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  • AwesomenessTV's Big Frame Hires Larry Shapiro, Fullscreen Head of Talent (Exclusive)

    Larry Shapiro, head of talent at YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen, is jumping ship to Big Frame, the MCN now owned by DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV, Variety has learned. At Big Frame, Shapiro will work with founder Sarah Penna to sign deals...
  • AT&T, Chernin Group Acquire Control of Fullscreen

    Otter Media, the online-video joint venture between the Chernin Group and AT&T, announced that it has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Fullscreen, one of the largest YouTube multichannel network operators. Financial terms of the deal were not...
  • Broadcast Nets Strike C7 Ad Deals in Big Upfront Sales Win

    After years of debating the issue, a group of major advertisers has decided that viewers who watch favorite TV shows up to a week after they air are worth some money. The nation's largest broadcast networks have struck a deals with one major ad-buying...
  • When Rino Scanzoni Speaks, TV Networks Tend to Listen

    With the glitzy TV-network "upfront" presentations in the rear-view mirror, advertisers and TV executives are about to head to the negotiating table. Rino Scanzoni's actions will be under scrutiny by all sides. As chief investment officer for the massive...
  • 'The Rise of Superman' Planned as Multimedia Adaptation by Mindshare Entertainment

    Mindshare Entertainment has optioned the rights to Steven Kotler's bestseller "The Rise of Superman," with the company planning on adapting the book into a TV show, feature-length documentary and digital experience. The book examines 15 years of research...
  • Madison Ave. Giants Omnicom, Publicis Halt Affair As Personalities Thwart Merger

    One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
  • Time Warner Looked at Buying Fullscreen, But Decided to Pass: Source

    Time Warner Inc. explored the possibility of buying YouTube multichannel network Fullscreen, but determined that the deal did not make sense given the high price tag the MCN was seeking, according to a source familiar with the talks. The media conglom...
  • GroupM Entertainment, Graphic India Ready "Adventurers Club" For TV

    GroupM Entertainment, Graphic India and producer James Marshall will partner for a new live-action TV series called "The Adventurers Club" aimed for Canada, U.S. and international markets. GroupM Entertainment, led by veteran entertainment executive...
  • Relativity Media Seeking to Acquire YouTube Network Fullscreen

    Relativity Media, three weeks after its unsuccessful attempt to outbid Disney for Maker Studios, has made an offer to buy Fullscreen, another large YouTube multichannel network, according to reports. Relativity's talks to acquire Fullscreen were first...
  • Is Disney's Big-Game Hunting Paying Off?

    Compared with the sizable acquisitions Disney CEO Bob Iger has made in the past, his $500 million-plus payout for Maker Studios last week seems downright thrifty. But the purchase not only moved Disney-watchers to question Maker's value, it also had...
  • Branded Entertainment Expert Doug Scott Joins WME IMG From Ad Shop Ogilvy

    Doug Scott,a veteran advertising executive known for his expertise in weaving advertiser products into content, is joining WME IMG as the agency's executive vice president of marketing and brand solutions. The addition marks another bit of shuffle at...