2018 Digital Entertainment World - Digital Entertainment World

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW2018). Recognized by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 5th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.

2018 Digital Entertainment World - Digital Entertainment World

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Monday, February 5, 2018 -- Digital Entertainment World (DEW2018). Recognized by Hollywood insiders, digital influencers and industry leaders throughout the world as a "must-attend" event, now in its 5th year Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is where you want to be if you are in the business of creating or monetizing digital entertainment content.

Pocket.watch Raises $15M For Kids Entertainment

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As part of the funding, Viacom Media Networks COO Sarah Levy joins the company's board of directors. pocket.watch kids entertainment venture capital viacom content hollywood filmLos Angeles-based media brand Pocket.watch , which creates content for kids, has raised $15M in a Series B funding round, led by Viacom, the company said today. Pocket.watch says it develops eerything from small-screen video to big-screen blockbusters, games, toys, and other products focused on kids.

IGN Entertainment Names Chief Programming Officer

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IGN Entertainment , which produces online video game and entertainment content, said Tuesday that it has named Wade Beckett as its Chief Programming Officer and SVP of Video, based here in Los Angeles. He also served at ESPN SportNation and NBCUniversal's G4 network, along with Comcast, ZDTV, Tech TV, DreamWorks, NBC's Peter Engel Productions, TV Guide Channel, and CinemaLine. IGN Entertainment is part of Ziff Davis, which is own by LA's J2 Global.

Qualcomm, Disney, UTA Back The VOID For VR Entertainment

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Three, Southern California investors--Qualcomm Ventures, Disney, and the United Talent Agency--have backed the developer of a network of "experience centers" focused on virtual reality entertainment, as part of a newly disclosed Series A Funding. The VOID says its centers include everything from virtual reality to "multi-sensory effects" for interactive entertainment and storytelling.

OWNZONES Media Network Names Chief Security Officer

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Beverly Hills-based OWNZONES Media Network , a technology and entertainment company which provides products for the motion picture, television and digital content creation industries, says it has named Rob Hopps as Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Senior Vice President, Platform Operations. ownzones media network technology entertainment digital security officer

Global Eagle Entertainment Loses CEO, CFO

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , which provides in-flight, satellite-based Internet services for airlines, has named a new CEO, after the loss of both its CEO and CFO on Monday. Leddy has been on its board since January of 2013, and was founder and CEO of Verizon Telematics, and also previously served at SkyTerra Communications, and as a director at Hughes Network Systems. resign executive satellite wireless inflight entertainment eagle global

Global Eagle Entertainment, Intelsat In Satellite Access Deal

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Marina Del Rey-based Global Eagle Entertainment , the provider of in-flight, broadband Internet services, has signed a deal with satellite network operator Intelsat S.A. , The companies said Global Eagle Entertainment's service will use C- and Ku-band services on eight satellites, plus IntelSat's new EpicNG satellites, Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 35e. The deal brings the total number of Intelsat satellites under contract to Global Eagle Entertainment to 17.

Entertainment Apps Conference + Entertainment App Awards

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 -- Entertainment Apps Conference + Entertainment App Awards. The Entertainment Apps Conference will bring together top digital distribution and marketing execs from the major studios and networks, CE and set-top box makers, technology and platform providers, developer and content creators for a day-long conference on the emerging world of app-based entertainment content and services.

Entropic Wins Home Entertainment Networking Firm

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San Diego-based Entropic Communications is powering a Ethernet-to-coax bridge product from Wistron NeWeb (WNC), a developer of home entertainment networking products, the firm disclosed today. According to Entropic and WNC, Entropic's chip set is being used as part of the product, which allows consumers to connect up to four Internet TVs, Blu-ray Players, game consoles, and other Ethernet-enabled devices via preexisting coax cable, using the MoCA standard.

paidContent Entertainment

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Monday, November 8, 2010 -- paidContent Entertainment. Now that broadband has gone mainstream were talking internet TVs, gaming consoles, indie set-tops, over-the-top and home-wide networks. Not too long ago, the fight for control was all about the living room and it was between cable, satellite and telcos with a tech effort here and there.

Sony Online Entertainment Offline Due To Hacking

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The web site of San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of massively multiplayer online games, was shut down today, along with Station.com, another Sony site, due to continued issues with hacking of the firm's systems.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

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LinkedIn is by far the world’s largest professional network with more than 380 million members in over 200 countries and territories. But it isn’t meeting the needs of everyone, leading to the creation of several sites positioning themselves as the go-to professional network for niche industries. And if you work in the entertainment industry, you have Stage 32. Stage 32 goes beyond the traditional benefits offered by professional networks (e.g.,

Taltopia Aggregates Casting Calls, Entertainment Jobs

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Hollywood-based Taltopia.com , an online social networking site for artists, said today that it is launching a new tool which aggregates casting calls and job postings in the entertainment and arts industry. Tags: taltopia casting calls hollywood entertainment content jobs

Audiolife Acquired By Alliance Entertainment

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Van Nuys-based Audiolife , the startup which provided product fulfillment for the music industry and artists, has been acquired by Florida firm Alliance Entertainment. According to Alliance Entertainment, Audiolife's founders will remain in Los Angeles, but the company will be moving its fulfillment operations to Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Audiolife was backed by angels, including members of the Tech Coast Angels and CVAN, the Coachella Valley Angel Network.

