News Archive for: ‘Digital Headlines’

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

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

Warner Bros. and Lego Unveil Gaming and Toy Initiative Lego Dimensions

By Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Warner Bros. and Lego are deploying Batman, Marty McFly, the Wicked Witch of the West and other movie characters in search of profits in the booming area of entertainment known as “toys to life.”

YouTube Reveals Plans for Monthly, Ad-Free Subscriptions

By Stuart Dredge for The Guardian YouTube is planning to launch a subscription version of its online video service, for which viewers will pay to remove its advertising. The Google subsidiary announced its plans in an email to channel owners, while

National Director of Diversity for SAG-AFTRA Discusses State of Diversity in TV and Film

By Candice Helfand-Rogers for The Story Exchange Adam Moore is the national director of diversity for the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Since 2005 (before the SAG-AFTRA merger), he has been responsible for developing programs that educate

YouTube for Artists Launched as Resource Site for Music Artists

By Sarah Perez for TechCrunch Following this morning’s news regarding the launch of “Cards,” a system designed to eventually replace annotations on YouTube, the company also announced the launch of a new site called YouTube for Artists. The website aims to be more of a guide

Internet Sensation LETTERKENNY Becomes First Original Series Ordered by CraveTV

Bell Media announced today that CraveTV, in partnership with The Comedy Network, has commissioned its first original Canadian series. The six-part, half-hour comedy LETTERKENNY becomes the first original series commissioned for a Canadian SVOD service. In development at Bell Media since November 2013, LETTERKENNY is

CBS Looking to Break Record for Largest Ever TV Drama Simulcast with CSI

By Kristin Brzoznowski for CBS is looking to break the Guinness World Records achievement for “largest ever TV drama simulcast,” declaring March 4 as World CSI Day. The current record for the largest TV drama simulcast was set by the special

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