Film/TV

SBS Broadcasting Deliver Latest TV Hits to the Netherlands with Avere (MESA)

Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud has been chosen by Dutch commercial broadcasting company SBS Broadcasting BV (SBS) to enhance its stora... More

Rovi’s G-Guide Powers Sharp’s New AQUOS TV (Multichannel News)

Rovi has announced Rovi’s G-Guide® will power entertainment discovery on Sharp’s new models of its popular AQUOS TVs available later this month in Japan. The new LC-40W35 TVs ... More

Showtime Experiments With a Binge-Viewing Model for Its New Andrew Dice Clay Comedy (Adweek)

In January, Showtime CEO David Nevins predicted 2016 would be "the year of customized viewing." Now, his network is helping show how. On Sunday, April 10, the premium network will ... More

Global VOD Becomes a Daily Viewing Habit (Rapid TV News)

Among the 65% of global respondents in a Nielsen survey who watch any type of video-on-demand (VOD) programming, 43% watch at least once a day. Nielsen said that whether its long- ... More

Game On: Television Is Going Through Revolutionary Changes (StreamingMedia)

When we were brainstorming themes for this year’s Sourcebook cover, we initially landed on “Game Over,” to signify OTT’s victory over traditional TV. But as one game ends, ... More

Binge Nation: 70% of Americans Engage in Marathon TV Viewing (Variety)

Binge-viewing is fast becoming the new national pastime: 70% of U.S. consumers now binge-watch TV shows, with Americans gulping down an average of five episodes per marathon sessio... More

‘Batman v Superman’ Swoops Into Snapchat Video Channel (Variety)

Warner Bros.’ marketing budget for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has included a few spins around Snapchat. The WB-sponsored “Batman v Superman” channel on Snapchat... More

Future Of TV Says Wheeler Makes Set-Top Case for Them (Broadcasting & Cable)

ISPs and others opposed to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to open MVPD set-top box data and programming to third parties under yet-to-be determined new standards were quick to... More

Murdoch May Get Boost in Pay-TV Battle With Netflix in Australia (Bloomberg Business)

A plan by billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to gain control of Australia’s largest pay-television provider would give the company a freer hand to accelerate price cuts an... More

Netflix Raises the Bar for Recommended TV Seal of Approval (Variety)

In the market for a new TV? Netflix would like to help you with your choices. For the second year in a row, the company is awarding select smart TVs with its “Netflix recommended... More

ESPN Decides It’s Better to Be In Than Out With Penny Pinchers (Bloomberg Business)

Talk about a change of heart. When Walt Disney Co. agreed to put ESPN on Dish Network Corp.’s new Internet TV service in 2014, it wanted guarantees the business wouldn’t steal ... More

US Soccer Goes 4K: First Live UHD Streams Delivered To Sony TVs (Forbes)

So far the US sporting franchises have been pretty lethargic about embracing the next generation of TV technology. As I discussed in an earlier story, even North America’s showpi... More

Hundreds of Cinemas Rally Against Sean Parker’s Plans for $50 Home Movie Service (THR)

Hundreds of independent and art house theaters are protesting Sean Parker and Prem Akkaraju's controversial new plan to make new movies available in the home for $50 on the same da... More

Jackie Chan Cinema in Beijing to install Dolby Cinema (Film Journal)

Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories announced that the premium Dolby Cinema™ experience will be coming to the top-grossing movie site in China, Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beiji... More

Lionsgate Unveils Comic-Con SVOD Service Name and Logo (HMM)

Comic-Con is going OTT. Lionsgate and Comic-Con International March 14 announced their joint-venture subscription streaming service -- Comic-Con HQ -- will roll out free beta acces... More

Netflix Finds a Home With Younger and Wealthier Households (NY Times)

When a veteran industry analyst released a report last week stating that Netflix was to blame for half the decline in traditional TV viewing last year, he included a number of inte... More

Vubiquity, FlixFling Connect on Content (Multichannel News)

Vubiquity said it has struck a five-year multiscreen video deal with FlixFling, a new OTT streaming service that touts a catalog of more than 15,000 movies and TV shows. Under the ... More

Following Technicolor, DHX Deal, BBC Kids’ Channel CBBC to Air ‘The Deep’ (Variety)

Technicolor and DHX Media have finalized an agreement with the U.K.’s BBC to air the underwater adventure series “The Deep” on kids’ channel CBBC from this month. Alison Wa... More

How Technicolor Put the Finishing Touches on the Oscar Contender ‘The Revenant’ (IndieWire)

After developing a new DI stitching methodology for the Oscar-winning "Birdman," Technicolor raised the bar for dealing exclusively with uncontrollable natural light on this year's... More

Technicolor Withdraws From the HEVC Advance Pool to Enable Direct Licensing of its HEVC IP Portfolio (StreamingMedia)

Technicolor has decided to license its HEVC IP portfolio directly to device manufacturers rather than through the HEVC Advance patent pool in order to accelerate adoption of the st... More