Posts Tagged ‘year’

Time 100 Makes Room Once Again for Kim Jong-un

April 20, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The person with the second-most Time "100 Most Influential People" appearances on this year's list is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Only Chinese president Xi Jinping, appearing in 2017 for the eighth time, is ahead of the 33-year-old DPRK scion, who is included for a seventh time. Jong-un is also arguably the Time 100 2017...

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How Iceland Is Managing Its Sudden Tourism Boom

April 17, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

If your Instagram feed is giving you the impression that all of your friends are going to Iceland, you're probably not wrong. Global travelers are flocking to see its Northern Lights, waterfalls and other natural wonders in ever-increasing numbers: from 490,000 in 2010 to 1.8 million in 2016, with 2.3 million visitors expected this year,...

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Studio71 Will Be the First to Stream Its NewFront Presentation

April 12, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Studio71, a multichannel network that works with some of YouTube's most popular creators, is approaching this year's NewFronts in a brand new way. Instead of bringing media buyers and reporters into an event space this year, they will stream their NewFront presentation. NewFronts are an annual event for new media publishers and creators to show...

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Azteca America’s Upfront Gets Political With The Wall, an Immigrant Drama Set on the U.S.-Mexico Border

April 5, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A lot has changed in the year since Azteca America last held an upfront event. For proof, look no further than the highlight of the Spanish-language network's new upfront slate, which was unveiled at tonight's event in New York: El Muro (The Wall), a new drama set on the U.S.-Mexico border. And unlike NBC's game...

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Amazon Echo Upgrades Alexa So She Can Understand Your Pets, Just in Time for April Fools’ Day

March 31, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

For this year's April Fools' Day, Amazon is introducing a version of its Echo speaker for the dogs, cats and gerbils that might be jealous that their owner is spending too much time talking with somebody named Alexa. In a YouTube video, Petlexa--as it's called--riffs on the AI voice assistant that's become increasingly ubiquitous in...

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Emmys: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Feud’ Highlight Competitive Limited Lead Actress Race

March 30, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

This year's Emmy race for lead actress in a limited series or motion picture is so competitive a few series feature multiple contenders.

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FbStart Apps of the Year Submissions Are Due by May 1

March 30, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Facebook is accepting submissions for its third annual FbStart Apps of the Year awards competition, and it will do so through May 1 at midnight PT. FbStart Apps of the Year is aimed at recognizing the most innovative startups in the social network's FbStart initiative in terms of building native iOS or Android mobile applications....

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Bob Dylan Punctuates Best Picture Oscar Snafu

March 23, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

A long Q&A dropped Wednesday on bobdylan.com in connection with the imminent release of the singer's latest album of standards, Triplicate. In conversation once more with Bill Flanagan, the artist addresses all manner of topics. At one point, the two presenters caught in the middle of this year's PwC Oscars mess come up. Right after...

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Colgate Is Running a Clever Upside-Down Snapchat Ad to Promote Water Conservation

March 22, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Snapchat will make $770 million in ad revenue this year, according to eMarketer's updated forecast. That's $30 million less than it projected in the fall of 2016. But it still represents a 157 percent year-over-year revenue increase for Snap, the app's parent company that recently went public.

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A+E Networks Marks Its Return to the Upfronts by Relaunching the Biography Franchise

March 21, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

After sitting out last year's big upfront events, A+E Networks is back in the game this year. But that wasn't the only big return to tradition for the company, which also announced that it's relaunching its Biography franchise this spring. The company used its Tuesday night New York event, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center's...

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