Have you seen a good movie lately? I have seen a couple – and I truly enjoyed the whole experience.
As a boy growing up in London, my parents taught me to appreciate the joys of cinematic storytelling. We would make the trip to the Odeon Cinema at Leicester Square in Soho, mostly for the viewing pleasure that we gained from their huge wide-screen 70mm film presentations.
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Tags: cinema, D-Box, entertainment, Galaxy Theatres, innovation, movies, technology, video
By Michele Baker-Cuthbert, Guest Columnist
Remember the early days of 3-D movies as a kid and watching the classics, like the Creature from the Black Lagoon as it terrorized people from under water?
Whenever Hollywood comes out with a new 3-D movie, people get excited to attend due to the thrill of the movie. Many users consider the difference in experience between in-theatre vs at-home.
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Tags: 3D TV, digital TV, entertainment, trends, vni, VNI-SA
“There’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York” – An Empire State of Mind – JAY Z
JAY Z opens Barclays Center in Brooklyn next week, with the first of eight consecutive sold out concerts. Lead by a strategy where the latest technology innovations will fuel engaging fan experiences like never before, Barclays Center will show it knows how to throw a party. Concertgoers, Brooklyn Nets fans and all other guests visiting Brooklyn’s highly anticipated new arena will enjoy a new generation of fan experiences that complement the world class talent on the stage and hardwood court.
Recent research shows that 75% of fans attending live events are likely to have a mobile device, approximately 50% will take photos with the device, and close to 50% of them want to share their experiences with family, friends and the rest of the world through social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.
With tens of thousands of fans in stadiums and arenas trying to connect through the network to share their experiences and access a host of other media rich applications, it is often challenging to get a reliable connection or any connection at all. How many of you have been at a sports or entertainment event recently where poor reception left you disappointed? (Real Madrid Blog) Cisco and Barclays Center have addressed these complex issues native to high density environments through state-of-the-art technology offerings. Read More »
Tags: Barclays Center, Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi, Cisco Sports & Entertaiment, customer experience, David Holland, entertainment, Fan Experience, sports
If you missed the EG Conference on inspiration and innovation, check out Cisco VP Marie Hattar’s recap in her blog, “No-Holds-Barred Inspiration.”
Tags: Cisco TelePresence, education, EG, entertainment, innovation, technology
By Jason Kohn, Contributing Columnist
Pop quiz: How many screens does it take to watch television programming? For a growing number of people, the answer is two — a TV, plus a media tablet or mobile smartphone. That may seem counterintuitive, but for many of us (present company included) a mobile “companion” device has become an essential part of the living room TV experience.
According to a Nielsen survey of 12,000 connected device owners, 70 percent of tablet owners and 68 percent of smartphone owners use their devices while watching TV. Tablet owners in particular seem unable to put down the iPad while flipping channels, with respondents saying that nearly a third of the time they spend using their device is in front of the TV.
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Tags: customer experience, entertainment, innovation, smartphone, tablet, television