Variety – Back In Action

Short-form amateur video has thrived on the internet. Now Jeffrey Katzenberg thinks Hollywood can embrace the medium.

Broadcasting Cable – Discovery Sets Streaming Strategy As VOD Future Beckons

June 23, 2017 ‘As the TV world turns less linear and more on-demand, Discovery Communications is experimenting with ways to make its content more accessible to more consumers. The international nonfiction content company is now considering whether to convert two over-the-top products now being distributed through Amazon Prime into direct-to-consumer services.’ Read the Full Story

Deadline – Disruptors

Deadline publishes its second annual issue of ‘Disruptors,’ a special release covering the media titans and upstarts who are taking risks in the fast changing digital media landscape.

Variety – YouTube to Launch Original Series on Ad-Supported Site

May 4, 2017 ‘YouTube has already invested in original programming for its subscription-only YouTube Red service. Now the video giant is going to launch original series — with celebrities and some of YouTube’s biggest creators — on the free, ad-supported service.’ Read the Full Story

Broadcasting Cable – Appropriations Bill Protects TV JSAs

May 2, 2017 ‘Lawmakers are using the omnibus appropriations bill to backstop FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s rollback of the FCC’s tightening of joint sales agreement reviews under former chairman Tom Wheeler. The appropriations bill deal announced Monday includes a provision that the FCC can’t require the termination or modification of a JSA as a condition of […]

The Verge – Twitter will stream 24-hour news from Bloomberg starting this fall

May 1, 2017 ‘Twitter will partner with Bloomberg as part of its plans to stream live video 24 hours a day, The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal will see Bloomberg producing news programming specifically for Twitter, mixing live news reported from Bloomberg’s global bureaus with videos posted by verified Twitter users, and streaming around […]

Variety – Paramount’s New Chief Jim Gianopulos Revives $1 Billion China Slate Deal

April 26, 2017 ‘Paramount Pictures has revived its $1 billion slate deal with two Chinese media companies, which was presumed dead last month, according to several sources. First announced in January, the Chinese financing deal hit a roadblock in March as China continued to apply greater scrutiny to overseas investments.’ Read the Full Story

Hollywood Reporter – Netflix to Raise $1.09B Via Debt Offering Amid Rising Content Spending

April 24, 2017 ‘Netflix said Monday that it was planning to raise 1 billion euros, or $1.09 billion, via a bond offering outside the U.S. “Netflix intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions,” […]

Variety – ‘Fate of the Furious’ Continues to Dominate Global Box Office With $908.4 Million Worldwide

April 23, 2017 While the action film shows signs of waning enthusiasm in the domestic market (that said, it continues to dominate overall), the Fast and Furious franchise’s eighth installment is roaring to new heights overseas. By the end of the weekend, Universal’s latest is estimated to make $744.8 million internationally, and $908.4 million worldwide. “Fate” continues to […]

Billboard.com – RIAA Sues Grande Communications in New DMCA Case

April 21, 2017 ‘The RIAA is suing the San Marcos, Texas-based ISP Grande Communications for copyright infringement on behalf of its member companies, in a case that potentially could help define how Internet services must deal with consumers who repeatedly download music and other copyrighted works illegally. The lawsuit, filed today in an Austin, Texas, district court, […]


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