsible for the sector's resilience and was least impacted by…

LiveXLive And K-Pop Sensation Monsta X Announce Exclusive Live Stream Pay-Per-View Concert For Global Audience

LiveXLive Secures Exclusive Streaming Rights to Produce and Live Stream Monsta X's Only Full-Length Global Concert Performance in 2020 Concert Adds to LiveXLive's Growing Leadership Position In Digital Music Pay-Per-View Events and Premium Programming LiveXLive Media, Inc. , a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, announced today it will produce an international pay-per-view (PPV) event with global K-Pop sensation Monsta X. In collaboration with…

Cinedigm Partners With Team Whistle To Accelerate Distribution Of OTT Linear And VOD Network Whistle TV

Whistle TV has more than 1,500 hours of premium and original sports and entertainment content targeted to today’s audiences Cinedigm announced a partnership with Team Whistle, a global media and entertainment company that includes Whistle, Tiny Horse, New Form and Vertical Networks, to accelerate the distribution of its Whistle TV streaming service. Whistle TV is an OTT Linear and VOD sports and entertainment network featuring Whistle original shows and premium library content from studios, networks and leagues across the…

Learn “How Voice Technology is Shaping Education and Entertainment” in VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant

Bamboo Learning, CoolGames, Sony, VoiceBrew and Voicebot.ai Featured VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant announces its third episode themed, "How Voice Technology is Shaping Education and Entertainment." Each episode is hosted by Google Assistant's Sofia Altuna and brings together the most innovative technologists, researchers, community builders and developers in the voice ecosystem. This upcoming premiere episode will feature interactive discussions with executives, engineers and developers from Bamboo Learning, …

Parks Associates: Over 40% of US Broadband Households Still Sheltering in Place in May 2020

Webinar hosted by Parks Associates and Bitdefender to discuss trends in home network usage and security adoption New Parks Associates consumer research finds that as of May 2020, more than 40% of US broadband households are still sheltering in place, even without mandates to do so. This finding, from a nationwide survey of 5,008 US broadband households fielded from May 14 through May 28, shows consumers continue to place increased demand on their home network, which raises the importance of data and privacy protections…

Faithsocial Brings Together the Worldwide Christian Community With Creation of an Online Social Media Digital Platform

Multi-faceted, free social media platform embraces technology, enabling Christians across the world to communicate, connect, socialize, and enjoy entertainment FaithSocial is announcing the launch of its robust social media platform that features multimedia content to connect the world's Christian community. Christians across the world can come together digitally to share their faith, hope and messages of encouragement. With the uncertainty of traditional places of worship, especially during the coronavirus pandemic,…

Zixi Announces Deployment Of Services On Microsoft Azure

 Zixi, an industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any-IP, and award winning architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), today announced that they have successfully ported their solutions to Microsoft Azure enabling media and entertainment companies as well as enterprises to securely and reliably distribute video content over IP using Azure. Zixi has developed the ability to deploy Zixi Broadcasters on Azure using ZEN Master, a dynamic control plane that enables users to…

Super Hi-Fi Signs Octave Group To Improve The Retail Music Experience

Partnership to help retailers with new audio capabilities Super Hi-Fi, the AI-powered audio platform that creates engaging digital music listening experiences, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Octave Group, a leading provider of music and branded entertainment experiences in retail, bars, and restaurants. The agreement will enable Octave Group, including PlayNetwork and TouchTunes, to offer selected Super Hi-Fi music technology in a fully integrated solution. Marketing Technology News: Eka Unveils New…

New Wi-Fi 6 Bundles from Extreme Networks Help Safely Bring Fans Back to Large Public Venues

High-Density Event and Venue Operations Kits Help IT Teams at Stadiums, Arenas, Ballparks, and Racetracks to Quickly Roll Out Digital Ticketing and Touchless Payments Ahead of Fall Season Extreme Networks, Inc., a cloud-driven networking company, announced availability of new, pre-packaged connectivity kits to help sports and entertainment venues accelerate digital transformation efforts and safely bring fans back to stadiums, arenas, ballparks, and racetracks. The Event and Venue Operations (EVO) kits provide…

IGN Installs the Yappa Video Commenting Tool Ahead of its Digital “Summer of Gaming” Event

Marking the First Time Attendees of a Major Global Gaming Event Have Been Able to Connect by Leaving Audio and Video Comments Yappa World Inc. is proud to announce that IGN, a world leader in games and entertainment media, installed the Yappa commenting tool across all English-language editions of IGN.com globally ahead of its first-ever global "Summer of Gaming" digital event, which kicks off today. IGN's content-rich "Summer of Gaming" experience safely brings the games community together throughout June 2020 as this…

More Video Publishers Join Wurl’s Free Advertising Marketplace, the Largest Cross-Platform Service of its Kind

AdPool increases yield and fill rates at no additional cost for Wurl Network partners  Wurl, the leading provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV (CTV), today announced that it has added 30 new AdPool customers since late 2019. In that time, AdPool has increased fill rates for users by as much as 50%. AdPool, the world's largest cross-platform advertising service for Connected TV ("CTV"), enables video producers to sell and backfill their CTV ad inventory to thousands of…

Comcast Technology Solutions and FreeWheel Partner to Bring Programmatic Advertising

New Solution Enables Content Owners and Distributors to Sell Set-Top-Box (STB) Video-On-Demand (VOD) Inventory Programmatically Opens New Demand Channels for STB VOD, Allows More Unified Buying Across All Premium Video Today, Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to advertisers, agencies and content providers, and FreeWheel, a Comcast Company providing global technology solutions for the future of television advertising, announced a new industry solution…

Friendable Secures Strategic Partnership with EA to Deliver Artists & Entertainers

Friendable, Inc. announced, that it has entered into an agreement with Eclectic Artists, LLC., an entertainment company with divisions focusing on concerts and artist representations, to secure artists for a Fan Pass launch event, to be announced in the coming weeks. “Eclectic Artists is excited to have partnered with Fan Pass. This is an artist platform that is like no other we have seen, allowing a custom tailored and exclusive opportunity for both our artists, as well as their fans. Eclectic Artists focuses on concerts…

eResonate Media Enters Agreement to Acquire Innovative Live-Streaming Technology from Livit Media

eResonate Media Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the technology and other assets from six-year old live-streaming technology company Livit Media. Upon closing of the transaction, Livit founder Adam Blazer will join eResonate as its Chief Experience Officer and as a member of eResonate’s Board of Directors. In April 2019, eResonate entered into an exclusive license agreement with Livit for its live-streaming technology specific to certain live-music performances.…