Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Netflix Pacts for Original Canadian Thriller Series ‘Between’

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix has cut a three-way deal for original survivalist thriller series “Between,” under which the streaming service will premiere it alongside its debut on Canadian TV and subscription VOD. The first season of “Between,” with six hour-long episodes, will premiere on Rogers Broadcasting’s City stations and Canadian SVOD service Shomi as well as on Netflix... Read more

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BBC to Launch ‘Doctor Who’ Online Game for Children

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — U.K. public broadcaster the BBC is to launch “The Doctor and the Dalek,” an online game voiced by “Doctor Who” star Peter Capaldi. The game sees the Doctor thrown into a dangerous quest in an unlikely alliance with a Dalek, one of his most devious of enemies, in a stand-alone story from Phil... Read more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix Partner on ‘Virunga’ Release

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions shingle have partnered with Netflix on the release of “Virunga,” the documentary about endangered gorillas on the Congo that the digital network acquired exclusive subscription-video rights to in July. DiCaprio will serve as an executive producer on the film, which is slated for release on November 7 in... Read more

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Digital Tracking: ‘Fury’ to Blast Away Box Office Competition with $32 Million

October 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more

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Google Launches First Android TV Set-Top: Nexus Player

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Google has entered another pony in the Internet set-top derby. The tech giant announced the $99 Nexus Player, a device based on its Android TV platform for watching movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Google Play and other services, streaming YouTube videos and music, and playing videogames. Google announced the new Nexus Player Wednesday,... Read more

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NBC Sports Digital Launches ‘SportsWorld,’ Its Version of ESPN’s Grantland

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

NBC Sports Digital has launched SportsWorld, a microsite within NBCSports.com dedicated to long-form storytelling stocked with stories, essays, videos and documentary films — an attempt to engage sports fans beyond the news and scores of the day, in a spin similar to ESPN’s Grantland. The new site, launched Thursday, is named after NBC Sports’ TV program in the ’80s, which featured global content... Read more

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ Stars Reunite in Cast of Yahoo Series ‘Other Space’ (Exclusive)

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The stars of the cult TV classic “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ are having a reunion of sorts. Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu have joined the cast of “Other Space,” a half-hour comedy created by Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) for Yahoo. The series just began production in anticipation of a launch in the spring of next year.... Read more

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WWE Taps Lou Schwartz Chief Digital Officer

October 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

WWE has named Lou Schwartz as its new chief digital officer, replacing Perkins Miller, who left the company to join the NFL in April. Schwartz will focus on expanding WWE’s digital and social media presence across platforms and manage the WWE network, its YouTube presence, WWE.com and the company’s app. WWE has nearly 415 million... Read more

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Disney Channel to Bring Maker Studios’ YouTube Stars to TV

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Maker Studios, the large YouTube multichannel network acquired by Disney, is working with corporate cable cousins Disney Channel and Disney XD to produce TV specials featuring digital talent. In the U.S., Disney Channel and Disney XD have each committed to an original Maker-branded half-hour special, with additional opportunities in development with Disney Channels Worldwide. The companies... Read more

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The 25 Best GIFs of America’s Funniest Home Videos, as Selected by Imgur

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Before there was YouTube, there was America's Funniest Home Videos—the place you turned for weekly video proof that Americans are the most clumsy, self-injurious and downright idiotic species of human ever to walk the planet (or fall down trying). Now celebrating its 25th year on ABC, AFV (produced by Vin Di Bona Productions) continues to evolve for the digital era by partnering with Imgur, masters of the Internet GIF, to take every pratfall, pet trick and crotch kick well beyond the TV screen. Under the new partnership, Imgur will take memorable moments from classic and current episodes of AFV and turn them into looping GIFs. It's a fun way for the original user-generated content brand to leave a bigger mark in social. The deal kicks off with the very amusing GIF collection below—the 25 best AFV GIFs. Some are better than others, but the walking dog and the waterslide guy are absolute classics.

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