Oculus TV is the VR set-top streaming box you never knew you needed

Alongside the launch of the Oculus Go headset today, Oculus announced that it is working on a new element of its in-headset experience that will appeal to users interested in binging TV inside VR. It’s called Oculus TV and the company hopes that it will evolve to become a quick-and-easy way for VR users, by…

New Oculus Venues app organizes live VR events under one roof

Oculus made good on a lot of their promises from last year at today’s F8 keynote. One of the big ones that we heard a lot more about was Oculus Venues, an app the company has developed to house live sporting events, comedy shows and concerts shot in VR. The unified app will feature content…

Watch Facebook’s F8 keynote live right here

Facebook is hosting its F8 developer conference in San Jose this week. The event comes at an interesting time for the company. In response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it made a couple of sudden changes to how developers can access some data on its platform. We expect Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to…

Twitter announces new video partnerships with NBCUniversal and ESPN

Twitter is hosting its Digital Content NewFronts tonight, where it’s unveiling 30 renewals and new content deals — the company says that’s nearly twice as many as it announced last year. Those include partnerships with the big players in media: NBCUniversal, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo. Twitter also announced some of the shows it…

Google teams with NBC to build VR content for its TV shows

Today Google and NBC announced a deal to make programming that could help the medium pick up some more mainstream appeal. The two said that they will be working together to produce at least 10 multi-episode VR productions that will run as extra content alongside core programming on NBC itself and its network of other…

Amazon scores another two years of ‘Thursday Night Football’ streaming

Amazon just announced that it’s scored the rights to stream Thursday Night Football games for another two years. The contract renewal will bring 11 NFL games simulcast on Fox to its Prime video offerings for both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, including weeks four through 15 of the season, save for Thanksgiving. The NFL and Amazon…

CBS All Access arrives in Canada to kick off international expansion efforts

CBS’ over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access, is now available for the first time outside the U.S. The network today announced the service has arrived in Canada, ahead of a planned international expansion that will see the streaming service coming to more markets outside the U.S. in the future. There are some differences between the…

Streaming sports service fuboTV raises $75 million from AMC and others

ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV, is announcing the close of $75 million in Series D funding. The round included new investor AMC Networks, and existing investors 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky, and the former Scripps Networks Interactive, which was recently acquired by Discovery, Inc. FuboTV has been working to carve…

Twitter to live stream weekly MLB games in renewed deal

Major League Baseball games are coming to Twitter  as a result of a renewed partnership. This Thursday, Twitter will live stream the Texas Rangers versus the Oakland Athletics at 3:35 PM ET. The game will be the first of the weekly day-game live streams of out-of-market MLB games in the weeks ahead, during the 2018 season. The MLB…