Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2014’

Vancouver Digital Content Producers Eager for Mainstream Success

By Tyler Orton for Business In Vancouver A quick browse through the Netflix Canada queue is all it takes for viewers to uncover TV offerings such as New Mexico-set Breaking Bad and the U.K.’s Derek. Both shows aired on TV in their respective countries

Non-Linear Video Overtakes Linear Viewing for Average US Broadband Users

By Broadband TV News Correspondent for Broadband TV News Research from Parks Associates shows the average US broadband household now watches more than 17 hours of non-linear video per week, compared to 11.5 hours of linear video. “Non-linear video accounts

SVOD Report: Bulk buying is out, exclusivity is in

By Melita Kuburas for StreamDaily SVOD services are shaking up the syndication model, spending more on individual shows than they did on bulk libraries just a few years ago. That’s according to an in-depth report from RBC Capital Markets titled

Netflix Partners with SVOD Rival Shomi for Original Series “Between”

By Stewart Clarke for TBI Vision Netflix and its streaming rival Shomi are joining forces to make Between, which will star kids TV favourite Jennette McCurdy and was created by Michael McGowan and Resident Evil producer Don Carmody. City TV and Shomi,

Lionsgate Launches “District Voices” Video Series Featuring YouTube Stars to Promote “The Hunger Games”

By Todd Spangler for Variety Lionsgate pacted with Google for a weeklong video series in which top YouTube creators including iJustine and Veritasium imagine the dystopian world of “The Hunger Games.” The “District Voices” promo, overseen by Google’s Art, Copy & Code marketing group, launches Monday and will feature a

FanTrust President Wins Lego Twitter Pitch at MIPCOM

By Etan Vlessing for Playback Daily  Lego toys have always been about building. But FanTrust president Catherine Warren having recycling for the toy line in mind earned herself a meeting at MIPCOM with Lego’s VP of global licensing and entertainment,

HBO to Launch Stand-Alone Streaming Service

By Joe Flint And Keach Hagey for The Wall Street Journal HBO is finally giving the cord-cutters what they want. Speaking at Time Warner Inc. ’s investor day meeting on Wednesday, Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, announced that

MIPCOM: 2014 Television Content Value Report

Global subscription TV revenue will continue to increase by 3.5% CAGR over the next five years to reach US$ 236B by 2018. With growth in nearly all media types and formats, value for content is soaring. While most of the

Peg + Kat Named a Finalist for Shaw Rocket Prize

The Shaw Rocket Fund named 9 Story Entertainment’s Peg + Kat as a finalist in the Preschool category for this year’s Shaw Rocket Prize competition. A National Kids Jury will choose the winners in the Preschool (0-5 years), Children (6-12 years), and

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