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BlackBerry 10 users in the US can now watch TV shows from PBS, Univision and Viacom

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Following its recent collaboration with digital music distribution service Zimbalam, BlackBerry has bolstered its content offering on the BlackBerry World storefront today by partnering with a trio of new TV networks and production companies. Shows by PBS, Univision and Viacom have been added to the store, bringing popular shows such...
BlackBerry 10 users in the US can now watch TV shows from PBS, Univision and Viacom

RIM reveals every TV broadcaster, film studio and music label that is on board for BlackBerry 10

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Research In Motion (RIM) has revealed new details today about the extent of its music, film and television show content that will be available to BlackBerry 10 users once the new mobile OS launches later this week. BlackBerry World, formally called BlackBerry App World, will include video downloads and rentals...
RIM reveals every TV broadcaster, film studio and music label that is on board for BlackBerry 10

Media Decoder Blog: Netflix Reaches Deal to Show New Disney Films in 2016

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Walt Disney Studios said that it would show films from its Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm banners on Netflix, the first time that one of Hollywood's Big Six studios has chosen Web streaming over pay television....
Media Decoder Blog: Netflix Reaches Deal to Show New Disney Films in 2016

Blame it on Mars: Rich Ross done as Disney studio chief

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Hired 30 months ago by Walt Disney Studios for his accumen of churning out inexpensive, digitally-marketed youth TV hits like Hannah Montana and  High School Musical, Rich Ross announced Friday that he’s stepping down as chairman, effective immediately. No replacement has yet been named. In his statement, Ross said the job...
Blame it on Mars: Rich Ross done as Disney studio chief

Disney Chooses Netflix As Its Exclusive Distributor Beginning In 2016

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Shock generally isn't an emotion I feel when I come across a story to write for Techdirt. Anger? Sure. Sadness? Of course. Dismay? You know it. But not shock. I can't say that's true in this instance. Recall two recent stories we've had about Netflix. The first is a piece...
Disney Chooses Netflix As Its Exclusive Distributor Beginning In 2016

Online video games retailer ShopTo.net buys video-on-demand firm FetchTV

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ShopTo.net, a British online retailer of video games, peripherals and gaming consoles, this morning announced that it has acquired privately-held FetchTV, a struggling video-on-demand (VoD) streaming service provider based in the UK. The seller is parent company IP Vision, which went into administration late January 2012, around the time Netflix...
Online video games retailer ShopTo.net buys video-on-demand firm FetchTV
Disney anoints Netflix as its exclusive distributor starting in 2016
Barnes & Noble announces Nook Video with HBO, Warner, Disney and more content partnerships

Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic

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Hollywood, software giants and the major music labels see BitTorrent as one of the largest threats to their business. Billions in revenue are lost each year, they claim. But not for long if the Russian based startup “Pirate Pay” has its way. The company has developed a technology which allows...
Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic

Disney to Buy Lucasfilm for $4 Billion

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In a consolidation of entertainment giants, the Walt Disney Company announced today it would buy Lucasfilm from founder and sole owner George Lucas for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. Kathleen Kennedy, current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become president of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. And...
Disney to Buy Lucasfilm for $4 Billion
Microsoft-funded ‘Pirate Pay’ takes aim at P2P piracy

Russian torrent-killer Pirate Pay could stem the flow of pirated material online

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If you’re fond of downloading material online, you might have a Microsoft-funded enemy on the horizon which is aiming to stop piracy by blocking torrents. In a hat-tip to the world’s most notorious file-sharing site, Pirate Pay is a Russian creation that tracks and shuts down copyright material on BitTorrent....
Russian torrent-killer Pirate Pay could stem the flow of pirated material online

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

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Disney is Star Wars’ new home: The company has bought George Lucas’s Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and says the Star Wars franchise’s potential for “new business models including digital platforms” is “in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval,...
Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion

RIM's BlackBerry World Movie Downloads Landing In U.S., U.K., Canada First, DRM-Free Music Downloads Heading To 18 Markets

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Ahead of the grand unveiling of its next-gen BlackBerry 10 OS this week, and fresh from rebranding its app store to BlackBerry World (to flag up the multimedia content that will be up for grabs alongside the apps), RIM has revealed a few more details about what BlackBerry uses will be...
RIM's BlackBerry World Movie Downloads Landing In U.S., U.K., Canada First, DRM-Free Music Downloads Heading To 18 Markets

DRM-free music, next-day downloads for TV on tap for BlackBerry World

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We've already reported that RIM will be partnering with 7digital for its content offerings, but the company has released more details about exactly what it will offer when the new BlackBerry 10 operating system goes live. BlackBerry World, previously BlackBerry App World, will include an "extensive catalog of songs."...
DRM-free music, next-day downloads for TV on tap for BlackBerry World

