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The global trends shaping the TV industry today, brought to you by the MIP Markets team (MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIPCube, MIPDoc, MIPFormats & MIPJunior)
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Why Is Pinterest Poking Around In TV Land?

Why Is Pinterest Poking Around In TV Land? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The battle for the living room is on, with tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and social kings Facebook and Twitter all jockeying for your attention on the TV screen.
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NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time

NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time | TV Trends | Scoop.it
As multi-tasking during TV viewing becomes more popular, social TV sidekick app Zeebox launches in the US with investment and support from Comcast, NBC and more lined up, as it goes head-on with Yahoo's Intonow.
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Alphanim Scores Sales Ahead of MIPCOM

Alphanim Scores Sales Ahead of MIPCOM | TV Trends | Scoop.it

French production house Alphanim has announced a raft of recent sales for several of its properties across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Brazil—including Pok & Mok, a 2D co-production with France TV and Canal+ which the company will be highlighting...

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Twitter Airs Entire TV Episode A Week Before Its Broadcast Date

Twitter Airs Entire TV Episode A Week Before Its Broadcast Date | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Fox TV has teamed up with Twitter to show the season premiere of one of its shows in its entirety a week before its broadcast date. The first episode of the third season of Raising Hope is available now until 11.59 p.m.
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Justin Timberlake Tries to Bring Sexy Back to Myspace

Justin Timberlake Tries to Bring Sexy Back to Myspace | TV Trends | Scoop.it
I can't believe I'm typing these words, but the new Myspace redesign is bringing sexy back. Gone are the glitter unicorn backgrounds that made the interface impossible to view or navigate.
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Hulu Plus gets "Raw", signs exclusive deal with WWE

Hulu Plus gets "Raw", signs exclusive deal with WWE | TV Trends | Scoop.it
TV's most action-packed willful suspension of disbelief is coming to Hulu Plus: Hulu has signed an exclusive agreement with WWE to distribute its TV content, including shows like Raw and Smackdown the day after they air on networks like USA and Syfy.
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Abu Dhabi Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Strong U.S. Presence

Abu Dhabi Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Strong U.S. Presence | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LONDON – Benh Zeitin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Ruby Sparks and Beth Murphy's feature documentary The List are among the titles boosting U.S. presence at this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
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MIPCOM 2012: Sony Snaps up Business Reality TV Show Format

MIPCOM 2012: Sony Snaps up Business Reality TV Show Format | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LONDON – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has snapped up Irish factual entertainment format The Takeover, ahead of the upcoming international television market MIPCOM.
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BSkyB rebrands Parthenon as Sky Vision, to launch at MIPCOM - TBI Vision

BSkyB rebrands Parthenon as Sky Vision, to launch at MIPCOM - TBI Vision | TV Trends | Scoop.it

British pay operator BSkyB is rebranding Parthenon to Sky Vision following its acquisition of the international distributor.


The new company is launching at MIPCOM with a raft of documentary series including David Attenborough’s 4x1hour Kingdom of Plants and Galapagos, both of which are produced by Atlantic Productions.

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CBeebies backs soap toon

CBeebies backs soap toon | TV Trends | Scoop.it
UK preschool channel CBeebies is funding an animated series described by its head of production, animation and acquisitions as a "soap opera for kids."...
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Bret Easton Ellis, Josh Schwartz, Catherine Hardwicke Team for High School-Set Monster Drama at CW

Bret Easton Ellis, Josh Schwartz, Catherine Hardwicke Team for High School-Set Monster Drama at CW | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Bret Easton Ellis, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and their Fake Empire cohorts as well as Catherine Hardwicke are heading to work at The CW.

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"The Social Network" Producer Dana Brunetti to HBO Digital Exec: The Web Will Destroy You | TheWrap TV

"The Social Network" Producer Dana Brunetti to HBO Digital Exec: The Web Will Destroy You | TheWrap TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Dana Brunetti, a prominent Hollywood producer with a first-look deal at HBO, said Tuesday that web video will “destroy networks and conglomerates as we know it.”


