Following a court hearing on its pending patent case with Netflix Rovi’s stock dipped almost 12%, but the company said it remains confident claiming no judgement has yet been made. Read the story »
Nintendo's Legend of Zelda game in development for Wii U is no longer due out in 2015, producer Eiji Aonuma announced in a video (embedded after the break) today. "I must apologize to you all that were expecting the game by year's end, but we are no longer making a 2015 release our number one priority," Aonuma says. "Instead, our priority is to make it the most complete and ultimate Zelda game. I hope to use the added time to make The Legend of Zelda for Wii U into a game that will reward you for your patience, so thank you for your continued support."
Source: Nintendo (YouTube)
Take the edge off of a full work week with a bit of Super Mario 64, available for download or playable right in your browser thanks to ingenious Unity developer Roystan Ross. He calls it Super Mario 64 HD, and it features the original game's first level, "Bob-Omb Battlefield." Ross promises that everything is just as players of the 1996 game will remember, with a few exceptions, including no red coins and no Big Bob-Omb. But, it's still Super Mario 64 in your browser (not your Bowser). Happy Friday, indeed!
Via: Kotaku UK
Source: Roystan Ross
Valve, the company that spawned Steam, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Half-Life, will hand out dev kits of its Vive virtual reality headset to select developers at no cost, company spokesperson Doug Lombardi tells Ars Technica. Valve plans to launch a new site next week where developers, big and small, can sign up to potentially score an early version of the Vive. There are no firm guidelines determining which studios will actually get a dev kit, the site reports, and it's unclear how many are up for grabs in this freebie round.
Source: Ars Technica
Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPT) has reached an agreement with Liberty Global to acquire the Film1 group in the Netherlands. Read the story »
The question of whether online portal TVCatchUp can rebroadcast UK commercial channels is heading to the European Court of Justice. Read the story »
Wuaki.tv, the European video-on-demand (VOD) provider backed by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, has appointed Sébastien Janin as its head of international business development. Read the story »
The DTG has published details of the technology foundations to Freeview Play, the new connected TV service on the UK’s terrestrial platform. Read the story »
KIPCO says it sees enormous potential in its Middle Eastern pay-TV operation OSN. Read the story »
The BBC is to rebrand its connected Red Button service as Red Button+. Read the story »
HBO will increase the network’s current events coverage, bringing Vice’s brand of journalism and breaking news content to its subscribers. Read the story »
French media group Lagardère is launching an African version of its children’s channel Gulli on the Canal+ platform in Africa. Read the story »
Russia’s MTS has launched a paid online video service known as MTS TV. Read the story »
[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of 1) Rick Howe's (The iTV Doctor) keynote interview with Michael Willner, President and CEO of GreatLand Connections and Penthera, and 2) the TVOT session, "OTT and the Virtual MSO": Disintegration and Reintegration," which immediately followed it. The sessions were described in the show brochure as follows:
Broadband TV News and Telenor Satellite Broadcasting will be hosting a special event in the Slovak capital, Bratislava, on May 6. Read the story »
Among the many improvements of moving to a new console generation, the Xbox One left a few features from the Xbox 360 behind. Now, Microsoft is testing a preview for its April update that brings back one of the most requested features: voice messages. As annoying as voicemail can be on a phone, simply saying a quick message while trying to coordinate a raid in Destiny can often be faster than typing it with a controller or even the SmartGlass app. One more bonus? The voice messages will work across Xbox One and Xbox 360. The software update with the feature is already available to preview members, check after the break for more details and a demo video.
Source: Xbox Wire
German commercial broadcast group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will expand the DTT distribution of RTL Nitro. Read the story »
TV Connect has announced the shortlist for the 2015 TV Connect Awards. Read the story »