News Archive for: ‘Digital Headlines’

How to Make Your “Uber for X” Idea More Than Just a VC Pitch

By Ajay Chopra for Re/code As a venture firm, we see entrepreneurs routinely pitch companies as “Uber for X,” where X can be any number of mobile-enabled services. We agree that Uber is just the tip of the iceberg and apps that

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos to Deliver Keynote at MIPCOM

By Kristin Brzoznowski for World Screen Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix, is to take part in MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind Keynote Series. Sarandos will deliver a keynote interview, conducted by Eric Scherer, the director of future media at

Netflix Picks Up Exclusive SVOD Rights to Gotham in Unprecedented Deal

By Melita Kuburas for StreamDaily Netflix has made a deal with Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution to pick up exclusive SVOD rights to Gotham. While the distributor typically licenses shows country by country, the Netflix deal is “unprecedented” because it is

Rogers and Shaw Partner to Launch VOD Service Shomi

By Melita Kuburas for StreamDaily Canadian media and cable giants Rogers and Shaw have partnered to launch the long-rumored Shomi, a subscription-based VOD service that aims to take on streaming video players like Netflix. Original content is part of the

Amazon Confirms Purchase of Twitch for $970 Million

By Ryan Mac for Forbes In May, Variety first reported that Google was in talks to acquire video game streaming company Twitch for more than $1 billion. Three months later, that deal is dead. Amazon.com has just confirmed it’s purchasing Twitch for approximately $970 million. Google was

CMF Contributes $4 Million to 15 POV Documentary Projects

Digital media creativity and supplemental interactive content are key components of more than two-thirds of the successful applicants for funding in the latest round of content contributions from the Canada Media Fund. The CMF reports that it’s making a contribution

VOD Shapeshifting in Europe

A new report reveals the growth and instability of today’s VOD marketplace in Europe, with an in-depth look at: ·       Business and revenue models ·       Geographic origin ·       Type of player (telecom player, broadcaster, etc.) ·       Their (cross-border) audience potential ·       Content catalogues VoD includes

SPACE Begins Season Two Production on Hit Series Bitten

Space announced today that production has begun on Season 2 of its original drama series, Bitten,  featuring a new coven of witches. Commissioned by Space and produced by No Equal Entertainment, Entertainment One Television (eOne), and Hoodwink Entertainment, the 10-episode, second

Chernin Group and AT&T to Buy Multichannel Network Fullscreen

By Jesse Whittock for TBI Vision This week, seasoned media reporter Peter Kafta revealed that Peter Chernin’s media group and US telco AT&T are set to buy leading multichannel network Fullscreen. No major surprise there – the Chernin Group and AT&T

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