Posts Tagged ‘digital’

GoPro to Launch Roku Channel

February 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

GoPro, the wearable-camera maker that wants to turn itself into a media brand, is coming to Roku. The company announced it will launch a GoPro channel on the Roku streaming platform this spring, featuring sports and action videos shot with its cameras. The deal expands GoPro’s existing distribution partners, which include YouTube, Microsoft Xbox, LG... Read more

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Tobey Maguire Flipping Out in Brentwood

February 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SELLER: Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer Maguire LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $10,250,000 SIZE: 6,320 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A thoughtful public relations birdie over at real estate listing aggregation juggernaut Redfin was the first of several helpful tattle tales who kindly rang our digital bell to let Your Mama... Read more

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Fullscreen Launches Strategic Content Group with Former Chernin, Hulu Execs (EXCLUSIVE)

February 4, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fullscreen, one of the largest YouTube multichannel networks, is expanding further into the branded entertainment arena, hiring Billy Parks and Bryan Thoensen to form a new strategic content group. Parks, who recently worked with Fullscreen to produce “SnapperHero” for AT&T as the first episodic show built exclusively for Snapchat, was executive VP of digital production... Read more

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Super Bowl on Social: Twitter Tallies 28.4 Million Tweets During TV Telecast

February 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Super Bowl XLIX was the most-tweeted NFL championship game ever — but even with the down-to-the-wire finish in the New England Patriots’ defeat of the Seattle Seahawks, the contest didn’t top the most-social match from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to Twitter. On Feb. 1, users posted more than 28.4 million tweets over the course of #SB49... Read more

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Pirate Bay Back Online Less Than Two Months After Going Dark

January 31, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Notorious piracy site The Pirate Bay has come back online, seven weeks after Swedish law enforcement officials shut it down and seized the group’s previous servers in a Dec. 9 raid. The Internet address of the relaunched piratebay.se site traces back to a service provider based in Moldova. According to the website’s listing of recent... Read more

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Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo Launch Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

January 24, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and Vimeo have launched a partnership designating the video-sharing site as the preferred distribution platform for films backed on Indiegogo. Under the deal, announced Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, Vimeo will match select Indiegogo film campaigns in exchange for exclusive distribution on Vimeo On Demand. Indiegogo will also be joining Vimeo’s... Read more

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FremantleMedia Takes Control of Europe’s Leading MCN Divimove

January 23, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Global production company FremantleMedia, whose shows include “Idols,” “Got Talent” and “The X Factor,” has increased its stake in Europe’s leading multi-channel network Divimove to 51% to make it the majority shareholder. Divimove, which was founded in 2012 by Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker and Sebastiaan van Dam, has grown rapidly to become the... Read more

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Vimeo Pacts with Web Publishers to Sell VOD Titles on Their Sites

January 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Call it “Vimeo everywhere”: The Internet-video company has opened up its paid video-on-demand catalog of 16,000 titles to let third-party web publishers sell or rent them directly on their sites. Vimeo has inked pacts with three online publishers — CBS Interactive, The Atlantic and TEN: The Enthusist Network — for the Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network. Under the... Read more

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Digital-Video Startup Whistle Sports Raises $28M from Emil Capital, Sky, Liberty Global, Derek Jeter and Peyton Manning

January 13, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Whistle Sports Network, which distributes video content aimed at millennial sports fans across 225 YouTube channels and social networks, announced that it has raised $28 million in Series B financing. The funding, which brings Whistle Sports to $36 million raised to date, was led by Emil Capital Partners, an affiliate of the Tengelmann Group. Also participating... Read more

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Facebook Buys Video-Compression Startup QuickFire

January 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Facebook, in a clear signal of its expanding video ambitions, has acquired video-compression technology company QuickFire Networks. Facebook did not disclose terms of the deal. San Diego-based QuickFire has developed technology to reduce the bandwidth required to deliver video over the Internet. Currently, Facebook serves an average of more than 1 billion videos per day.... Read more

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