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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This conversational approach has proven more entertaining than the conventional “speaker behind a lectern” methodology, which has further increased our viewership. The post 23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream appeared first on John Greathouse

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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And if you work in the entertainment industry, you have Stage 32. by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. The continued proliferation of media network and online distribution channels has increased demand for quality content.

My Damn Channel Becomes Omnivision Entertainment

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Web video content provider My Damn Channel --led by Rob Barnett and Warren Chao--has relaunched the company, and changed its name to Omnivision Entertainment , the company recently announced. The company--which has operations in both New York and Long Beach--said the move comes as it is expanding its branded entertainment and talent development efforts. rename content video entertainment omnivision mydamnchannel

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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Malibu and Beverly Hills have long been hot neighborhoods for entertainment execs. As the line blurs between tech and entertainment, and as Silicon Valley seeks synergy with L.A.’s One after another, tech and entertainment companies – and hybrids of the two – have taken root here.

Digital LA: Branded Entertainment Panel Live!

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Join us tonight live at 8pm PST from UCLA Korn Hall for Digital LA’s Branded Entertainment panel right here on TechZulu. They’ll discuss how content creators and brands work together to create, develop, and market digital branded entertainment.

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. According to the companies, Time Warner will develop and produce shows for Snapchat, from its wide range of networks and entertainment companies. snap snapchat timewarner content advertising stories

Sony Online Entertainment Restarts Game Services

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment said over the weekend that it has begun restoring its online game services, after the massive hack of the firm's services. sony online entertainment game videogame hacking intrusion security content

Sony Online Entertainment: 24.6 Million Accounts Stolen

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment has tallied the number of accounts which have been compromised by hackers on the firm's online game service, saying that it has found that personal information from approximately 24.6

Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio

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The Los Angeles area is fast becoming the content hub for online video site YouTube , a position that takes advantage of both the LA region's long history in the entertainment business, and the rise of a slew of startups producing content specifically aimed at the YouTube audience. angeles youtube playa vista studio content hollywood video

M-GO's Take On The Digital Entertainment Streaming Market, with John Batter

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Culver City-based M-GO (www.mgo.com) thinks so, with its own twist on providing content to consumers. John Batter: One of the first decisions we made, was about the type of content we wanted to offer. We wanted to offer premium content, and the freshest content, with first availability.

Sony Online Entertainment: Customer Data Stolen

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of massively multiplayer online games, has provided details of the intrusion on the firm's systems, saying that hackers may have stolen its customer information. sony online entertainment shutdown hacking intrusion content videogame

RealD, Regal Entertainment In Expanded 3D Rollout

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Los Angeles-based RealD , the provider of 3D movie projection technology, and Real Entertainment Group said today that the two have made a major expansion in their 3D rollout plans. The two said that they have agreed to add up to 1,500 additional RealD, 3D-enabled screen across Regal Entertainment Group's theatre circuit. The deal doubles the number of screens under contract with Regal Entertainment, from an earlier May 2008 contract.

USC Entertainment Technology Center Names CEO

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The University of Southern California's Entertainment Technology Center , which is part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, said this week that it has named a new CEO. The center--which promotes and runs projects between the entertainment and technology industry--said it has appointed Kenneth S. The center's current projects include a number of 3D content development and research efforts; social media projects; cloud computing; and more.

RealD Adds 1,000 Screens At AMC Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology provider RealD has inked an agreement to expand the number of 3D screens at AMC Entertainment by a thousand screens, the firms said Thursday. reald theater theatre projection movie entertainment content hollywoodAccording to RealD, it will equip up to 1,000 additoinal screens with RealD's 3D technology, across AMC's theaters in the United States and Canada.

OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology

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The video was just one of a number of ads filmed in the Los Angeles area for the Super Bowl, which is not unusual as its center for the entertainment and advertising industry. startups technology music stars youtube hollywood content video bowl super okgo

AngelVision Eyes Investments In Entertainment, New Media

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A new Los Angeles investment group, AngelVision Investors , said this morning that it has launched, and is looking to invest in startup and emerging growth-oriented companies, in the entertainment, marketing and new media. angelvision angel vision investors entertainment media venture capital funding hollywood content creative

JibJab's StoryBots Takes On Kids' Entertainment

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What do you get when you take the creative minds behind JibJab.com , the Venice-based online humor content developers--known for its hilarious videos of everything from politics to everyday life--and apply that to kids entertainment? You get Storybots , a brand new, online service with the sensibility of JibJab's comedic content cross pollinated with kids educational entertainment. hollywood content video entertainment kids jibjab storybots

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NewFronts | Monetizing Digital Content [Live]

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We’ll discuss how content studios are monetizing this content via advertising, sponsorship, show integration and more. Content partners include Discovery, CBS, Time Inc., Rachael Wexler, Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP, digital entertainment lawyer.