Global Eagle Entertainment, SES Expand Ku-Band Coverage

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , which provides in-flight wireless, entertainment systems, and related services to the airline industry, says it has inked an expanded deal with satellite network operator SES , to add satellite capacity over India, Central Asia, the Middle East and North America. global eagle entertainment satellite aerospace kuband inflight wireless wifi

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

TYT Network Raises $20M For Online News

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Los Angeles-based TYT Network , the online news empire run by Cenk Uygur, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a round of funding, to expand the company's management, creative talent, subscription offerings, marketing, and content and community. network cenk uygur content millenial streaming video show entertainment news politics venture capital hollywood

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Global Eagle Entertainment Links With Satellite Operator SES

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , the developer of in-flight wireless and entertainment systems for airlines, said today that it has linked up with satellite operator SES , to bring Ku-band satellite bandwith to the company''s systems. The two said they will offer up globall, KU-band satellite connectivity using SES''s worlwide satellite network. global eagle entertainment satellite airplane airline wireless kuband downlink

Serious Business Get Funded For Internet Entertainment

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A trio of United Talent Agency execs said Friday that they have launched a new, media company focused on the intersection of Internet and entertainment. The firm said it is working with the Cheezburger Network to develop projects for TV and digital, and also has partnership with AdGent Digital and Funny or Die. serious business venture capital seed internet hollywood agent entertainment cheezburger

Demand Media Highlights Entertainment Personalities

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online content network headed by Richard Rosenblatt, said today that it has launched a new "Talent and Expert Network," which will highlight entertainment personalities through its site. Demand said it would find "authentic and entertaining" personalities which it will integrate into its original content and articles.

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

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We had the notion that we could create a service that was aimed at the mass market, which was really user friendly, which provided a service to the consumer, and that helped bring back the fun in the entertainment experience, so that we could help the consumer bridge the digital divide.

Variety Entertainment and Technology

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Monday, October 19, 2009 -- Variety Entertainment and Technology. 1-day conference featuring a schedule of in-depth discussions and networking focusing on the top business issues impacting technology in entertainment today. See [link] (more

Fullscreen Gets Funding For YouTube Network

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Fullscreen , the online entertainment video site headed by George Strompolos, announced this morning that it has raised a round of Series A funding. Fullscreen said its clients include NBCUniversal and Ryan Seacrest Productions, and that it now has a network of over 10,000 channels, 150 million subscribers, and 2.5 fullscreen media entertainment youtube network content hollywood venture capital

5 Bars Acquired By Neutral Connect Networks

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Irvine-based 5 Bars , a distributed antenna systems (DAS) installer and operator, has been acquired by Florida-based Neutral Connect Networks (NCN), the companies announced earlier this month. The acquisition was announced by Neutral Connect Networks, as part of a $30M funding from M/C Partners. 5bars neutral connect networks distributed antenna system merger acquisition

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. 9:30-10p Networking.

The Action Network Finds $17.5M For Sports Betting Media

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Los Angeles-based The Action Network , a sports media company which provides content, tools, and analytics for sports betting fans, has raised $17.5M The funding came from Fertitta Capital, and also included The Chernin Group, plus David Blitzer of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, which owns a stake in the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils; The Chicago Cubs; BITKRAFT Esports Ventures; 6721 Capital and former Twitter COO Anthony Noto.

TechZulu Presents Tech & Entertainment: Disruption versus Destruction

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What does the Tower card have to do with tech and entertainment, you ask? In the entertainment business, technology is often seen as the Tower card; the lightning bolt destroying the stronghold and shaking it to its very foundation. 8:30 – 9:30pm – Networking Mixer.

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.

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Fullscreen Grabs $30M More For YouTube Network

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Culver City-based Fullscreen , which operates a multi-channel youTube network, and is led by George Strompolos (formerly of YouTube/Google), has raised $30M in a new round of funding, according to reports today. fullscreen entertainment youtube network venture capital content studio hollywood

Cinedigm And The WHAM Network To Launch eSports, Gaming Network

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Los Angeles-based Cinedigm and The WHAM Network said on Wednesday that the two are launching a brand new, streaming network specifically focused on eSports and gaming. According to the two companies, the 24/7 streaming channel will provide news, information and entertainment focused on the global eSports and Gaming lifestyle.

Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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Since its inception into the mainstream fabric of people’s lives, social media and the concept of social networking has gone through a rather peculiar evolutionary transition. The post Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers appeared first on TechZulu.

Stage 32 Targets Film, TV, Theater With Social Network

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Does the entertainment industry need its own social networking site? Los Angeles-based Stage 32 thinks so--and so far, has 325,000 members for its online social networking site, which it says ties together film, television, and theater creatives. stage32 social networking hollywood content film theater television artist

Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing

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Monday, September 19, 2011 -- Facebook's Impact on Entertainment PR and Marketing. Learn first-hand from an all-star panel how the entertainment industry is using Facebook and other top social networking platforms. PRSA LA. Well cover best practices, case studies and strategies for success (as well as those to avoid). The panel will include representatives from Facebook, major studios, talent agencies and PR/digital marketing firms. Social Media Week LA. See [link] (more

AngelLaunch Networking Reception

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 -- AngelLaunch Networking Reception. We produce business networking events for startups, media and tech, digital media, entertainment,investors, ad agencies, brands, and small business owners. iHollywood Forum. We have several partners who are considering hosting a lunch or dinner reception the week of Oct 17 for those in Los Angeles attending other events such as Digital Hollywood. See [link].