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Alo Yoga Launches VR Shopping On Meta Quest 2 Headset

Posted: 02-07-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Venture Beat reports: “Alo Yoga, a yoga and activewear and lifestyle brand, said it has launched an immersive digital shopping experience in virtual reality for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset. The app comes with VR integration, digital styling capabilities, streaming beauty and wellness tutorials, workout classes and seamless checkout.” Read More

JKBX Plans To Launch With $4bn+ Of Investable Music Rights

Posted: 02-07-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Music Ally reports: “JKBX is the startup founded by former WMG / The Orchard executive Scott Cohen in late 2022, with the aim of selling music catalogue rights in fractionalised form. Its latest announcement, a deal with financial trading firm GTS Securities, includes a couple of figures reflecting the company’s ambitions. “JKBX currently has over […]

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Becomes The Most-Watched Marvel Premiere On Disney+

Posted: 02-07-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “Five days after getting its streaming debut on Disney+, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is now the most-watched Marvel premiere on Disney+ based on hours streamed within the first five days, the company announced today. Disney didn’t provide specific viewing numbers, so it’s not exactly clear how the movie’s streaming performance compares to […]

NFL, DAZN Sign 10-Year Deal For International Game Pass Streaming Package

Posted: 02-07-2023 | Author: Staff Report
The Hollywood Reporter reports: “The National Football League and DAZN Group have signed a 10-year deal to deliver NFL Game Pass International to sports fans worldwide, starting with the 2023 season. The long-term agreement comes as the NFL increasingly chases a piece of a fast-expanding TV streaming market globally just as the traditional pay TV […]

Binge On! Roku Now Lets You Order Food From Your TV Via DoorDash Deal

Posted: 02-07-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Roku users can now binge on food ordered through its devices — while binge-watching the latest streaming TV shows. Roku and food-delivery service DoorDash inked a partnership under which DoorDash will be the exclusive marketplace ad partner for DoorDash U.S. restaurants and grocery stores that buy interactive shoppable ads on Roku.” Read More

Nintendo Switch Is Officially The Third-Best-Selling Console Of All Time

Posted: 02-07-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Polygon reports: “Nintendo’s latest financial results have confirmed a milestone for Nintendo Switch sales that we knew was coming, but that is still a major achievement. The hybrid handheld has racked up over 122 million sales in its lifetime, placing it ahead of PlayStation 4 (117 million) and Nintendo’s own venerable Game Boy (118 million) […]

Fox Sells Out Super Bowl Ad Inventory, With Some 30-Second Spots Fetching Upwards Of $7 Million

Posted: 02-06-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Deadline reports: “Fox has officially sold out all of its advertising inventory for Super Bowl LVII, with peak prices surpassing $7 million for a 30-second spot. Sunday’s game in Arizona between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will cap a year of stellar ratings for the NFL during the regular season and the playoffs. […]

Zenly Co-Founder Returns With New Social App Company, Amo

Posted: 02-06-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Tech Crunch reports: “Last year, Snap shut down Zenly, a popular social mapping app it acquired for over $200 million in 2017, despite the fact that Zenly still had 40 million active users and growing. Users were understandably upset. But now, Zenly co-founder Antoine Martin says he’s returning to the social app market with the […]

Paramount+ Strikes First Major Mobile Distribution Deal In U.K. With Mobile Firm Three

Posted: 02-06-2023 | Author: Staff Report
The Hollywood Reporter reports: “Paramount+, the Paramount Global streaming service, has struck a distribution deal with mobile phone firm Three in the U.K. “Three U.K. becomes the streaming service’s first major mobile partner in the U.K. as Paramount+ continues to grow its direct-to-consumer distribution,” the company said. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.” Read More

Beyoncé Breaks Record For Most Grammy Wins of All Time

Posted: 02-06-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy wins of all time, with 32, after earning four awards from the Recording Academy in the 2023 proceedings. The award that put her over the top was a win for best dance/electronic album for “Renaissance.” Beyoncé was on hand at the arena to accept […]