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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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Sony Eyes 4K to Broadcast 2014 World Cup

Sony Eyes 4K to Broadcast 2014 World Cup | TV Trends | Scoop.it
With 4K a big topic as the NAB Show opens, don't be surprised if Sony and FIFA announce that the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be shot and broadcast, at least in part, in the higher-than-HD-resolution format.
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Does Dish want to buy Aereo? Broadcasters would love to know

Does Dish want to buy Aereo? Broadcasters would love to know | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Dish has reportedly been talking to Aereo – but the satellite provider doesn’t want broadcasters to know what those talks were about.
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Chinese Boxing Match Expected to Attract Most TV Viewers in Sport's History (Report)

Chinese Boxing Match Expected to Attract Most TV Viewers in Sport's History (Report) | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Who is the most popular fighter in boxing history? Muhammad Ali, George Foreman – maybe Manny Pacquiano?
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Gimme a break

Gimme a break | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The long-awaited UK tax break for animation comes into effect this week, but questions remain over its exact details. Nico Franks reports.
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Format fund Sparks into life

Format fund Sparks into life | TV Trends | Scoop.it
European production-distribution group Sparks/Eccho has launched a development fund to create more primetime reality formats and long-running daily shows for TV.
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Aereo wins battle with big networks over right to stream TV online

Aereo wins battle with big networks over right to stream TV online | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Judge in New York rules that Aereo, which airs shows online without paying fees to media firms, does not breach copyright
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It's Big TV vs. Big Telecom Over Broadcast Spectrum

It's Big TV vs. Big Telecom Over Broadcast Spectrum | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The sales bounty is coming as the government embarks on an ambitious but untested plan to entice flailing stations to
put their spectrum up for auction.
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'Life of Pi' VFX studio reportedly acquired after facing bankruptcy

'Life of Pi' VFX studio reportedly acquired after facing bankruptcy | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Following weeks of speculation, the bankrupt VFX house behind many of the effects in Oscar winner Life of Pi has reportedly been sold to an Indian buyer. The Los Angeles Times reports that Rhythm &...
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Upfronts: Meet Pivot, the Cabler With a Crowdsourced Variety Show and New Ideas

Upfronts: Meet Pivot, the Cabler With a Crowdsourced Variety Show and New Ideas | TV Trends | Scoop.it
On the cable scene, Pivot hopes to take a new step where the now defunct Current turned its ankle. Pivot is a new cabler set to launch Aug. 1 that aims at what might be called the most socially con...
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Quietly, Opera is working on becoming a Smart TV powerhouse

Quietly, Opera is working on becoming a Smart TV powerhouse | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Apple TV, Roku and… Opera? The Norway-based browser maker isn’t exactly famous for smart TV innovation. But the company is already powering millions of devices.
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CBS, Lionsgate to share TV Guide

CBS, Lionsgate to share TV Guide | TV Trends | Scoop.it
CBS in the US is buying a 50% stake in TV Guide Network and its online sibling TVGuide.com.
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Netflix Stock Rises 5 Percent After Praise From Analyst

Netflix Stock Rises 5 Percent After Praise From Analyst | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Shares of Netflix pushed 5 percent higher on heavy trading volume Tuesday after an analyst raised his price target on the stock by a hefty $65 per share.
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Angry Birds Toons video channel launched with Brightcove

Angry Birds Toons video channel launched with Brightcove | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Rovio Entertainment, creator of the popular Angry Birds franchire, has announced a partnership with Brightcove Video Cloud to launch an...
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Tech Glitch Breeds FX Hitch: 'The Americans' Missing Ending on DVR

Tech Glitch Breeds FX Hitch: 'The Americans' Missing Ending on DVR | TV Trends | Scoop.it
It was the shriek heard 'round the world... ...from fans of FX's "The Americans," at least. Well-intentioned TV auds who set their DVRs for last night's broadcast of the frosh drama were in for a r...
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Vdio streaming TV and film service goes live in the US and UK

Vdio streaming TV and film service goes live in the US and UK | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Launches as sister to streaming music service Rdio as step towards 'global entertainment platform'. By Stuart Dredge
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Gaul's Canal Plus Hooks Up With HBO

Gaul's Canal Plus Hooks Up With HBO | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Vivendi-owned Canal Plus Group has inked a five-year licensing deal with HBO, covering second-window rights to HBO’s new series, including “Girls,” “The Newsroom” and “Banshee.”...
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Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premiere Illegal Downloads Peak Over A Million

Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premiere Illegal Downloads Peak Over A Million | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Game of Thrones has a unique honor to its name. It became the most illegally downloaded TV show of 2012. According to latest numbers, it is not giving up that throne any time soon.
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Netflix job offers hint at further international expansion: are India, Europe or Korea next?

Netflix job offers hint at further international expansion: are India, Europe or Korea next? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix won’t expand to another international market until the end of this or early next year, but the company is already looking for help to translate its site – giving us some interesting clues.
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Cineflix and October strike deal

Cineflix and October strike deal | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Cineflix Rights has negotiated an exclusive first-look deal with Rude Tube producer October Films, beating a host of rivals including Zodiak Rights.
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State-Owned Chinese Film Studio Sues Apple

State-Owned Chinese Film Studio Sues Apple | TV Trends | Scoop.it
A State-owned Chinese animation studio has filed suit against Apple in a Beijing court, claiming the Cupertino-based tech company sold its movies in the iTunes store without approval. 
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FX Networks Plans for FXX Spin-Off Channel

FX Networks Plans for FXX Spin-Off Channel . NEW YORK, March 28: FX Networks is growing its bouquet to include FXX, a network aimed at young adults, and is also launching its own version of TV Everywhere with FXNow.
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Report Sees Continued Boom in Asia-Pac Pay-TV Business

Report Sees Continued Boom in Asia-Pac Pay-TV Business.
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Netflix okays sci-fi drama

Netflix okays sci-fi drama | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix has ordered a new sci-fi drama from US production house Georgeville Television and Babylon 5's J Michael Straczynski.
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BBC Study Confirms Tablets’ Growing Role In TV Consumption, But Also That TV Remains Supreme | TechCrunch

BBC Study Confirms Tablets’ Growing Role In TV Consumption, But Also That TV Remains Supreme | TechCrunch | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Companies like Google, Twitter and Nielsen -- who respectively make money from digital advertising, want to make a lot more from digital ads, and get paid to provide data to justify ads online and offline -- are putting some significant effort...
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