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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Amazon partners with three Chinese manufacturers to launch Amazon Fire-powered 4K TVs, to be sold online and in select retail stores later this year   —  Amazon is now making its own TV — sort of, anyway: The e-commerce giant has teamed up with Seiki, Westinghouse and Element Electronics …
Jan 3, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
After launching on PlayStation VR, Jaunt's app with 150+ VR experiences is now available on all major VR platforms   —  Virtual reality startup Jaunt has launched its app on PlayStation VR, giving users of the gaming platform access to more than 150 VR experiences, including content like …
Dec 25, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney-ABC to produce several original series for Snapchat, in bid to target younger viewers, starting with an after-party show for The Bachelor, debuting Jan 3   —  Snapchat has pulled Disney-ABC Television Group into its expanding original programming orbit, with the parties setting …
Dec 23, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Virtual reality startup WEVR launches Netflix-style subscription service for cinematic VR titles, available on HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR initially   —  Virtual reality startup Wevr thinks it's time to set a price for premium virtual reality content.  The company announced the launch …
Dec 14, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Amazon Prime Video's absence in China reflects other internet giants' struggles to break into that market where web services are governed by strict regulation   —  While Amazon boasted Wednesday that its Prime Video service is now available in more than 200 countries and territories, China …
Dec 14, 2016, 11:20 AMIn context
Oriana Schwindt / Variety:
BBC and ITV partner for US streaming service BritBox, which will target US fans of British shows, launching 2017   —  For nearly as long as the BBC and ITV have made their programming available for Brits to stream, there have been American viewers seeking various tech workarounds to gain access to those streams.
Dec 13, 2016, 11:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix says its custom video encoding method and use of VP9 and H.264/AVC High codecs are saving 36% bandwidth on Android and 19% on iOS for offline downloads   —  When Netflix introduced the ability to download content onto mobile devices for offline viewing earlier this week …
Dec 4, 2016, 10:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
iHeartRadio debuts All Access on-demand music service powered by Napster for $9.99/month, iHeartRadio Plus commercial-free radio service for $4.99/month   —  iHeartRadio launched its on-demand music service in beta Thursday, promising paying users unlimited streaming access to full albums and millions of songs.
Dec 1, 2016, 7:10 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
VLC previews 360° video and photo support for its desktop apps, says the feature will come to mobile soon; dedicated VLC apps for VR headsets due in 2017   —  Popular open source video playback app VLC has added support for 360-degree video to its desktop versions, and is planning …
Nov 26, 2016, 9:00 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google and its TV and speaker hardware partners are phasing out Google Cast branding in favor of “Chromecast built-in”   —  Innovating in the internet-connected TV space is hard.  Finding the right way to market this technology to consumers may, however, be even harder.
Nov 23, 2016, 1:10 PMIn context

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