Posts Tagged ‘internet’

China’s Baidu Sees Profit Growth at 27%

October 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG – Baidu, China’s search engine giant, saw net earnings grow by 27% in the third quarter, less than stock market forecasts, as revenues rose by 52%. Total revenues in the third quarter of 2014 were RMB13.5 billion ($2.20 billion) in the three months to end of September. Net attributable income was RMB3.88 billion... Read more

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Google Launches First Android TV Set-Top: Nexus Player

October 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Google has entered another pony in the Internet set-top derby. The tech giant announced the $99 Nexus Player, a device based on its Android TV platform for watching movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Google Play and other services, streaming YouTube videos and music, and playing videogames. Google announced the new Nexus Player Wednesday,... Read more

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The 25 Best GIFs of America’s Funniest Home Videos, as Selected by Imgur

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Before there was YouTube, there was America's Funniest Home Videos—the place you turned for weekly video proof that Americans are the most clumsy, self-injurious and downright idiotic species of human ever to walk the planet (or fall down trying). Now celebrating its 25th year on ABC, AFV (produced by Vin Di Bona Productions) continues to evolve for the digital era by partnering with Imgur, masters of the Internet GIF, to take every pratfall, pet trick and crotch kick well beyond the TV screen. Under the new partnership, Imgur will take memorable moments from classic and current episodes of AFV and turn them into looping GIFs. It's a fun way for the original user-generated content brand to leave a bigger mark in social. The deal kicks off with the very amusing GIF collection below—the 25 best AFV GIFs. Some are better than others, but the walking dog and the waterslide guy are absolute classics.

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Dish Adds Food Network, HGTV and Other Scripps Cable Nets to Internet TV Lineup

September 16, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Dish Network is another step closer to launching a cheaper over-the-top TV service, obtaining rights to deliver live and on-demand content from Scripps Networks Interactive’s suite of cablers including Food Network, HGTV and DIY Network. The No. 2 satcaster has cut similar pacts with Disney/ESPN and A+E Networks, and has said it plans to bow an OTT service by... Read more

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Fox to Stream 101 NFL Games Online This Season, But Only to Some Pay-TV Subs

September 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox Sports will serve up 101 live NFL games during the 2014-15 season on the web, the first time a broadcaster is making regular-season games available streamed over the Internet — but there are a few catches. Gridiron fans must subscribe to a participating cable or telco TV provider to access the Fox Sports Go... Read more

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Adrien Brody Has No Time for Your Facebook Friend Request

August 28, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Hulu’s Jenny Wall Is a Pioneer of the Web Series Form

August 24, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Jenny Wall New gig Svp, head of marketing at Hulu Old gig Vp, marketing at Netflix Age 44 Photo: Karl J Kaul/Wonderful Machine So how did you find Hulu? I think I found Hulu in the sense that I’d been an avid Hulu user on my own—they called me in respect to some recommendations from the field. The opportunity came to me and I jumped on it immediately, and I’ve been very impressed with Mike [ Hopkins, Hulu’s new CEO ]. You’ve worked at some great places that have huge presences digitally, like HBO and Netflix. How have you seen the market change? I think the biggest thing I’ve seen is that it’s not considered “Internet TV” anymore. It’s really just entertainment you consume in a particular manner. Internet television is what we called it two years ago—everybody expected things to be Internet quality, but I had the opportunity to work on House of Cards and it was similar to what happened with HBO. And things snowballed. It took an example to show the public that something delivered through the Internet could be of high quality. It was amazing to be at HBO in those days, too, when the Sopranos and Sex and the City began. I’ve been lucky to land at two great places and now a third. How do you get the kind of reach on digital that TV enjoys? We have incredible content now that we maybe haven’t talked about as loudly as we should. Looking back at House of Cards, it was an incredibly well-produced show, it was a serialized drama, it was unlike short-form Web content.

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China’s Hottest New Director, Han Han Accused of Plagiarism

August 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

State-owned paper rips celebrity blogger, sparks Internet storm, then recants

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FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Reply Comments

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has added a few more days for interested parties to weigh in on the 1.1-plus million comments that have already been filed regarding the agency’s proposal for new net-neutrality rules governing Internet providers. Previously, the FCC’s deadline for reply comments was Sept. 10; it has now moved the deadline to Monday, Sept. 15,... Read more

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Pitbull ‘Fireball’ Official Video to Feature Jenna Marbles, Other Digital Stars (Exclusive)

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rapper Pitbull is set for a digital mashup with Internet stars Jenna Marbles, Bart Baker and Brittany Furlan, who are slated to appear in the official video for his next single, “Fireball.” The video, shooting Sunday, Aug. 17, in L.A., will have the look of a 1950s Cuban dance club and also will feature Pitbull’s backup... Read more

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