Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Apple Watch: This Is Not the Media Device You’re Looking For

September 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Anyone who expected the Apple Watch — or any of the current crop of smartwatches — to yield a tiny new canvas for mobile TV, streaming video or Dick Tracy two-way “wrist TV” is bound to be disappointed. The Apple Watch, launched with the Cuptertino magic factory’s usual fanfare, reps its first new product category... Read more

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U.K. Broadcaster ITV Invests in Believe Entertainment

September 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Believe Entertainment, which produces digital series like the animated “The LeBrons” and Jay Mohr’s game show “Money Where Your Mouth Is,” has secured financing from U.K. television broadcaster and producer ITV. Specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ITV will join Believe’s board of directors and work to expand the company’s slate... Read more

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Netflix Stock Hits New High on Rosy Analyst View

September 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix bulls took the company’s stock by the horns, with shares climbing 2% to a record high of $489.29 per share in midday trading, after a Wall Street analyst said investors have underestimated its future potential financial performance. In a research note, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney raised his price target on Netflix from $530 to... Read more

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Simulmedia’s New CMO Sees the Future of TV

September 8, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Fox to Stream 101 NFL Games Online This Season, But Only to Some Pay-TV Subs

September 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox Sports will serve up 101 live NFL games during the 2014-15 season on the web, the first time a broadcaster is making regular-season games available streamed over the Internet — but there are a few catches. Gridiron fans must subscribe to a participating cable or telco TV provider to access the Fox Sports Go... Read more

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‘Big Hero 6′ Gets to Play with the Big Boys in ‘Disney Infinity’

August 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Disney isn’t waiting for “Big Hero 6″ to prove itself at the box office before letting the animated film’s characters join the company’s more established characters in “Disney Infinity.” “Big Hero 6’s” Hiro and inflatable robot Baymax will become available Nov. 4 for play in the game. The film from Walt Disney Animation Studios will... Read more

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Google Buys Visual Effects Firm Zync

August 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Google has acquired Zync, a firm that enables complex visual effects sequences to be rendered over the cloud. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, Boston-based Zync, will now become part of Google’s Cloud Platform team, with both offering “studios the rendering performance and capacity they need, while helping them manage costs,” according to Google... Read more

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Hulu Acquires ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Exclusive Streaming Rights

August 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the first season of Fox’s Emmy-nominated series “Sleepy Hollow,” available to subscribers of the company’s $7.99-per-month subscription service. Starting Friday, Hulu Plus is the exclusive home the entire first season of “Sleepy Hollow” season one, ahead of its season 2 premiere Sept. 22 on Fox.

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‘Expendables 3’ Illegally Downloaded 5 Million Times, But Still Isn’t Top Hit for Pirates

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Pirates have voted on “The Expendables 3″ with their clicks — and it turns out the Sylvester Stallone-starrer hasn’t been astoundingly popular among digital thieves, relatively speaking. As of Sunday, 5.12 million people worldwide had pirated “Expendables 3” since a high-quality copy hit torrent-sharing sites July 23, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. That likely contributed to the... Read more

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FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Reply Comments

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has added a few more days for interested parties to weigh in on the 1.1-plus million comments that have already been filed regarding the agency’s proposal for new net-neutrality rules governing Internet providers. Previously, the FCC’s deadline for reply comments was Sept. 10; it has now moved the deadline to Monday, Sept. 15,... Read more

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