Film/TV

AMC, Amazon Strike Output Deal (TVB Europe)

Amazon Prime Video and AMC Studios have signed a deal to give the OTT service first-run rights to in-house shows in 28 territories including Australia, Germany, Italy, India, and J... More

‘Justice League’ VR: IMAX VR Centers Get First Exclusive Title From Warner Bros. (Variety)

Imax and Warner Bros. are going live with their first exclusive VR partnership, with a not-so-subtle-title: “Justice league: An Imax VR Exclusive” debuted in Imax VR Centers in... More

Paramount Pictures Launching First VR Movie Theater (Deadline)

Paramount Pictures has just created another platform — or maybe even a new distribution window — to display its feature content.The studio is collaborating with several tech co... More

Avid’s MediaCentral Platform Will Drive 4K Production at NHK (StudioDaily)

Avid has entered an agreement with NHK that will see its MediaCentral platform, Media Composer software and Nexis storage systems drive 4K/UHD production workflow for the Japanese ... More

Anti-Piracy Tools Help Hollywood Sustain Its Love Affair with DVD Screeners (MESA)

For most of the country, the arrival of fall means cooler temperatures and leaves turning colors, but in Hollywood, it marks the official start of awards season and with it the ann... More

The Importance of a Media Preservation Strategy (Crawford Media Services Blog)

We are in the digital age. Every business owner seems to understand this on a theoretical level, but they don’t appear to make the connection to their own company or organization... More

Mark Cuban: NBA Rights Fees to ‘Skyrocket’ Because Live Content Still Hard to Create (CNBC)

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban believes sports rights fees for the NBA are going to "skyrocket" because ongoing media consolidation has been "irrelevant" for traffic thus far. ... More

Avid Enters Into Multiyear Enterprise Agreement with Viacom to Enhance its Production Infrastructure Worldwide (MESA)

Avid today announced a multiyear enterprise agreement with global entertainment company Viacom to enhance its worldwide production infrastructure on Avid’s MediaCentral® platfor... More

AMC Theatres Launching Digital, Physical Movie Sales (HMM)

Facing a challenging box office, AMC Entertainment Nov. 6 announced it would begin selling digital and physical movies on the AMC website in 2018. The move is the first by a nation... More

Survey: Too Many Shows? Peak TV Overwhelms Viewers (Variety)

With no end in sight to the peak-TV phenomenon as the likes of Netflix and Apple load up on original series, a new survey indicates U.S. viewers may have already had their fill of ... More

Vubiquity Teams with Cell C to Offer VOD, Linear Entertainment Service in Africa (Rapid TV News)

South African mobile operator Cell C has signed a three-year deal with premium content and marketing services provider Vubiquity to provide new and exclusive content and entertainm... More

Study: 6.5% of North American Homes Get Illegal Live TV (MCN)

Sandvine issued a study finding that 6.5% of homes in North America are accessing illegal live TV services each month, estimating that the filching of that content could cost pay T... More

Nielsen Will Use Gracenote’s Smart TV Data for Ad Targeting (TechCrunch)

Nielsen is expanding its Marketing Cloud by plugging in smart TV viewership data from Gracenote. Kelly Abcarian, senior vice president of product leadership at Nielsen, explained t... More

With Help from Deluxe Entertainment, ESL Broadcasts Worldwide (SVG)

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) saw huge demand for live video from its championship event this year, and that was a first. Luckily, it found a partner that could work on a nerv... More

Amazon Studios, IMDb Moving to Historic Culver Studios Site (Variety)

Amazon’s L.A. entertainment groups are moving into the iconic Culver Studios, a site steeped in Hollywood history. Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video and Amazon’s worldwide ... More

New Generation of Storytellers Choosing Avid ‘First’ Creative Tools to Build Skills for Success in Music, TV, Film (MESA)

Avid announced strong uptake from new users across the globe for its First family of creative tools, that are empowering a new generation of aspiring storytellers. To date, more th... More

Study: Piracy Set to Cost Streaming Players More Than $50 Billion (Variety)

The cost of piracy to Netflix, Amazon and their streaming peers will top $50 billion between 2016 and 2022, according to new research released Monday. Digital TV Research measur... More

Fox Will Air Nine Six-Second Ads During Thanksgiving NFL Game (AdAge)

Fox is certainly looking to prove its move into six-second ads isn't a fad. The network will air nine of them during its Thanksgiving Day NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and... More

Spotify Cancels TV Shows in Reboot of Video Efforts (Bloomberg)

Spotify is planning to reboot its video strategy for at least the third time in as many years as the world’s largest online music service searches for ways to make money that don... More

Apple’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Hollywood Is the Opposite of Edgy (Bloomberg)

With $262 billion in cash and securities in its coffers, Apple has the money to make as much TV as anyone, but some in Hollywood are beginning to wonder whether it has a clear stra... More