Netflix and Hulu are already getting on the VR bandwagon, so this was probably inevitable. According to a recent job posting – first reported by Upload VR – Amazon is searching for a software developer to work on an Amazon Video virtual reality app. And this may mean more than just watching existing Amazon content through a VR headset: The posting mentions a full VR team nestled within Amazon Video, which will “explore and create the platform and interface for immersive storytelling.” In other words, we may be looking at VR experiences created exclusively for Amazon. That would be a watershed development in the history of VR – so far, essentially no one has tried to sell VR experiences to customers as part of a subscription package. As always, the question is whether or not people would pay for it. Amazon may give us the answer.
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Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]