Posts Tagged ‘digital’

CANNES: New International Showbiz Expo To Launch in Abu Dhabi

May 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

International Showbiz Expo Abu Dhabi, an ambitious new entertainment industry event that aims to become a driver for the nascent film, TV, digital, multimedia, and music industries in the United Arab Emirates, was unveiled at Cannes Friday, with U.S. producer Ed Pressman (pictured) on hand. Pressman will be honored by the expo with a lifetime... Read more

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Apple Close to Buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 Billion

May 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Apple could be close to making its biggest acquisition in the company’s history, offering $3.2 billion to purchase headphone maker Beats Electronics, which recently launched a streaming music service. Should the deal close, it would mark a major payout for Beats founders and music industry icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, who launched the Santa... Read more

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Sprint Offers Exclusive Online Content for Fox’s 24: Live Another Day

May 5, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Sprint, one of the longtime sponsors of Fox’s action-packed show 24, has returned for tonight's revival of the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle, 24: Live Another Day, with exclusive online content .

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AOL Relaunches Moviefone with New Look, Expands Into TV Content

May 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

AOL’s Moviefone has a brand-new look and an expanded mission that now encompasses TV. The Internet media company teamed on the Moviefone relaunch with Whalerock Industries, which changed changed its name from BermanBraun after the exit of Gail Berman earlier this year. The new Moviefone website and apps are designed to span all entertainment content,... Read more

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Chinese Online Video Firm iQiyi Seeks IPO

May 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Site could be spun off from Baidu

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Lionsgate Taps Nerdist’s Peter Levin to Head Interactive Ventures, Games

April 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Nerdist Industries co-founder Peter Levin is joining Lionsgate as president of interactive ventures and games. The longtime digital maven will oversee Lionsgate’s expansion into vidgames and will be tasked with growing its investments in digital entertainment. He will report to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer with a dotted line on investments to CFO Jimmy Barge. “Peter... Read more

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Home Video Declines in Q1 Despite Digital Movie Sales Growth Spurt

April 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The home entertainment industry has good news and bad news to share with the latest quarterly release of consumer spending totals from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The good news: The first quarter of 2014 was marked by strong growth in digital revenues, with consumer spending on electronic sellthrough (EST) up 43% from the first... Read more

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Digital-Video Ad Spending to Keep Eating into TV Budgets: Survey

April 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Ad bucks will continue to flow away from TV and into online-video: 67% of Madison Avenue execs who expect 2014 advertising budgets for digital video to increase say a portion of that funding will be reallocated from television spending, according to a new survey. Advertisers anticipate spending 17% more on digital video in 2014 compared with 2012, IAB’s survey found. But what’s... Read more

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Chelsea Handler in Talks with Netflix for Show

April 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Latenight comedienne Chelsea Handler may be leaving her perch on cable TV to bring a show to Netflix. Handler has reached a deal with the subscription-video service, with the format yet to be determined, the New York Post reported. A source familiar with the talks corroborated the Post story, and said that Handler’s pact with Netflix is... Read more

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Xbox Successfully Digs Up ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Video Game in New Mexico

April 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The game may have been made by Atari, but Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios successfully dug up what many consider the worst video game ever made, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” in a New Mexico landfill. The game’s cartridges were found in Alamogordo on Saturday, as part of an attempt to discover whether a long-standing urban myth that... Read more

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