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  • To Grab Ad Dollars In Contest, Big TV Players Like NBCU And Viacom Must Break Out Digital Video

    A group of media companies on Wednesday will be enticed into an arena of sorts and forced to compete to win ad dollars from blue-chip sponsors like Hasbro, Pepsi, State Farm, Petsmart, Walgreens, Levi's, Hilton and CBS Corp.'s Showtime. To get the...
  • Universal's Kevin Grayson to Head Domestic Distribution for Robert Simonds' Studio

    Robert Simonds has tapped Universal Pictures executive Kevin Grayson to be domestic distribution president for the motion picture division of his new studio. Grayson will join the company at the end of September, and is the latest high-profile hire...
  • Dish Adds Food Network, HGTV and Other Scripps Cable Nets to Internet TV Lineup

    Dish Network is another step closer to launching a cheaper over-the-top TV service, obtaining rights to deliver live and on-demand content from Scripps Networks Interactive's suite of cablers including Food Network, HGTV and DIY Network. The No. 2...
  • Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos

    Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos
    San Francisco-based Listen.com launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single customer for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than...
  • Viacom Wraps Purchase of U.K.'s Channel 5, Commissions Joint Projects

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Viacom Intl. Media Networks has wrapped its ?450 million ($726 million) acquisition of U.K. free-to-air network Channel 5. Viacom also unveiled the first joint commissions between Channel 5 and Viacom's U.K. pay TV...
  • Media and Entertainment Sector Profitability Forecast to Rise Again in 2014

    Big media and entertainment companies worldwide are expected to average 28% profit margins this year, up from 26% last year, according to a forecast from consulting firm EY. That's better than major stock-market indices, and the highest level since it...
  • 'The Maze Runner,' 'The Equalizer' Join TV Ad-Spend Top 5

    In this week's edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, "This Is Where I Leave You" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $5.1 million for spots that have aired 946 times across 44 networks through September 7. This is...
  • 'No Good Deed' upstages 'Dolphin Tale 2' at box office

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thriller "No Good Deed," the story of an escaped convict who terrorizes a woman and her children inside their home, seized the top spot on U.S. and Canadian box office charts over the weekend, beating family friendly sequel...
  • The top films at the North American box office

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 14 - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Sept. 12, led by "No Good Deed," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. 1 (*) No Good Deed...........................$ 24.5...
  • Endemol Hires Rico Martinez as Programming Chief for U.S. Digital Unit (Exclusive)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Endemol Beyond USA, the digital network division of Endemol North America, has hired TV and digital producer-director Rico Martinez as chief programming officer. Martinez, who lives in both Los Angeles and New York City,...
  • TV Review: Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn'

    Watching Nickelodeon's "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn" -- a live-action series about squabbling, highly un-identical 10-year-old quadruplets -- the mind soon drifted from the show's loud, chaotic comedy (such as it is) to the logistical hurdles of...