Archive for category: video

Collective Digital Studio Changes Name to Studio71
/ January 28, 2016 9:08 am
Collective Digital Studio Changes Name to Studio71

Variety reports "The change comes after German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 last year acquired control of CDSand merged it with ProSieben’s Studio71 multichannel network. The combined online-video business was originally named Collective Studio71, but that just got confusing, according to CDS founder Reza Izad.". Read More

T-Mobile Says Binge On Customers Are Streaming Twice As Much Video, Adds Amazon Video Support
/ January 28, 2016 9:03 am
T-Mobile Says Binge On Customers Are Streaming Twice As Much Video, Adds Amazon Video Support

TechCrunch reports "Today, T-Mobile added support for a few streaming services that were notably missing from their selection of nearly 40 existing services. Online video addicts can now also stream Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW, and their favorite wrestling moments for the WWE Network without cutting into their data plans.". Read More

FilmOn Buys CinemaNow Movie, TV Digital Storefront
/ January 27, 2016 11:41 am
FilmOn Buys CinemaNow Movie, TV Digital Storefront

Variety reports "Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CinemaNow will continue to operate its direct-to-consumer transactional video-on-demand business, which offers 55,000 premium movies and TV episodes to rent or own from studios including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, eOne, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros.". Read More

Big Viking Games Acquires Mobile Marketing Startup Gallop Labs
/ January 27, 2016 11:35 am
Big Viking Games Acquires Mobile Marketing Startup Gallop Labs

TechCrunch reports "In the press release announcing the acquisition, Big Viking CEO Albert Lai (previously co-founder of Kontagent and also an investor in Gallop) said the team’s “proven track record of turning data into actionable audience insights will help us provide more engaging gameplay experiences for our existing players.” Lai told me that six team members will be joining Big Viking, representing “the majority” of Gallop’s headcount.". Read More

Legendary Entertainment Acquires Stake in Digital Startup 3BlackDot
/ January 27, 2016 11:26 am
Legendary Entertainment Acquires Stake in Digital Startup 3BlackDot

Variety reports "Legendary Entertainment, driving deeper into gaming culture, has acquired a multimillion-dollar equity stake in video-game and entertainment startup studio 3BlackDot. The studio’s investment comes on the heels of the announcement this month of Legendary’s acquisition by Dalian Wanda, a Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate, for $3.5 billion.". Read More

Games investments took a big dip in 2015, but esports and VR are coming on strong
/ January 27, 2016 11:10 am
Games investments took a big dip in 2015, but esports and VR are coming on strong

VentureBeat reports "Games have had a volatile history when it comes to venture investments. From 2008 to 2010, the rise of casual and social games by companies such as Zynga spurred a lot of new investment. Facebook gaming took off, but missteps in the business model led to investor dissatisfaction and a slowdown in investments, CB Insights said.". Read More

Amazon Will Join Super Bowl Ad Roster For The First Time
/ January 27, 2016 9:18 am
Amazon Will Join Super Bowl Ad Roster For The First Time

Variety reports "Amazon will take to the Super Bowl for the first time to tout the advantages of using “Alexa,” the personal Amazon Echo digital assistant it unveiled in 2014 – and appears to have enlisted actor Alec Baldwin and football great Dan Marino to help it achieve its goals.". Read More

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