Film/TV

Cord Cutting in Focus for ‘Nervous’ Investors as Pay TV Giants Prep for Earnings (THR)

While pay TV giants have focused more and more on their broadband businesses, the spotlight is expected to again be on cord cutting this earnings season. The amount of pay TV su... More

‘Game of Thrones’ Opener Pirated 90 Million Times in Three Days (The Drum)

In just three days the season six premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones has been pirated a reported 90m times, underlining the immense popularity of the fantasy show and that many co... More

Paramount Becomes Latest Studio to Support Dolby Vision for UHD Blu-ray, Streaming (MESA)

Paramount has become the latest Hollywood studio to throw its support behind Dolby Vision for Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray and streamed movies featuring High Dynamic Range (HDR), f... More

Deluxe’s Method Studios and Iloura Ramp Up Action for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (Deluxe Blog)

In Marvel Studios’ and Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” a regular day for young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) involves equal parts high school drama and neighborhood w... More

How Media Executives Are Navigating the Changing Television Landscape (Fortune)

The rise of streaming media has transformed the way television industry executives navigate a rapidly evolving entertainment landscape. It's no longer enough to ask what TV viewers... More

Hulu Sets Up Mammoth 20th Century Fox TV Deal (Variety)

Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced an massive new agreement that will add nearly 3,000 episodes from 26 comedy and drama series to the streaming service. W... More

PwC Report: Online Ads Overtake TV (MediaPost)

According to the Price Waterhouse (PwC) latest annual Entertainment & Media Outlook report, with projections for online and offline media advertising markets through 2021, online a... More

Netflix’s Next Move is to Disrupt Hollywood’s Biggest Money Maker (Washington Post)

Known for its hit shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," and inspiring a new way of watching television, the streaming giant Netflix is making a more aggressive... More

TV Networks Sell a Record $19.7 Billion in Advertising at Surprisingly Strong Upfront Market (LA Times)

The ad sales volume was higher than what several analysts were expecting. The total represented a new record for the upfront market — when television networks sell the bulk of th... More

Inside Dolby’s Experiment to Watch People While They’re Watching Movies (The Verge)

Led by neurophysiologist and Dolby chief scientist Poppy Crum, the company has been attaching biosensors to willing subjects and plopping them down on a couch to settle in for an e... More

Why TV is Facebook’s Next Frontier (Engadget)

Facebook has long had a love affair with video. Recently, however, the social network has taken its video ambitions one step further: It's diving into original programming. This in... More

Christopher Nolan is Remastering ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy in 4K (/FILM)

Christopher Nolan‘s acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy was a testament to the superhero genre, and arguably, cinema in general. The Dark Knight is still widely considered the best Bat... More

Globecast Delivers RTR-Planeta Asia for AsiaSat (Rapid TV News)

An international service owned by the Russian state television and radio broadcaster VGTRK, RTR-Planeta Asia provides cultural and prime time news, sports, movies and documentary f... More

As ‘Game of Thrones’ Comes Roaring Back, HBO Retrenches Online (Bloomberg)

Ever since HBO announced the premiere for season seven of “Game of Thrones” with a Facebook video of ice melting, the cable network has spared no expense promoting the return o... More

The War for Your TV (OTT2)

While FreeCast has been building out the SelectTV platform, the media industry has been wandering from one idea to the next, in search of a way to reverse the lost revenues as the ... More

TiVo Renews Long-term Intellectual Property License with Foxtel (MESA)

TiVo today announced that Foxtel, Australia’s leading pay-TV platform, has signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) license renewal. This agreement offers Foxtel ongoing ac... More

Facebook, Twitter are Said to Seek World Cup Clips from Fox (Bloomberg)

Facebook, Twitter and Snap are seeking online rights to video highlights from next year’s World Cup, soccer’s most popular tournament, according to two people familiar with the... More

Deluxe’s Method Studios Brings ‘Okja’ to Life (Deluxe Blog)

To kick off the project, Bong sent Method a crate from Korea containing a small 3D maquette of Okja. Artists scanned the figure, made sure the model was symmetrical and optimized t... More

Pixelogic First Out With Dolby Vision Compression, Authoring Capabilities

Pixelogic, a global provider of localization and distribution services, has announced its full integration of Dolby Vision compression and authoring capabilities. This industry fi... More

Co-Pro Partners on Board Technicolor’s Drone Series (TV Kids)

Technicolor Animation Productions has teamed up with France Télévisions and Gloob, Globosat’s kids’ channel in Brazil, to produce the new 26×22-minute animated show Team Dro... More