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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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‘Buyouts’ Offer Indies Unique Path to Chinese Market

‘Buyouts’ Offer Indies Unique Path to Chinese Market | TV Trends | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that moviegoers in China can’t get enough of American-made films. Box-office receipts in the country grew by 35 percent last year alone, and more than half of all ticket sales came from foreign movies.
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How TV networks are battling the ever-growing wave of content piracy

How TV networks are battling the ever-growing wave of content piracy | TV Trends | Scoop.it
By and large, the entertainment industry continues to pull in big profits — but that hasn't stopped record labels and networks from continuing to fight against online content piracy, which...
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China's Enlight Media Reports 76.5 Percent Profit Increase for 2012

China's Enlight Media Reports 76.5 Percent Profit Increase for 2012 | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Chinese production company Enlight Media -- the producers of actor-director Xu Zheng’s box office record-breaker Lost in Thailand -- have announced a 76.5 percent year-on-year increase in net profit for 2012.
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TiVo Revenue Rises 33 Percent

TiVo Revenue Rises 33 Percent | TV Trends | Scoop.it
TiVo swung to a $16 million loss in the fourth quarter, but revenue rose 33 percent and exceeded management's guidance, sending shares slightly higher in after-hours trading.
TiVo reported revenue of $88.9 million, up from $66.5 million.
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FCC's Authority to Regulate Cable TV Competition Under Attack

FCC's Authority to Regulate Cable TV Competition Under Attack | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could be on the verge of a big decision that limits the ability of the Federal Communications Commission to make decisions that promote competition and diversity in cable programming.
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BT snaps up ESPN’s TV channels in the UK and Ireland

BT snaps up ESPN’s TV channels in the UK and Ireland | TV Trends | Scoop.it
News has just emerged that BT Group has acquired ESPN’s TV channels business in the UK and Ireland.

You may remember that BT won the football (soccer) rights for 38 English Premier ...
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How Disney's 'Paperman' turned old school animation into Oscar gold

How Disney's 'Paperman' turned old school animation into Oscar gold | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Disney's Paperman won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film Sunday night, marking a triumph not only for the studio, but for hand-drawn animation — a medium that seemed to be nearing extinction...
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Can Aereo Disrupt the TV Business?

Can Aereo Disrupt the TV Business? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The digital revolution has disrupted most traditional media: newspapers, magazines, books, record companies, radio. And what about television?
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L.A. County Movie/TV Employment at Highest Level in Four Years: Study

L.A. County Movie/TV Employment at Highest Level in Four Years: Study | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The movie and television production industries added more than 4,600 jobs in Los Angeles County last year, which is a gain of 3.7 percent over 2011, according to the annual Economic Forecast & Industry Outlook released Wednesday by the Los...
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CBS, Reliance Joint Venture Channel in India Broadens Reach With Hindi Feed

CBS, Reliance Joint Venture Channel in India Broadens Reach With Hindi Feed | TV Trends | Scoop.it
 
India's Reliance Broadcast Network and CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International have launched a Hindi feed of their joint venture English entertainment channel Big CBS Prime in the fast-growing Asian media market.
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Is ‘House of Cards’ a success? Social TV has the answer - Lost Remote

Is ‘House of Cards’ a success? Social TV has the answer - Lost Remote | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Is ‘House of Cards’ a success? Social TV has the answer
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Google launches YouTube TV channel with UK's Freesat

Google launches YouTube TV channel with UK's Freesat | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Google is partnering with the U.K. satellite-TV box Freesat to offer an HTML5 YouTube channel. Freesat, which is backed by the BBC and ITV, is a set-top satellite TV box that offers 180 channels and doesn’t require a monthly subscription.

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BBC iPlayer: tablet viewing requests nearly double in two months

BBC iPlayer: tablet viewing requests nearly double in two months | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Corporation hails 'step change' over Christmas as viewers turned to devices such as Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus 7. By Lisa O'Carroll
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Comcast Cable Boss Talks Rising Content Costs, Pay-TV Sub Trends

Comcast Cable Boss Talks Rising Content Costs, Pay-TV Sub Trends | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit on Monday discussed rising programming costs and improving pay-TV subscriber trends at an investor conference. He once again signaled that quarterly video subscribers could eventually record growth.
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Shazam: 'TV advertising is going to become our primary revenue stream'

Shazam: 'TV advertising is going to become our primary revenue stream' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
With tens of millions of weekly active users, British startup wants to make second-screen ads a big deal for broadcasters. By Stuart Dredge
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When Winning An Oscar Means Bankruptcy: VFX Artists Protest The Academy Awards

When Winning An Oscar Means Bankruptcy: VFX Artists Protest The Academy Awards | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The post-Oscars morning-after ritual usually involves dusting off champagne haze, peeling off the Prada dresses, and returning the Harry Winston jewels, signaling a return to relative normal following Tinseltown’s glitziest night.
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Kickstarter-Funded Movie Wins Oscar For Best Documentary | Techdirt

Kickstarter-Funded Movie Wins Oscar For Best Documentary | Techdirt | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, in noting just how many movies were getting funded by Kickstarter, we also mentioned that two films that had been funded via the site had been nominated for Oscars in the past -- and that there were quite a few documentaries...
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Shazam reaches 300m users

Shazam reaches 300m users | TV Trends | Scoop.it
NEWS BRIEF: UK-based Shazam is continuing its efforts to become the TV companion app of choice and claims to have reached 300 million users worldwide, with increased second-screen use.
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Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing

Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television and will introduce a comprehensive plan to capture all video viewing including broadband and Xbox and iPads, several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
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Fox Restructures Programming With New Department, Partners With YouTube Channel

Fox Restructures Programming With New Department, Partners With YouTube Channel | TV Trends | Scoop.it
In an effort to support its evolving programming model, Fox announced Tuesday the launch of an event series and multiplatform programming department and a multiyear partnership with YouTube channel WIGS.
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Berlin Winner 'Child's Pose' Sells Worldwide

Berlin Winner 'Child's Pose' Sells Worldwide | TV Trends | Scoop.it
BERLIN - International buyers are flocking to Romanian tragicomedy Child's Pose, which won the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival this weekend, with sales group Beta Cinema racking up deals across Europe and Asia.
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Analyst: TV Networks' Leverage Over Pay TV Operators Is Increasing

Analyst: TV Networks' Leverage Over Pay TV Operators Is Increasing | TV Trends | Scoop.it
LONDON - Lazard Capital Markets analyst Barton Crockett said Tuesday that his firm's latest survey measuring TV network loyalty shows that network owners have increasing leverage over pay TV operators.
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BBC drama 'can boost UK's international impact'

BBC drama 'can boost UK's international impact' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Drama chief says new DG believes series such as The White Queen and Wolf Hall can enhance country's cultural standing. By John Plunkett
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