Futuristic phones, VR experiences, IP-centric studios and shifting consumer behaviour were the topics covered in the most popular Consumption articles.

1) Why phone? Unpicking Red’s Hydrogen One

Red’s announcement that it would launch a phone with a holographic display early next year prompted many questions about the device’s underlying technology. 

2) 7 of the best VR experiences

Factory 42 immersive content production studio and creative agency Co-Founder John Cassy selects his top VR and 360-degree experiences. 

3) Building the future: BBC Wales all-IP facility

BBC Wales is making the bold step of ditching traditional baseband transmission for excluisve IP headquarters which is currently being built in Central Square, Cardiff.

4) Facebook boss hails impact of video

Video consumption on Facebook is “exploding” and will soon make up three quarters of the company’s mobile data traffic, according to Facebook Product Director Daniel Danker.

5) IBC2017 Awards: Winners revealed

Industry excellence was recognised at the IBC Awards in Amsterdam, in September, with the highest award IBC bestows, The International Honour For Excellence, awarded to Dolby Laboratories for 50 years of audio innovation.

6) What is the key to improving UX and content discovery?

Consumers have been given access to an ever-increasing range of content and platforms but don’t always have the tools to navigate and discover programmes.

7) Consumers expected to opt for VoD over linear

By 2020 seven out of ten consumers will prefer video on-demand (VoD) and catch-up services over scheduled linear TV viewing, according to a report by Ericsson.

8) 3D: A bright future at the cinema?

3D may have suffered from bad conversions and dim projection, but interest from countries such as China and advances in display technology mean the format’s future is bright.

9) HDR sets to surpass 4K TV shipments in 2020

High dynamic range (HDR) features will infiltrate some full HD television sets and help boost 4K’s (UltraHD) momentum, according to a study by ABI Research.

10) New formats, new audiences: the rise of alternative sports

Alternative sports offer fans at stadiums – and those watching at home – the chance to watch a fast-paced version of traditional competitions.