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Netflix, Amazon Poised to Steal Cable and Broadcast’s Thunder at Emmys
/ June 2, 2015 11:38 am
Netflix, Amazon Poised to Steal Cable and Broadcast’s Thunder at Emmys

Variety reports "Internet-streaming services Netflix and Amazon are producing award-worthy original programming — and Hulu, Yahoo and AOL are also jumping into the game, looking to garner industry accolades for their content investments and the marketing lift they provide." Read More

Glu eyes $500m annual revenue from celebrity games
/ June 2, 2015 11:34 am
Glu eyes $500m annual revenue from celebrity games

Gamesindustrybiz.com reports "Glu Mobile's alliance with Kim Kardashian has been extremely lucrative for all involved, and now Glu is looking towards as much as $500 million in annual revenue from celebrity endorsed mobile games." Read More

Vimeo Launches Subscription Video Feature
/ June 2, 2015 11:25 am
Vimeo Launches Subscription Video Feature

The Hollywood Reporter reports "IAC-owned Vimeo on Tuesday announced subscription features for its Video On Demand platform. Creators who use the ad-free service will now be able to charge a monthly fee for unlimited viewing." Read More

Oculus Announces ‘Henry,’ Its Second Virtual Reality Movie
/ June 2, 2015 11:20 am
Oculus Announces ‘Henry,’ Its Second Virtual Reality Movie

Variety reports "Facebook-owned Oculus announced its second animated movie Tuesday. “Henry,” which is being described as “a heartwarming comedy about a loveable hedgehog,” will be first shown at a premiere event on July 28, and eventually become available free of charge to consumers buying an Oculus headset once those go on sale early next year." Read More

Bob Berney to Head Amazon Studios Movie Marketing, Distribution; Albert Cheng Named COO
/ June 1, 2015 6:35 pm
Bob Berney to Head Amazon Studios Movie Marketing, Distribution; Albert Cheng Named COO

Variety reports "Amazon Studios is adding two showbiz vets to its executive team: Bob Berney, former CEO of indie film distributor Picturehouse, who will head movie marketing and distribution; and former Disney/ABC TV digital chief Albert Cheng has signed on as chief operating officer." Read More

Netflix Tests Teasers For Original Programming, But Has No Plans To Run Third-Party Ads
/ June 1, 2015 6:32 pm
Netflix Tests Teasers For Original Programming, But Has No Plans To Run Third-Party Ads

TechCrunch reports "Streaming TV provider Netflix has always shied away from advertising, preferring instead to make money from a monthly subscription it charges users to gain access to its content. The company has no plans to change that, despite a recent test of teaser ads for some of its own original programming both before and after selected TV shows." Read More

Lego, Warner Bros. Take on Minecraft with ‘Lego Worlds’
/ June 1, 2015 6:28 pm
Lego, Warner Bros. Take on Minecraft with ‘Lego Worlds’

Variety reports "Lego and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have unveiled “Lego Worlds,” a new PC-only game that allows fans to build virtually anything they want using digital Lego building sets. If that sounds familiar, it’s the basic framework of Minecraft — the ultra-successful franchise that Microsoft purchased last September for $2.5 billion." Read More

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