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CBS, Sky Enter Major Pan-European Deal For Showtime Programming
/ January 21, 2016 11:59 am
CBS, Sky Enter Major Pan-European Deal For Showtime Programming

Deadline Hollywood reports "Sky Atlantic is to become the exclusive home to Showtime programming in major European markets under Sky’s new long-term licensing agreement with CBS Corp. The deal covers all countries where Sky is present, including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, and has a reach of 21M subscribers. Previously, Sky has licensed select Showtime content from CBS on a program-by-program basis and the companies have been involved together as partners on gothic horror series Penny Dreadful. Sky Atlantic is already home to HBO programming through 2020, and this deal will increase its offer considerably while marking another step in Showtime’s global expansion." . Read More

Facebook Never Wants You to Wait to Stream Its Videos—Even In VR
/ January 21, 2016 11:54 am
Facebook Never Wants You to Wait to Stream Its Videos—Even In VR

Wired reports "In 2015, video arguably became Facebook’s top priority. Now the company wants to make sure it can serve up those videos in your News Feed as quickly as possible, whether they’re the traditional flat version or the VR videos of the future. To make that possible, Facebook today is revealing new video technology it says will more efficiently channel high-quality 360-degree videos." . Read More

IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit
/ January 21, 2016 11:29 am
IBM Confirms Acquisition Of UStream, Forms New Cloud Video Unit

TechCrunch reports "IBM confirmed that it has acquired video conferencing service UStream this morning. With several cloud video acquisitions in tow, the company also announced it was forming a new cloud video services unit. Fortune first reported the UStream purchase and reports peg the purchase price at $130 million. IBM would not confirm that amount.". Read More

GoPro Plans Layoffs, Entertainment Head Zander Lurie Resigns
/ January 14, 2016 11:13 am
GoPro Plans Layoffs, Entertainment Head Zander Lurie Resigns

The Hollywood Reporter reports "GoPro is planning layoffs following lower than expected sales of its signature action cameras. The company announced Wednesday that it will cut its headcount by 7 percent. That represents about 105 of its more than 1,500 employees. GoPro also said that Zander Lurie, who has served as senior vp entertainment since November 2014, has resigned.". Read More

This YouTube channel makes more money from paid subscriptions than YouTube ads
/ December 21, 2015 11:07 am
This YouTube channel makes more money from paid subscriptions than YouTube ads

Digiday reports "Most people watch Black&Sexy TV on YouTube, where it has nearly 118,000 subscribers. But as a smaller channel, YouTube advertising doesn’t bring in enough to support the type of content that Black&Sexy TV aims to make, which are well-produced, scripted comedies and dramas. For instance, last year Black&Sexy TV only made $35,000 from YouTube advertising.". Read More

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22-Year-Old Launching Harlem’s First VC Fund
/ December 4, 2015 1:15 pm
22-Year-Old Launching Harlem’s First VC Fund

TechCrunch reports "John Henry, the 22-year-old founder of accelerator program Cofound Harlem, has announced Cofound Ventures, Harlem’s first venture capital fund. Cofound Ventures, which will officially launch next year, is looking to raise a total of $8 million, with $3 million going toward running the nine-month accelerator and funding startup stipends, and $5 million toward further funding Cofound Harlem startups.". Read More

The Orchard Acquires Classic Rock Catalogue Shrapnel Label Group
/ November 20, 2015 11:18 am
The Orchard Acquires Classic Rock Catalogue Shrapnel Label Group

A third of the 35-year old label’s releases to be made available digitally for the first time, including music from Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen and more. Read More

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