Cinedigm Sells Hollywood Software


Century City-based Cinedigm said late Tuesday that it has sold its Hollywood Software division to an outside team of investors, led by David Gajda, one of the company''s original founders. Hollywood Software''s tools are used for managing digital theatrical distribution and exhibition. cinedigm hollywood software founder cash merger acquisition content theatrical theater digital spinout

Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak


Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. Hollywood Software's products are installed at such studios as 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate, according to the companies, with its digital cinema management software being used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide. hollywood software rentrak merger acquisition movie content analytics analysis tracking distribution film cinema

Kunlun Group Limited Completes Acquisition of Grindr

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Hong Kong-based mobile gaming company Kunlun Group Limited has closed on its purchase of the remaining stake of Grindr LLC, a gay men’s dating app located in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, the companies announced Monday

Hollywood Software Buys Digital Cinema Systems, Inc.


Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software , a developer of enterprise software used by studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to run their distribution and exhibition businesses, said it has acquired Digital Cinema Systems, Inc. , hollywood software digital cinema systems merger acquisition content movie projection system

Netflix Looks To Raise $2 Billion For Content Acquisition, Production


Netflix , the online streaming movie service operator, is planning to boost its content acquisition and production, via a $2.0 billion offering of Senior Notes, specifically for content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions. netflix billion debt offering stock content hollywood video filming film development

Netflix To Raise $1.5 Billion For Content Acquisition


billion in debt to fund content acquisition, production and development, potential acquisitions and strategic transactions, and other efforts, the company said this morning. Netflix most recently was looking to buy LA billboard advertising company Regency Outdoor Advertising , and has a major operation in Hollywood. netflix content acquisition hollywood film streaming video

Justin Timberlake Backs Myspace Acquisition


Irvine-based Specific Media , the Internet advertising network run by Tim Vanderhook, has released further details on the company's acquisition of Myspace , saying that Justin Timberlake is taking an ownership stake and major role in the acquisition. myspace justin timberlake merger acquisition specificmedia specific content hollywood

Ross Levinsohn Named Head of The Hollywood Reporter


Ross Levinsohn , the former head of Yahoo and Fox Interactive Media, has just been appointed CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media , the parent firm of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and other entertainment focused properties.

Former Maker Execs Sue To Stop Disney Acquisition


Former Maker Studios CEO and co-founder Danny Zappin--along with three other former executives of the company--have filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order seeking to stop the acquisition of Maker Studios by Disney.

EQAL Acquisition By Everyday Health Included $12.5M In Stock


A recent regulatory filing by Everyday Health , the digital media publisher, shows that its acquisition of Los Angeles-based EQAL included both cash and stock, with the stock portion worth $12.5M. Financial terms of the acquisition haven't been announced by either company.

ZEFR Sells Rights Management Assets To Vobile For $90M


According to Vobile, it will open up a new office in Los Angeles as a result of the acquisition, with approximately 100 employees. zefr vobile merger acquisition youtube content rights management hollywoodLos Angeles-based ZEFR has sold its rights management and content-flagging assets--RightsID and ChannelID--to Vobile Group , a provider of video content protection, measurement, and monetization, in a deal worth $90M, the two companies annoucned late Thursday.

Wrapal Acquired By Set Scouter


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to companies, the acquisition will help create the largest, film locations database in North America. wrapal setscouter scouter hollywood content film filming location scouts scout artist movie merger acquisitionLos Angeles-based Wrapal , a peer-to-peer marketplace which connected film makers with set locations, has been acquired by Toronto, Canada-based Set Scouter , according to the two companies.

BluFocus Buys The Master QC Group


Burbank-based BlueFocus , a provider of digital technology, hardware and software to Hollywood, said on Monday that it has acquired The Master QC Group LLC , a provider of file-based master quality control for Hollywood studios and production houses. blufocus merger acquisition hollywood technology hardware software digital masterqcgroup

Fandango Buys Quantum Rewards


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Quantum Loyalty Solutions runs movie loyalty points program Hollywood MOvie Money. fandango quantum rewards loyalty movie ticket promotions promotional merger acquisition content hollywood

LiveStream Acquired By Vimeo


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. As part of the acquisition, Vimeo announced it had launched a new, live streaming services--Vimeo Live--based on Livestream's technology. livetsream vimeo merger acquisition video broadcasting streaming tools content media hollywoodBeverly Hills-based Livestream , a provider of online live video broadcasting tools, has been acquired by online video service Vimeo , Vimeo announced on Tuesday.

Loop Media Buys ScreenPlay


Loop Media said that ScreenPlay's founder and Chairman, Mark Vrieling, will become Chief Content Officer at Loop, and will lead content acquisition and licensing efforts for the company. loop media screenplay content video licensing hollywood merger acquisition

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Entertainment Partners Acquired By TPG Capital


entertainment partners capital tpgcapital workforce management automation software merger acquisition hollywood contentBurbank-based Entertainment Partners , a provider of workforce management and automated production software and services for the entertainment industry, has been acquired by private equity investor TPG Capital. Financial terms of the buy were not announced.

Vessel Acquired by Verizon, Will Shut Down


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. As part of the acquisition, Vessel said it will be shutting down the Vessel service on October 31st. vessel verizon television content streaming hollywood merger acquisition youtuber youtubeVessel , the subscription video streaming service led by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom, has been acquired by Verizon , Vessel said on Wednesday.

