News Archive for: ‘Digital Headlines’

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

Amazon Original Content Spend to Exceed $100 Million

By Jesse Whittock for TBI Vision Speaking on the firm’s second quarter earnings call, Amazon chief financial officer Tom Szkutak said: “We’re ramping up the spend from Q2 to Q3 significantly,” and adding: “It’ll also be a significant growth year-over-year”.

Survey Finds Twitter Influences Moviegoer Habits

By Marc Graser for Variety There’s a reason there’s so much chatter from Hollywood about Twitter: it sells tickets. According to a new study by Nielsen, 87% of Twitter users said their most recent decision to see a film in the theater

Microsoft to Close Xbox Entertainment Studios

By Cynthia Littleton and Marc Graser for Variety Microsoft is getting out of developing original series for its Xbox gaming platform and will close Xbox Entertainment Studios in the coming months. The tech giant made headlines Thursday with plans to layoff as many

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