Tech cooperative Xcinex is investing in a new modality of streaming service to compete with the major companies in the industry, but it has scared people.
The problem? The “dystopian” device will use the TV camera to count the number of people in a room and charge for streaming for each person sitting on the couch.
Journalist Sean Aitchison shared on Twitter the image of a press release he received about the device.
In the email, he explains that the technology developed by the streaming platform will have the “ability to monitor a lounge to count the number of people present and sell individual tickets on demand to see home cinema releases, sporting events, concerts. And much more “.
“The new streaming device, Venue, is unlike any other product on the market because it has a sensing sensor that counts the number of audience members in the room, giving content creators the possibility of selling tickets based on payment per viewer. “
The email continues, adding that the device “will revolutionize the way consumers select, buy and display their entertainment options.”
just received this scary press email
IT COUNTS THE PEOPLE IN THE BEDROOM SO IT CAN TOP UP PER PERSON ??!?!
capitalism is exhausting pic.twitter.com/9hDEhor6UT
– Sean Aitchison (@ Sean8UrSon) April 5, 2021
The most interesting thing is that, since it is a cooperative, the company has no connection with any of the major Hollywood studios, but it has attracted the attention of major investors.
Aladdin star Mena Massoud is one of the consultants on the platform, co-founded by Don Tannenbaum, who spent 41 years as an executive at Warner Bros. specializing in sales operations and new technologies.
Other members of the management team have previously worked at companies such as CBS, Awesomeness and Paramount.
However, several consumers are increasingly rejecting the idea of being watched by smart TVs, laptop cameras and internet connected speakers … so this will be Xcinex’s biggest challenge.
The Venue device also offers a range of free and subscription streaming service options, starting at $ 49.90, in addition to the premium content fee.
Either way, Atkin guarantees that those streaming content won’t have a better option than Venue, unless they make it to a live show, which is currently strictly prohibited.
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