All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘HBO’

Now Hear This: What Can TV Take from Podcasts?

By: Catherine Warren When it comes to strategy, top entertainment companies are shameless about pilfering from one another. And why not? Even in our innovation age, there is no point recreating the wheel. Before launching the world’s most popular podcast Serial, the

Inside HBO’s Grand Storytelling Experiment

By Nicole LaPorte for Fast Company “The question used to be: Do they have a series in them?” HBO’s head of programming, Michael Lombardo, is sitting in his airy, window-lined Santa Monica office, which has a mod, Mad Men-esque feel (ironic,

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

6 Questions that Address the HBO-Amazon Deal and What it Means for Netflix

By Josef Adalian for Vulture It’s not TV. It’s not HBO. It’s HBO on Amazon! Yesterday morning, the pay-cable pioneer and the streaming giant announced a multiyear deal to bring many (but not all) of HBO’s older shows to the Amazon

Netflix Shows Progress Toward Transforming to a Web-Based Network, Poised to Surpass HBO in Paid Subscribers

By Cliff Edwards for Bloomberg News via the Financial Post Netflix Inc. is poised to pass HBO in paid U.S. subscribers, showing Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings is making progress toward a goal of transforming the streaming service to a

Fox Invests $70 Million into Vice Media

By Michelle Clancy for Rapid TV News 21st Century Fox has put $70 million into Vice Media, a move which gives Fox about a 5% stake in the company and values Vice at $1.4 billion. Vice started off as a magazine

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

Portlandia Wins Peabody Award

By Kristi Turnquist As if 2012 hadn’t already been the year “Portlandia”  achieved pop culture domination, now the IFC sketch comedy series has won a Peabody Award. Today, the 71st annual Peabody Awards winners were announced, and among the 38 recipients was”Portlandia,” recognized as “A