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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft to launch 4K-enabled Xbox One X in November

Microsoft has unveiled its forthcoming Xbox One X console and announced a November 7 release date for the device, which was formerly code-named ‘Project Scorpio’. The ultra HD console will offer both 4K gaming and entertainment – with 4K Ultra HD support for Blu-ray X and streamed content, high dynamic range (HDR) support for gaming […]

Microsoft buys videogame streaming service Beam

Microsoft has agreed to buy Beam, a live-streaming videogame service that lets viewers watch and play along with other gamers in real-time. The Seattle-based company, which launched in beta in January, claims to have evolved game streaming from a  passive, watch-and-chat experience into one with real-time participation by the viewer. Viewers can perform tasks like […]

Hulu appoints Xbox executive Irving

Hulu has appointed Richard Irving as vice president, product management, with the new recruit joining the on-demand service from Microsoft’s gaming platform Xbox. In his new Seattle-based role, Irving will work across product management at Hulu. In almost two decades at Microsoft he helped develop the Xbox partner programme and several functionality elements of the […]

Sony announces October launch for PlayStation VR

Sony has announced that its new PlayStation VR headset will launch on October 13 and will cost US$399 in the US. Confirming the launch date at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles, Sony also announced a number of forthcoming VR games for the device including Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission and Batman: Arkham VR. […]

WWE Network to launch in Germany

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is due to launch its over-the-top service WWE Network in Germany on January 5, 2016. Viewers in Germany will be able to access the US English language version of WWE Network for US$9.99 per month, gaining access to 12 WWE pay-per-view events, WWE programming and a video-on-demand library with more than […]

Hulu appoints former Xbox exec as head of experience

Hulu has appointed former Sonos and Xbox executive Ben Smith as its new senior vice president, head of experience. With the hire, the US video streaming service said it is bringing together four teams to make up its experience organisation – product, user experience, digital video production and customer support. Smith will lead the new […]

Quarter of TV Everywhere streams on connected TV devices

One in four authenticated video streams from TV everywhere services came from a connected TV device in Q1 – up from just one in 20 a year ago, according to new research. The new report by Adobe Digital Index (ADI) claims that larger screens are helping to “close the gap in video viewing frequency” between mobile […]

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