Pace of Technology Change Leaves Some Dealmakers Gun-Shy

The accelerating growth in the number of devices capable of accessing and displaying professional video content is having the paradoxical effect of slowing down routine dealmaking between content creators and distributors, according to some TV executives. Speaking at the Variety... More

CDSA Founder Larry Finley Inducted in the CEA Hall of Fame

[caption id="attachment_11073" align="alignright" width="198"] Larry Finley[/caption] SAN FRANCISCO -- At a gala dinner last night in San Francisco, CDSA founder Larry Finley was posthumously inducted into the prestigious Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. Finley was among an in... More

CDSA Founder Larry Finley Inducted in the CE Hall of Fame

At a gala dinner last night in San Francisco, CDSA founder Larry Finley was posthumously inducted into the prestigious Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. Finley was among an induction class of 12 industry leaders who were honored for helping found the CE industry as we now know i... More

Long Live Disc

By Martin Porter I confess.  I haven't been thinking a lot about discs lately.  I'm been obsessed with Boardwalk Empire (HBO Go), and working my way through massive TV epics like the Breaking Bad (iTunes), MadMen (Netflix).  The Freaks and Geeks box set that I was just given a... More

Fox Touts Global Digital Growth in Wake of ‘Prometheus’ Success

LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox New Media and Digital Distribution President Peter Levinsohn made a bullish case for the impact of global digital revenue on studios' bottom lines at the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit here Monday. Levinsohn noted that consumer... More

MPAA CHIEF SENATOR CHRIS DODD TO KEYNOTE THIRD ANNUAL CONTENT PROTECTION SUMMIT

Variety and CDSA Gather Experts to Address Innovations in Anti-Piracy and  Content Security, Dec. 6 in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES — The Third Annual Content Protection Summit (CPS), produced by Variety and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), today announced th... More

DIY Publishing

The publishing business is developing quite an active do-it-yourself niche. While self-published monographs and vanity presses have been around for centuries, digital technology is making sophisticated publishing tools available to amateur scribblers and creating new ways for asp... More

Google Wins One Too Late In Book-Scanning Case

Seven years after it started, Google last week finally settled the copyright infringement lawsuit brought against it by the Association of American Publishers over Google Books, the search giant's ambitious program to digitize the world's printed books. It might wish it had waite... More

Studios Gaining the Upper Hand in Subscription VOD

Having been fooled once by Netflix, the studios seem determined not to let it happen again with subscription on-demand streaming. According to a Reuters report Epix's recent subscription streaming deal with Amazon, which replaced its previous, exclusive deal with Netflix, contai... More

Cable Prices Are Too Damn High, Or Not

What's going on over at Bernstein Research? On Monday Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett put out a report saying programming costs for cable and satellite providers had reach unsustainable levels and there's no way further increases could be passed on to subscribers without a genera... More