Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2013’

Media Giant RTL Invests $36M in BroadbandTV

RTL, the European broadcaster, has bought a 51 per cent stake in online video company BroadbandTV, mirroring similar recent deals by Time Warner and Comcast Ventures as media companies seek to gain a foothold in fast growing platforms such as

Chernin Group, Comcast, WPP invest in Fullscreen

By Dawn C. Chmielewski Fullscreen, a digital media company that has built one of the largest network of channels on YouTube, has closed a round of Series A funding with backing from heavy hitters in the traditional entertainment world —

TV has Excellent Opportunity in New Social Media Video Capabilities

By Cory Bergman for Lost Remote As many expected, Instagram announced the addition of video in a press conference today: up to 15 second clips with 13 different filters, basic on-the-fly editing, custom thumbnails and an image stabilization technology called Cinema.

Mexico’s Tech Startups Look To Overcome Barriers To Growth

By Mónica Ortiz Uribe for NPR In the past decade, Mexico’s tech industry has flourished, growing three times faster than the global average. Most of that growth has been fueled by demand from the United States. But as Mexico’s startups

Pirate Express Leads TELETOON Canada’s Latest Original Production Slate

TELETOON Canada Inc. announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the beloved Canadian animated series Inspector Gadget and swashbuckling new series Pirate Express, as well as the renewals of Rocket Monkeys (Season 2), Endangered

Bell Fund 2012 Annual Report – Now Online!

The Bell Fund 2012 Annual Report is now online and can be viewed here. Some highlights from the report: The Bell Fund has contributed nearly $119 Million in support of 1,233 projects since its launch in 1997. The Bell Fund

Prison Dance YouTube Hit Made for the Big Screen

By Michaela Cabrera for Reuters They first gained fame on YouTube, dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.  Now, the orange-uniformed men at a central Philippine jail make their big screen debut in a movie about prison reforms. The 98-minute movie, “Dance

Facebook Wakes Up to Social TV Opportunities and Rolls Out Hashtags

By Cory Bergman for Lost Remote Twitter’s success with TV is waking up a social giant. As rumored months ago, Facebook announced it’s beginning to roll out hashtags to make it easier for users to discover shared interests. The company says

Bell Media and Twitter Partner for TV Analytics Initiatives

TORONTO (June 6, 2013) – In advance of the #CTVUpfront, Bell Media and Twitter announced today a partnership around a number of important analytics initiatives relating to social media and television. The research will focus on the social TV behaviour

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