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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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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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George Lucas Files for Permission to Sell $2 Billion in Disney Shares

George Lucas Files for Permission to Sell $2 Billion in Disney Shares | TV Trends | Scoop.it
George Lucas might not intend on keeping all of his huge chunk of Disney stock very long, judging from a regulatory filing signaling his right to sell more than 37 million shares -- amounting to all the stock he received when he sold Lucasfilm to...
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U.K. Judge Denies Hollywood's Demand for Money From File-Sharing Site's Operators

U.K. Judge Denies Hollywood's Demand for Money From File-Sharing Site's Operators | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Hollywood studios were handed a courtroom loss Tuesday when the U.K. High Court denied an attempt to recover money derived from copyright infringement from the operators of Newzbin2.
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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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Twitter confirms it has bought Bluefin Labs to develop its TV analytics and advertising business

Twitter confirms it has bought Bluefin Labs to develop its TV analytics and advertising business | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Twitter has confirmed that it has bought social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs -- a deal that was first reported yesterday -- in order to further explore broadcast and TV advertising ...
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Sony Quarterly Operating Earnings Improve Amid Strong Showing at Film Unit

Sony Quarterly Operating Earnings Improve Amid Strong Showing at Film Unit | TV Trends | Scoop.it
TOKYO – Sony Corp. returned to the black in its fiscal third quarter on an operating basis.
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Netflix's House of Cards invites TV viewers to binge – but are we ready?

Netflix's House of Cards invites TV viewers to binge – but are we ready? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Mark Lawson: Two decades after the original aired, TV is finally delivering on the promise to let you watch shows on your own time
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