Posts Tagged ‘media’

FCC Approves Plan to Auction Off Broadcast Airwaves

May 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As protests swirled over FCC proposals to establish rules of the road for the Internet, the commission on Thursday approved a plan that also promises to have a huge impact on the media landscape: the auctioning of broadcast airwaves for wireless use. The auction, scheduled to place in 2015, is meant to respond to the... Read more

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Digital Startups Are Teaching the Big Guys Some Lessons

April 29, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Scott Cohen spent his career working for media conglomerates, including a stint as executive editor for the digital arm of the New York Daily News. But after hearing about Vocativ ’s ability to use analytical methods to hunt for little-seen stories lurking in the Internet’s long tail, Cohen was willing to chance a new career at an Internet-native startup. “What appealed to me was not only the ability to build something from scratch with really smart people but to be obviously on the cutting edge of digital,” explains Vocativ’s CEO. He’s not the only old-media character lured by the siren call of the digital world. Many traditional TV outlets are striking partnerships with young digital upstarts. In late February, Vocativ announced a multimillion-dollar, multiyear partnership with MSNBC . Select videos produced by the Web organization appear on Ronan Farrow Daily, with an option to expand its content across NBCU News Group’s properties.

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Marketers Must Embrace the Transition Into the Post-Television World

April 28, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Marketers Must Embrace the Transition Into the Post-Television World

April 28, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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‘House of Cards’ to Continue Filming in Maryland

April 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Following an intense months-long standoff between producers and state officials, “House of Cards” production will remain in Maryland, after all. The show’s production company Media Rights Capital has reached an agreement with the state government to receive $11.5 million in tax incentives and grants of the $15 million rebate it sought to keep the Netflix... Read more

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CANNES: European Film Promotion Unveils 24 Participants

April 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion’s networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. The event, which runs May 17-19, aims to help the producers work together to push forward projects. The program receives coin from the European Union’s Media Program and... Read more

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Jennifer Lopez, ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Laverne Cox Celebrated at GLAAD Media Awards

April 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jennifer Lopez toplined a night for equality at the 25th anni GLAAD Media Awards Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, as the multi-hyphenate accepted the org’s Vanguard Award. “If I do anything that makes one child out there feel empowered, then I’ve done my job,” Lopez said during her acceptance speech. “Being in the media, being in the... Read more

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‘The Fosters,’ ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Winners

April 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The groundbreaking ABC family drama “The Fosters” and Emmy-winning HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” were among the big winners this Saturday at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognizes accurate representations of the LGBTQ community. Honorees for 12 of this year’s 29 media categories were feted at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel tonight. Iconic... Read more

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NAB’s Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington

April 11, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag big chunks of the broadcast spectrum for wireless, to a very vocal pay TV lobby pushing hard on Congress to reform retransmission consent. With so much going against them, it's easy to conclude that the broadcasting lobby, once the most powerful lobby on the Hill, may be on the outs. Certainly the media has lost the glamour crown to the Internet. But calling the broadcasting industry a dinosaur may be a premature conclusion. Wrapping up the industry's national convention in Las Vegas this week, Gordon Smith, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, remains confident he can turn things around. "While I may be frustrated, I'm not discouraged because I know how this ends," Smith said. Smith, a former Senator, spent the week talking with broadcasters, FCC commissioners and staffers, even holding a closed-door meeting with FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, who right now is enemy no. 1 among broadcasters. Coming off a very unpopular FCC vote that made it a lot tougher for two TV stations to share advertising sales, Wheeler faced a hostile audience. He put on his best charm offensive to try and convince broadcasters that he wasn't out to destroy the business.

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Dick Clark Productions Is Dramatically Increasing Its Output

April 7, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

This year, dick clark productions will present some 100 televised musical performances, most of them live and in prime time. Roughly double 2013’s count, that tally includes regulars such as the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and signature Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve , and newcomers such as the Hollywood Film Awards on CBS, the People Magazine Awards on NBC and the U.S. version of Israeli singing competition Rising Star on ABC. Adweek spoke with Allen Shapiro, CEO of dcp, and company president Mike Mahan, about sponsors, social media and the live TV revival. (Disclosure: dick clark productions and Adweek are owned by affiliates of Guggenheim Partners.)

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