NewTek and Wowza Launch MediaDS, the First Ever Global & Local Distribution Platform

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NewTek and Wowza have just unwrapped the MediaDS1, which is touted as the world's first end-to-end, real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. Among the many features, the first generation MediaDS has the ability for content creators to … [Read more...]

The Best of CES 2017: Panasonic GH5, Razer’s 3-Screen Laptop and More

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) CES 2017 is now a memory, but there was a ton of cool stuff to see. From fishing drones to self driving cars and plenty a virtual reality rigs. What was the best? Well, Engadget has their official 'Best Of' awards, and we have ours. And for film and video … [Read more...]

CES 2017 Day 3: HTC Vive, Mohu, Steadicam, Dell, and 8K Virtual Reality

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Day three of CES 2017 proved one thing: There is quite a lot to see, and there's really no way to see it all, even if CES was a month long. But here are a few things we feel are worth sharing. … [Read more...]

Judge Rejects Axanar’s Request for Summary Judgment in Star Trek Copyright Case

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In a tersely worded opinion that minces no words, the judge in the Axanar Star Trek fan film copyright case has rejected the fair use argument by the Axanar defense team, and has denied their request for summary judgment. Thus clearing the way for a jury trial. … [Read more...]

Larry Jordan Looks Back At 2016

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By Larry Jordan (doddleNEWS) On the Digital Production Buzz this last week, Michael Kammes asked me what I thought the highlights of 2016 were. As I was thinking about it, I realized that these fell into four areas: Distribution Hardware Software Business Trends Here’s what I … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Gets Into Virtual Reality With New Hire

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is getting into virtual reality by making a high profile hire of Tribecca's Genna Terranova to head development of all VR content at the studio. Can VR live up to the success of Amazon's original programming? … [Read more...]

First Look at Snowpiercer Director’s New Monster Movie Okja

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Snowpiercer was a fantastic movie directed by Bong Joon-ho, set on a train in a post-apocalyptic world. Before that, the director made a name for himself with giant monster movie The Host in 2007, and looks like he's going back to his creature-feature roots with … [Read more...]

Jon Bernthal Says The Punisher Resonates With Him

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The casting behind each Marvel and Netflix series has been so on point, that sometimes I'm surprised by how perfect it is. Vincent D'Onofrio as The Kingpin was inspired, and when they announced that The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal would be playing The Punisher in … [Read more...]

YouTube’s Potential Problem: Viewership May Be Dropping

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) We've all heard the old phrase, 'You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.' And for years, YouTube's API was that golden goose. But after tweaking it to make the streaming giant more curated, YouTubers have begun to complain that their views have dropped 5 … [Read more...]

Buckaroo Banzai Director Speaks About Film and Lawsuit

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In 1983, W.D. Richter got his dream gig, to direct a feature film. Only at the time, he didn't know it would become a cult classic. Over 30 years later, it's turned into a nightmare, as MGM is suing him and Buckaroo Banzai creator Earl Mac Rauch over who owns the … [Read more...]

The Best Technology Stories Of 2016

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While 2016 had its technological dark moments (read about them here), it also had some highlights. Here are what we think are the best technology stories of 2016. … [Read more...]

Twitter Integrates Periscope Directly Into API

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Periscope was originally planned to be an independent app in the Twitter universe, but  it was only a matter of time before they would achieve two goals: 1) To kill Meerkat mercilessly. Mission accomplished there. 2.) Due to direct competition with Facebook's live … [Read more...]

Will Kingpin Be In The Defenders? “No Chance” Says Vincent D’Onofrio

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the most perfect casting choices I've ever seen has to have been Vincent D'Onofrio in Daredevil seasons one and two. When the actor was announced, I got goosebumps on the back of my neck, and knew that Marvel was planning something special for … [Read more...]

Studios Talking with Theaters About a 17-Day Theatrical Release Window

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Earlier this month, we reported that Apple was lobbying Hollywood studios for earlier access to movies via their iTunes platform. It seemed that Hollywood was open to the idea, and now we're beginning to get some news that biggest obstacles to a deal — namely the … [Read more...]

Mr. Robot Creator Developing A Metropolis Mini-Series Remake

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of the biggest science-fiction classics of all time has to be Fritz Lang's Metropolis. You can see its fingerprints in everything from Blade Runner to Star Wars, and comics and movies like Judge Dredd, and it is one of the most enduring films of all time, … [Read more...]

Netflix Releases A Sense8 Christmas Special Trailer

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The Sense8 Christmas trailer By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The holidays are not my time of year. I don't necessarily hate them, but it seems so forced upon me that I have a knee-jerk reaction to it — especially since there seems to be only one soundtrack for the season, and it's set … [Read more...]