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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fullscreen Acquires Videogame Media Firm ScrewAttack

    The March madness for multichannel networks continues: Fullscreen, one of the biggest YouTube MCNs, has acquired small videogame-focused media company ScrewAttack. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ScrewAttack runs a YouTube channel with 849,000...
  • After Disney's Maker Buy, More Deals In Store for Multichannel Networks

    With Disney's blockbuster $500 million-plus deal to buy Maker Studios, look for dealmaking activity in the online multichannel network space to continue apace. MCNs are "now top-of-mind for all the major studios," said Peter Csathy, CEO of Manatt Digital...
  • China Media Capital To Raise 'A Few $100 Million'

    HONG KONG - China Media Capital, a Chinese state-backed private equity fund, is to raise another round of capital, according to reports. The new finance is expected to run to "a few hundred million U.S. dollars" said its chairman Li Ruigang, who also...
  • YouTube Network Fullscreen Hires Content and Revenue Chiefs

    Fullscreen, the YouTube multichannel network whose backers include Comcast and The Chernin Group, is expanding senior ranks, hiring two execs in newly created roles: Ashley Kaplan as head of content and Michael Wann as chief revenue officer. Kaplan,...