‘Chinese-language Netflix’ to tap blockchain in global SVOD rollout

Singapore-based streaming outfit Vidfish has officially launched a new subscription video-on-demand service with 12,000 hours of premium Chinese content, aimed at the global market. Vidfish’s content library is already available in more than 190 countries. Building from a soft launch, the Vidfish app now has 150,000 registered users, with the average user spending about 36 […]

Blockchain company SingularDTV to launch distribution portal

Blockchain entertainment studio, SingularDTV, has unveiled plans to launch a digital distribution portal next year. Speaking at IBC, Singular DTV’s co-founder and president of entertainment, Kim Jackson, discussed its development of a peer-to-peer exchange that will directly benefits artists and rights holders. “Simply, what we are up to is creating a digital supply chain from […]

Social VR company High Fidelity raises US$35m

High Fidelity, the real-time social virtual reality company set up by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised US$35 million in Series D funding. The company said it will use the cash to expand research and development, accelerate hiring and open a new office in Seattle as it continues to develop a global infrastructure for […]

Rakuten looks to blockchain to build ‘world’s biggest membership community’

E-commerce giant and – in Europe – video-on-demand provider Rakuten has used Mobile World Congress to unveil a series of initiatives to leverage blockchain technology and content to build “the largest membership community in the world”, in the words of chairman and CEO Hiroshi ‘Mickey’ Mikitani. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Mikitani briefly referenced Rakuten […]