Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2014’

Chernin Group and AT&T to Buy Multichannel Network Fullscreen

By Jesse Whittock for TBI Vision This week, seasoned media reporter Peter Kafta revealed that Peter Chernin’s media group and US telco AT&T are set to buy leading multichannel network Fullscreen. No major surprise there – the Chernin Group and AT&T

Amazon Original Content Spend to Exceed $100 Million

By Jesse Whittock for TBI Vision Speaking on the firm’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon chief financial officer Tom Szkutak said: “We’re ramping up the spend from Q2 to Q3 significantly,” and adding: “It’ll also be a significant growth year-over-year”.

Survey Finds Twitter Influences Moviegoer Habits

By Marc Graser for Variety There’s a reason there’s so much chatter from Hollywood about Twitter: it sells tickets. According to a new study by Nielsen, 87% of Twitter users said their most recent decision to see a film in the theater

Microsoft to Close Xbox Entertainment Studios

By Cynthia Littleton and Marc Graser for Variety Microsoft is getting out of developing original series for its Xbox gaming platform and will close Xbox Entertainment Studios in the coming months. The tech giant made headlines Thursday with plans to layoff as many

eOne Acquires Paperny Entertainment

By George Szalas for The Hollywood Reporter The deal, believed to be worth $27.2 million, will boost the company’s unscripted TV business across North America. Production and distribution company Entertainment One has acquired Canadian factual TV producer Paperny Entertainment. eOne

Neil Court and ZM Capital Make Equity Investment in 9 Story Limited

9 Story Limited today announced that ZM Capital and former DHX Media principal and Decode Entertainment co-founder, Neil Court, have made an equity investment in the company, with Court becoming its Executive Chairman. The investment is being made out of ZM

Transgender TV Comedy ‘The Switch’ Raises $50K on Kickstarter

A Vancouver production company are celebrating after their transgender comedy TV show — The Switch — met its initial crowdfunding goal over the weekend. The $50,000 raised through Kickstarter will allow the team to begin shooting the first series of the show

Report Published on State of VOD and Replay in Europe

By Pascal Lechevallier for ZDNet The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a report on the situation of SMAD in Europe. This is a unique opportunity to have an overview of the European audiovisual market in the digital age. This report compiles 253

Report Reveals Over 3,000 On-Demand Services in Europe

By Kristin Brzoznowski for A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory has revealed that as of February, there are 3,088 on-demand services established in the E.U. and listed in the MAVISE database, most of which originate from the

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