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Netflix extends UK deal with Fox - TBI Vision

Netflix extends UK deal with Fox - TBI Vision | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix in the UK and Ireland has acquired Homeland and American Horror Story from Fox, extending an existing programming agreement between the pair. The deal with the Hollywood studio’s TV sales arm, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, give Netflix two seasons of espionage drama Homeland and also the first two…
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Lionsgate Nabs Worldwide Distribution Rights to 'The Smosh Movie' - VideoInk

Lionsgate Nabs Worldwide Distribution Rights to 'The Smosh Movie' - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Lionsgate Nabs Worldwide Distribution Rights to ‘The Smosh Movie’

Sahil Patel / Sep 18, 2014


Lionsgate has acquired worldwide distribution rights for “The Smosh Movie,” a new feature-length comedy film starring Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, better known on YouTube as Smosh.

Financed and produced by Defy Media, which represents Hecox and Padilla and owns the Smosh brand, and AwesomenessTV, “The Smosh Movie” is described as a “high-concept ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ for 2014,” which makes sense since the film was directed by “Bill & Ted” helmer Alex Winter.

In the film, an embarrassing video of Padilla surfaces online right before his fifth high-school reunion. Needing to alter or remove the video before it ruins his chance to reconnect with a high school crush, Padilla and Hecox jump through a portal on to YouTube to find the clip.

Along the way, the duo will encounter numerous other YouTube stars, including Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Shane Dawson, and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval. These online stars, which collectively reach more than 32 million subscribers, join a diverse cast that also includes Jillian Nelson, Brittany Ross, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Michael Ian Black.

Written by Eric Falconer (“How I Met Your Mother”), “The Smosh Movie” was executive produced by Brett Boutier, Joe Davola, Barry Blumberg, and Shauna Palin. AwesomenessTV chief Brian Robbins served as producer.

The film was partially shot at YouTube Space LA.

For Lionsgate, which has an equity stake in Defy Media, this is the latest deal to expand its reach in digital. The studio also has a first-look deal with another YouTube star, Freddie Wong and his Rocket Jump Studios, to create original, long-form content for online audiences, as well as a film project in the works with AwesomenessTV and YouTube pranksters The Janoskians.

“The SMOSH Movie brings to life a YouTube comedy franchise beloved by fans around the world and reflects our commitment to extend storytelling in exciting new directions that reach today’s digital audience,” said Lionsgate’s president of acquisitions & co-productions Jason Constantine in a statement. “We’re delighted to extend our relationship with the versatile and incredibly talented Brian Robbins, with whom we’re partnered on a range of film, television and digital properties, as well as to add one of Defy Media’s great digital properties to our roster.”

One of the most prolific content brands on YouTube, Smosh reaches a combined 30 million subscribers on the site across multiple channels. The comedy duo has also found success off platform, with a website that reaches 12 million monthly unique visitors and a slew of successful mobile games, apps, and music albums, according to Defy.

“The Smosh Movie” deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Constantine, SVP of acquisitions Eda Kowan, and EVP of business & legal affairs for acquisitions and co-productions Wendy Jaffe. AwesomenessTV was repped by UTA.
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How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse - Digiday

How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse - Digiday | TV Trends | Scoop.it
AOL has recently constructed one of the strongest digital video operations on the Internet.
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Netflix Launches its Movie and TV Streaming Service in Germany

Netflix Launches its Movie and TV Streaming Service in Germany | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix is slowly spreading its on-demand television and movie streaming service across Europe. After reaching the shores of France, the company today entered Germany in a bid to grow its user... Keep reading →
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Netflix Inks Carriage Deal with Bouygues on Launch Day in France - VideoInk

Netflix Inks Carriage Deal with Bouygues on Launch Day in France - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix launches in France today. The company has also inked a deal with Bouygues to integrate its service on to the telco giant's set-top boxes.
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Electus Exec Evan Bregman Joins Portal A to Head Original Content - VideoInk

Electus Exec Evan Bregman Joins Portal A to Head Original Content - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Digital studio Portal A has hired former Electus executive Evan Bregman to oversee its growing original content business.
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Microsoft Agrees to Buy 'Minecraft' Creator for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft Agrees to Buy 'Minecraft' Creator for $2.5 Billion | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Microsoft agreed to buy the company behind the hit videogame "Minecraft" for $2.5 billion, in an unlikely deal between an antiestablishment Swedish programmer and a tech giant seeking to focus on its strength in business software.
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Rhett & Link Predict the Future of Video on 'Ear Biscuits' - VideoInk

Rhett & Link Predict the Future of Video on 'Ear Biscuits' - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
This week on "Ear Biscuits with Rhett & Link," the duo predict the future of video and more by creating a 2014 time capsule...to "open" in 2024.
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Disney exec says Maker will be the next Marvel

