Archive for category: deals

Android Game Console Maker Ouya Acquired by Razer
/ June 15, 2015 1:24 pm
Android Game Console Maker Ouya Acquired by Razer

Variety reports "Indie game console manufacturer Ouya has been acquired by fellow gaming hardware maker Razer. Acquisition talks between the two companies were first reported last week, and Monday, investment bank Mesa Global accidentally confirmed the deal on its website before an official announcement went out. Mesa Global has since taken down any mention of the deal, but not before it was spotted by Liliputing.com.". Read More

Netflix Acquires Brad Pitt’s Satirical Comedy ‘War Machine’
/ June 8, 2015 2:04 pm
Netflix Acquires Brad Pitt’s Satirical Comedy ‘War Machine’

Variety reports "Netflix has nabbed distribution rights to Brad Pitt’s 'War Machine.' The satirical comedy, directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) and based on Michael Hastings’ bestselling book “The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan,” marks the biggest film acquisition to date for the streaming service.". Read More

Netflix Orders 4 Animated Kids’ Shows, Including ‘Tarzan and Jane’ Series
/ June 3, 2015 2:15 pm
Netflix Orders 4 Animated Kids’ Shows, Including ‘Tarzan and Jane’ Series

Variety reports "Netflix has picked up four animated shows from studios across the globe, as the streaming service continues to stock more original programming for the all-important kid demo. The new shows are action-adventure stories “Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane” and “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs” (pictured above) and two for preschoolers, “Cirque du Soleil Luna Petunia” and “Puffin Rock.” As with other Netflix originals, all episodes of the series will hit simultaneously for binge-ability.". Read More

China’s LeTV To Invest $775 Million in Hong Kong Expansion
/ June 2, 2015 1:03 pm
China’s LeTV To Invest $775 Million in Hong Kong Expansion

Variety reports "LeTV, one of China’s top online video platforms, has announced plans to expand from mainland China into the Hong Kong video entertainment market. The company said that it will invest up to HK$6 billion (US$775 million) in the development. The company said that it would offer an extensive array of video content. It reported that it has struck TV content supply deals with companies including the BBC and Sanlih Entertainment Television.". Read More

Epic Wave of Media Reviews Comes at a Crucial Time for Media Buying
/ May 29, 2015 12:54 pm
Epic Wave of Media Reviews Comes at a Crucial Time for Media Buying

AdWeek reports "Marketers don't know if they have best-in-class media players in areas like mobile and social marketing simply because the disciplines are new. Also, marketers are investing more heavily in digital video, noted another media division executive. 'As online streaming video becomes part of the mainstream ... a lot of these clients are asking themselves whether they have the right partner,' the exec said.". Read More

Tribune’s Gracenote Buys Trio of Sports-Data Firms for $54 Million
/ May 28, 2015 2:44 pm
Tribune’s Gracenote Buys Trio of Sports-Data Firms for $54 Million

Variety reports "Gracenote, Tribune Media’s entertainment metadata division, has acquired three sports-information companies — SportsDirect, Infostrada Sports and sports-betting info provider Covers Media Group — for a total of $54 million. With the deals, Gracenote is positioning itself as a unique one-stop shop for data spanning music, TV, movies and sports to customers worldwide.". Read More

Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service
/ May 27, 2015 12:58 pm
Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service

TechCrunch reports "Moonves did say that CBS would ‘probably’ sign up for the service, adding “we’re very excited about it.” Moonves also said that an Apple TV service would also work within its normal affiliate network, and CBS would give a cut of whatever base rate Apple provided to it to those affiliates. The service has been rumored to be bound up in negotiations with TV broadcasters like CBS and others over offering local channels on its new service. A new piece of Apple TV hardware is said to be launching at Apple’s WWDC conference the week after next.". Read More

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