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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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YouTube's new Los Angeles complex 'a wonderland' for aspiring film-makers

YouTube's new Los Angeles complex 'a wonderland' for aspiring film-makers | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Space LA fitted out with professional stages and technology for creators who have outgrown their bedrooms and garages
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‘South Park’ Creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone to Launch Own Studio

‘South Park’ Creators Trey Parker, Matt Stone to Launch Own Studio | TV Trends | Scoop.it
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have formed their own production studio, Important Studios, that will allow them to pursue film, TV and theater projects, including a possible movie version of “The Book of Mormon,”...
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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to Exit

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to Exit | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Jason Kilar, CEO of digital content platform Hulu for more than five years, will resign his post before March 31 along with chief technology officer Rich Tom.
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OTT to curb piracy in 2013

OTT to curb piracy in 2013 | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The rise of over-the-top video services like Netflix will lead to declines in web piracy this year, according to research firm Strand Consult.
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Feast Your Eyes on This Unofficial “Walking Dead” Christmas Special

Feast Your Eyes on This Unofficial “Walking Dead” Christmas Special | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Have yourself a dirty, zombie-filled Christmas, with no cranberry sauce. Glenn, Carl, Maggie, and the rest of the gang from AMC’s The Walking Dead are coming home for the holidays.
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Viral Sensation 'Honey Boo Boo' Earns Spot on Barbara Walters' 'Fascinating People' List

Viral Sensation 'Honey Boo Boo' Earns Spot on Barbara Walters' 'Fascinating People' List | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Reality TV star Honey Boo Boo, who first became a web sensation in January, has earned a spot on Barbara Walters' list of top 10 most-fascinating people.
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Leslie Moonves sees changes ahead in ad biz - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety

Leslie Moonves sees changes ahead in ad biz - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Jeff Bewkes was grilled about cable's bundles. Leslie Moonves was pressed about the shifts in primetime viewing patterns this fall.
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Music Doc Filmmakers Increasingly Looking to Kickstarter for Funding

Music Doc Filmmakers Increasingly Looking to Kickstarter for Funding | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Music documentary filmmakers are increasingly turning to the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter to fund their projects.
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Runnette takes top job at Nat Geo TV

Runnette takes top job at Nat Geo TV | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Brooke Runnette has taken the top job at National Geographic Television just weeks after she came on board as a VP.
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BBC Names Paul Dempsey Interim CEO of BBC Worldwide

BBC Names Paul Dempsey Interim CEO of BBC Worldwide | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LONDON - The BBC said Monday that it has named Paul Dempsey interim CEO of BBC Worldwide.
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Maker Studios lands USD40m for video clip distribution :: StrategyEye - Industry Intelligence

Maker Studios lands USD40m for video clip distribution :: StrategyEye - Industry Intelligence | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Maker Studios has raised USD40m in a financing round led by Time Warner Investments. The company makes and distributes video clips for YouTube. In a previous round, it had raised USD4m from GRP Partners and Greycroft Partners. The company is based in California.

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MIPCOM 2012: Angry Birds and the Second Screen Content Boom | AWN | Animation World Network

MIPCOM 2012: Angry Birds and the Second Screen Content Boom | AWN | Animation World Network | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Catherine Morrissey reports on the growing importance of second screen and new media platforms for TV animation producers.
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TV and newspapers report decline in ad revenues during Olympics

TV and newspapers report decline in ad revenues during Olympics | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Television advertising spend fell by £200m during the summer period, but outdoor ads were boosted by 25%. By Mark Sweney
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Amazon’s LoveFilm inks NBCUniversal deal for US TV shows, including The Office and 30 Rock

Amazon’s LoveFilm inks NBCUniversal deal for US TV shows, including The Office and 30 Rock | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LoveFilm, has announced a partnership with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution in a new deal that will see on-demand access given to a slew of American television series, including ...
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Universal Pictures and HBO Extend Film Output Deal

Universal Pictures and HBO Extend Film Output Deal | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Universal Pictures has renewed its domestic output deal with HBO, which will keep the studio's movies - as well as those from Focus Features - coming to the premium cable service for several more years.
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2012 Year in Review | Home Media Magazine

2012 Year in Review | Home Media Magazine | TV Trends | Scoop.it
UltraViolet gets retail support with the launches of the disc-to-digital program at Walmart and a compatible service at Barnes & Noble, giving the platform more consumer awareness.
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Maker Studios casts Time Warner Investments as the lead in its $36M Series C round

Maker Studios casts Time Warner Investments as the lead in its $36M Series C round | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The YouTube ecosystem has never been healthier, with more high quality content being produced and larger audiences tuning in that ever before. At the same time, there’s a class warfare developing....
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Twitter Blog: Coming Soon: Nielsen Twitter TV Rating

Share and discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
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Disney inks exclusive deal with Netflix - Entertainment News, Technology News, Media - Variety

Disney inks exclusive deal with Netflix - Entertainment News, Technology News, Media - Variety | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix has opened up its wallet to lock down a new digital streaming deal with the Walt Disney Co. that gives it exclusive access to new and catalog titles from the Mouse House during the pay TV window in the U.S.
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Da Vinci on Transmedia

Da Vinci on Transmedia | TV Trends | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading a bit about the genius that was Leonardo Da Vinci these past weeks; his life, his innovations and his pure brilliance. I will admit this might have something to do with me playing...
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CEA Researcher: Growth In Tablet Market Could Make TVs the Second Screen

CEA Researcher: Growth In Tablet Market Could Make TVs the Second Screen | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Is the tablet ready to move from being the second screen to the primary screen?
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Cutting the cord UK-style: can the Brits succeed where the US has failed?

Cutting the cord UK-style: can the Brits succeed where the US has failed? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The idea of cord cutting — replacing your cable or satellite contracts with web services — remains an aspirational goal to many. In the US, thanks to services like Hulu Plus and Netflix,...
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Talpa forms China joint venture

Talpa forms China joint venture | TV Trends | Scoop.it
John de Mol's Talpa Media has set up a joint venture with News Corp-backed Chinese production company Puji Star Media to target the local television business.
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Streaming erodes TV’s primetime | Advanced Television

If traditions of TV viewing from decades past have held in any time period, primetime seems the most likely candidate. But a new GfK paper on trends in US primetime shows that Generation Y (ages 13 to 32) is 30 per cent less likely to be watching a TV network or channel “live” in the crucial first hour of primetime than they were four years ago.

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