Disney exec says Maker will be the next Marvel | TV Trends | Scoop.it
While Disney's library has been monetized extensively via SVOD, it hasn't scratched the surface with short-form, says CFO Jay Rasula.
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Viacom completes £450m acquisition of Channel 5

Viacom completes £450m acquisition of Channel 5 | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) on Wednesday confirmed it has completed its £450m takeover of UK broadcaster Channel 5 -...
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Youth are deserting TV, says Claire Enders - Campaign

Youth are deserting TV, says Claire Enders - Campaign | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Youth are deserting TV, says Claire Enders. Campaign, first for advertising & creative news
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Interestingly enough it has been seen in the past year there has been a significant drop in television viewing in the younger generation. This article discusses how traditional advertising media have been effected by technology advancements. Prime examples include the newspaper, and magazines which have been replaced with tablets and smartphones. The good news is that even though there is a decrease in television watching on a TV there is a consistent increase on people watching television on their devices. This shows that advertisers need to concentrate their focus on the new technology age and determine how best to target these consumers in this new media form. I find it interesting that this article talks about looking at these changes as a positive and not negative treating it as a new advertising opportunity. The article outlines how Youtube is a game changer in this category building an audience never seen before and Youtube can be viewed as an organisation to follow. 

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Digital Video Viewing Up, Traditional Trickles Down, Says Nielsen - VideoInk

Digital Video Viewing Up, Traditional Trickles Down, Says Nielsen - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
New data from Nielsen demonstrates that digital video viewing continues to trend upwards, as traditional TV viewing trickles down.
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Short-Form Videos...on Netflix? - VideoInk

Short-Form Videos...on Netflix? - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix is testing an update that could bring short-form clips (from movies and TV shows in its catalog) to the streaming service.
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5 Netflix Hacks Point to the Future of Content Immersion - PSFK

5 Netflix Hacks Point to the Future of Content Immersion - PSFK | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Streaming service harnesses the power of Oculus Rift and Philips smart lights to hack its own products
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Why Netflix Needs Europe - Hollywood Reporter

Why Netflix Needs Europe - Hollywood Reporter | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The European revolution will not be televised, but it will be available online.
Netflix launched in France on Monday, with services rolling out in Germany...
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WIGS Co-Creators Launch New Digital Studio, Backed by Some Big Names - VideoInk

WIGS Co-Creators Launch New Digital Studio, Backed by Some Big Names - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Meet Indigenous Media, a new production company founded by WIGS co-creators Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, and Jake Avnet, and backed by WPP, ITV, and others.
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Machinima Names Daniel Tibbets Chief Content Officer - VideoInk

Machinima Names Daniel Tibbets Chief Content Officer - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Machinima names its first-ever chief content officer: Daniel Tibbets, who joins the company from Bunim/Murray Productions.
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Programmatic Video Advertising on the Rise, Says New AOL Study - VideoInk

Programmatic Video Advertising on the Rise, Says New AOL Study - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A new study by AOL reports increased adoption of programmatic video advertising among buyers and sellers.
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Netflix begins fresh European push with France launch

Netflix begins fresh European push with France launch | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix has launched in France, it indicated on Monday morning with a tweet. This is the start of a major push into mainland Europe, with other countries such as Germany and Belgium also set to get Netflix this month – Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands have had it for a year or two. The firm…
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Endemol Beyond USA Hires Rico Martinez to Run Programming - VideoInk

Endemol Beyond USA Hires Rico Martinez to Run Programming - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Endemol Beyond USA has named Rico Martinez its new chief programming officer, overseeing content and programming efforts across multiple formats and genres.
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Time Warner And CBS Chiefs Say They're Considering Taking HBO And Showtime Direct To Consumers

Time Warner And CBS Chiefs Say They're Considering Taking HBO And Showtime Direct To Consumers | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Head feints? Perhaps. But in separate appearances at an investor conference today, Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes and CBS' Les Moonves seemed more open than they've been to the possibility of using HBO ...
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Arms Dealing Drama 'Runner' Gets Fox Cast-Contingent Pilot Order

Arms Dealing Drama 'Runner' Gets Fox Cast-Contingent Pilot Order | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Fox has given an off-cycle cast-contingent pilot order to drama, Runner, from Sander/Moses Prods., Peter Horton and 20th Century Fox TV. Based on the Turkish series Son, Runner is to guns what Traf...
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TV is increasingly for old people

TV is increasingly for old people | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The median age of a broadcast or cable television viewer during the 2013-2014 TV season was 44.4 years old, a 6 percent increase in age from four years earlier.
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Facebook's Latest Video Features Look a Lot Like YouTube - VideoInk

Facebook's Latest Video Features Look a Lot Like YouTube - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Facebook's newest features are making the social network look more and more like YouTube.
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Endemol Beyond USA Debuts New Channels for Scripted and Reality Series - VideoInk

Endemol Beyond USA Debuts New Channels for Scripted and Reality Series - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Endemol Beyond USA is launching to new digital channels which will focus on distributing original scripted series and reality series.
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