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Chorus announces full HD streaming support in time for Rugby World Cup
“Our preparations in advance of the Rugby World Cup mean there will be no buffering on our modern network despite the anticipated volume of simultaneous HD video streams.”
Hands-on review: Elgato’s HD60 S revolutionises game capture
Streaming your gameplay is easier than ever and all it takes is a click of your mouse.
Streaming services prime targets for credential stuffing attacks
Video and streaming services are prime targets for cyber attackers who attempt to conduct credential stuffing attacks, according to new research from Akamai.
Adobe opens up marketing opportunities with Roku
Adobe and streaming TV platform Roku are now offering Adobe customers the ability to precisely target consumer audiences moving to over-the-top content (OTT).
2degrees jumps on the bundle bandwagon with Amazon Prime
Following the trend set by Vodafone and Spark, 2degrees is trying to lure customers into a contract with the promise of access to streaming content.
We're not thieves when we have the choice (and Netflix is killing piracy)
“The research confirms something many internet pundits have long instinctively believed to be true: piracy isn’t driven by law-breakers, it’s driven by people who can’t easily or affordably get the content they want.”
Oracle Cloud whips up a breeze for Sydney yacht races
If data can help a boat go faster, racing teams and fans alike at this year’s SailGP in Sydney will get a front-row seat.
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Gartner: 66% of organisations will deploy 5G by 2020
Some organisations need 5G faster than many telco providers can deliver, which may result in unexpected 5G network providers.
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.
Spark to stream international hockey matches
Move over Sky and free-to-air TV – sports fans will soon have another choice of provider for all their shin-whacking hockey coverage.
GoPro infuses new HERO7 camera range with better image stabilisation
GoPro has put better video stabilisation at the forefront of its new lineup of Hero cameras, including the GoPro HERO7 Black, White, and Silver models.
NZ’s own pay-per-view movie streaming service has launched
Available on desktop and mobile to every New Zealander with internet access, Stuff Pix serves up the latest blockbuster movies.
YouTube gets a new look for kids
Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens....
Apple adds 4K and HDR to Apple TV for 'cinematic quality'
Apple has unveiled its new 4K-enabled Apple TV, as the vendor aims to bring ‘the magic of the cinema straight to your living room’.
Disney vs Netflix: Mickey Mouse is establishing his own streaming service
Disney is ending its agreement with Netflix in favour of its own streaming service...
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
We're watching more streaming video than ever - even on our phone screens
Do you like watching streaming content that's more than 20 minutes long? Binge watching TV series online? Turns out you're not alone.
TVNZ ondemand's new look finding no love with viewers
Users have taken to social media to lament the fact that bugs in the app have not been fixed despite the update.
Fake Chrome extensions inject code into web pages
Recently, here at our research lab, we have seen an increase in the number of JS/Chromex.Submelius threats detected.
Video streaming issues high on consumer dissatisfaction list, mobility report finds
“Consumers have devised their own mental index to judge connectivity; time to content on video apps, sessions without interruptions..."
Periscope's new discovery features put on a show for your cameras
Avid Periscope users may have noticed a few changes to the video streaming app, including highlights, improved tabs & link embeds straight to Twitter.
Stop whinging about the DVD player app for Windows 10
The issue that appears to have got Giz’s pants bunched up is the fact that Microsoft are charging US$15 for their DVD-playing app.