News Archive for: ‘Digital distribution’

BroadbandTV Corp. Wins 2012 Top Innovator Award in B.C.

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2012  – BroadbandTV has been named Top Innovator in British Columbia, heading the list of the 20 most innovative companies in 2012 by BC Business Magazine. The company was recognized for “radically changing” the online media and technology industry

Web Deals Cheer Hollywood, Despite Drop in Moviegoers

By Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Movie attendance hit a 16-year low in 2011. Star wattage continues to dim. DVD sales keep plunging. Almost none of the films being honored at Sunday’s Academy Awards have struck a mainstream

Hulu To Invest $500 Million In Original Content In 2012

By Lacey Rose for The Hollywood Reporter Nearly five years into a venture backed by rivals Disney, NBCUniversal and News Corp., video hub Hulu is going where it’s not yet gone: original scripted programming. The online video site’s first entry, Battleground,

Netflix Will Pay Twice As Much For Content In 2012

By Lisa Richwine for Reuters (published in The HuffingtonPost) Netflix Inc probably would like nothing better than to put 2011 behind it. But 2012 may be no walk in the park either. Investors, who have pushed Netflix shares up 50

CRTC Sets Rules On Exclusive Mobile Video Deals

From Companies such as Bell can’t offer streamed hockey games or TV shows exclusively to their own mobile and internet customers — such content must also be available to competitors “under fair and reasonable terms,” the CRTC has ruled.

Media Cashing In on Internet Video, But At What Cost?

By Sam Schechner for the Wall Street Journal on August 15, 2011 Media companies are starting to cash in on Internet video. But that new money could be coming at a cost as fewer young people watch traditional television. That

Entertainment One Signals Dawn of a New Era

Entertainment One, the distribution company behind the Twilight movies, today pinned its hopes on live digital streaming of movies to combat falling DVD sales. E1 announced a five-year deal with film rental website LoveFilm which will allow subscribers to watch

Pottermore Thrills Fans, Dismays E-Book Sellers

Excerpt from an article by Alma Buelva in The Philippine Star The owls have gathered and more will come. In London last June 23, J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter books, unveiled her latest project, Pottermore. It’s a website where millions of

All Those Online Videos, Still Chasing an Audience

Drumbeat would be too strong a word. But in recent months there’s been a steady patter of news indicating a fresh urgency in the world of original Web series: projects involving high-profile filmmakers, additional rounds of financing, redesigned and expanded

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