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  • RatPac, Warner Bros. Join Shanghai Media Group's CMC Creative Fund

    China's Shanghai Media Group, and CMC Capital Partners, have teamed with Warner Bros, Ratpac Entertainment and global advertising agency WPP to launch an investment platform, called the CMC Creative Fund. The fund will focus on individual projects in...
  • Warner Bros., Brett Ratner cut deal to create Chinese investment fund

    Warner Bros. is partnering with filmmaker Brett Ratner and two Shanghai-based companies to create a fund that will invest in film, television and live entertainment projects targeting Chinese audiences. The entity, called the Creative Fund, will be...
  • Rentrak Widens Ties With Fox Networks Group

    Rentrak, a provider of viewership data that has recently been moving aggressively to strike pacts with a number of major media companies, said it had expanded its relationship with 21st Century Fox's Fox Networks Group. Under the pact, Fox Broadcasting,...
  • Nielsen Error Squelches ABC's Evening-News Victory Over NBC

    As things turn out, Brian Williams can hold his own with David Muir. NBC's decades-long winning streak over ABC and CBS in the evening-news wars remains intact. Though ABC believed its David Muir-lead "World News Tonight" won more viewers overall than...
  • CCTV Pacts With Alibaba For Star China, ITV's Renewed 'Sing My Song'

    HONG KONG -- Broadcasting behemoth China Central Television (CCTV) has renewed talent show "Sing My Song" for a second season. The state-owned giant has pacted with Alibaba Digital Entertainment, part of recently floated e-commerce group Alibaba to...
  • Nielsen: Technical Error Causes Months of False TV Ratings

    A software bug has resulted in TV ratings being allocated incorrectly among broadcast and syndication programming since March, according to executives at Nielsen, the measurement service whose rankings form the basis of how advertisers pay for TV...
  • Rentrak Gets Bigger In TV Measurement By Aquiring Kantar Assets From WPP

    Rentrak, the media measurement company, has been on something of a tear in recent months, establishing new agreements with CBS and Fox television stations and expanding its alliance with Walt Disney's ABC. Now it is adding heft by purchasing TV-...
  • 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...
  • Green Wheels: Ford relaunches the Lincoln brand, with a personal touch

    Green Wheels: Ford relaunches the Lincoln brand, with a personal touch
    I'm not what you'd call a luxury car buyer. The closest I ever came was coveting a fire-engine red 1959 Cadillac convertible I saw on a used-car lot in Westport around 1971…for $800. I'm glad I haven't been paying to keep gas in that car all...
  • Quintessential Chicago ad man has evolved with the industry, rising to the occasion

    Quintessential Chicago ad man has evolved with the industry, rising to the occasion
    During four decades as a quintessential Chicago ad man, Ron Bess has steered campaigns for clients from McDonald's to Gatorade while climbing the ranks at some of the city's most prominent agencies. Bess, a natural pitchman, well-schooled leader and...