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UK’s Breaking Fourth launches VR series Bro Bots

British virtual reality studio Breaking Fourth has launched a new virtual reality (VR) series, Bro Bots, during the Tribeca Film Festival. The first six-minute episode, entitled Bro Bots Go Sky High, premiered yesterday during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival as part of Samsung VR Video’s Pilot Season. Samsung VR Video Pilot Season is a new […]

AR and VR investments reach $2.3bn

The amount of money invested last year in virtual and augmented reality companies more than tripled compared to 2015, according to new research. Digi-Capital’s new ‘Augmented/Virtual Reality Report and Deals Database’ said that venture capitalists and corporate investors put US$2.3 billion into AR and VR startups in 2016, compared to some US$700m in 2015. AR […]

Google launches Daydream VR service

Google has launched its new Daydream View VR headset in five markets, along with Daydream and YouTube VR apps. The Daydream View headset and controller is available in the Google Store and via retailers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia and is compatible with any Daydream-ready phone – currently just Google’s new Pixel […]

Portuguese operator goes big on 4K

Portugal Telecom has launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box and has unveiled plans to offer  a wide range of 4K sport content as well as other 4K channels and on-demand content. The Altice-owned operator, which provides services under the Meo brand, has launched the MEOBox4K, enabling its fibre cutomers to view a range […]

Naspers ‘preps international SVOD service’

Africa-based media giant Naspers is going to roll out its Showmax SVOD service in a raft of new territories, according to numerous reports. Naspers, which runs the Multichoice African pay TV platform, announced its much-anticipated Showmax streaming service in August. At the launch, Showmax management said it was being “unashamedly ambitious” and had big plans […]

Hasbro titles go digital with MoMedia

Transformers: Rescue Bots and G.I Joe: Renegades will go out through digital and VOD distributor MoMedia after it secured a deal with Hasbro Studios. MoMedia is to repackage and distribute Hasbro Studios television titles for TVOD platforms worldwide, excluding the US, Australia and New Zealand. Transformers: Rescue Bots (pictured) and G.I. Joe: Renegades are the […]

Smart move by Canada’s Crave SVOD

Canadian SVOD service CraveTV has launched on connected TVs. The service, which is owned by telco Bell, was previously available over the top and via Chromecast and Apple TV, but not via smart TV apps. It will now launch on Samsung connected sets. CraveTV has deals with HBO and Showtime among others. It has almost […]

Package of French channels launch in the UK

Media services provider Globecast has launched its French TV package Téléfrance in the UK. The package of channels is available via Sky’s Now TV box, the Roku box, iOS and Android devices and Samsung smart TVs. It includes 11 major French TV channels and is targeted at the UK’s French-speaking community. Channels available include France […]

Wuaki makes hire, plots Euro expansion

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki has appointed former Samsung executive Sidharth Jayant as global product director, as the firm looks to continue to expand into new European markets. Jayant will head up product development across a range of platforms and devices – including smart TVs, games consoles, Android and iOS tablets, smartphones, Chromecast sticks, […]

Wuaki launches new 4K smart TV app, preps France launch

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has launched a new smart TV app with 4K ultra high definition support and an updated user interface. The app will be shown for the first time at German consumer electronics trade show, IFA, in the coming days, and will be demoed on smart TVs by Wuaki partners LG […]

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