Brunetti (pictured left), producer of “The Social Network” and president of Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, is co-producing the upcoming film version of the bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and producing David Fincher’s “House of Cards” for Netflix.

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“The Walking Dead” Takes a Bite Out of Facebook

“The Walking Dead” Takes a Bite Out of Facebook | TV Trends | Scoop.it

You know what’s cooler than a million zombie-loving Facebook fans? Ten million zombie-loving Facebook fans.

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Barnes & Noble launches Nook Video, including UltraViolet support

Barnes & Noble launches Nook Video, including UltraViolet support | TV Trends | Scoop.it
With the launch of Nook Video, Barnes & Noble will begin selling digital movies and TV episodes across devices. The company plans to release Nook Video apps, and the service will be available in the US and UK.
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zeebox Makes U.S. Debut with Game-changing TV Companion Experience; Launches for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and the Web | Social TV Apps - The Future of Multiplatform Television, Transmedia,...

zeebox Makes U.S. Debut with Game-changing TV Companion Experience; Launches for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and the Web | Social TV Apps - The Future of Multiplatform Television, Transmedia,... | TV Trends | Scoop.it

zeebox, the premier TV viewing companion, today launched its highly anticipated experience in the U. S. in partnership with many of the most influential media companies in television.

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Saban Brands acquires Digimon property | OnScreenAsia.com

Japan’s Toei Animation will handle distribution in Asia, while MarVista Entertainment will manage distribution outside the region.
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YouTube Show to Debut on Network Television [REPORT]

YouTube Show to Debut on Network Television [REPORT] | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Recipe Rehab, an online show that originated on YouTube, is making its network television debut.
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The Glue Society / Watch With Mother / Contagious Magazine

The Glue Society / Watch With Mother  / Contagious Magazine | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Australian creative collective goes digital-and-tablet to distribute its new dark sketch show.

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Egmont begins TV push with DHX

Egmont begins TV push with DHX | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Children's publisher Egmont UK will co-create content for TV and digital platforms as part of a new international creative drive, and has partnered with Canadian firm DHX Media on its first project.
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BBC Worldwide’s Ripper Street sends shivers along the Croisette

Canada and Norway pre buy Ripper Street ahead of MIPCOM 2012...
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Barlow feature in £10m YouView push

Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Barlow feature in £10m YouView push | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Long-delayed video-on-demand service aims replace Freeview as a subscription-free alternative to BSkyB and Virgin Media.
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'Prometheus,' 'Family Guy' Coming to YouTube

'Prometheus,' 'Family Guy' Coming to YouTube | TV Trends | Scoop.it

More than 600 Twentieth Century Fox TV shows and films will soon be making their way to YouTube and Google Play .

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Opus Animation gets wings

Opus Animation gets wings | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Canadian production company Buffalo Gal Pictures has teamed up with Opus Visual Effects to form a new animation studio in Manitoba.
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Tweet My TV Show slideshow: 10 tips for successful Social TV

Tweet My TV Show slideshow: 10 tips for successful Social TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Take Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. The show has been around 13 years, and though for kids, one-third of its audience is over 18. It’s got a massive following on Facebook with nearly 37 million fans, and more than 560,000 followers who see SpongeBob’s wisecracking daily tweets (“I’d love to be a rock star, but I just don’t have the pants for it”).

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Will.i.am at IBC: “If I was a broadcaster I would surround myself with code writers” | IP&TV News

Will.i.am at IBC: “If I was a broadcaster I would surround myself with code writers” | IP&TV News | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Will.i.am - Black Eyed Pea, entrepreneur and The Voice judge - used his star turn at this year's IBC Conference to tell a room full of technologists and broadcasters that they should stop obsessing about monetization and surround themselves with...

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