But is this all Live may turn out to be? Web video is a hot topic, with even music giant MTV clambering aboard the bandwagon at the moment. Yet Facebook’s not known for its skills with embedded media at all–so this new effort represents something of a big step for Mark Zuckerberg’s huge social network. Rival MySpace is still–somewhat oddly, given its failing status–a better home for streaming music and video than Facebook can offer, with its restrictive look and feel and tightly locked-down UI (ultimately the gaudy explosion of nonsense that MySpace’s free-form UI allowed may have helped bring its downfall, so we can’t blame Facebook too much for avoiding the same trap). Facebook Live could also be a powerful promotional vehicle, full of interesting content, yet at the same time it could quickly turn into a bland and fun-free PR affair for the latest celebrity what-not, and could end up being quickly ignored. … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Live Web Video Channel May Not Rock Your Socks Off
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I was at my sister’s house when the lockdown began, and I have a three-year-old nephew. Children are so fearless and they live in their own little worlds; they say what they want and feel what they feel, they have imaginary friends and conversations, they ask a lot of questions. My nephew is obsessed with a lot of things. I got a lot of ideas from him and thought I could make characters out of the things that he talks about. So, I started writing. I’m glad he’s transported me into a world that is so fantastical. … [Read more...] about Web streaming medium has given a lot of voices to women’s stories, says actor Aahana Kumra
“Marathi films lack the edge in calculated box office releases. Planet Marathi aims to simplify this for talented filmmakers, who want to reach the global audience without worrying about consuming the budget on marketing the films rather than crafting it,” he said. … [Read more...] about India’s first Marathi video streaming platform, Planet Marathi OTT to launch in December
Inside the production truck, Hayden is leading the team through the first quarter. He sits at one end of the trailer, facing a wall of screens covering every angle of the court. The middle of the trailer is stacked with servers that take in the feed from the cameras, process the data, send it to Intel’s studios in Manhattan Beach, California, which then shoots it up to Amazon Web Services cloud, and from there to fans’ eyeballs watching on the app. Just next to the servers, at the far end of the trailer, is the broadcast booth where Ready and Hamilton call the game. It’s a tight fit, packed with tech, a server farm, and a broadcast booth jammed into a TV production truck. … [Read more...] about I watched the NBA Playoffs in VR, and it’s going to change how you watch sports
With Philo’s first round of funding, it plans to hire more employees and expand to more college campuses. The service is currently available on the Web and on Roku, and it will come to mobile devices in the near future. Down the road, the team sees life for the service beyond college campuses, too. After all, if you’re addicted to Philo for four years, it’s likely cable providers and networks will want that relationship to continue following graduation–the entertainment equivalent of Citibank offering a free checking account to freshmen. The Philo team even envisions bringing the service to more walled gardens, whether they be military bases, nursing homes, or apartment complexes. … [Read more...] about Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?