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Kabillion taps US cable operator Mediacom Communications for its VOD service

Kabillion taps US cable operator Mediacom Communications for its VOD service

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US cable operator Mediacom Communications has been picked up by Splash Entertainment’s video-on-demand kids platform Kabillion and its girl-centric subsidiary network Kabillion Girls Rule for its VOD service. The deal follows Kabillion’s new partnership with digital producer Metamedia Entertainment that will see the companies launch a new SVOD mobile app service for tweens called K-GO. Led by Metamedia co-founder and ex-Disney Interactive exec David Moon, the app will provide Kabillion’s kids content, as well as augmented reality, virtual reality, 360-degree video, social video and gaming content. The deal allows Kabillion’s kids content for 6 to 12-year-olds including hit shows Dream Defenders, My Little Pony, SpacePOP and Sonic X to reach Mediacom’s nearly 1.4 million subscribers a
Radeon RX Vega graphics cards now available around the world

Radeon RX Vega graphics cards now available around the world

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AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are now available at outlets around the world. This was announced by the company This will give many gamers access to the best enthusiast-class gaming experiences possible. For gamers looking to up-level their graphics capabilities with ground-breaking technology, Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled cards are available with Radeon RX Vega 56 GOUs, the most affordable way to get into enthusiast-class gaming on Vega architecture expected to be available August 28th. Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are the most advanced consumer graphics cards in the world, built on the ‘Vega’ GPU architecture. Earlier reserved for high-end graphics products, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards employ pioneering graphics technology in High Bandwidth Cache composed of 8GB of leading-e
Facebook improvises video offering with the creation of a new TV-like hub

Facebook improvises video offering with the creation of a new TV-like hub

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In its zest to go head-to-head with the likes of YouTube, Facebook has improvised its video offering with the creation of a new TV-like hub. The new feature named Watch will allow users to discover videos from outside of their feed, create watch lists and present an easier way to follow shows created by artists, brands and publishers. The social media platform has already funded a number of original ‘community-oriented’ shows to help inspire creators and seed the eco-system. Partners who come out with original video content exclusively for Facebook will earn 55 per cent of revenue generated by ad breaks inserted into the content. Watch will replace the Videos tab within the Facebook mobile app which launched last year. It will make it easier to discover trending content, or videos
Wonder Woman comes on home video

Wonder Woman comes on home video

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After conquering the hearts of film viewers in cinema halls, Wonder Woman has leapt into the home video scene with its arrival on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure by director Patty Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing). The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an all-new bonus scene never before seen in theatres. Wonder Woman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. Fans can also own Wonder Wo
Fortium Technologies to participate in 2 expert panel discussions at IBC’s C-Tech Cyber Security Programme

Fortium Technologies to participate in 2 expert panel discussions at IBC’s C-Tech Cyber Security Programme

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Fortium Technologies, a leading developer of digital file security solutions for the media and entertainment industry has decided to participate in two expert panel discussions at IBC’s C-Tech Cyber Security Programme. The invitation-only event to be held from September 14 to18 is to be held in association with IBC 2017 at the RAI in Amsterdam. Fortium Technologies CEO Mathew Gilliat-Smith will join other industry leaders for a discussion on Cyber Governance entitled Taking the Right Steps. “Cybercrime is on the increase and is here to stay. Piracy can occur at any point in the digital supply chain and a security breach will lead to significant financial loss, disrupts roll-out plans and potentially causes lasting damage to a company’s reputation,” said Smith. “Organizations need to co
Mystery Science partners with Google to help kids in the US to experience solar eclipse on Aug 21

Mystery Science partners with Google to help kids in the US to experience solar eclipse on Aug 21

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Elementary science curriculum creator Mystery Science has partnered with Google to help kids across the US to witness and experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The partnership will see millions of solar eclipse safety glasses donated to community libraries in the STAR Library Education Network and 1,500 eclipse glasses will be shipped directly to schools. On August 21, the sky will become dark and the stars will be visible during the day. The last total solar eclipse to cross the US occurred in 1918. However the same is not predicted to happen again until 2045. Homemade filters, sunglasses of any kind, unfiltered cameras, telescopes and binoculars are not safe for looking directly at the sun during the solar eclipse. Google’s solar eclipse glasses, howeve
Academy announces 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations

Academy announces 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 Oscars. These investigations have been made public so that individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entries is August 15 at 5 p.m. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas: Systems using multiple, stabilized, synced cameras to capture background footage with integrated playback for simulating movement in static vehicles. Submersible, telescoping camera cranes. Automated systems for cinema auditorium quality control. S
Blackmagic Design announces major update of its motion graphics software Fusion 9

Blackmagic Design announces major update of its motion graphics software Fusion 9

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Blackmagic Design has announced a major update of its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software Fusion 9. It has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more. Fusion 9 is a massive new release with a VR toolset that makes it indispensable for virtual reality projects. Customers get a full 360º true 3D workspace along with a new panoramic viewer and support for popular VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Working in VR with Fusion is completely interactive. GPU acceleration makes it extremely fast so customers can wear a headset and interact with elements in a VR scene in realtime. Fusion 9 also supports stereoscopic VR. In ad

Vicon comes up with its new camera Vertex

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Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the engineering, entertainment and life science industries, has announced the availability of a new camera called Vertex. Integrating seamlessly with Vicon’s existing range of cameras like Vantage and Vero, the new camera is compact, lightweight and easily mounted. This makes it ideal for tracking in small and complex environments. In response to customer demand, Vertex boasts a smaller and more flexible design and wide-angle field of view, allowing it to capture significant volumes in very tight spaces. As a result, the camera can be used across a wide range of applications from the automotive and life science industries to tracking in virtual reality (VR) environments. What’s more, with an industry-leading 1.3-megapixel camera,
Massive unleashes the release of Massive Prime Version 9.0.

Massive unleashes the release of Massive Prime Version 9.0.

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Massive, makers of the Academy Award-winning crowd simulation software Massive Prime, has announced the upcoming release of Massive Prime Version 9.0. The new version of this industry-leading simulation tool will add several features that include an all new universal plugin that will allow nearly any third-party vendor, 3D animation tool or rendering application to implement their own Massive support. For years now, Massive has been receiving countless requests to support various animation and rendering applications, each having unique requirements and file format demands. In response, the company’s Version 9.0 introduces the universal plugin as a way to allow all third party software vendors or post production studios the ability to render Massive’s AI-controlled agents, or make them a