Sky to live-stream sport and news on Facebook > Digital TV Europe

Sky is planning to broadcast “a great deal of content” on Facebook Live in the coming months across both news and sports, according to digital director Lucien Bowater. In a company blog post, Bowater said that Sky will give a “unique behind the scenes look” at a number of major sporting events and breaking news stories by streaming on the social network.“We’ve already been experimenting with it, and the results have been impressive. In less than 24 […]

Future of Storytelling | Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions By Weronika Jurkiewicz on January 29, 2016 History class: For most of us, it conjures images of heavy textbooks with never-ending columns of text, dry, monotonous lectures, and uninspiring maps and diagrams. Classes like these may soon become a thing of the past, though, with the introduction of Google Expeditions. Using the Google Expeditions app and a simple Google Cardboard viewer, teachers and students can take virtual trips to more than one hundred places, including landmarks like Chichen Itza, the Great Wall of China, […]

4 Things Broadcast News Needs To Stop Doing Immediately

It’s time TV news gives us a break By Matt Dusenbury It’s tough out there for a reporter. Hey, I get it. Writers, publishers, editors and photojournalists, they’re all in a bad way these days. What was once considered a noble profession, the lynchpin of democracy, now finds itself perpetually on the brink. It’s besieged on all sides by brands and bloggers and politicians who can easily bypass the once established gatekeepers. It’s constantly under threat of […]

The Future of Transcode

  By Bruce Devlin, academy.dalet.com A long time ago in a time in a laboratory far, far away, a small team unpacked a shiny new server and ran their media software. Discovering that they could get standard definition video to decode and encode at almost real time, the transcode market was born. Thanks to Moore’s lawand a little performance optimization, things progressed rapidly and, for a little over a decade, the bulk of the transcoding market was […]

HoloLens comes to NYC

By Saif Tase Recently, I had the opportunity to try out HoloLens, Microsoft’s mixed-reality eyewear now in development, which promises to change the way we work and play. My experience began at the Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue, where the distance between my pupils was measured* and I learned the different gestures I could use to interact with the device. The HoloLens was surprisingly comfortable. While it could stand to shed some weight (a common problem among […]

Former Fox International boss Lopez launches Wondery » Digital TV Europe

Hernan Lopez has launched Wondery, a new on-demand audio service with backing from Fox, the company he left earlier this week. Lopez was the president of Fox International Channels until Fox shelved the FIC brand and reorganised its international activities earlier this week. Today he announced the Wondery roll out and said Fox will be investing in the new service. It will provide original scripted and factual audio programming that will be released as podcasts. Lopez has […]