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Polish pay-TV broadcaster Polcast Television has two new channels to fill, one being a documentary net about water, writes Michael Pickard.

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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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German VOD market to grow to €750m

German VOD market to grow to €750m | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The total turnover in the German video-on-demand (VOD) market will rise to around €750 million by 2019. With a yearly growth of around 50%, subscription offerings (S-VOD) will record the strongest ...
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Bhaalu cloud TV service deemed legal in Belgium

Bhaalu cloud TV service deemed legal in Belgium | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A court in Hassalt ruled that the cloud TV service Bhaalu is legal and may continue offering its services. M7 had sued Right Brain Interface, the company behind Bhaalu, for illegal use of the broad...
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BBC opens doors to private producers | The Times

BBC opens doors to private producers | The Times | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The BBC will outsource the making of hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of TV programmes to commercial producers to save money
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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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Rupert Murdoch’s Time Warner bid: media giants bulk up for digital battle

Rupert Murdoch’s Time Warner bid: media giants bulk up for digital battle | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Mark Sweney: $80bn offer could spark fresh consolidation, as traditional media face competition from Netflix, Google, Amazon and Apple
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FIFA’s World Cup final breaks social media records

FIFA’s World Cup final breaks social media records | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The final World Cup match was the biggest social event ever for Facebook.
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Orange to launch HDMI dongle to combat Netflix

Orange to launch HDMI dongle to combat Netflix | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Orange is launching its own HDMI dongle called Orangecast offering a multitude of OTT services. Modelled on Google's Chromecast, the dongle will offer access to the VOD service of Orange Cinema Ser...
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