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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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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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Fox launches Fox Now second-screen TV app for iPad

Fox launches Fox Now second-screen TV app for iPad | TV Trends | Scoop.it
US broadcaster Fox is the latest company to join the second-screen TV bandwagon with its own branded iPad app: Fox Now...
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Disney to Buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion; New 'Star Wars' Movie Set for 2015

Disney to Buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion; New 'Star Wars' Movie Set for 2015 | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The Walt Disney Co. has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock and announced a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015.
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Social TV and second-screen viewing: the stats in 2012

Social TV and second-screen viewing: the stats in 2012 | TV Trends | Scoop.it
What does research from Nielsen, Google, Deloitte, Thinkbox, BSkyB and others tell us?
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MIPCOM 2012: eOne Expands TV Business in Australia, Asia

MIPCOM 2012: eOne Expands TV Business in Australia, Asia | TV Trends | Scoop.it
SYDNEY - Canadian film and TV distributor eOne announced Thursday that TV sales director Ben Bishop is relocating to Sydney to head up its Australasian television operations.
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Lagardere's Bref to be remade in Spain, Italy and Canada - TBI Vision

Lagardere's Bref to be remade in Spain, Italy and Canada - TBI Vision | TV Trends | Scoop.it

French web series Bref (So) will be remade across the world after Lagardere Entertainment Rights closed a number of format deals.

The series, which airs on French pay TV broadcaster Canal+, is to be remade in Canada via TVA, while Picomedia & Bananas are making a local version in Italy and Shine Iberia is developing a Spanish version.

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Ex-MTV boss Bill Roedy joins Moshi Monsters’ board - TBI Vision

Ex-MTV boss Bill Roedy joins Moshi Monsters’ board - TBI Vision | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Bill Roedy, the ex-boss of MTV, has joined the board of Mind Candy, the company behind the incredibly successful Moshi Monsters property.


Roedy will be a non-executive director of Mind Candy. The company said that he will help the company as it expands into new areas.

“As non-exec director Bill will help Mind Candy as the company expands globally, develops new brands and launches linear entertainment such as Moshi TV, cartoons and films,” Mind Candy said.

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Why Is Pinterest Poking Around In TV Land?

Why Is Pinterest Poking Around In TV Land? | TV Trends | Scoop.it
The battle for the living room is on, with tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and social kings Facebook and Twitter all jockeying for your attention on the TV screen.
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NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time

NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time | TV Trends | Scoop.it
As multi-tasking during TV viewing becomes more popular, social TV sidekick app Zeebox launches in the US with investment and support from Comcast, NBC and more lined up, as it goes head-on with Yahoo's Intonow.
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Alphanim Scores Sales Ahead of MIPCOM

Alphanim Scores Sales Ahead of MIPCOM | TV Trends | Scoop.it

French production house Alphanim has announced a raft of recent sales for several of its properties across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Brazil—including Pok & Mok, a 2D co-production with France TV and Canal+ which the company will be highlighting...

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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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YouTube Preps Big New Round of Content Investments | Digital - Advertising Age

YouTube Preps Big New Round of Content Investments | Digital - Advertising Age | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Youtube is pouring more investment into original channels in hopes to challenge for tv budgets.

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Based on network traffic alone, Netflix handily beats Amazon, HBO & Hulu

Based on network traffic alone, Netflix handily beats Amazon, HBO & Hulu | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Netflix accounts for 33 percent of all of North America's peak residential downstream traffic, which makes it much bigger than any of its direct competitors: Based on those traffic numbers alone, Netflixo sees more than 60 times as much usage as HBO...
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comScore Releases September 2012 U.S. Online Video Rankings

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 181 million U.S. Internet users watched more than 39 billion online content videos in September, while video ad views totaled 9.4 billion.

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[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape

[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape | TV Trends | Scoop.it
YouTube is still the pesky younger sibling of television, which is the wicked uncle of Hollywood.
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'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Premieres Available in Full on YouTube

'Dexter' and 'Homeland' Premieres Available in Full on YouTube | TV Trends | Scoop.it

Showtime has posted the season seven premiere of serial-killer drama "Dexter" and the season two premiere of "Homeland" on its YouTube channel.

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Inside Adidas and Derrick Rose's Digital 'Return'

Inside Adidas and Derrick Rose's Digital 'Return' | TV Trends | Scoop.it
An Adidas exec shares how "The Return" became a hit digital-first marketing campaign built around injured NBA star Derrick Rose.
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Why HBO, NBC and Comcast Are Betting On A Startup To Power Their Second Screens

Why HBO, NBC and Comcast Are Betting On A Startup To Power Their Second Screens | TV Trends | Scoop.it
Let’s say you’re the television industry. A Nielsen study says that says 88% of tablet owners and 86% of smartphone owners are using mobile devices while they watch your shows.
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Barnes & Noble launches Nook Video, including UltraViolet support

Barnes & Noble launches Nook Video, including UltraViolet support | TV Trends | Scoop.it
With the launch of Nook Video, Barnes & Noble will begin selling digital movies and TV episodes across devices. The company plans to release Nook Video apps, and the service will be available in the US and UK.
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zeebox Makes U.S. Debut with Game-changing TV Companion Experience; Launches for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and the Web | Social TV Apps - The Future of Multiplatform Television, Transmedia,...

zeebox Makes U.S. Debut with Game-changing TV Companion Experience; Launches for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and the Web | Social TV Apps - The Future of Multiplatform Television, Transmedia,... | TV Trends | Scoop.it

zeebox, the premier TV viewing companion, today launched its highly anticipated experience in the U. S. in partnership with many of the most influential media companies in television.

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