Content Firm Draws Suitors

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Two years after Maker Studios co-founder Danny Zappin was ousted as head of the online video firm, a group of former and current executives at his new venture, Zealot Networks, is trying to acquire the branded content company and replace him as chief executive.

Getty Images Launches Content Studio In LA

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Getty Images has launched a new, custom content service in Los Angeles, called Getty STUDIO. Getty Images said the new unit will provide video, event photography, social-first content, commercial assignments, portrait studios, talent integration, media partnerships, full service production, immersive media, worldwide distribution, content strategy and visual intelligence. getty images content studio angeles video photo hollywood digital

Content Firm Draws Suitors

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Zealot Networks, co-founded by Danny Zappin, former chief of Maker Studios, may be acquisition target

Disney Links With Twitch On Content Distribution

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Disney Digital Network , part of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI), is in a content deal with videogame streaming service Twitch , where Disney will provide content from four Disney content creators to Twitch. According to Twitch, four of the largest Disney-managed digital content creators Jacksepticeye, LuzuGames, Markiplier, and Strawburry17--will create exclusive, video-on-demand and live broadcast content on Twitch.

Snap and Time Warner Sign $100 Million Content Deal

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The deal, reportedly valued at $100 million, will include both entertainment and advertising content Snap Inc. and Time Warner Inc. announced a global partnership to develop made-for-Snap shows over the next two years.

23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream

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The post 23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream appeared first on John Greathouse A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Who would have thought academic videos recorded at a state university would generate nearly 23 million views?

Netflix To Raise $1.5 Billion For Content Acquisition

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billion in debt to fund content acquisition, production and development, potential acquisitions and strategic transactions, and other efforts, the company said this morning. The new funding will undoubtedly impact the Los Angeles region, where Netflix has based most of its content efforts. netflix content acquisition hollywood film streaming videoNetflix , the provider of online streaming services which has major operations in Los Angeles, is planning to raise $1.5

Amazon Studios Eyes VR Content

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Amazon Studios , the content production arm of Amazon.com which is based here in Los Angeles, is reportedly working on creating virtual reality content , with a number of local and other VR companies. According to TheWrap, it has been working with virtual reality companies about developing its own, original VR content, siilar to the original content it has already been creating for Amazon Prime. content reality virtual studios amazon

Mitú to Create Latino Content for MLB

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Latino media company mitú has signed a content deal with Major League Baseball to promote baseball to young Latino audiences

ScaleLab Grows Video Content Network

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scalelab multi channel network youtube content internationalLos Angeles-based ScaleLab , a multi-channel network which helps Youtube creators with growing their audiences, says it has topped more than 2 billion monthly views, and now has 90,000 online video influencers in its network. According to the company, the growth comes due to international expansion, particularly in Brazil, as a result of a move last year to open an office in Sao Paulo.

Snapchat Retreats From Original Content

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Venice-based Snapchat has shut down its original content efforts, and laid off around 15 people who were working on the Snap Channel, according to Deadline. Snapchat had launched its original content efforts in January, to develop its own original content and music for the service. snapchat original content layoff hollywood snapchannel social

Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Subscription Content Offering

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Santa Monica-based cloud-based learning and human capital management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand said today that it has launched a new, subscription content offering, which it calls Cornerstone Content Anytime. Cornerstone OnDemand said the new offering will feature content from other content partners, including European language support for multi-national clients.

FameBit Launches Original Content Effort

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Los Angeles-based FameBit , which helps brands connect with YouTube influencers, has launched a new effort to create original content and shows. famebit youtuber youtube influencer brand talkshow talk show original content hollywoodAccording to FameBit, its first series, FilterFreeTV , is a digital talk show covering the questions and answers that millennials are dealing with on a daily basis.

Snap, Time Warner Sign $100M Content And Ad Deal

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Venice, California-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat, and Time Warner announced on Monday that the two are in a $100M deal, where the two will collaborate on both content and advertising. snap snapchat timewarner content advertising storiesAccording to the companies, Time Warner will develop and produce shows for Snapchat, from its wide range of networks and entertainment companies. The two also said Time Warner will purchase advertising for HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros.

Naritiv Raises $3M For Snapchat Content

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Los Angeles-based Naritiv , a new startup developing a network of content creators for Snapchat, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The startup--founded by Dan Altmann and Eric Posen--says it is enabling the creation of mobile-first content for Snapchat and other social network platforms. naritiv venture capital snapchat content creation hollywood social media network

FilmTrack Backs Content ID Effort

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Los Angeles-based content and rights management software developer FilmTrack said late Tuesday that it is backing a new metadata standard for the media and entertainment industry. FilmTrack said it has linked with EIDR, an organization developing a new content identifier system for the movie and television industry. filmtrack content identification eidr hollywood asset

Silicon Beach Report April 23: Netflix to Raise another $1.5 Billion for Original Content

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billion for original content; Postmates creates 2,000 jobs in Los Angeles; Boeing invests in Morf3D Netflix to raise another $1.5

