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Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network Wants to Find Talent on Internet
/ June 29, 2015 12:52 pm
Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network Wants to Find Talent on Internet

Variety reports "El Rey Network, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s cable channel, is launching “The People’s Network”: an online initiative to solicit creative ideas from aspiring directors, writers and other talent — with the ultimate aim of bringing unknown creators to TV." Read More

Kid Video And Entertainment Service Playkids Nabs $15M From Parent Firm Movile
/ June 29, 2015 12:49 pm
Kid Video And Entertainment Service Playkids Nabs $15M From Parent Firm Movile

TechCrunch reports "You might think that YouTube has the kid video demographic locked down, particularly since it launched a dedicated video app for kids, but a company out of Brazil is aiming to challenge that asumption. And it’s putting another $15 million where it’s mouth is, too." Read More

Discovery Channel Partners With Meerkat for Shark Week
/ June 29, 2015 12:44 pm
Discovery Channel Partners With Meerkat for Shark Week

Multichannel News reports "Discovery Channel is adding new chum to its Shark Week waters thanks to a partnership with live video sharing app, Meerkat. For the annual programming block, which starts its swim on July 5 at 8 p.m. this year, Discovery will be using a new embed function from the tech company for behind the scenes multiplatform content." Read More

Keiji Inafune: Return of the industry mega man
/ June 29, 2015 12:35 pm
Keiji Inafune: Return of the industry mega man

Gamesindustry.biz reports "The game is being developed as a joint project between Inafune's Comcept and Texan team Armature Studio. Armature previously worked on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and The Unfinished Swan on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Mark Pacini explains that ReCore really is a joint effort between the two development studios and Microsoft." Read More

Comcast’s X1 Blends Sports with Interactivity
/ June 29, 2015 12:10 pm
Comcast’s X1 Blends Sports with Interactivity

Multichannel News reports "Looking to engage more deeply with stat-hungry baseball fans, Comcast has begun to roll out a data-driven, integrated interactive feature for its X1 platform that analyzes and illustrates pitcher-hitter and team-to-team matchups, tracks fantasy points, computes win probabilities, and shows which portion of the ballpark individual batters tend to put the ball into play." Read More

Time Inc.’s Essence Festival to Stream 100-Plus Hours of Video from New Orleans
/ June 29, 2015 12:00 pm
Time Inc.’s Essence Festival to Stream 100-Plus Hours of Video from New Orleans

Variety reports "Time Inc.’s Essence magazine will effectively turn into a 24-hour TV network for four days over the July 4th weekend — with plans to stream more than 100 hours of free online video from the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The 21st annual fest, which runs July 2-5, will feature a host of entertainment stars, African-American leaders and more. The Internet-video lineup will include live music performances, panel discussions and news coverage across Essence.com, EssenceFestival.com, YouTube, Time.com, EW.com and other sites." Read More

Facebook’s Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More
/ June 29, 2015 11:53 am
Facebook’s Snapchatty New Photo Uploader Lets You Overlay Text And More

TechCrunch reports "Face it. Your photos aren’t all that interesting. But Facebook’s going to help you jazz them up with its shiny new photo uploader, which is now available for most users on iOS and is testing on Android. It lets you add overlaid text in any color, instantly preview filters that you swipe across your photos, or paste Facebook’s stickers on top." Read More

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