Myspace Sets Entertainment Head

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Beverly Hills-based Myspace , the online social entertainment site now owned by Specific Media, said this morning that it has named Roger Mincheff as President of Myspace Entertainment. Mincheff was previously at Fox Filmed Entertainment, serving as SVP Branded Entertainment; he also served as CEO of Spacedog Media, a digital marketing agency. myspace entertainment music specificmedia specific media executive

Microsoft Spins Up New Entertainment Studio In Hollywood

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Microsoft is the latest big name, technology company which sees its future being defined in Hollywood, and is reportedly hiring a former CBS television executive to head up original video content development efforts here.

HitFix Partners With Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based HitFix , the entertainment news site headed by Jennifer Sargent and backed by angel groups the Tech Coast Angels and Golden Seeds, said today that it is in a strategic partnership with film and awards blog In Contention. Exact financial details of the link were not disclosed, however, the two said that InContention will provide its content to HitFix, and that In Content will be "powered by HitFix." hitfix entertainment blog content incontention film

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

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Ever since sound was first introduced into movies, the entertainment business has never really faced a huge change. However, the online presence has shifted the entertainment landscape drastically and is threatening to change the business for better or for worse.

Sony Online Entertainment Offers $10K Scholarship For Girls

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Looking to inspire girls to joint he video game industry, Sony Online Entertainment said today that it has begun accepting applications for its annual $10,000 scholarship which encourages women to join the video game industry.

Sony Online Entertainment Takes PlanetSide 2 To Russia

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Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of massively multiplayer games which is based in San Diego, said today that it has inked a deal with Innova Systems to take its PlanetSide 2 title to Russia and the the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Hulu Plus Adds Content From WWE

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Fans of the WWE have a new way to get content from the entertainment company--known for its professional wrestling personalities and contests--via Hulu Plus , the premium service of Los Angeles-based video site Hulu. The WWE said that it is in an exclusive, multi-year agreement to bring its content to Hulu Plus, offering unlimited instant streaming access, additional content and programming on-the-go, to all of the WWE's TV programming.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal

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STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more

Riot Games Buys Radiant

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games has acquired videogame developer Radiant Entertainment , the two companies said today. According to Radiant Entertainment, it will continue to work on Stonehearth, but will discontinue work on another title, Rising Thunder, and will instead start work on another game as part of Riot. stonehearth content videogame acquisition merger games riot riotgames entertainment radiant

E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at USC

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On Friday, February 22, USC’s Business and Entertainment Association (BEA) is hosting its 4th annual E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference at the Town & Gown Hall at the USC Campus. This year’s theme is Media Without Borders: The Globalization of Entertainment.

MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company

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Los 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 market research entertainment hollywood content merger acquisition private equityFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. MarketCast was owned by another, private equity investor--RLJ Equity Partners--which acquired MarketCast in November of 2014. READ MORE>>.

Baboo Sets Sights On Digital Marketing

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Baboo is looking to help brands and marketers in the entertainment space reach consumers, and recently launched an alpha of its services. baboo startup digital marketing entertainment content hollywood brands advertising

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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The event--the third iteration of Silicon Beach Fest, which had its debut in June of last year--is a celebration of the technology industry''s rise in Los Angeles, with keynotes from Mark Suster of GRP Partners/LaunchpadLA and Nely Galan of Galan Entertainment/Telemundo.

Specific Media Taps Entertainment Exec As New CFO

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Irvine-based Specific Media , the online advertising firm which now owns Myspace, said late Tuesday that it has named entertainment industry executive Larry Madden as its Chief Financial Officer. Madden was most recently CFO of SFX Entertainment, as well as CFO of 19 Entertainment and XIX Entertainment. specific media myspace executive content