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IMAX to double share buy-back

Giant screen specialist IMAX is to double its share repurchase scheme from the existing planned $200 million (€220m) to $400 million. The announcement was made to the New York Stock Exchange on September 7th. IMAX has been steadily buying in its own shares for cancellation since 2017 and costing the cinema operator $175 million. The […]

September 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Stranger Things rifts take over global landmarks

In celebration of the return of Stranger Things, rifts have appeared on some of the most iconic monuments around the globe. The Upside Down, the sinister alternate dimension from the series, has taken over 14 countries through 15 landmarks including the Empire State Building in New York City; Bondi Beach in Australia; Duomo Square in […]

May 27, 2022

FilmRise, Above Avergae parther on comedy content

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has entered a deal with Lorne Michaels’ Above Average, a division of Broadway Video, to create streaming TV episodes each to feature a variety of comedy sketches taken from the over 40 hours available from the “Above Average” library. FilmRise will distribute the newly […]

May 9, 2022

FilmRise acquires 200+ films from Full Moon Features

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has secured the digital distribution rights for over 200 movies from Full Moon Features. The deal grants FilmRise digital TVoD, SVoD, AVoD and FAST rights in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, commented “Full Moon Features has obtained a […]

April 28, 2022

Hearst Media names Mathies VP development

Jessica Mathies has been named vice president, development, at Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG). She previously served as an executive producer, initiating, developing, and producing special projects, for HMPG parent Hearst Television. Mathies brings extensive national production experience to HMPG’s recently launched entertainment unit and will focus on unscripted program development for television stations, broadcast […]

April 21, 2022

VideoAmp acquires Elsy

Software and data platform VideoAmp has acquired media investment optimisation provider Elsy to scale and accelerate adoption of its measurement and currency solution. Elsy boasts holistic and measurement agnostic platform integration capabilities, which VideoAmp says will supercharge its technology and proprietary software stack. Founded in 2015, New York-based, Elsy, enables advertisers, agencies and publishers to […]

April 19, 2022

SES unseals Court docs for April 19 hearing

Lawyers for SES in its action against Intelsat over the division of C-band proceeds, have unsealed 142 pages of evidence, many of which had previously redacted segments. The document, filed last week and now in the public domain, goes into considerable detail over the $9.7 billion (€8.9bn) in Accelerated Relocation Payments from the FCC. SES […]

April 12, 2022

Stranger Things: The Experience in New York

Netflix and experience discovery platform Fever have partnered to deliver a new immersive Stranger Things experience which launches at The Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on May 7th. The experience will see fans transported into the Stranger Things Universe – a world of supernatural mystery, enduring friendships, and 80s nostalgia in an atmospheric […]

April 12, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Whoopi Goldberg cast in Amazon Studios’ Anansi Boys

Amazon Studios has announced that Academy Award- and Emmy-winner Whoopi Goldberg has been cast as Bird Woman in the series adaptation of Anansi Boys, based on Neil Gaiman’s internationally beloved novel. The six-episode series stars Malachi Kirby in the leading roles of brothers Fat Charlie and Spider. Anansi Boys is set throughout contemporary London and […]

April 7, 2022

FilmRise acquires Kids in the Hall

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, continues its expansion of bringing classic comedy to fans with the acquisition of Broadway Video’s renown Canadian sketch comedy series “Kids in the Hall.” FilmRise has acquired SVoD, AVoD and FAST streaming rights and across the FilmRise Streaming Network including the FilmRise Comedy branded […]

April 5, 2022