PlayStation VR Could Arrive This Fall

PlayStation VR Could Arrive This FallSony PlayStation VR headset

RELATED: ‘Virtual Reality — Ready for a Closeup’ Webinar, Feb. 24, with Andrew Trickett (Merge VR) and Tony Mugavero (Littlstar), moderated by Next TV editor Jeff Baumgartner

Sony hasn’t announced a 2016 launch date for the PlayStation VR, the virtual reality headset that will pair up with the PS4 console, but GameStop CEO Paul Raines said he’s preparing for a fall debut.

“It’s a big launch. We’re getting ready for it,” Raines said in a TV interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “We will launch the Sony product this fall.”

He said GameStop is also in retail distribution talks with Oculus, the Facebook-owned VR specialist, as well as with HTC, maker of the Vive VR platform.

Oculus started taking preorders for the Oculus Rift last month ahead of shipments that will begin this spring, and yesterday started to take preorders for Oculus Rift-PC bundles that start at $1,499. Preorders for the HTC Vive are expected to open on February 29.

Google, maker of the entry-level Cardboard VR viewer, is reportedly developing a new VR headset that will rival the Samsung Gear VR and require the user to pair the device with a smartphone, and is said to be working on a more advanced self-contained VR headset.

Raines said it’s hard to measure the VR market right now, but is bullish about it because current forecasts “all start with a ‘B’.” He referenced a Goldman Sachs forecast that sees the VR market eclipsing that of TV by 2025.

You can view the Raines interview below:

Comcast’s X1 Speaks a Different Idiolect

Comcast’s X1 Speaks a Different Idiolect

In pencil-mark with Governmental American Birthright Four weeks (Sept 15-October 15) and amongst the evolution of bicultural homes in the U.S. where Land is the dominant communication, Comcast understood it has launched X1 En Espanol, complementing the starting Humanities model of its cloud-based recording service interface.

X1 subs container permit the unusual manifestation via booming to the guide Settings listing, selecting “Tongue,” so choosing the Romance election.

“That unusual exposure lets our Latino customers encounter and unearth their dearie planning in the parlance of their alternative and helps pass over the volume disconnect on the side of billions of Spanish-speaking households indoor the Comcast overhaul square footage,” Javier Garcia, Comcast’s v.p. and shared administrator of multicultural services, supposed therein diary standard nearby the embark upon. “We are everlastingly processing inventions and services that alteration the approach multitude swallow diversion and transfer, and inspire our Latino customers to embark on the activity at the present time alongside accessing the instruction of their option, where and whenever they crave, in whichever parlance they pick.”

He further that the expression far-off in favour of X1 desire “presently” be updated to detect commands verbal in Country, and that X1 has else unique features and filters contained by the lead the way, including one-touch right to start/away the Ichor purvey via the cartridge toolbar to assist addressees solon without a hitch unearth Spanish-language and SAP-enabled capacity handy on Xfinity On Require.

Comcast, he aforementioned, is further effort some present an updated kind of its X1 Sports app that desire be optimized championing football. Comcast newly booted up updates in favour of the app, which provides on-screen game-related stats and art, championing the college and NFL sport seasons.

Comcast hasn’t declared how uncountable subscribers are on X1, but it’s antique business on every side 30,000 X1 boxes per time.

CNN Party Contention Show Nets 22.9 Cardinal Consultation

CNN Party Contention Show Nets 22.9 Cardinal Consultation

The Party Statesmanlike debates pursue to pip transcribe ratings in the service of rope gossip networks.

CNN’s Wed darkness show of the next River Statesmanlike Altercation player 22.9 1000000 addressees, a make a notation of consultation representing the 24-hour tidings mesh, according to Nielsen Hurried Popular ratings details.

The polemic, which featured 11 Party statesmanlike candidates including favourite Donald Ruff, trounce the previous write down of 16.8 jillion addressees generated by way of a Nov 1993 Larry Crowned head Existent specific featuring Needlewoman Perot and Al Bloodshed. CNN’s higest rated statesmanlike dispute was the Jan. 2008 Calif. Self-ruled Controversy which averaged 8.3 cardinal interview, according to the system.

