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Al Jazeera preps social news channel

Al Jazeera preps social news channel | TV Trends | Scoop.it
MIPCOM: Al Jazeera is launching an online news channel for social media platforms, the broadcaster announced at Mipcom today.
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MIPTV conference: multichannel networks stake claim to the future of TV

MIPTV conference: multichannel networks stake claim to the future of TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
YouTube and the importance of 'fanbases' as opposed to 'audiences' came to the fore at the MIPTV conference in Cannes. By Stuart Dredge
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Twitter stakes its claim as TV's ‘synchronised social soundtrack’

Twitter stakes its claim as TV's ‘synchronised social soundtrack’ | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Chief media scientist Deb Roy tells MIPTV conference ‘Twitter makes television better’ for viewers and advertisers alike. By Stuart Dredge
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'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Premiere Will Be Free on Xbox

'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Premiere Will Be Free on Xbox | TV Trends | Scoop.it
HBO will let all Microsoft Xbox users watch the first episode of "Game of Thrones" season four -- on track to become the most-pirated TV episode ever -- for free starting Tuesday. The episode will ...
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Jerry Springer: 'We had a holocaust before anyone had a television set'

Jerry Springer: 'We had a holocaust before anyone had a television set' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Hits back at critics: 'This concept that television has influenced human behaviour and the destruction of society is garbage'. By Stuart Dredge
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MIPTV: Netflix Cuts Multi-Territory Deal For BBC's 'The Musketeers'

MIPTV: Netflix Cuts Multi-Territory Deal For BBC's 'The Musketeers' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The BBC's big budget contemporary costume drama take on classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas, The Musketeers, which airs on BBC America is swashbuckling its way around the globe.
BBC Worldwide, the U.K. public broadcaster's commercial arm, said it has struck a deal with Netflix for multiple territories for the first season of 10 episodes and an order for the forthcoming second series.
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Macy's and Maker Studios Team Up to Co-Produce Competition Series - VideoInk

Macy's and Maker Studios Team Up to Co-Produce Competition Series - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Macy's teams with Maker Studios on a branded reality-competition series called "The Next Style Star."
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Amazon to Launch Free Streaming Service (Report)

Amazon to Launch Free Streaming Service (Report) | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Amazon is working on a free streaming media service as an alternative to its Prime Instant Video subscription, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. 
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Sony is closing Crackle UK amid increased competition from Netflix and Amazon

Sony is closing Crackle UK amid increased competition from Netflix and Amazon | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Crackle isn’t crackling anymore in the U.K.: The Sony-owned video service will close shop in the market by the beginning of April.
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Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million

Disney Buys Maker Studios In Deal Worth At Least $500 Million | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring Maker Studios, a top YouTube multichannel network, for $500 million with a performance-based earn-out of up to $450 million, the Mouse House announced. According to...
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LG launches webOS smart TV platform in Europe - Telegraph

LG launches webOS smart TV platform in Europe - Telegraph | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LG is releasing its webOS smart TV platform in Europe, alongside a host of new products
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Some Thoughts On The Latest Apple-Comcast Streaming TV Talks | TechCrunch

Some Thoughts On The Latest Apple-Comcast Streaming TV Talks | TechCrunch | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The Internet is abuzz tonight with a report from the Wall Street Journal that Apple and Comcast have been talking about a streaming, over-the-top video..
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Media General to Buy Lin Media for $1.6 Billion to Form Massive U.S. TV Broadcaster - TheWrap

Media General to Buy Lin Media for $1.6 Billion to Form Massive U.S. TV Broadcaster - TheWrap | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The media merger will create the second largest pure-play broadcast company in the United States
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ITV Takes Stake in Nordic VOD Channel Cirkus

ITV Takes Stake in Nordic VOD Channel Cirkus | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster ITV has taken a minority stake in Nordic on-demand channel Cirkus. The service showcases British TV series through program supply agreements with ITV Studios Global Enter...
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10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV

10 viewing trends for 2014 that will change the way we watch TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
From Twitter's 'social soundtrack' to self-made YouTube stars and Amazon turning future viewers into commissioners: the latest in interactive television trends
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MIPTV: 50 Cent Premieres Video to 'Big Rich Town' at 'Power' Premiere

MIPTV: 50 Cent Premieres Video to 'Big Rich Town' at 'Power' Premiere | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson gave international TV buyers an exclusive first look at the video to his latest single, "Big Rich Town," the theme song for Starz upcoming crime drama Power.
Jackson unspooled the video following Power's world premiere at the MIPTV international television market. The single drops Tuesday. Power premieres on Starz June 7. Jackson is an executive producer on Power.
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Great work from great thinkers much success

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MIPTV: History Is the Future for Documentary Producers

MIPTV: History Is the Future for Documentary Producers | TV Trends | Scoop.it
CANNES -- "History is doing really well for us," said Andrea Harrick, director of acquisitions at Blue Ant Media, which runs a bouquet of channels in Canada. Harrick, who was speaking Saturday at M...
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MIP: Digital Is Key to Content Creators

MIP: Digital Is Key to Content Creators | TV Trends | Scoop.it
As digital players continue to shape the traditional television landscape, the 51st edition of MIP TV plans to up the ante on showcasing multiscreen innovations, creating more synergies and opportu...
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U.K.'s Channel 4 to Invest in Int'l Co-productions

U.K.'s Channel 4 to Invest in Int'l Co-productions | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LONDON -- Channel 4 will invest in international drama co-productions as part of a new strategy, announced Thursday by head of drama, Piers Wenger, that boosts Channel 4’s commitment to original dr...
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Industry Data

Industry Data | TV Trends | Scoop.it

The cable industry provides more than incredible content; it contributes to the US economy and infrastructure in a variety of ways while delivering superior value to its audience.
Explore our interactive data gallery to discover information and metrics that reflect cable's impact and evolution.

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Cable and VOD Are Complementary, Not Exclusive, Says Comcast - Streaming Media Magazine

Cable and VOD Are Complementary, Not Exclusive, Says Comcast - Streaming Media Magazine | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Viewers aren't choosing on-demand services instead of cable, they're using both types of viewing to get more of what they enjoy, Comcast states.
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Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios

Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios | TV Trends | Scoop.it
By Disney standards, acquiring Maker Studios for less than $1 billion is chump change considering the eye-popping purchases the conglomerate has made over the years. But even when you consider the ...
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Emily Bockian's curator insight, March 27, 2:16 PM

Smart move in my opinion. MCNs and webseries are on the rise.

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Warner Bros. Is Buying a Stake in Struggling YouTube Net Machinima. Here's Why

Warner Bros. Is Buying a Stake in Struggling YouTube Net Machinima. Here's Why | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. is leading an $18 million investment in Machinima, the once-dominant videogame-focused YouTube multichannel network that has been bleeding money and losing millions of viewers. The fun...
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AT&T to Netflix: 'There Is No Free Lunch'

AT&T to Netflix: 'There Is No Free Lunch' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
AT&T's chief lobbyist, Jim Cicconi, pushed back at Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' criticism of Internet providers for seeking payments from content companies for carrying an improved signal. "As we...
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Sony's first original TV series for PlayStation will be 'Powers'

Sony's first original TV series for PlayStation will be 'Powers' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Sony announced that it would bring original television programming to the PlayStation 4 last year, but it's kept quiet on what those shows would be. Now Deadline and The Wall Street Journal are...
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Netflix's Reed Hastings Calls for Strong Net Neutrality

Netflix's Reed Hastings Calls for Strong Net Neutrality | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Weeks after Netflix announced a deal with Comcast to provide faster connections to its subscribers, the online streamer has come out against such deals. 
CEO Reed Hastings wrote on the company's blog that large Internet service providers such as Comcast and AT&T shouldn't be able to exact tolls from content distributors in exchange for better Internet. 
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