Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What are the different approaches to interactive TV being explored by Netflix, YouTube, BuzzFeed, the BBC and Walmart’s Eko?

An exciting and competitive new market is opening up for interactive Internet TV shows as major broadcasters and digital leaders are commissioning innovative productions for international audiences.

Our latest report, Interactive Internet TV Shows: A decade of innovation in interactive programming, provides a unique analysis of more than 50 interactive TV, Web and mobile productions from 2007 to the present, all in one comprehensive publication.

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Syfy launches VR experience Eleven Eleven globally

Syfy’s new production Eleven Eleven blends immersive theatre, gaming and cinema to create unique VR and AR experiences, with storytelling techniques which enable users to view the action from multiple perspectives. It will launch...
News in a Rush by Disney Channel star Josh Rush

Entrepreneurs launch news companies on Instagram

Entrepreneurs are launching news companies on Instagram, aiming to reach a younger generation of news consumers on their phones. Here are some interesting examples: @newsinarush - Disney Channel star Josh Rush has started a news...
Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit

VR Hamlet puts audience centre stage with 360 degree view

Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit places the viewer in the middle of the action with a 360-degree experience of the unfolding drama in a specially-design set. Produced by the Boston-based Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Google,...
Barbican AI music

Can AIs power new ways of composing? Try this playlist

https://open.spotify.com/user/barbicancentre/playlist/6xbMspVDXiIUTCncyBzoT7 Can a computer create its own score? Will bots replace DJs? Listen to this Barbican playlist of 10 musicians (including of course Brian Eno) experimenting with AI-assisted music to highlight artists using this technology...
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Controversial Dau project merges film, reality TV, performance, audience interaction

Dau, the long-gestating and controversial series of feature films, visual art projects and live installations by Russian director Ilya Khrzhanovsky has just launched in Paris. The project has near-mythic status as one of the strangest...
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How a TV channel implements mixed reality production for impactful storytelling

The Weather Channel is producing a series of mixed reality videos to dramatize the dangers of extreme weather conditions. Says Michael Chesterfield, director of weather presentation, “We’re able to give people a real sense for...
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The Guardian’s strategic move into documentary films has gained an Oscar nomination

The Guardian’s move into documentary filmmaking has paid off, with the newspaper’s first nomination for an Academy Award. The Oscar best short documentary nomination is for Black Sheep. The film recounts the experiences of a...

Forbes’ experiment to integrate AI into a news team to enhance story generation

Forbes’ new AI-driven CMS, Bertie, was rolled out last summer to help North American editorial staff research and recommend article ideas, related links and images. What makes it special is that it can learn from...

Where next for virtual reality art?

International art magazine Apollo takes an in-depth look at the past, present and future of virtual reality as embraced by artists and arts institutions. Why, then, are artists being so actively encouraged to explore VR...
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Investigative reporting with animated video

The US-based Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is pioneering animated video for its investigative journalism. Its latest production, Inside the Office of Missing Migrant Children, dramatizes the Trump administration's policy of separating families trying to...

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