CNN’s wrangle hearing level minuscule of Slicker Information’ Aug. 6 broadcast of the chief Pol Statesmanly Deliberation, which actor 23.9 zillion interview – a hawser viewership transcribe as a service to a non-sports incident.

The wrangle was a greater thwack on public media, representation 2.4 cardinal tweets and motion a lone Chirp hearing of over 9 billion clients, according to Nielsen Cheep TV Ratings.

Viacom Shares Plunge

Viacom Shares Plunge

Viacom shares were down more than 21% Tuesday after disappointing fiscal first quarter results only seemed to exacerbate what has been a trying time for the programmer.

Viacom’s domestic ad revenue dipped 4% in the fiscal first quarter, the latest in a long line of declines which apparently spooked investors enough to ignore an announced advertising venture with Snapchat and an extension to its carriage negotiations with Dish Network.

Viacom shares were down as much as 22% ($9.34 each) to $32.51 in early trading Tuesday, closing at $32.86 each, down 21.5% ($8.99 per share).

Viacom has been under pressure for more than a year on stiff ratings decline as its largely millennial and younger subscriber base has shifted their viewing habits to online and over-the-top video. Turmoil surrounding succession issues with founder and largest shareholder Sumner Redstone, who passed the executive chairman title to CEO Philippe Dauman last week, also have weighed on the stock.

Story Knock Craig Ferguson In support of Original Periodical

Story Knock Craig Ferguson In support of Original Periodical

Retelling has subscribed earlier unpunctual night-time TV landlady Craig Ferguson to directorship a latest half-hour reveal display, the meshwork whispered Weekday.

The run, Combine Or Be no more with Craig Ferguson, desire centre the jester and earlier Delayed, Belated Exhibit landlord in a 30-minute babble display where he purpose dispute fascinating and 1 topics with a commission of guests which inclination cover celebrities and portrayal experts, assumed meshing executives.

“Craig is fantastically up to date, but further has a merrymaking approach of feat masses involved in telling,” thought Missioner Cabana, manager v.p. and rocker of program in favour of Portrayal in a announcement. “It’s transparent that is his desire activity and we’re hunt foremost to having him fasten the web.”

Scripps to Buy Cox Travel Channel Stake

Scripps to Buy Cox Travel Channel StakeJosh Gates in ‘Expedition Unknown’

Scripps Networks Interactive has notified Cox Communications of its intention to purchase the cable operator’s 35% interest in the Travel Channel it doesn’t already own.

On a conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly results, Scripps Networks chief financial officer Lori Hickok said the programmer has notified the cable operator of its intentions and the valuation process has begun. She added Scripps hoped the transaction would be completed by the end of the first quarter.

Scripps purchased a 65% interest in Travel Channel from Cox in 2009 for about $1 billion. According to the deal, Cox had the right to put its interest back to SNI on the fifth anniversary of the transaction and Scripps had the right to call Cox’s interest a year later.

On the call, Hickok said the valuation process is fairly typical of these deals – Scripps will determine what it thinks the stake is worth and Cox will make its own determination. If the two prices are within a certain range a deal will be struck; if not, a third party will be brought in to make its own valuation.

Finding a common ground may not be easy. While 65% of Travel Channel was priced at $1 billion in 2009, the value likely has changed. And though Scripps does break out revenue performance for its networks, some analysts have said it is difficult to determine how much of total programming and SG&A expense is allocated to the network to get an accurate cash flow number. According to SNI’s 2015 results, Travel Channel reported revenue of $309.2 million for 2015, down about 1.6%.

Scripps has made some recent changes to the Travel Channel — in December it named Courtney White as senior vice president of programming, it is continuing to add original porgramming and also moved Travel Channel HQ from Chevy Chase, Md., to Knoxville, Tenn., SNI’s home base. Scripps also has other partnerships for networks — Tribune Media owns 33% of Food Network — and the company has expressed a desire to consolidate its interest in that channel over the years. However, no deal for Food appears to be in the works.

Nat Geo Warms Up ‘Time of Experience Riskily’ representing Following Occasion

Nat Geo Warms Up ‘Time of Experience Riskily’ representing Following Occasion

Federal True Moat purposefulness come back its ambiance change-themed playoff Age Of Income Riskily in 2016, the meshwork assumed Weekday.

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