Facebook Plans to Spend $1 Billion Next Year On Content

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In a move which will no doubt be music to Hollywood's ears, Facebook is reportedly planning to spend as much as $1 billion next year on building out its own, original video content. Some early action in Facebook's content push surfaced in August , after Mitu reported Facebook had purchased two of its shows. facebook video content hollywood netflix amazon

StyleHaul Names Content Head

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Los Angeles-based StyleHaul , which operates a YouTube network focused on fashion and beauty, said this week that it has named Mia Goldwyn as the company''s Chief Content Officer. The company said that Goldwyn will head up original content programming strategy, including production and other efforts at the company, and reports to CEO Stephanie Horbaczewski. stylehaul content executive fashion beauty youtube network hollywood fashionable video

Hulu Adds Designated Survivor, Other New Disney/ABC Content

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Santa Monica-based streaming television service Hulu said this morning that it is adding Designated Survivor, as well as other titles, such as Revenge, Shadowhunters, Marvel�s Agent Carter, Blossom, The Catch, and Bunheads to its library of content. hulu designated survivor television content streaming disney hollywood

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Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content

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Santa Monica-based online streaming television provider Hulu , along with Disney-ABC Television Group , said this morning they have inked a deal to bring Disney Junior''s content to Hulu. hulu disney junior mcstuffins bunnydown disneyjr handymanny video subscription content

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Amplify Your Marketing Strategy with Engaging Content

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 -- Amplify Your Marketing Strategy with Engaging Content. You can waste that chance, or you can jump on it by creating engaging content that draws them deeper into an emotional connection with your organization. For most people, the hardest part of running social media for their organization is coming up with something to post day after day.

Demand Media Content Revenues Continue To Plunge

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media reported its quarterly earnings Monday afternoon, revealing a precipitous decline in the company's content revenues. Demand Media said that its Content and Media revenues dropped 40%, from $22.5M Demand Media and CEO Sean Moriarty have been looking to reshape the company in the face of strong headwinds for the company's traditional content generation business. demand media online content earnings

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Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API

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The firm's tools allow web publishers to recommend content to users, while also inserting "sponsored stories" in those recommendations from advertisers. gravity myspace personalization advertising content recommendation engine software

Hulu Names New Content Head

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Los Angeles-based streaming television site Hulu has named a new Head of Content, the company said Monday, to lead the firm''s content and programming strategy. Hulu said it has added Craig Erwich as Senior Vice President, Head of Content, as the company increases its content offerings, continues to invest in original programming, and more. hulu executive streaming television content hollywood

ICX Media Sets Up Shop In LA For Digital Content, AI Tools

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ICX Media , a developer of artificial intelligence and adaptive learning-driven tools being used to help brands, media companies, and content companies with distribution and monetization, said it has set up shop in the Los Angeles area, with a new office in Santa Monica. media angelesdigital content artificial intelligence machine learning brands

Mitu, Major League Baseball In Latino Content Deal

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Los Angeles-based mitu , the venture-backed, Latino-focused online content network, and Major League Baseball , said on Tuesday that the two are in a new content campaign targeted at delivering MLB content to multicultural youth. According to the two, MLB and mitu will produce exclusive digital content which will feature star Latino baseball players, and appear across both mitu and the MLB's distribution channels.

Fullscreen Appoints Head of Content

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Los Angeles-based Fullscreen , the YouTube network founded by George Strompolos, said this week that it has named Ashley Kaplan as Head of Content at the company. Kaplan was most recently Vice President of Digital Content and Strategy for the Magical Elves production company, where she worked on web series Last Chance Kitchens; she also has worked on Logo (Viacom), and was a producer at Current TV. fullscreen content network executive head hollywood production youtube

Vrse Finds Funding For Virtual Reality Content

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Los Angeles-based Vrse , a new virtual reality content company, said Thursday that it has raised a round of funding, and appointed Drew Larner as Chief Operating Officer. Vrse has a collection of story-driven, virtual reality content. vrse virtual reality content seed funding venture capital hollywood rdio

Demand Media Expands Content Offerings

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said today that it is expanding its offerings in the content area, with an expansion of its Content Solution offerings. According to Demand Media, the expansion includes new content formats and enhanced "publishing and distribution strategies." Demand Media''s product is used by brands, publishers, and agencies to create content and drive visitors to their websites. demand media content marketing advertising experian infographics

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Donut Media Raises $800K For Millennial Car Enthusiast Content

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Los Angeles-based Donut Media , a startup generating social video content focused on car enthusiasts, announced this morning that it has raised $800,000 in a seed funding round. The startup, led by CEO Matthew Levin, says it has created a process for creating highly shareable automotive social content. The funding goes towards content production. millennial-focused automotive content for TV and premium streaming services.

Pluto TV Adds New Content Partners

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Los Angeles-based Pluto TV , which is developing an online Internet TV platform aimed at curating live TV entertainment for Internet users, said Wednesday afternoon that it has signed up a roster of over 20 new content partners fro the service. Pluto's service aggregates content from all of its content providers into themed "channels", which users can tune into and watch on connected TVs and devices, mobile devices, and the web.

Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments

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Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. paladin software tipalti content payment fintech financial currency processing