Posts Tagged ‘digital’

China’s Alibaba Signs Music Deal With BMG

March 31, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Music rights giant BMG has struck a “wide-ranging distribution deal” in China with e-commerce giant Alibaba.

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CNN Launches on Apple TV

March 25, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Turner Broadcasting’s CNN has made its Internet network service, CNNgo, available on Apple TV set-tops. CNNgo — which requires a subscription to a participating pay-TV partner — provides access to the news cabler’s live TV feed and on-demand shows. Those include CNN originals “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” “Finding Jesus,” Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” “Morgan Spurlock:... Read more

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Netflix Launch In Australia Gets Qualified Welcome From Producers Organization

March 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Online video service undercuts local incumbents. Producers' association wants Netflix to contribute to local industry.

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Andy Cohen Creating His Own SiriusXM Channel

March 17, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fans who can’t get enough of watching Andy Cohen will now get a chance to listen to him too. Bravo’s omnipresent producer and latenight host has announced he will executive produce Radio Andy, a SiriusXM channel that features entertainment he has personally curated. Naturally, Cohen will also host a weekly radio show exclusively on the... Read more

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Intel Looks to Build Interest in RealSense 3D Camera with ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ Comicbook

March 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With its RealSense 3D camera now being built into laptops and tablets, Intel is starting to line up content partners, including comicbook publishers, to turn their properties into interactive entertainment. One of the first is Noble Transmission, whose “Wild Blue Yonder” book will be turned into an interactive story and game. “Wild Blue Yonder” is... Read more

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Dennis Maguire Exiting as Paramount’s Home Entertainment Chief (EXCLUSIVE)

March 14, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dennis Maguire, who has served as president of worldwide home media distribution for Paramount Pictures since 2009, is leaving the studio. The exit is part of a company wide restructuring by Viacom, which has impacted the company’s cable networks, as well as the film studio. The overall cutbacks at Paramount alone resulted in close to... Read more

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MSNBC To Launch Daily Facebook Videos

March 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MSNBC’s two newest programs won’t be seen first on the cable-news network. In the latest example of so-called “traditional” news outlets casting about for audience in new ays, the NBCUniversal-owned outlet will produce two daily videos that appear on Facebook before they surface anywhere else. MSNBC is teaming up with NowThis a distributor of digital... Read more

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China’s Alibaba Poised for $200 Million Snapchat Investment, Says Report

March 12, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Messaging app Snapchat is poised to receive a $200 million investment from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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Facebook Dives Into March Madness with Turner Live-Streaming Deal

March 11, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Social-media giant Facebook is teaming with Turner Sports to livestream coverage of the NCAA’s March Madness college basketball bracket announcement Sunday. Turner Sports will host a fan event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on March 15, from its “NCAA March Madness Bracket Lounge” and will stream it live on Facebook starting at 6 p.m. CT. That... Read more

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Can Data Help Maker Studios Guarantee a Hit for The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman?

March 9, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In a heated exchange before a judge, YouTuber Commander Holly (real name: Holly Conrad) faces off against actress Tina Huang. The issue at hand is one that has divided many a Trekkie: William Riker, yay or nay? Welcome to Nerd Court, where arguments that one might normally witness at a comic book store instead are heard in a "court of law,"

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