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Did Home Entertainment Spending In Q1 Grow 0.2% – Or Fall 4.9%?
/ April 29, 2015 3:22 pm
Did Home Entertainment Spending In Q1 Grow 0.2% – Or Fall 4.9%?

Deadline reports "The industry organization does, saying that U.S. home entertainment spending hit nearly $4.6 billion in Q1, a 0.2% increase over the same period in 2014 — including $1.1 billion from subscription streaming, +22.9%." Read More

Viacom Optimizes TV Buys with Vantage Data Targeting
/ April 29, 2015 3:12 pm
Viacom Optimizes TV Buys with Vantage Data Targeting

AdAge reports "While early discussions in and around the pre-upfront silly season have been dominated by breathless encomiums to data and all its multivalent wonders, very few networks are prepared to start trading against their advanced metrics. The Viacom Media Networks group looks like one notable exception." Read More

Hulu Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seinfeld Just in Time for NewFronts
/ April 29, 2015 3:10 pm
Hulu Lands Exclusive Streaming Rights to Seinfeld Just in Time for NewFronts

AdWeek reports "For the last six months, Hulu has taken one big swing after another as it tries to close the gap with Netflix and Amazon. At Wednesday's NewFronts presentation, the streaming service revealed the perfect cherry atop its growing pile of huge deals: landing exclusive streaming rights to all nine seasons of Seinfeld." Read More

HBO Chief Downplays Binge Viewing; Says Turner, Warner Bros. Content Could Join HBO Now
/ April 29, 2015 3:09 pm
HBO Chief Downplays Binge Viewing; Says Turner, Warner Bros. Content Could Join HBO Now

Variety reports "HBO CEO Richard Plepler said he was pleased with the reception the premium channel’s new standalone service had received since launching in April, but declined to provide any subscription data." Read More

Microsoft’s New Browser Will Be Called Microsoft Edge
/ April 29, 2015 3:07 pm
Microsoft’s New Browser Will Be Called Microsoft Edge

TechCrunch reports "We knew that Internet Explorer was dead. We knew a successor was coming. We just didn’t know the official name, beyond the 'Project Spartan' placeholder. Now we do: Microsoft’s new browser is called Microsoft Edge." Read More

The Kardashian effect: Tencent pays $126M for 15% of Glu Mobile
/ April 29, 2015 3:03 pm
The Kardashian effect: Tencent pays $126M for 15% of Glu Mobile

VentureBeat reports "China’s Tencent has bought a 14.6 percent stake in Glu Mobile for $126 million. Call it the Kardashian effect, as the mobile game publisher struck gold last year with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a game that has the endorsement of reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian." Read More

IGDA: Gender, GamerGate and the need for action
/ April 29, 2015 3:00 pm
IGDA: Gender, GamerGate and the need for action

GamesIndustry.biz reports "For much of the last year, Kate Edwards' job has been dominated by two topics, connected by a gnarled sinew of threat and fear and recrimination." Read More

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