Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2013’

PBS Takes On Reality TV with Humorous Ads

By Grady Smith for Entertainment Weekly A series of new posters that chides the state of modern television has begun appearing in subways throughout New York City this week. The prints, distributed by Thirteen, a local PBS station, advertise outlandish,

Yahoo, DirecTV And Time Warner Cable Bid Big for Hulu

By Christopher Versace for Forbes Not only is the bidding heating up on streaming video service Hulu, but it looks it could be a shoot out between a number of players. Although Yahoo announced it would acquire blogging site Tumblr

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Reveals His ‘Phase 2’ for Hollywood

By Lacey Rose for The Hollywood Reporter Algorithms, deep pockets and a disdain for the existing TV model as the chief content officer reveals why the agent who talked about their budgets was “remarkably ill-informed,” and countering “the managed dissatisfaction

Yahoo! Buys Startup Specializing in Online Games

This is an excerpt from an article in the American Foreign Press Yahoo! pressed on with its shopping spree on Thursday with the acquisition of a startup that powers games played on smartphones, tablets, consoles or personal computers. Word that

Globe and Mail Names Emmy-winner Jay Ferguson Among Top Ten Catalysts in Canada

“He’s the creator of Guidestones, an interactive Web series combining traditional filmmaking with the intricacies and global outreach of the Internet. Why he’s a Catalyst … Created a unique model of corporate funding enabling viewers to watch the series, which

International Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Taps FanTrust President for Nominating Committee

New York – The Emmy® Award-granting International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has named FanTrust President Catherine Warren to its nominating committee. Warren joins this group of 12 senior media executives, which includes CBS Paramount International Television’s president Armando

Is Pinterest TV’s Next Second Screen?

This is what FanTrust is asking after Pinterest announced some exciting changes that could mean a closer tie between the widely popular social platform and television. But first, from the Pinterest blog: “When you find something you love on Pinterest,

Amy Poehler and Her Brother Collaborate with New eOne, TV4 Comedy “Welcome to Sweden”

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 8, 2013 – Sweden’s TV4 is pleased to announce it has closed a deal with siblings Amy Poehler and Greg Poehler under their brand new production banner Syskon to produce the half-hour comedy series, WELCOME

eOne adopts Simon’s Cat

By Ian Sandwell  Marking their first foray into brand management of digital brands, eOne will handle worldwide distribution rights for the property across all media including, TV, Home Entertainment, Licensing and Online. Entertainment One (eOne) has announced it has entered

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