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Time Inc. Keeps Shrinking

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Later this year Time Warner is supposed to jettison Time Inc., its iconic publishing arm. Today’s earnings results illustrate why. And they also make it tough to imagine Time Inc.’s appeal to public investors. The good news: It’s still a really big publishing company, with 23 percent of the U.S....
Time Inc. Keeps Shrinking
How Roku is kicking the cable industry’s butt & where it’s going next [exclusive]
Will Netflix original programming threaten "linear TV"?

Investors Discover Their Animal Spirits for Cable Networks

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One of the top-performing media companies over the past year has almost no sports--Discovery Communications, a science-and-adventure programmer....
Investors Discover Their Animal Spirits for Cable Networks

YouTube CEO: The Future of Content Is Niche Channels

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The way consumers access and consume media is changing rapidly, YouTube head Salar Kamangar believes, and YouTube is evolving to accommodate it. “We’re entering the third wave of media,” Kamangar said during an on-stage interview with AllThingsD‘s Peter Kafka in Laguna Nigel, Calif., Tuesday. “The first wave was the...
YouTube CEO: The Future of Content Is Niche Channels

Major League Gaming’s latest event racked up 437,000 concurrent viewers, smashing records

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Esports is a popular topic in the media at the moment, as CBS recently cornered the market on selling advertising on the content. Essentially, CBS signed contracts with the major competitive leagues outside of Korea, taking on the role of advertising boss. TNW hailed the deals as a moment of...
Major League Gaming’s latest event racked up 437,000 concurrent viewers, smashing records

Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

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Intel is reportedly working on a set-top box for your TV that will let you stream video and audio content, record shows online, and watch a few select cable channels. We've been hearing rumblings of Intel's set-top box for a few months, but TechCrunch and Slashgear are both reporting that...
Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)
Hulu kicks off upfront push for piece of $72B-plus TV ad market
Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Launches Android App, Opens Up API For Third-Party Developers

March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

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Last year CBS and Turner Sports brought every game of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament home in HD on four cable channels, and streaming for free to PCs and iOS devices. While the broadcast plans remain the same this year, if you want to stream the 41...
March Madness streams to more platforms in 2012, but not everything is free

Fox News takes on Mainstream Cable Networks for Ads

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Fox News takes on Mainstream Cable Networks for Ads
Is Intel working on a major TV initiative?

DirecTV Bets on Web Video Ad Manager FreeWheel

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Here’s more money going into Web video ads — or more accurately, to the people who bring you Web video ads: Satellite broadcaster DirecTV has led a funding round for FreeWheel, the company that serves and manages video ads for many big sites and programmers. FreeWheel won’t spell out the...
DirecTV Bets on Web Video Ad Manager FreeWheel

News Corp. Profit Rises; Share Buyback Doubled

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News Corp. said net income rose 47 percent in the quarter ended March 31 thanks to growth at its cable networks. The media conglomerate also said it doubled the size of its share-buyback program to $10 billion. Net income jumped to $937 million, or 38 cents a share, for the...
News Corp. Profit Rises; Share Buyback Doubled

Showtime's YouTube Gambit

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The entire season 7 premiere of Dexter is on YouTube - and no, it's not a pirated copy. Showtime posted the entire episode, as well as the season 2 premiere of Homeland. A capitulation to pirates? No, an effort to entice viewers to pay for premium television service. Bundled...
Showtime's YouTube Gambit

Intel Set-Top Box and Cable TV Service Won't Initially Revolutionize the Industry

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At today's AllThingsD Dive Into Media Conference, Intel Media vice president Erik Huggers announced that the company is indeed working on an Internet TV service and a set-top box to go along with it. Huggers noted that Intel has put together a team of people hired from Apple, Netflix, and...
Intel Set-Top Box and Cable TV Service Won't Initially Revolutionize the Industry

The TV ad is long from dead

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After a dismal few years, television ads are back and will almost certainly retain their edge against digital ads in 2012. By Katherine Ryder, contributor FORTUNE — Despite the promise of digital advertising, many ad execs still believe that the best way to captivate an audience is the 30-second television...
The TV ad is long from dead

Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with cable television networks to use an Apple TV device as a set-top-box. Instead of Apple building their own TV show database to compete with the cable networks – as Apple has discussed with show creators in the past –...
Apple in talks with cable networks to use Apple TV device as set-top-box

YouTube's Nickelodeon Killer: AwesomenessTV Launches With A-List Talent and Investors

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Yesterday, upstart teen- and tween-focused YouTube channel AwesomenessTV announced its $3.5 million in Series A financing with little fanfare. I was able to catch up with the channel’s founder and its lead investor to learn the real story of how this young network is actually poised to be the next...
YouTube's Nickelodeon Killer: AwesomenessTV Launches With A-List Talent and Investors

Murdoch to staff: Ignore the naysayers

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One of the most important elements of any major corporate move is pitching it to the staff. News Corp.Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch called in some top execs for meetings earlier this week to talk about splitting the company; here’s how he’s explaining it to everyone now that it’s official...
Murdoch to staff: Ignore the naysayers

Yahoo Video Chief: How To Get $3 Billion Closer To $50 Billion

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This year is only the beginning. That was the essential message Tuesday from Yahoo’s head of video and original programming, Erin McPherson, who told a lunchtime panel audience in Hollywood that presentations to advertisers this spring by Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and other big digital companies right...
Yahoo Video Chief: How To Get $3 Billion Closer To $50 Billion
Cable networks blocking BBC’s U.S. iPlayer aims

Sony Entertainment CEO: DVRs and Netflix have made TV better

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Like Mad Men or Breaking Bad? Then thank TiVo and Netflix. At least that’s what Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is doing. Lynton told the audience at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California Wednesday that the ability to catch up on shows has led to...
Sony Entertainment CEO: DVRs and Netflix have made TV better

Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

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The Vikings are coming to Amazon. LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, just gained exclusive streaming rights in the U.K. and Germany for the popular television series Vikings. This marks the first time that a show has been distributed on LoveFilm before hitting the cable networks or...
Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

News Corp. Threatens to Pull Fox off the Airwaves if Aereo Wins

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Goodbye, free TV? News Corp. COO Chase Carey said his conglomerate is considering moving programming from its Fox broadcast network, which viewers can receive over the air, for free, to its pay cable networks. Carey floated the idea during a speech at a TV industry conference today, in response to...
News Corp. Threatens to Pull Fox off the Airwaves if Aereo Wins

Reed Hastings Talks Netflix Content Plans: More Exclusives, No Tiered Pricing (Yet)

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Even though Netflix’s first-quarter earnings came in ahead of analyst expectations, CEO Reed Hastings still had to answer a number of sometimes-skeptical questions during the earnings conference call about how he plans to expand the company’s streaming content library. Hastings has already talked about how streaming content strategy will differ...
Reed Hastings Talks Netflix Content Plans: More Exclusives, No Tiered Pricing (Yet)

Premium YouTube channels to cost $1 to $5 per month, report says

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YouTube could be preparing to get into the subscription video business this spring, if one report proves accurate. According to AdAge's unnamed sources, YouTube wants to offer paid channels at a cost of $1 to $5 per month. There would be about 25 channels at first, possibly launching as...
Premium YouTube channels to cost $1 to $5 per month, report says

Hulu to Boost Spending on Content This Year by 67%

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By William Laudner Television streaming service Hulu will ramp up its spending to create and acquire content to $500 million this year, a 67% increase, Chief Executive Jason Kilar said Tuesday. Bloomberg Jason Kilar, chief executive officer of Hulu The increase in content spending underlines Hulu’s efforts to gain scale...
Hulu to Boost Spending on Content This Year by 67%
Supreme Court cops out, again, on "fleeting expletives"
E-Commerce Rocket Ship One Kings Lane Raises Its Fourth--And Maybe Its Last--Round Of Private Financing
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