Magazine article Variety

Video Delivery Routes Take on Fresh Forms at CES

Magazine article Variety

Video Delivery Routes Take on Fresh Forms at CES

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DISH'S SLING TV: Targeting millennials, a demographic that the satcaster says it currently doesn't reach very well, Dish launched this new overthe-top service. For $20 a month, it offers live TV channels, including ESPN and exclusive content from Maker Studios. More partners are expected to join the venture, and likely will do so sooner if Sling TV catches on with the younger audience.

GOPRO RIVALS: With GoPro turning into a full-fledged entertainment company, including online distribution, videogame consoles and now smart TVs, other companies are looking to steal some market share, with Sony heavily promoting its ultralight Action Cam, which can now shoot in 4K. Targeted more toward non-pros, HTC introduced its RE, a periscope-like camera that can shoot HD video.

SMARTER SMART TVS: In addition to showing off a new line of TVs that are 5mm thick (thinner than the Xperia smartphone), Sony also unveiled its Android-powered smart TV, meant to make searching for shows and buying video content easier (and surely provide the Google Play store with a revenue boost). …

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