Nokia and Youku Teamed up to Bring VR Contents to Vast Chinese Viewers

Recently, Nokia announced its content development strategic cooperation with Youku. In the future, Youku users and content producers will be able to enjoy high end OZO VR content solutions.

According to Youku, it has around 0.5 billion monthly active users on its platform and the daily page view is over 1.1 billion. After its strategic cooperation with Nokia, Youku will be able to use the OZO services from Nokia, including OZO cameras, OZO software pack, SDK player and OZO audio technology solution.

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“China has the fastest grow VR market in the world, therefore they will have huge demand for high quality VR content as well.” VP of Digital Media at Nokia, Paul Melin said, “Our partnership with Youku can bring high end VR content with premium quality to millions of users. ”

Currently, Youku is the only Chinese content publish platform that teamed with Nokia’s VR ecosystem. VR professionals can utilize Nokia’s SDK to develop contents aiming for different mainstream platforms such as Oculus Desktop, Oculus Mobile, Gear VR, HTC Vive and Google VR.

Chinese & British Innovators’ Reflection on VR

The Black Mirror series ignite people’s pursuit and reflection on unbelievable technologies while Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them created another round of visual miracles in the magic world. Made-in-Britain to some extent is a label of refined content with cutting-edge thinking and innovative technologies. Last year marks the starting of British-sino culture communication golden age, and the innovative industry from the two countries are seeking new partnership as well. Recently, UK Department for International Trade teamed with Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television to host the British-Sino Creative Innovators Forum and over 150 corporate executives came to Shanghai for exchange and communication, including top medias like BBC Global, ITV Studios, Framestore, iQIYI, SMG and JiangSu TV Station.

At the forum, VR without a hitch is the most concerned topic.

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Kevin Kelly Speech: The Inevitable

KK gave a vivid speech in ChengDu. Topics include VR, AI.

On December 9th, 2016, KK arrived in ChengDu and gave a vivid speech in JinJiang Hotel, touching upon topics like AI, VR etc.

KK has an optimistic belief in future technology and he thinks we will find many materials and evidences in the length of history or vastness of the land that science and technology  improves our lives constantly. And he believes everything is in a steady manner and humanity will not perish suddenly.

Continue reading for the detailed speech outline reported by Science Fiction World magazine.

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IMAX and GOME’s Plan for VR Movie Cinema in China

IMAX and GOME both has their BIG plan for VR Cinema in China market.

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In the past few weeks, IMAX has revealed multiple layouts in VR field. Around mid-October, IMAX announced its partnership with the largest European chained cinema. They will set up an IMAX VR experience center in Manchester before year end and users can play games, watch movies and experience VR interaction in this center. Around mid-November, IMAX announced a 50million USD investment fund they set up with several other companies and it will be mainly used for the promotion of VR technology in IMAX movies and games.

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