Film/TV

Hollywood Storytellers Rely on Avid to Create this Holiday Season’s Biggest Films (MESA)

Avid announced that the film industry’s leading creative professionals used Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create the most anticipated movies of this holi... More

Amazon Prime Offering Entire HDR Catalog in HDR10+ (FierceCable)

Amazon and Samsung’s partnership on the HDR10+ standard has now officially resulted in the entire Amazon Prime Video HDR catalog being updated to HDR10+. The open HDR10+ standard... More

PwC Sees Sports Media Rights Revenue Topping Ticket Sales in 2018 (B&C)

The North American sports business is expected to grow 3.7% to $71 billion in 2018 as media rights become the biggest ticket item, surpassing gate revenue for the first time, accor... More

For Disney CEO Bob Iger, Fox Deal Is All About Future of TV (Bloomberg)

Acquiring the Fox assets fits two of Iger’s big-picture initiatives. One is to bulk up on content, particularly franchises beloved by filmgoers all over the world. Acquisitions h... More

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Premiere: Disney and Dolby’s Six-Month Effort to Prep the Theater (THR)

For Saturday night’s star-studded premiere of The Last Jedi in Los Angeles, Disney and Dolby started installation on Tuesday to convert the enormous, multipurpose Shrine Auditori... More

Revelation TV Selects Globecast for Playout (TVB Europe)

UK Christian broadcaster Revelation TV has chosen Globecast to provide playout operations. The deal includes daily live feeds and schedule-driven recordings of the feeds, exception... More

HBO, Netflix Dominate 2018 Golden Globe Nominations (MCN)

Netflix and HBO dominated a 2018 Golden Globes Awards nominations list that was less unpredictable than in previous years. HBO drew 12 nominations to top all network and stream... More

European Football Reigns as Champion of Sports Programming Across Europe (Rapid TV News)

Sports in general attract huge viewership but at the end of the day it is football, the beautiful game, that is the big kicker when it comes to audiences, says new research. In ... More

Not Even Free TV Can Get People to Stop Pirating Movies, TV Shows (Quartz)

Since the internet made it easier to illegally download and stream movies and TV shows, Hollywood struggled with people pirating its works online. About $5.5 billion in revenue was... More

Globecast Completes TV, VOD Second-Screen Coverage for World Endurance Championship, Le Mans (MESA)

Globecast has completed a second successful season of full coverage of the FIA World Endurance Championship from circuits around the world. It also provided coverage of the world f... More

Cinemark Announces $8.99-a-Month Subscription Service to Fill More Seats – and Take on MoviePass (LA Times)

Cinemark Holdings Inc., the nation's third-largest theater chain, has launched a subscription program that gives customers discounts on tickets and concessions, in the latest effor... More

Fox to Launch National Geographic On-Demand Service in Europe and Africa (Variety)

Fox Networks Group will launch a National Geographic on-demand service in Europe and Africa in the New Year. In his first major interview since taking the helm of Fox Networks Grou... More

FreeCast’s Next Gen TV Platform Allows Broadcasters to Take Immediate Advantage of FCC Deregulation, ATSC 3.0 Vote (MESA)

As broadcasters are looking beyond local studios for content, FreeCast has finished developing a new broadcasting platform that allows for distribution of content beyond the web an... More

Amazon Mulls End of Public Pilot Season (Deadline)

When Amazon entered the original series arena five years ago under Roy Price, the company put its own twist on the traditional development model with pilot seasons that featured th... More

Testronic Expands Burbank Facility to Offer Additional 4K Technology (MESA)

Testronic has expanded mastering operations in its Burbank headquarters. The facility upgrade offering greater resolution, higher standards and accurate review capabilities for hig... More

Ooyala: Royal Wedding ‘Could Break Records for Mobile’ (TVB Europe)

Next year's royal wedding could break mobile device viewing records according to experts at Ooyala. They predict more people will watch the couple say "I do" on their mobile device... More

Dolby Vision on Sony TVs First Look: Simply Stunning (Forbes)

Fear not, Sony TV fans: that long, LONG-awaited Dolby Vision firmware update really is coming to your television sets. How do I know? Because I’ve finally seen it working. And I... More

Apple Projected to Spend $4.2 Billion on Original Content by 2022 (Variety)

Apple will ramp its original content spend to $4.2 billion by 2022 as part of an effort to expand a rebranded Apple Music, according to a projection from Loup Ventures analyst Gene... More

What Will It Take for Apple to Contend with Netflix and Amazon in Video? (Barron’s)

Apple Music is a bit of an also-ran in the world of subscription services, and one industry watcher recently looked at what it would take for that to change. Gene Munster, a for... More

FCC Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business (NY Times)

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to allow a single company to own a newspaper and television and radio stations in the same town, reversing a decades-old rul... More