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'jOBS' biopic to hit theaters in April

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Open Road Films and Five Star Feature films on Thursday announced that distribution agreements are in place for the Steve Jobs biopic "jOBS," which will arrive in theaters sometime in April....
'jOBS' biopic to hit theaters in April

Netflix, Warner deal brings content to Canada

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Netflix and Warner Bros. announced today an exclusive licensing agreement that will bring some Warner Bros. serialized dramas and feature films o Netflix customers in Canada. The deal will bring content such as The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and more to Canadian streaming customers. More titles, such as The...
Netflix, Warner deal brings content to Canada

Briefly: Google Zeitgeist, Facebook privacy

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Google today released its yearly breakdown of the most popular search terms, Zeitgeist 2012. The late Whitney Houston topped searches for the year, while boy band One Direction topped image searches. Breakout NBA sensation Jeremy Lin was the top searched athlete, and The Hunger Games took the top spot among...
Briefly: Google Zeitgeist, Facebook privacy

Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher hits theaters on April 19

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Following its premiere at the Sundance film festival later this week, jOBS, the independent film about Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, is slated to arrive in theaters on April 19, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is expected to portray the Apple co-founder’s life from 1971 through 2000, covering...
Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher hits theaters on April 19

HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service

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HBO is going to launch its first significant over-the-top offering, and it’s going to do so in one of the same markets as Netflix. The service, called HBO Nordic, will be launched in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland in mid-October, and could provide some interesting competition to Netflix, which will...
HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service

Sony's Crackle Launches On Xbox Live

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Sony’s Crackle streaming-video service, which needs to expand its reach to compete in the connected-TV market, debuted on Xbox Live video network today. The move gives Sony’s ad-supported channel access to most of Xbox Live’s approximately 40 million subscribers, spread across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Crackle...
Sony's Crackle Launches On Xbox Live
NBCUniversal Ramps Up Film Exposure In China With Youku Premium Deal
Netflix signs deal with Disney to deliver movies to your living room while they're still in the theaters
Gumroad launches a drop dead simple and cheap video streaming solution, partners with Maria Menounos' Serial Buddies film

How the world searched in 2012: Google Zeitgeist report reveals 1.2 trillion searches across 146 languages

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Unless you’ve been living in a hole these past twelve months, there’s a good chance you’ve used Google at least once to search for something online. With that in mind, the Internet giant has revealed some of the key search trends in 2012, in its annual report which reveals trends...
How the world searched in 2012: Google Zeitgeist report reveals 1.2 trillion searches across 146 languages
Disneyland surveys visitors about potential 'Star Wars' theme park expansion
Vimeo turns on 'Vimeo on Demand' paywall to help filmmakers distribute movies online

Forget Home Taping: Evil Robots Are Killing Music!

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The entertainment industry has a long and storied history of incumbents freaking out about every technological advancement that alters the market. From iPods and digital distribution, to VCRs and home taping, all the way back to player pianos, it seems like they've never met a device they didn't hate and...
Forget Home Taping: Evil Robots Are Killing Music!

Amazon brings Prime Instant Video subscribers classic sports documentaries with ESPN 30 for 30 deal

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Amazon has announced a licensing agreement which will see titles from ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series added to Prime Instant Video. Amazon Instant Video is a digital video streaming and download service that lets users rent, buy or subscribe to a growing range of video content. Launched in April last...
Amazon brings Prime Instant Video subscribers classic sports documentaries with ESPN 30 for 30 deal

Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Walt Disney Company announced in a press release shortly before its investor call that it would acquire 100 percent of LucasFilm LTD for $4.05 billion, in cash and stock. In the press release, Disney also said it would invest in a Star Wars Episode 7 which...
Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

Dailymotion advances its paid content service OpenVoD, powered by Cleeng

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Dailymotion‘s partners can now sell their content via OpenVoD, the video platform announced today. The paid service is powered by content monetization startup Cleeng, and lets online viewers buy TV episodes and live shows in a few clicks. According to Dailymotion, it first launched OpenVoD in France at the end of...
Dailymotion advances its paid content service OpenVoD, powered by Cleeng
Gaming Monetization Startup Playhaven Nabs Rovio's SVP of Brand Marketing Ville Heijari

Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

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James Cameron, the director of the just-released 3D version of the Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. The...
Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

Disney purchases Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock, Star Wars VII coming in 2015

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Media giant Disney has purchased movie and TV production house Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga. Lucasfilm founder George Lucas will act as a creative consultant for the next film. The transaction includes...
Disney purchases Lucasfilm for $4.05B in cash and stock, Star Wars VII coming in 2015

Whoa. That's about half of what Disney paid for Pixar...

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Whoa. That's about half of what Disney paid for Pixar nearly seven years ago. And yes, apparently Star Wars Episode VII is coming in 2015. Update: Here's the release. Of note, Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the president of the group within Disney. You may know...
Whoa. That's about half of what Disney paid for Pixar...

Internet Archive Enables Over 1,000,000 Torrents Of Books, Music And Movies

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We sometimes hear people say that BitTorrent as a technology is only good for infringement. We know that's not true, but then people will point to examples of how frequently it's used for infringement. Of course, that's meaningless when you look at both the larger picture and the nature of...
Internet Archive Enables Over 1,000,000 Torrents Of Books, Music And Movies

More evidence of Amazon’s ambitions for original TV content

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From Hulu to Netflix, it seems that every online video service is getting into original television these days, and new signs emerged overnight that Amazon.com is no different. Fortune reports that it spotted a LinkedIn profile for an Amazon executive named Joe Lewis, a veteran of 20th Century Fox and...
More evidence of Amazon’s ambitions for original TV content

YouTube Video Rental Store Open For Business – Netflix Is Safe

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YouTube, after a dabble in renting Sundance films has expanded and made open a new video rental program at YouTube.com/Store.The company did not find much profit in its earlier ventures into the rental space, meaning that expectations for its current product are low. Videos for rent cost between $0.99 and...
YouTube Video Rental Store Open For Business – Netflix Is Safe
Mixin lets users insert comments into video and share with friends (exclusive)
Open Road Films and Five Star Feature films announce 'jOBS' will release in April 2013

Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

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Editor’s note: Armando Kirwin is a filmmaker and consultant whose previous work has included Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, several startups, 13 feature films, and a handful of TV shows. Follow him on Twitter. In case you haven’t noticed, wannabe Hollywood analysts, er sorry, I mean tech bloggers the world over, are breathlessly opining and propagating...
Netflix Is Bluffing And It Will Be Their Downfall

NBCUniversal feature films land on China's You On Demand pay-per-view platform with latest content deal

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You On Demand Holdings, the company behind one of China’s top pay-per-view (PPV) and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms, has inked a licensing deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution for the VOD rights to a range of NBCUniversal feature films. NBCUniversal International Television Distribution is a division of NBCUniversal, responsible for distributing...
NBCUniversal feature films land on China's You On Demand pay-per-view platform with latest content deal
Vimeo creates new tools to support and pay video makers

Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for

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Newly surfaced Amazon.com job postings provide some interesting clues about the company’s push into original programming. An Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, is seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.” As noted...
Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for

Reliance Games eyes Korean and Japanese mobile gaming markets with two acquisitions

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Reliance Big Entertainment, part of Mumbai, India-based ADAG Reliance group, today announced that its international mobile gaming division Reliance Games (formerly known as Jump Games) has entered the world’s biggest markets for games with some good old M&A. Reliance Games has announced both the acquisition of a mobile game development...
Reliance Games eyes Korean and Japanese mobile gaming markets with two acquisitions
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