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The global trends shaping the TV industry today, brought to you by the MIP Markets team (MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIP Digital Fronts, MIPDoc, MIPFormats & MIPJunior)
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Netflix continues its attack on premium cable with Weinstein Company deal

Netflix continues its attack on premium cable with Weinstein Company deal | TV Trends | Scoop.it
While Netflix's original programming has garnered the lion's share of attention lately, the company is steadily building up its arsenal of licensed content — and now Variety reports that the...
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Viacom revives Paramount Television studio, eyeing multiple platforms - Los Angeles Times

Viacom revives Paramount Television studio, eyeing multiple platforms - Los Angeles Times | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Viacom revives Paramount Television studio, eyeing multiple platforms
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Although Paramount lacks a TV distribution network, it intends to develop projects for some of Viacom's cable channels, including MTV, Powell said.
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Netflix Is Hot. The Competition Is Not. Yet. | TIME.com

Netflix Is Hot. The Competition Is Not. Yet. | TIME.com | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Netflix's profit quadrupled but Wall Street was looking for stronger subscriber growth.

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Exclusive: Apple Pitches Ad-Skipping for New TV Service

Apple has a new trick up its sleeve as it tries to launch a long-awaited television service: technology that allows viewers to skip commercials and that pays media companies for the skipped views.F...
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French social TV activity quadruples over the season | Rapid TV News

French social TV activity quadruples over the season | Rapid TV News | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The activity of social TV in France has quadrupled over the 2012-2013 season according to research firm NPA Conseil.
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Twitter twister: why did 'Sharknado' take a huge bite out of the internet?

Twitter twister: why did 'Sharknado' take a huge bite out of the internet? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A TV movie about shark-infested tornadoes took the internet by storm last night, marking one of the most bizarre social media events in recent memory. Syfy’s Sharknado, a disaster film starring...
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Jen Begeal's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:17 PM
I haven't watched it yet so I can't comment on the content, however the fact that a low-budget, made-for-tv, horror/action flick made such a media splash (pun intended, of course) speaks volumes to our collective taste and engagement habits. I don't know if I should laugh, or cry...
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Why the miniseries is the future of television

Why the miniseries is the future of television | TV Trends | Scoop.it
There are a lot of great television shows right now, and viewers are starting to be overwhelmed by all of their options, says Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment.
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The BBC will take a three-year hiatus from creating new 3D programming at the end of this year

The BBC will take a three-year hiatus from creating new 3D programming at the end of this year | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The BBC is the latest television broadcaster to abandon 3D programming, after admitting that the technology and associated content has failed to take off in the UK.

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First HBO & ESPN, now Time Warner Cable channels said to be coming to Apple TV

First HBO & ESPN, now Time Warner Cable channels said to be coming to Apple TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Apple is said to be making progress in bringing channels with Time Warner Cable content to its set-top box. But access will be restricted to the cable company’s subscribers only.
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LatAm Pay-TV Market Continues to Boom

LatAm Pay-TV Market Continues to Boom . BUENOS AIRES, July 2: According to analysis from Dataxis, the pay-TV market of the seven biggest territories in Latin America will total 98.32 million subscribers in 2018, equaling a penetration of 68.1...
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So what is behind all this talk of cable TV consolidation?

So what is behind all this talk of cable TV consolidation? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Internet is abuzz with news stories of pending media mergers and rumors of cable company consolidations are doing the rounds on Wall Street. Most importantly cable cowboy John Malone is back in action.
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Argentina leads TV format exports in Latin America | Rapid TV News

Argentina is the largest exporter of TV formats among Latin American countries, according to the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA), which provides protection and information for audiovisual producers and distributors.
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Second-screen TV heats up for Viacom, Twitter, Shazam and Gracenote

Second-screen TV heats up for Viacom, Twitter, Shazam and Gracenote | TV Trends | Scoop.it
New attempts to reach smartphone and tablet-using viewers, and measure their engagement too. By Stuart Dredge
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21st Century Fox Buys into Vice Media

21st Century Fox Buys into Vice Media . NEW YORK, August 19: 21st Century Fox has purchased a 5-percent stake in Vice Media, which has assets spanning print, online video and TV production, for $70 million.
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Twitter’s One-Two Punch Now Lets All US Advertisers Target People Who Just Saw Their TV Commercials | TechCrunch

Twitter’s One-Two Punch Now Lets All US Advertisers Target People Who Just Saw Their TV Commercials | TechCrunch | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Hit 'em with a television commercial, then with a Twitter ad to really drive the message home. That's the promise of Twitter's TV Ad Targeting it's rolling out to all US advertisers today after its beta launch in May.
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Netflix hits it big with Emmy nominations for House of Cards and Arrested Development

Netflix hits it big with Emmy nominations for House of Cards and Arrested Development | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix hit a big milestone Thursday morning as its original drama House of Cards was nominated for nine Emmy awards and Arrested Development was nominated for three.
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Hulu off the market: Fox, Disney and NBC to maintain ownership

Hulu off the market: Fox, Disney and NBC to maintain ownership | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Well, we've been waiting to hear who would wind up purchasing the struggling Hulu, and now we know -- nobody! Instead the service will see an infusion of
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PSY becomes only the third artist to reach 3 billion views on his YouTube channel

PSY becomes only the third artist to reach 3 billion views on his YouTube channel | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Korean pop star PSY took the world by storm with Gangnam Style last year, and the Kpop sensation's star power doesn't seem to have diminished at all -- with his YouTube channel passing ...
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Why Pay TV Will Pay Big Money for Hulu (Analysis)

Why Pay TV Will Pay Big Money for Hulu (Analysis) | TV Trends | Scoop.it
It's all about defense for DirecTV, Peter Chernin and AT&T and even Time Warner Cable, which are still in the hunt for the streaming service -- while a bid from private equity powerhouses Guggenheim Digital Media and KKR falls out.
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Fox expands into Africa

Fox expands into Africa | TV Trends | Scoop.it
RRSat has entered into a long-term agreement with Fox International Channels (FIC) to support the broadcast of its French channels throughout Africa. FIC is expanding to the continent with RRsat’s ...
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How Kids Will Help Decide the Future of Television | TIME.com

How Kids Will Help Decide the Future of Television | TIME.com | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Will someone please think of the children? In the ongoing battle for the future of the living room, that's exactly what Netflix and Amazon are doing.
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British Viewers Embracing Catch-Up TV

British Viewers Embracing Catch-Up TV . LONDON, July 1: Catch-up TV currently accounts for a fifth of TV viewing in the U.K., according to the first-ever YouView census into national television habits for 2013..
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3D Dead? Don’t Count It Out Just Yet

3D Dead? Don’t Count It Out Just Yet | TV Trends | Scoop.it
3D isn’t dead, but it has plateaued and is going to be stuck at about this level until the technology improves.
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Ericsson beefs up its media services business with the acquisition of Red Bee Media

Ericsson beefs up its media services business with the acquisition of Red Bee Media | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Sweden's Ericsson is doubling down on its digital media business after it announced that it has agreed to buy UK-headquartered Red Bee Media for an undisclosed sum.

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BitTorrent lashes out against 'Game of Thrones' piracy 'myth'

BitTorrent lashes out against 'Game of Thrones' piracy 'myth' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
BitTorrent Inc, the company that maintains development of the popular peer-to-peer filesharing protocol, is tired of its technology being associated with piracy. Specifically, it's lashing out...
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