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The Virtual Reality industry will surpass $10Bn in revenues globally by 2022. Nike AIR Max 2017 Dames Zwart Wit This growth will be driven by the creation of compelling experiences that allow the user to Experience, Preview, and Escape reality. Nike Free TR Fit Goedkoop While the virtual reality (VR) market is poised to grow tremendously over the next several years, a recent study from the User Experience Strategies (UXS) service discovered that current VR experiences lack the type of context required for real engagement with the medium. Nike Air Max Thea Print Heren The research further adds that the growth in VR market will be driven by the creation of compelling experiences that allows users to experience, preview, and escape the reality. Early adopters of VR are the predominant gamers who are driven to the medium with the promise of ‘being there’. Nike Air Max 2017 Dame Goedkoop However, the biggest risks for the VR market are lack of context, lack of social capabilities and the hard-wired headset restricting player movement. Nike Air Max 90 Bloemeny Heren&Dame “There are a number of ways that VR can be made more compelling: design content from the ground-up for VR to make use of its immersive properties; contextualize VR experiences to provide real emotional engagement with the content; and ensure sensory engagement with VR content through the ability to touch, see, and hear what’s happening in virtual spaces.” Commented Mathew Alton, Research Analyst and report author.
Dec 11, 2019
Video Experience Solution Enriches and Extends the BroadwayHD Video Service to Drive Growth and Profitability
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 11 December 2019 – 24i, the industry-leading, global video experience company, today announced that it has created, and launched a new suite of applications and Subscription Video-On-Demand (VOD) services for US-based video streaming service BroadwayHD.
The premier streaming service for live theatre BroadwayHD is available online at broadwayhd.com, and via a dedicated app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick and Roku. Included among the recent hit productions released on the service are 42nd Street and Kinky Boots, both filmed on the West End by the BroadwayHD team, along with other recent and iconic stage shows such as Cats, King and I, and An American in Paris.
“We’re committed to providing the very best Broadway streaming experience to our growing global fanbase,“ said Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, co-founders and co-owners, BroadwayHD. “We’re extremely pleased with the OTT solution provided by 24i, which has enabled us to launch our next-generation video service across multiple platforms and devices, introduce new business models and refresh and enrich our user experience. The high performance of this new platform enables us to concentrate on the quality of our content and growing the global audience for BroadwayHD.”
24i has worked in partnership with the subscriber retention management company Cleeng to deliver BroadwayHD a robust end-to-end OTT video solution that accelerates growth by simplifying the management, marketing and monetization of its content while providing subscribers with a rich, personalized and easy to navigate experience on any device.
“The quality of the BroadwayHD OTT video service is testament to their dedication to operational excellence, maximizing their content investments and providing subscribers with the best video experience possible,” said Martijn van Horssen, Joint-CEO of 24i. “Our Video Experience Platform is purposely designed to facilitate the creation of end-to-end OTT solutions with ecosystem partners such as Cleeng, so that our customers can accelerate business growth and focus their resources and expertise on creating great content for their subscribers.”
24i’s Video Experience platform allows BroadwayHD to readily create next-generation, branded video experiences and applications while being able to best-manage and monetize its content on any platform and device. Meanwhile, Cleeng’s subscriber retention management feature will help BroadwayHD analyse, predict and optimize its video services through advanced churn intelligence and payment solutions.
Feb 21, 2019
According to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, 478 million SVoD subscribers today will grow to 743 million by 2023, with China having the most SVoD subscribers by 2023, but North America still driving the largest dollar volume . Meaning that in only four years, the global average viewing time for SVOD content will rise enough that it will equal the amount of broadcast TV watched.
Europe and Asia will be neck and neck in SVoD revenues by 2023, but with far fewer subscribers
in Europe, each paying significantly more than those in Asia, a region dominated by frighteningly large Advertising VoD streaming numbers.
Netflix will continue to lead in SVoD in both subscribers numbers (outside of China), but will make up 194 million SVoD customers out of 743 million globally by 2023, some 26% of total global subscribers. In the US Netflix today represents 44% of subscriptions, but will only be 31% of the increased US subscription levels by 2023.
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Apr 07, 2020
First Look Media launches new OTT streaming video service for ‘culture cravers’ on topic.com, Apple TV and iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 7 April 2020 – 24i, the industry-leading video experience company, today announced that Topic, the new entertainment streaming service from First Look Media, has chosen 24i to power its new streaming video experience across topic.com, Apple TV and iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
24i provides Topic with a brand-new suite of subscription and ad-supported video applications each with a consistent, intuitive video experience irrespective of viewing platform or device. The next-generation 24i Smart OTT productised solution, integrated with specialist partner technologies from Bitmovin, CenturyLink, Cleeng, EZDRM and JUMP enables Topic to extend, manage and monetize its programming to a fast-growing audience of ‘culture cravers.’
“We’re committed to providing our audiences with compelling and thought-provoking programming that reflects their values and interests, wherever they wish to access it,” said, Ryan Chanatry, Topic’s General Manager. “The smart products and solutions provided by 24i enable the Topic team to dynamically create next-generation video experiences, customize the presentation of titles by platform, and to differentiate Topic in an increasingly competitive direct-to-consumer video market”.
Topic, which officially launched November 21 2019, is a new streaming service offering North American premieres of global favourites along with original programming that includes a variety of scripted dramas, comedies, discussion shows, documentaries, and non-scripted programming which highlight human-focused stories from creators with a passionate point of view.
“The quality and variety of Topic’s programming make it extremely attractive to their growing audience,” said Martijn van Horssen, Joint-CEO of 24i. “By being able to support Topic’s platform-agnostic delivery strategy, we are delighted to deliver their next-generation video experiences and super-charge their growth to new platforms and audiences.”
Topic aims to push the art of storytelling to new heights by exploring different genres and media formats to develop and showcase impactful and engaging programming. The new service sources programming from leading global media companies, acquiring the rights to titles premiering at the world’s most prestigious film festivals as well as streaming original programming produced in-house by Topic or in partnership with some of today’s most prolific creators. Topic’s parent company is First Look Media, a company that was launched in 2013 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
Within the 24i Smart OTT product, Topic can readily launch and manage its new, next-generation OTT service and extend its reach to multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and the web. In addition, the 24i SMART BACKSTAGE management and insight manager ensures Topic delivers a consistently high-quality and personalised streaming service to every subscriber on their choice of device.