Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Sony Pictures TV Chief Bashes Media Coverage of Data Hack

February 10, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Television president Steve Mosko had harsh words for some of the media coverage of the hack that devastated the studio beginning late last year. In an an address Tuesday at the Digital Entertainment World conference in Los Angeles, Mosko didn’t lash out at any particular media outlet but made clear he was unhappy... Read more

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Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition Wraps More Video Around Bikini Franchise

February 9, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated biggest issue of the year — the Swimsuit Edition, which has nothing to do with actual sports — is still rooted in print. But the mag has steadily built out its major money-maker into a multiplatform event spanning several weeks, despite perennial criticism that the feature shamelessly exploits and objectifies women. And... Read more

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Amy Pascal: A Cautionary Tale in an Age Without Privacy

February 5, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

From the moment a series of racially insensitive jokes about President Barack Obama and her controversial back-and-forth leaked emails about A-list actors and talent became public, Amy Pascal was widely perceived as a dead executive walking. Fairly or not, the Sony Pictures studio chief has become a corporate cautionary tale for the digital age. On... Read more

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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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