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Machinima Lays Off Most Employees, Ceases Operations, Say Reports


machinima otter media gamer gaming streaming content hollywood videogame fullscreen layoff jobs employment merger acquisition youtubeMachinima , which had been the poster child for Southern California's multi-channel-network (MCN) boom, has laid off most of its employees and ceased its operations , according to reports. The shutdown comes after a reorganization of the digital properties of AT&T, as well as its Otter Media subsidiary. Machinima had been acquired by Warner Bros.

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Netflix Eyes LA Billboard Company, Says Report


netflix angeles regency outdoor advertising merger acquisition streaming hollywoodNetflix --which has major operations in Los Angeles--is looking to acquired Los Angeles-based Regency Outdoor Advertising , according to a report on Friday. The report, from Reuters, says that Netflix has offered around $300M for Regency Outdoor. The report cited "people familiar with the matter." READ MORE>>.

My Eye Media Acquired By Eurofins Digital Testing


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Eurofins said the acquisition will strengthen its ability to help serve multiplatform TV and video service providers, including studios, programmers, broadcasters, OTT providers and operators, and give it offices in California and New York, plus locations in Warsaw and Tokyo. My Eye Media had 80 people, who join Eurofins as part of the acquisition; MyEyeMedia CEO and founder Michael Kadenacy becomes President.

AT&T Buys Otter Media


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. otter media merger acquisition content hollywood fullscreenAT&T said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired the remaining part of Otter Media --the parent company of Fullscreen--that it did not own from The Chernin Group. Otter Media owns such brands as Ellation, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth, plus owns stakes in Gunpowder & Sky, plus Hello Sunshine, the media company founded by Reese Witherspoon.

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Netflix Acquires Comic Book Publisher Millarworld


Netflix, which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, did not disclose financial details of the acquisition. netflix millarworld merger acquisition kingsman publishing hollywoodNetflix , the online television streaming and entertainment company, said Monday morning that it has acquired Millarworld , the comic book publisher behind such characters as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan.

AT&T May Sell Stake In Hulu


hulu merger acquisition timewarner hollywood content streamingAT&T is looking to possibly sell its 10 percent stake in Los Angeles-based television streaming service Hulu , as part of its plan on digesting Time Warner. According to At&T CFO John Stephens, the company may sell of its 10 percent stake in Hulu as part of a larger sale of "non-core" assets after it paid $85.4 billion for Time Warner. AT&T now owns Warner Bros.,

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MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company


Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. marketcast market research entertainment hollywood content merger acquisition private equityLos Angeles-based MarketCast , a market research company providing research services to the global entertainment industry, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company , according to reports. MarketCast was owned by another, private equity investor--RLJ Equity Partners--which acquired MarketCast in November of 2014. READ MORE>>.

Pluto TV Acquired By Viacom For $340M


According to Viacom, the acquisition will help it with "key strategic priorities", including expanding its presence across next-generation distribution platforms and growing its advanced advertising business. acquisition merger viacom device connected hollywood content television streaming pluto

Desilu Studios Acquires Israeli Digital Streaming Firm


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. desilu studios israel vonetize content streaming merger acquisition international hollywoodLos Angeles-based content producer Desilu Studios announced this morning that it has acquired the controlling stake in an Israeli digital streaming technology startup, Vonetize , which provides content streaming, distribution, protection and monetization for major studios.

Fandango Acquires


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Fandango said the acquisition will help it provide full national coverage, and add such exhibitors as National Amusements, Cineplex, Landmark Theatres and Marquee Cinemas, as well as many independent theater chains to Fandango's ticketing network. fandango movietickets merger acquisition movie ticketing content hollywood mobile ecommerce

AwesomenessTV Acquired By Viacom


acquisition merger hollywood content digital viacom awesomenesstvLos Angeles-based AwesomenessTV , which develops digital media for the youth market, has been sold to Viacom, in a deal reportedly worth less than $300M. Viacom acquired AwesomenessTV from Comcast, Verizon, and Hearst. Comcast/NBC Universal had owned 51 percent of the company, which Verizon and Hearst evenly splitting the remaining 49 percent of ownership.

Warner Bros. Acquires Machinima


warner bros machinima merger acquisition content hollywood streaming gamersWarner Bros. said Thursday that it has agreed to buy Los Angeles-based content network Machinima. Financial terms of the deal were not announced, however, reports said the deal valued Machinima at less than $100M. Warner Bros. was already one of Machinima's major investors. Machinima operates a YouTube network focused on gamers. Machinima becomes part of Warner's Digital Networks division. READ MORE>>.

RealD Acquires MasterImage 3D


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. RealD said the acquisition came as a result of "key legal victories" where RealD asserted its patents against MasterImage. reald masterimage merger acquisition movie projection content hollywood technology patent legal

Deluxe Buys Sfera For Cloud Software


Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. deluxe sfera merger acquisition content hollywood services translationLos Angeles-based Deluxe Entertainment Services Group , the provider of services to the entertainment and content industry, has acquired cloud-based localization provider Sfera. Deluxe said it acquired Sfera, made up of Sfera Studios and Sfera Labs, and create a new division called Deluxe Localization. Sfera was based in Italy.

Fandango Gobbles Up Cinepapaya


Los Angeles-based online ticketing and movie service Fandango continues to be in an acquisitive move, and has acquired Latin American online movie ticketer Cinepapaya. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The acquisition follows an acquisition last year of Brazilian ticketing firm fandango cinepapaya movie ticketing latin america international tickets hollywood content

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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Warner Music Group Buys Assets From Songkick


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. songkick warner music group merger acquisition concert discovery entertainment hollywoodBurbank-based Warner Music Group has acquired the core assets of Songkick , including its app, website, and trademark, according to the firms. Songkick had operated an online website focused on concert discovery. Warner Music Group said that Songkick will become part of WEA, its artist and label services division.