Film/TV

Why ‘Peak TV’ is Further Away Than We Think (Fortune)

How much tv is too much TV? A record 454 scripted original series aired on television in 2016, up from 420 in 2015 and a 71% increase from five years earlier, according to FX Netwo... More

Sources: Amazon to Charge $2.8 Million for NFL Ad Packages (Reuters)

Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live ... More

Global News Chooses Avid Graphics, Virtual Reality Solutions to Enrich its Storytelling (MESA)

Avid today announced that Global News, the award-winning news and current affairs division of Global Television Network, has selected Avid graphics solutions to transform the look ... More

YouTube TV Expands to Ten More US Metropolitan Markets (Engadget)

YouTube TV seemed an adequate addition to the increasingly crowded streaming television market, but it launched back in April with a modest area footprint, operating in only five U... More

Technicolor PostWorks Provides a Colorful ‘Band Aid’ Solution (MESA)

Released this month by IFC Films, Band Aid marks the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones, best known for her acting roles on Life in Pieces and New Girl. The film has been earnin... More

Hollywood Salivates as Apple Moves to Make TV Shows (THR)

Hopes that the TV Apple wants to buy is the kind of TV Hollywood likes to sell were sent soaring by the technology giant's June 16 hire of the well-regarded heads of Sony Pictures ... More

Adobe Advertising Cloud TV Debuts (MESA)

Adobe has launched Adobe Advertising Cloud TV, a new solution that builds on recently-acquired TubeMogul’s PTV, an industry-leading solution first launched in 2014. The platform ... More

Fox Adopts Six-Second Ad Format, Following YouTube’s Example (Variety)

Fox Networks Group is adopting the six-second, “unskippable” ad, following in YouTube’s footsteps as it tries to cater to its growing number of online viewers. FNG announced ... More

Facebook Chases TV’s $70 Billion Stash With Its Own Video Series (Bloomberg)

With the $70 billion TV advertising market in its sights, Facebook Inc. is starting to bankroll the creation of video series that will begin to appear on the world’s largest soci... More

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: HBO Won’t Send Critics Screeners (Fortune)

Even TV critics won't be getting any spoilers before Game of Thrones' highly-anticipated seventh season premieres on HBO next month. HBO has reportedly decided not to make previ... More

Top European Court Rules ISPs Should Block Pirate Bay (Billboard)

The European Court of Justice has rendered a landmark decision that could make it much easier for copyright holders to obtain injunctions that force internet service providers to b... More

Two Execs Behind ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Better Call Saul’ Join Apple to Lead Video Programming (CNBC)

Apple on Friday announced that former Sony television executives Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg are joining the company to oversee video programming. Erlicht and Van Amburg will... More

Fox Offering 24/7 Live Feed on Hulu Without Local Affiliates’ Content (FierceCable)

21st Century Fox is pushing a 24/7 live feed of its network to Hulu without including local affiliate stations. According to the Wall Street Journal, the national feed of Fox is... More

Doug Liman Goes VR With ‘Invisible’: “I Thought People Could Do Better” (Deadline)

"Given the kind of filmmaker I am, the kind of experiences I’ve been trying to give audiences, I was drawn to the potential of VR before I even tried watching anything in VR. ... More

KTBS-TV Chooses Avid to Modernize Its News and Production Workflow (MESA)

Avid announced that KTBS-TV, an independent television station in Shreveport, Louisiana, has revamped its production and news workflow and expanded its storage capacity with two of... More

Deluxe Brings Out HDR’s Subtle Side for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Deluxe Blog)

In conceiving the look for the series, Director Reed Morano worked with Director of Photography Colin Watkinson to create a subtle, painterly palette with a visceral deployment of ... More

Horizon Media Hopes to Unlock the Potential of AR, VR With New Division (AdWeek)

Horizon Media has launched UNCVR, a division that will feature a partnership with entertainment-based tech player STXSurreal and focus on augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed... More

Warner Bros Ups Richards to EVP Worldwide Marketing, Chief Data Strategist (Deadline)

Warner Bros Pictures has promoted JP Richards to EVP Worldwide Marketing and Chief Data Strategist, where he joins the exec marketing team at the studio led by Sue Kroll, President... More

NexGuard: HDR Content Needs High Levels of Security (MCN)

Video piracy is a global epidemic. From recording device-toting movie theater audiences to the behind-the-scenes torrent network manager (and ad salesperson), there isn’t a limit... More

Hollywood Sees Illegal Streaming Devices as ‘Piracy 3.0’ (TorrentFreak)

Piracy remains a major threat for the movie industry, MPA Stan McCoy said during a panel session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. After McCoy praised the coll... More

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