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Film.io to launch filmmaking DAO

Film.io has officially launched its filmmaking Decentralized Autonomous Organization, or DAO, placing Hollywood decision-making onto the blockchain and into the hands of creators and fans. The DAO provides creators with the necessary resources to take projects from conception through licensing. The concept was originally incubated by veteran leaders in the crypto, film, entertainment and tech […]

May 5, 2022

YouTube to livestream Top Gun: Maverick premiere

Paramount Global has announced an exclusive partnership with YouTube to livestream the world premiere event of the Paramount Pictures theatrical release, Top Gun: Maverick. Produced by MTV News and Velocity, MTV News correspondents Josh Horowitz, Dometi Pongo and Simone Boyce will host the livestream and provide fans at home with the opportunity to view real-time, […]

May 3, 2022

IMDb TV rebrands as Amazon Freevee

Amazon’s free streaming service, IMDb TV, will be rebrand as Amazon Freevee beginning April 27th. Over the last two years, Amazon says the AVoD service has experienced rapid growth in the US – tripling monthly active users – driven by rapid distribution across living room devices and mobile, an increasing slate of Originals, an always […]

April 13, 2022

Apple TV+ signs content pact with Hanks

Apple TV+ has agreed a multi-year overall deal with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s production company Playtone to exclusively develop, produce and distribute all forms of television globally encompassing series, limited series, documentaries and unscripted projects. Apple’s partnership with Playtone builds on its existing film and series relationship which includes the limited drama series Masters […]

April 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Loki most-watched Marvel show on Disney+

Loki is reportedly the most watched watch Marvel title on the Disney+ streaming service. The six-episode season drew 5.23 billion minutes of watch time and was the first Marvel series to exceed 1 billion minutes in a single week, according to data from The Hollywood Reporter. Because of its small episode order, Loki had the […]

April 1, 2022

Report: Consumers winning the streaming wars

This year’s Digital media trends survey from Deloitte reveals that media companies in the US are now feeling more turbulence from the deeper currents shaping consumer behaviour. After 15 years of growth, SVoD services have successfully unbundled video, lowered costs to consumers, and ignited fierce competition among providers. Top SVoD services are consolidating content and […]

March 30, 2022

Data: $53m spent on Oscar ‘For Your Consideration’ ads

During Oscar season, it’s not uncommon for studios to spend millions of dollars promoting their films in hopes to influence Academy Award voters. This calculated campaigning goes well beyond traditional advertising methods including throwing swanky events, grassroots regional and out-of-home investments, known as ‘For Your Consideration’ (FCU) campaigns. MediaRadar reviewed ad spend for the Academy […]

March 24, 2022

Avid, Arab Telemedia agree multi-year subscription agreement

Avid has announced the end-to-end upgrade of Arab Telemedia Group (ATG), an Emmy Award-winning independent commercial media enterprise specialising in telenovela series productions aired throughout the Arab world. This longstanding Avid customer, based in Amman, Jordan, has modernized its content workflows through a new subscription agreement that ensures its editorial teams will always have the […]

March 23, 2022

The Weather Channel sues Nielsen

The Weather Channel is unhappy with ratings assessments from Nielsen. The channel, owned by CF Entertainment and Bryon Allen’s media conglomerate, is alleging that Nielsen suffers a flaw in its systems. The action, which was lodged in an Illinois court on March 16th, argues that Nielson cannot handle the complexity of today’s viewing habits. “[The] […]

March 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Peacock unveils first WWE original series

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, has announced that its first WWE original series, WWE EVIL, will launch on March 24th. Created and hosted by John Cena, the 8-part docu-series is the latest expansion of WWE programming on Peacock, and the first-ever original from WWE Studios. Taking an unprecedented look inside the psyche some of the most […]

March 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare