Tag: video

Shomi’s demise opens the road to different options

By Ted Kritsonis

Shomi will be showing nothing after Nov. 30 when it will be officially shut down by Rogers and Shaw, paving the way for other services to step in and fill the void. The lack of a legitimate source to stream the content it offered, however, may also lead to a spike in piracy.

360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Explores Deep Ocean around Bermuda, Canada

360-Degree Virtual Reality Video Explores Deep Ocean

By Lee Rickwood
The videos can be viewed online at the Nekton Mission YouTube Channel and Facebook page; they are gorgeous, but the deeper story is, well, pretty ugly: climate change, over-fishing, pollution and acidification have pushed our oceans into a state of extreme disruption.

A shooting gallery of 360-degree cameras

By Ted Kritsonis

Shooting panoramic photos used to be one way to capture a scene from a wider perspective, but 360-degree cameras have burst onto the scene this year to pull in everything that’s left. As options grow, so does the sophistication behind them.

Canadian Olympic Star Shines in Mobile App Development

by Lee Rickwood
A Canadian Olympian is pushing the development of mobile apps that support athletes and the communities who support them. Winter sports are covered; summer activities like cycling and rodeo sports have been added and more sports apps are coming soon.

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Sports Fans, Gadget Freaks Gear up for Virtual Reality

by Lee Rickwood
The International Olympic Committee, its Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) production arm, and the rightsholder here in Canada, CBC/Radio Canada, plan to deliver up to 100 hours of Olympic coverage as live virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video streams.

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CBC TV Goes Over-the-Top with IBM Video Services

by Lee Rickwood
The new CBC video player is part of an overall strategy and specific migration plan to greater digital content creation and distribution capabilities, both for pre-recorded content and eventually live programming.