Posts Tagged ‘digital’

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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Rihanna Most Streamed Female Artist on Spotify, Beyonce Most Popular With Women

March 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With International Women’s Day less than 24 hours away, Spotify has compiled a list of the most-streamed female artists on the music site. Rihanna reigns supreme as the favorite female artist among all Spotify listeners worldwide. The most-streamed woman (for the third year in a row) had a smash hit with her Eminem collaboration, “The... Read more

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‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Pirated, With China Top Country for Downloaders

March 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“House of Cards” is a global franchise — and the political drama is popular in many countries where Netflix isn’t yet available, prompting a surge in piracy downloads for the just-released season three. Within the first 24 hours after season three hit torrent services, there were 681,889 unique downloaders worldwide, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio.... Read more

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How Much is a Tweet Worth to Studios? $560 at the Box Office

February 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Twitter may be a powerful platform to help get audiences into theaters, but the true impact of tweets on a film’s box office is dependent upon when the messages about movies are actually sent leading up to their release. A single tweet on average can add $560 to a film’s opening weekend, according to a new... Read more

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Japanese-owned VOD Service Expands European Footprint With Italy Launch

February 26, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ROME –, the growing Barcelona-based video-on-demand and streaming service with more than two million European registered users, has officially launched in Italy, where Netflix is also expected to disembark soon. Owned by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten, which is billed as the Amazon of Japan, is currently VOD market leader in Spain, where it... Read more

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