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BBC hails Voice success

The BBC has said that singing competition The Voice was BBC1's "biggest new entertainment series on record," despite a ratings drop in the second part of the season.
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Amazon 4K Streaming Is Coming in October – to Samsung TVs Only

Amazon 4K Streaming Is Coming in October – to Samsung TVs Only | TV Trends | Scoop.it
You can start streaming 4K content from Amazon Instant Video as soon as October — but only if you have a Samsung UltraHD aka 4K television set.
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Why Hollywood Can't Ignore Digital Distribution - VideoInk

Why Hollywood Can't Ignore Digital Distribution - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Recent data explains why Hollywood studios and networks are increasingly embracing digital distribution.
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Me: What kinds of shows do you like to watch on TV? Daughter: What's a TV?

Me: What kinds of shows do you like to watch on TV? Daughter: What's a TV? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The way my daughters watch what used to be called TV is fascinating: it happens anywhere, it’s YouTube and Vine and Twitch shows about playing Minecraft, and it’s all driven by the social community around those programs
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Here's a $600 Million Plan to Sell HBO on the Web

Here's a $600 Million Plan to Sell HBO on the Web | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Totally theoretical! But fun to think about it -- and more realistic than it would have been a couple months ago.
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Magna Global Cuts 2014 U.S. Ad Growth Forecast, Digital to Drive 2015 Growth

Magna Global Cuts 2014 U.S. Ad Growth Forecast, Digital to Drive 2015 Growth | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Magna Global cut its forecast for U.S. advertising revenue growth this year to 5.1% from 6% on Tuesday, because ad spending the first half of the year was weaker than expected. But the Interpublic-owned media buying and research firm expects the ad  market to bounce back in the second half of the year, and see its strongest growth rate in a decade in 2015.
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Emmy Countdown: Changing TV Models Put a Price on Prestige

Emmy Countdown: Changing TV Models Put a Price on Prestige | TV Trends | Scoop.it
For years, the popular response to the Emmys from network executives was that they were nice – an ego stroke to the talent, but inconsequential to the bottom line. Sure, there was that period in th...
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How the web is reshaping TV

How the web is reshaping TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
New services from Sky and the BBC show that the web is creeping into TV more than ever. But what does the future hold?
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TV Still Dominates World Media Use 08/21/2014

TV Still Dominates World Media Use 08/21/2014 | TV Trends | Scoop.it
TV Still Dominates World Media Use - 08/21/2014
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Watch Out, Twitter: Facebook Tiptoes Toward Social TV Throne - eMarketer

Watch Out, Twitter: Facebook Tiptoes Toward Social TV Throne - eMarketer | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Social TV successes don't happen as often as anyone would like them to, according to a new eMarketer report. Twitter is often the first platform people think of when it comes to social TV, but Facebook is gaining ground, making a stronger pitch to TV networks and their advertisers.
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TV Brain Drain: Development Season Off to Slow Start - Hollywood Reporter

TV Brain Drain: Development Season Off to Slow Start - Hollywood Reporter | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The doors are open, but where are the pitches?
That's the question asked in TV studio and network halls in recent weeks as executives grapple w...
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Murdoch 'resolute' over Time Warner

Murdoch 'resolute' over Time Warner | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch says he is 'resolute' in his decision to drop a bid for Time Warner, as 21st Century Fox reports better than expected results.
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"This Show Is Insane!" And That Means It's Working.

"This Show Is Insane!" And That Means It's Working. | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Crazy with a chance of sharknadoes: changes in the TV business and social media mean that insanity is a good ratings strategy.
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Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger - TBI Vision

Fox, Apollo plan Endemol, Shine, Core merger - TBI Vision | TV Trends | Scoop.it
21st Century Fox plans to create a joint venture with fund manager Apollo Global Management that would house a combined group of Endemol, Shine and CORE Media. Fox, Apollo plan to merge three major global production companies Move would bring Big Brother, MasterChef and Idol franchises together for first time…
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Pluto.TV Adds More Top Digital Video Players to Lineup - VideoInk

Pluto.TV Adds More Top Digital Video Players to Lineup - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Pluto.TV just announced the addition of several new channels to its network, all from well-known digital content companies...
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Future of Broadcast TV Under Scrutiny: 'Everyone Should Be Reevaluating' - TheWrap

Future of Broadcast TV Under Scrutiny: 'Everyone Should Be Reevaluating' - TheWrap | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The conclusion emerging is that over the long-term network television is a challenged business
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Netflix Orders First French Original Series - Hollywood Reporter

Netflix Orders First French Original Series - Hollywood Reporter | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix's international push continues.
The streaming network has ordered its first original French production, appropriately titled Marseille. The pr...
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MCNs -- Why Do They Matter? - VideoInk

MCNs -- Why Do They Matter? - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Multi-channel networks (MCNs) are the hottest ticket in the online video space -- but why do they matter? What makes them relevant and important?
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It's Official, Amazon Buys Twitch for Nearly $1B - VideoInk

It's Official, Amazon Buys Twitch for Nearly $1B - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Instead of going to Google/YouTube, Twitch might be sold to Amazon, which is in "late-stage" talks, according to a report.
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How Comedy Central became one of TV's best networks in just under two years

How Comedy Central became one of TV's best networks in just under two years | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Key & Peele showed the way, and then other shows, including Nathan For You and Broad City, followed.
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Comcast, Hoping to Hook Kids on Cable, Launches Internet-Based TV Service with 7 Colleges

Comcast, Hoping to Hook Kids on Cable, Launches Internet-Based TV Service with 7 Colleges | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Comcast has found a new bundling model to bring pay TV to the next generation of consumers: The cable giant is delivering an 80-channel package, streamed to computers, tablets and smartphones, for ...
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Walt Disney Company Signs Multiplatform Distribution Deal with Mediacom

Walt Disney Company Signs Multiplatform Distribution Deal with Mediacom | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Walt Disney Company Signs Multiplatform Distribution Deal with Mediacom
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Study: Advertisers Can’t Spend on TV Alone Anymore - Lost Remote

Study: Advertisers Can’t Spend on TV Alone Anymore - Lost Remote | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Study: Advertisers Can’t Spend on TV Alone Anymore
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How Amazon built a TV studio that’s finally challenging Netflix

How Amazon built a TV studio that’s finally challenging Netflix | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix may have had a big head start in streaming original series, but Amazon is quickly closing the gap. Amazon Studios launched in 2010 and produces original shows that can be streamed for free by the retail site’s more than 20 million Amazon Prime subscribers. It caught attention last year for releasing pilot episodes of its prospective shows online,...
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CBS to make direct-to-internet TV shows for services like Netflix and Amazon

CBS to make direct-to-internet TV shows for services like Netflix and Amazon | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The next hit original series on Netflix might be made by CBS. Network CEO Les Moonves revealed on an earnings call this week that CBS Studios is working on developing original television series...
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All3Media sold to Discovery and Liberty Global in deal worth £500m

All3Media sold to Discovery and Liberty Global in deal worth £500m | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Maker of Skins and Midsomer Murders bought by US media giants after an attempt to sell in 2011 failed. By Mark Sweney
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