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Microsoft to discuss purchase of TikTok’ US business as Trump threatens ban

Microsoft said that it will push ahead with talks to acquire TikTok’s US business, as president Donald Trump continues to threaten the Chinese app. The creator-driven, short-form video app TikTok has exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, but there have been a number of security concerns surrounding the data practices of Chinese parent […]

fuboTV launches on Xbox One

US cord-cutting streamer fuboTV has launched its app on Xbox One games consoles, FaceBank Group has announced. The OTT service merged with FaceBank Group in April 2020 in an effort to create a leading digital entertainment company, combining fuboTV’s direct-to-consumer live TV streaming platform for cord-cutters with FaceBank’s technology-driven IP in sports, movies and live […]

NBA teams up with Microsoft for D2C streaming service

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service as part of a multiyear alliance between the sports body and the tech giant. Microsoft and NBA Digital – an outfit co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports – will create the planned direct-to-consumer platform on Microsoft […]

Twitch still top for game streaming, but Mixer starts to make a dent

Microsoft-owned live streaming site Mixer has started to close the gap, but it is still significantly behind Twitch. According to the annual State of the Stream report from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg, Mixer saw a 149% increase in hours of streamed content watched. In total, viewers watched 353.7 million hours of video on the platform this […]

ErosNow partners with Microsoft for ‘next generation’ online video platform

South Asian OTT Eros Now has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to build what it says is a “next generation online video platform” on Microsoft Azure for consumers across the globe.  As of March, Eros Now has 18.8 million paid subscribers and 154.7 million registered users. This represented a 138% increase in paid subscribers over […]

No plans for streaming-only console, says Xbox chief

While the games industry is getting increasingly invested in streaming, don’t expect to see Microsoft follow Google in creating a streaming-only console.  That’s according to the company’s gaming boss Phil Spencer who, in an interview with Gamespot refuted rumours that its next-generation Project Scarlett console would ship in two forms – one being a powerful […]

Ninja signs exclusive deal with Mixer

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins shook the esports scene on Thursday, August 1 by announcing that he has signed a deal to exclusively stream on Microsoft-owned Mixer. The deal will serve as a huge boost to Mixer, which has seen modest results since its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016. Analytics firm Streamlabs estimated earlier in 2019 that […]

Microsoft teases 8K ‘Project Scarlett’, reveals further xCloud details

Speaking at its keynote briefing at E3 2019, Microsoft announced that it is working on an 8K capable console to succeed the current Xbox One. Microsoft EVP of gaming Phil Spencer quickly distanced the new console, codenamed ‘Project Scarlett’, from its previous attempts to create an all-in-one “entertainment hub” with the initial pitch for the […]

RMC Sport app available on XBOX after Microsoft/Altice pact

Microsoft and Altice France have announced the launch of the RMC Sport app on XBOX ONE. The new partnership will enable XBOX ONE users to access RMC Sport content such as UEFA Champions League and Europa League, the English Premier League as well as the sports including basketball, tennis and athletics. The RMC Sport channels […]

Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2 headset

Microsoft has unveiled its second-generation HoloLens mixed reality headset at a press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Microsoft said that the HoloLens 2 has double the field of view of its predecessor, contains a new display system and eye-tracking sensors, and enables “direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use […]

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