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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • A non-SOPA broadside aimed at online piracy hotbeds

    A non-SOPA broadside aimed at online piracy hotbeds
    After months of talks with rights-holders, operators of some of the largest online advertising networks announced the steps they'll take to try to cut off online piracy hotbeds from the flow of marketing dollars. Their voluntary best practices drew praise...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • YouTube Content Partners Want to Reduce Their Reliance on the Video Site

    YouTube runs the world's most massive and diverse video bazaar, one that's home to more than 1 million content creators. But with more and more online distributors getting into the market, some of the company's longest-standing content providers are...