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European TV Giant RTL to Acquire Majority Stake in Video Ad Firm SpotXchange‎
The unit of German media giant Bertelsmann ‎takes 65 percent in the marketplace for digital video ads for $144 million plus possible additional payouts.read more
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Telefonica First-Half Profit Drops, Pay TV Subs Grow in Key Markets
The Spanish telecom giant said pay TV subscriptions in its home market were up following the launch of new service Movistar Fusion TV. read more
Sony Lifts First Quarter Profits, But Estimates $488 Million Loss for Year
Pictures division doubles its profits.
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Sony Film Unit Profit Rises on 'Spider-Man 2,' '22 Jump Street' Box Office
UPDATED: The company's gaming unit swung to a profit as film operating profit rose to $78 million, more than double the figure in the year-ago period when "After Earth" underperformed expectations.rea...
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China Likely to Launch Quotas for Foreign TV Shows Offered Online (Report)
The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is planning to fix quotas on imported TV shows shown on video websites like Sohu and Youku Tudou.read more
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Is Even More Awesome in Lego (Video)
“Guardians of the Galaxy” already looks like it's going to be one of the most awesome movie tickets of the summer. Now imagine it as a Lego movie. As the insta-classic “Lego Movi...
Brian Williams Announces Daughter's ‘Peter Pan’ Casting With Embarrassing Photo (Video)
Brian Williams had a little bit of fun while announcing the casting of his daughter, Allison Williams, in the title role for NBC's upcoming live production of “Peter Pan” during “...
Off Broadway Review: ‘Sex With Strangers’ Starring Anna Gunn
One of those in-your-dreams fantasies that evaporate by the dawn's early light.
‘Roaring Currents’ Obliterates Korean First Day Box Office Record
"Lucy" star Choi Min-sik enjoys second hit in a week. All-comers record falls second time in eight days.
Nick Jonas Breaks Free From His JoBros ‘Chains’ With Solo Video Featuring Dylan Penn
Nick Jonas kicked off his solo career with a bang Wednesday when he released the video for “Chains,” his first post-Jonas Bros single. A well-produced track plays over occasionally discon...
New York Times Issues Response to Wikipedia Plagiarism Charge
The New York Times issued a response Wednesday to claims that one of its writers, Carol Vogel, had plagiarized a passage from Wikipedia. In a note from an editor at the newspaper, it was determined th...
Chinese Romance ‘But Always’ Set to Woo North American Audiences
Release is simultaneous with mainland China and Hong Kong outings
‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ Scores With Outrageous Twitter Reactions
Ratings for Syfy's “Sharknado 2: The Second One” haven't come in, but the movie is already a hit in one sphere. It quickly shot to number one on Twitter trending, with everyone get...
Justin Bieber Mocks Orlando Bloom With Weepy Photo: Hollywood Twitter Takes the Bait
Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom‘s ridiculous feud continued Wednesday, providing comedic fodder across Hollywood social media. The pop star fired the most recent shot when he shared a caption-le...
SAG-AFTRA Funds Held in Trust Jump 16% to $153 Million
SAG-AFTRA’s funds held in trust have jumped by 16% to $153 million since last year, according to the union’s latest filing with the federal government. Those funds have been at the center of a...
How ‘Silicon Valley’ and Nerdist Stars Brought Their Stand-Up Show From a Comic Shop to Comedy Central
Long before Comedy Central's “The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail” premiered last week, the eponymous stand-up comedy show was a hip Wednesday night destination in Los Angeles, taking p...
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We'll Buy Nearly Anything From a Woman in a Red Dress
Marketers like to talk about stuff that’s “disruptive.” And when it comes to advertising—actually, when it comes to pop culture in general—few things are quite as disrup...
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This Shop Turns Sunday Circulars Into Hyperlocal Mobile Ads
Specs Who (From left) Xavier Facon, chief technical officer and founder; Tom Jones, chief revenue officer; Stacey Hafers, chief financial officer; and Jason Young, chief executive officer What Mobi...
‘Heaven is for Real’ Surpasses Group of New Releases to Top Home Video Sales Chart
In a robust week for fresh product, five of the seven top home entertainment sellers the week ending July 27 were new releases. The Sony Pictures drama “Heaven is for Real,” about the changes in a...
Sony Housecleaning Continues as Ad Exec Tommy Gargotta Steps Down
Tommy Gargotta is stepping aside as president of Sony Pictures Worldwide Creative Advertising — the latest in a long line of departures as studio toppers continue a major housecleaning. An infor...

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