Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Los Bragas, Neymar Jr. Explore Online Off-Field Soccer Realm

June 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MADRID — Los Bragas, run by actress-producer-turned-director Alice Braga (“Elysium,” “I Am Legend,” “City of God”) and writer-director Felipe Braga (“Trash,” “Latitudes”), is seeking international broadcast TV outlets for “A Vida Fora dos Campos,” an intimate web/TV portrait of Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. which marks Alice Braga’s directorial debut. As the... Read more

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How PTA Wants to Reinvent the Travel Channel

May 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Michael Shimbo isn’t going on the right journey when he navigates the Internet. The former Apple and Live Nation executive who turned his love for music into Concert.TV, has hit the road with PlanesTrains+Automobiles, a digital streaming network that has launched with six original series. It’s the latest venture to bypass a traditional carriage deal with... Read more

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ScreenHits to Launch Free Internet Site to Let Consumers Watch ‘Broken’ TV Pilots (Exclusive)

May 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ScreenHits, a startup that runs an online marketplace for global buyers of TV shows and films, is gearing up to launch a service that will let consumers watch television pilots that haven’t been picked up — promising a new revenue stream for producers and studios. The direct-to-consumer Pilot Showcase is slated to go live July 1, 2014,... Read more

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Yekra Bolsters Board with Hollywood Exec Eric Doctorow

May 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Yekra, a digital distribution platform for independent filmmakers, has added former Paramount Home Entertainment president Eric Doctorow to its board of directors. The move should provide Yekra’s founders with an important asset as they look to grow its service and compete with a growing number of streaming services. Doctorow is one of the founders of... Read more

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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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