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  • 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,...
  • Court Gives TAM Temporary Relief In India TV Ratings Revamp

    MUMBAI -- The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a stay order on some sections of the television ratings policy guidelines that were challenged by Kantar Media, one of the stakeholders in TAM Media Research, India's only TV ratings agency. The policy...
  • The Future of TV News: Importance Of TV Ratings Under Scrutiny

    With more people turning to mobile devices and other portable screens when breaking news erupts, how important are TV ratings for the cable-news networks? At present, the answer is "plenty," with Fox News Channel dominating the arena. But other screens...
  • MRC Shopping Stake in Company to Guggenheim Partners

    Media Rights Capital, the prolific financing and production shingle behind such films as "Ted" and "Elysium" and Netflix's "House of Cards" is looking to sell a share of the company to Guggenheim Partners, owner of Dick Clark Prods and The Hollywood...
  • How Fullscreen Landed One of YouTube's Hottest Properties: the Fine Bros.

    Given the thousands of performers affiliated with YouTube's leading multichannel networks, getting a deal with one them isn't something necessarily worth bragging about. But a new pact between top-ranked MCN Fullscreen and veteran YouTuber act the Fine...
  • Ad Agencies Working Overtime On Shows, Not Spots

    Hollywood is filled with executives who honed their chops on Madison Avenue. Dick Wolf, builder of the famous "Law & Order" franchise, toiled away at an ad agency writing slogans for Crest toothpaste. Adam Stotsky, president of NBCUniversal's Esquire,...
  • GroupM Entertainment Names Adam Pincus Exec VP Of Programming, Production

    Adam Pincus has been named exec veep of programming and production for GroupM Entertainment North America, a new position at the WPP content-development unit, effective immediately. Pincus will report to GroupM Entertainment Global Chief Executive...