Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2015’

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,

Zodiak Launches Kids YouTube Channels

By Stewart Clarke for TBI Vision  The kids division of Zodiak Media will launch two YouTube channels later this year. ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior will target the kids and preschool sectors respectively and launch as part of YouTube’s recent kids

BroadbandTV Acquires Kids’ Content Producer & Publisher YoBoHo

By Kristin Brzoznowski for Worldscreen  BroadbandTV (BBTV) has purchased YoBoHo, which owns and operates HooplaKidz, one of the largest YouTube Kids and Family networks, as well as 27 owned and operated channels in the vertical, with funding for the acquisition

Buyer’s Briefing: Mike Cosentino, CraveTV

From TBI Vision Name: Mike Cosentino Title: Senior VP, programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV; chair, Bell Media Programming Council CraveTV launched in Canada last December in the fiercely competitive local SVOD scene that includes Netflix and Shomi, which is owned

Netflix Goes Blue-Chip With “Planet Earth” Creators

By Jesse Whittock for TBI Vision Streaming service Netflix is going after the blue chip factual audience by commissioning a landmark 4K natural history series from the creators of the BBC hit Planet Earth. The subscription on-demand platform has partnered

Twitter Aims To Hook TV Viewers With Radical New Mobile Service

Twitter’s TV Timeline lets viewers focus on one show while second-screening TV-friendly social network Twitter is testing a new Social TV service on iPhones which provides users with content and interaction about only one TV show at a time. The

Bringing Women on Board Will Ensure Better Business

The key message from speakers in Cannes at this year’s MIPTV Women In Tech & Media Breakfast VIP event: “when it’s bad for women, it’s bad for business.” Moderator Catherine Warren, president of Canada-based media, entertainment and technology consultancy FanTrust,

TV Cable Cord-Cutters Growing Faster Than Expected

By Christina Pellegrini for The Financial Post More Canadians ditched their TV subscriptions in 2014 than ever before, according to a new report. There were 95,000 fewer television subscribers in 2014, a stark 12-month decrease in the number of people

Bell Fund Celebrates International Achievement in Digital Media

Cannes, France. At tonight’s red-carpet gala, The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its winners for the Digital Emmy® Awards, sponsored annually by the Bell Fund since 2012. Selected by an international jury from an outstanding line-up of

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