Film/TV

Netflix Plans New York City Production Hub, Expansion (Deadline)

Netflix is planning a major expansion of its New York City presence with a production hub that New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says will bring “hundreds of jobs and up to $100 ... More

Verizon Media Opens 8 Studios Globally, Including 5G Studio in Los Angeles (Variety)

Verizon Media, the telco’s content subsidiary formerly known as Oath, has been busy building out its network of video production facilities around the world: In the first few mon... More

Sports Operators to Spend $6.8B on OTT Tech (Rapid TV News)

New research has found that as demand for content increasingly extends beyond the living room, the freemium model will become more prevalent, sports OTT spend will hit a tipping po... More

The Big Business of Dubbing (TBI Vision)

Quality dubbing will be the key to the continued growth of international drama consumption, and SVODs and networks alike are doubling up in investment in the business to get ahead ... More

Bitmax Inks Media Management, Licensing Services Deal with Here Media (MESA)

Digital media management and licensing firm Bitmax has signed a multi-year deal with film and TV creator and distributor Here Media, with Bitmax providing a range of processing ser... More

Prime Focus Technologies’ Film for Brooke Bond Red Label Bagged Creative Abby at Goafest (Exchange4Media)

Prime Focus Technologies has announced that its video agency, the Brands group, won a Creative Abby Bronze award at the recently-concluded Goafest 2019. The award was received for ... More

Avid Helps HBO to Innovate Post Production for Program Promotions (MESA)

Avid announced that it is helping HBO® to re-define the promotional content finishing workflows that serve all of the network’s distribution outlets. HBO’s innovative approach... More

Sony Upgrades Cary Grant Theatre With Dolby Atmos (THR)

Sony Pictures' Cary Grant Theatre--the largest mixing stage on its Culver City lot--has received an upgrade with Dolby Atmos' immersive sound capabilities. Since completion, the fi... More

Akamai: Game of Thrones Highlights Importance of IP Protection (Advanced Television)

With arguably the biggest budget TV show returning to screens, there’s no doubting the hype around the final season of Game of Thrones. However, its success is also its biggest d... More

‘Game Of Thrones’ is Last of the TV Blockbusters (Media Post)

As “Game of Thrones” fire-breathes its last starting this Sunday, this over-the-top, hugely expensive TV series has taken on an old-Hollywood feel. With its cast of thousands (... More

Netflix to Publish Magazine as It Chases Hollywood Awards (Bloomberg)

Netflix Inc. is planning its first magazine, but you won’t find it on a newsstand. The world’s largest online TV network plans to publish a journal -- with the working title Wi... More

What 300M Subtitles and Captions Means for Team ZOO (ZOO Digital Blog)

Team ZOO has smashed through another massive milestone after generating and storing over 300 million subtitle and caption files for the entertainment industry. But what goes into w... More

How Turner Classic Movies Built a Marquee Brand by Catering to Film Fans (Variety)

Turner Classic Movies, the last cable channel launched by Ted Turner as an independent media mogul, is hitting its silver on-air anniversary this month. But the TCM brand is well p... More

Unparalleled Demand for Content is an Opportunity to Push the Boundaries of Creativity, Diversity (Technicolor Blog)

Sherri Potter, President, Worldwide Post Production at Technicolor, discusses the evolution of an industry – and how a Hollywood legacy is changing along with it to meet the dema... More

TRX, Vistex Offer Rights Integration for TV Distributors (SSN)

Vistex has announced its integration with TRX. With complete compatibility between Vistex and TRX, the solutions allow distributors to send up-to-date TV rights availability data f... More

NAB 2019: AWS Delivers Nimble Cloud Workflows, High-Quality Viewing Experiences (MESA)

Amazon Web Services will showcase advances for content creation, media supply chains, and content distribution to help customers be more agile and enhance quality across their vide... More

Netflix Opens Madrid Production Hub (TVB Europe)

Netflix has opened its first European production hub in Madrid. Last year the streaming company signed a multi-year contract with Spanish broadcaster and producer Grupo Secuoya to ... More

Magnolia Pictures Joins EIDR (MESA)

Theatrical and home entertainment distributor Magnolia Pictures has announced it’s joining the universal unique identifiers organization Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR),... More

NAB 2019: Verizon Digital Media Services to Deliver Global Streaming Platform Powered by Microsoft Azure (MESA)

Verizon Digital Media Services announced that it is working with Microsoft to deliver a simpler way for broadcasters, content owners or streaming services to deliver high-quality, ... More

Technicolor, Cinnafilm Partner to Provide HDR Conversion Solution for Vivid Content Delivery (MESA)

Cinnafilm and Technicolor will create a new solution for content owners, creators, and service providers. The joint solution will provide an incomparable file-based solution for hi... More