MPAA Laughs Off Kim Dotcom’s Conspiracy Theory Linking Joe Biden and Chris Dodd’s Hollywood Cabal

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(Photo: TorrentFreak) Earlier this week, Kim Dotcom offered TorrentFreak some “insider information,” about why U.S. authorities were so aggressive in going after his file-sharing company, Megaupload, pointing the finger at none other than Vice President Joe Biden. “I do know from a credible source that it was Joe Biden, the...
MPAA Laughs Off Kim Dotcom’s Conspiracy Theory Linking Joe Biden and Chris Dodd’s Hollywood Cabal

LoveFilm signs deal with Disney to add Marvel animated TV shows to its UK instant streaming catalog

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Expanding its available TV show content in the UK, LoveFilm today announced it has signed a deal with Disney UK and Ireland to bring X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and other animated TV series from the comic book giant to its instant streaming catalog. Following the deal, Amazon-owned LoveFilm...
LoveFilm signs deal with Disney to add Marvel animated TV shows to its UK instant streaming catalog

B&N Sends The Nook Abroad, eReaders Hitting UK's Dixons' Stores, Waitrose, And Sainsbury's This Fall

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The bags are packed. The passport is on the counter. The Nook Simple Touch is about to hit the road. In its latest retail expansion, Barnes & Noble is sending its ereader to the UK. The little ereader will be available from several large retailers starting early this October. B&N...
B&N Sends The Nook Abroad, eReaders Hitting UK's Dixons' Stores, Waitrose, And Sainsbury's This Fall
Apple launches iTunes Store in 56 new countries

RIM reveals partners for BlackBerry World media store

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Two days before its BlackBerry 10 hardware rollout, Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed video and music partners for its storefront. The biggest names in the announcement are Sony Pictures, Universal Music Group, Walt Disney Studios, and the Warner Music Group. RIM has claimed that its BlackBerry World media store...
RIM reveals partners for BlackBerry World media store

YouTube signs deal with Paramount Pictures

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Web channel wins contract to screen Paramount films in the US and Canada, while UK service blinkbox signs deal with DisneyYouTube has reached a deal to screen films from Paramount Pictures in the US and Canada, meaning the web channel now has agreements with all six major Hollywood studios bar...
YouTube signs deal with Paramount Pictures

Microsoft-Funded BitTorrent Disruptor Won't Make Pirates Pay, But Might Break The Law

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There was quite a bit of chatter recently about a Torrentfreak article discussing an operation called "Pirate Pay," which was funded by Microsoft, and claimed it could track and shut down unauthorized works being transmitted via BitTorrent. The report claimed that Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures were already customers....
Microsoft-Funded BitTorrent Disruptor Won't Make Pirates Pay, But Might Break The Law

Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video Apps, Launching This Fall

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If your ecosystem of choice happens to be the Barnes & Noble platform, you’ll be happy to know that the book retailer is now offering Nook Video, a service that lets you buy digital copies of your favorite movies and TV shows directly from your Nook device. But that’s not...
Barnes & Noble Announces Nook Video Apps, Launching This Fall

Kim Dotcom says Megaupload shutdown was Joe Biden's idea

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who currently stands accused by the US of copyright infringement and racketeering, told TorrentFreak that he has insider information implicating none other than Vice President of the United States Joe Biden in ordering the shutdown of Megaupload. Dotcom said the information from his unnamed source led...
Kim Dotcom says Megaupload shutdown was Joe Biden's idea

Netflix scores US subscription service exclusive to Disney's first-run films in multi-year deal

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Today, Walt Disney studios and Netflix entered into a multi-year agreement that makes the online video distributor the only US subscription service with licensing to show first-run live-action and animated films from the studio. Beginning with its 2016 theatrically released feature films, new Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation...
Netflix scores US subscription service exclusive to Disney's first-run films in multi-year deal

Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal

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A Russian startup that received $100,000 of funding from Microsoft made headlines recently as its emerging efforts to battle digital piracy found their way to the spotlight. Dubbed Pirate Pay, the company’s technology launches attacks on groups of computers hosting pirated content, theoretically making it impossible for them to share...
Torrent-busting ‘Pirate Pay’ may be illegal

A New Hope? Disney Buys Lucasfilm For $4 Billion

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The Walt Disney Company has reportedly bought Lucasfilm, the production company that brought us Star Wars and Indiana Jones, for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. The companies simultaneously announced that Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in 2015. Kathleen Kenedy, co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become president, reporting to...
A New Hope? Disney Buys Lucasfilm For $4 Billion

Netflix Reaches Deal to Show New Disney Films in 2016

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Walt Disney Studios said that it would show films from its Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm banners on Netflix, the first time that one of Hollywood's Big Six studios has chosen Web streaming over pay television....
Netflix Reaches Deal to Show New Disney Films in 2016
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