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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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Facebook’s New Video Ads Are a Twist on TV’s Commercial Break

Facebook’s New Video Ads Are a Twist on TV’s Commercial Break | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Facebook has seen video consumption across its service explode in recent years, leaving many to question how it plans to extract revenue from all that user attention. TV-like commercial breaks could be the answer.
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Nielsen's latest survey tries to soothe the fears of the TV industry

Nielsen's latest survey tries to soothe the fears of the TV industry | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Nielsen's latest audience report says traditional TV still beats mobile video by a landslide, but the numbers are a little fishy
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HBO's Real-Life Game of Thrones: The Fight to Stay Rich, on Top and Score Bill Simmons - Hollywood Reporter

HBO's Real-Life Game of Thrones: The Fight to Stay Rich, on Top and Score Bill Simmons - Hollywood Reporter | TV Trends | Scoop.it
It was two years ago, on May 30, 2013, that Richard Plepler stood onstage at a New York media conference and declared that he had no plans to upend the cable ecosystem with a broadband-only version of HBO. "For right now," the CEO said, "we have the right model for our business." The comment echoed one that his boss, Time...
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Young Murdoch Views TV as ‘Real Killer App’ in a New Digital World

Young Murdoch Views TV as ‘Real Killer App’ in a New Digital World | TV Trends | Scoop.it
James Murdoch, in partnership with his brother, Lachlan Murdoch, will be responsible for steering 21st Century Fox through the digital disruption of the 21st century.
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Netflix Analyst on Subscribers in Southern Europe, Japan - Hollywood Reporter

Netflix Analyst on Subscribers in Southern Europe, Japan - Hollywood Reporter | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Cowen analyst John Blackledge in a report on Tuesday estimated that Netflix would have more than 1 million subscribers in Italy, Spain and Portugal, where it will launch in October, by the end of 2015.
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NBC Tries New Streaming Plan with 'Aquarius' - VideoInk

NBC Tries New Streaming Plan with 'Aquarius' - VideoInk | TV Trends | Scoop.it
NBC is exploring the "binge" model popularized by Netflix with its new original series "Aquarius."
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Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Analysts say the bid will turn the telco giant into a vertically integrated company with a massive platform to increase its content distribution.
Amandine Cassi's insight:

AOL acquisition by Verizon  helps to foster “a global multi-screen network platform,” via @StreamDaily 

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'The Mindy Project' Cancelled at Fox: May Move to Hulu for New Seasons

'The Mindy Project' Cancelled at Fox: May Move to Hulu for New Seasons | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Fox has decided not to move forward with "The Mindy Project," after three seasons, Variety has learned. However, Hulu is in talks with Universal Television, the studio behind the Mindy Kaling-starr...
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Hulu Secures Exclusive Deal To Stream All Future AMC Shows

Hulu Secures Exclusive Deal To Stream All Future AMC Shows | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Hulu has secured a deal that will allow them to stream all of AMC's future programming exclusively, starting with the upcoming spinoff series "Fear the Walking Dead," along with select FX shows to be announced.
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Is DeStorm Facebook's First Video Star?

Is DeStorm Facebook's First Video Star? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
DeStorm Power has rolled up 790,000 likes on Facebook, and as he gets more followers, he continues to build his audience wherever his fans are.
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Maker Studios to Go Streaming on CanalPlay in France - VideoInk

Maker Studios content will soon be available via an on-demand channel on the French pay-TV giant’s subscription streaming service, CanalPlay.
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'The Jinx' Ushers in Golden Age for Documentaries, Fueled By Netflix Push

'The Jinx' Ushers in Golden Age for Documentaries, Fueled By Netflix Push | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The success of "The Jinx" and Netflix's push into documentaries has helped fuel a resurgence of interest in non-fiction filmmaking and television programs.
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HBO, Showtime, and Sony want to buy fast lanes for their web TV services

Online television is taking off in a major way, and now some of the biggest providers are looking for assurances that they can keep delivering their content reliably. According to The Wall Street...
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Europe
Makes Pay TV Grow

Europe<br/>Makes Pay TV Grow | TV Trends | Scoop.it
According to a study by SNL Kagan, the revenue of Pay TV business continues to grow in key markets along Europe making them more and more attractive for US programmers facing increasing costs in home markets. 
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Popcorn Time for iOS passes 1 million downloads on non-jailbroken devices

Popcorn Time for iOS passes 1 million downloads on non-jailbroken devices | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Popcorn Time is starting a revolution.
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You’re shooting video wrong and other lessons from Snapchat - Digiday

You’re shooting video wrong and other lessons from Snapchat - Digiday | TV Trends | Scoop.it
We read the Adweek cover story about Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel so you don't have to.
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'The Jinx' Duo Reflect on Robert Durst, Making Documentaries for TV by Debra Birnbaum / Variety

'The Jinx' Duo Reflect on Robert Durst, Making Documentaries for TV by Debra Birnbaum / Variety | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Talk about a surprise ending! By capturing murder suspect Robert Durst's surprise confession on tape - 'What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course?'
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Vimeo Launches Subscription VOD -- But It's Not Like Netflix For Now

Vimeo Launches Subscription VOD -- But It's Not Like Netflix For Now | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Internet-video site Vimeo has rolled out a set of features to let creators offer monthly subscription-based on-demand services -- but the new tools aren't going to result in anything that looks lik...
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Backlash Brewing Against Binge TV as 'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Speaks Out

Backlash Brewing Against Binge TV as 'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Speaks Out | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A version of this story first appeared in the June 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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German television's new dawn

German television's new dawn | TV Trends | Scoop.it
IF IT wasn’t for Germany, the best of Scandinavia’s recent television dramas—“The Killing”, “Wallander”, “The Bridge”—might never have been made....
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Europe Unveils Plans for Digital Single Market

Europe Unveils Plans for Digital Single Market | TV Trends | Scoop.it
After months of debate, Europe on Wednesday unveiled its plans to create a digital single market, uniting industries and consumers online across all 28 EU countries.
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Netflix Ratings Revealed: New Data Sheds Light on Original Series’ Audience Levels

Netflix Ratings Revealed: New Data Sheds Light on Original Series’ Audience Levels | TV Trends | Scoop.it
One of the media business’s best-kept secrets isn’t entirely confidential after all: Netflix audience ratings. Select content companies have been turning to San Diego-based Luth Research, which has...
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The Future May Belong to Web and Mobile Video, but TV Will Survive

The Future May Belong to Web and Mobile Video, but TV Will Survive | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Television is dead! Long live television! This, the ancient cry of royal succession, is entirely appropriate to herald what's happening right now—literally before our eyes—to the medium of television.
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MIPTV ’15: Warner Bros. takes “500 Questions” to Cannes

MIPTV ’15: Warner Bros. takes “500 Questions” to Cannes | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The game show, exec produced by Mark Burnett (left) and created by Mike Darnell (right), will be previewed in Cannes at an exclusive event to be attended by the duo.
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ZDFE names MIPDoc pitch competition jury

ZDFE names MIPDoc pitch competition jury | TV Trends | Scoop.it
German distributor ZDF Enterprises has revealed the jury members headed to next month's MIPDoc Co-Production Pitch Competition at the Cannes documentary market. (Pictured: ZDFE.factual VP Ralf Rueckauer)
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