Aereo Supreme Court Preview With Dominic Patten: Podcast

By and | Monday April 21, 2014 @ 12:05pm PDT

Aereo badgeWill the Supreme Court back upstart tech company Aereo in its bid to short-cut broadcasters with a service that provides an Internet connection to over-the-air TV signals? Deadline Legal Editor Dominic Patten is headed to Washington D.C. to … Read More »

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Cineworld Converting 50% of Screens to 3D

By | Monday June 14, 2010 @ 5:35am PDT

3D-glasses-404_675044cCineworld is extending its lead in 3D digital. About half of the UK exhibitor’s screens will be 3D within three years. At present 33% of its 790 screens are digital. Cineworld has just announced a £30 million ($44 million) initiative with … Read More »

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Discovery Channel COO Tom Cosgrove To Run Sony/Discovery/IMAX’s 3D TV Network

By | Tuesday June 8, 2010 @ 9:49am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A little background: At the beginning of the year, ESPN and Discovery Communications announced plans to launch the first 3D television networks. ESPN’s net, ESPN 3D, will be introduced … Read More »

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Where Did All The Multi-Camera Pilots Go?

By | Saturday May 15, 2010 @ 5:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

bigbangtheoryHow ironic to be writing about NBC, ABC, & Fox trending overwhelmingly single-camera in their comedy series orders on a day when the syndication sale of a multi-camera sitcom, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, broke the record for off-network coin held by … Read More »

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Uh-Oh, “Restructuring” Underway At Disney

By | Thursday May 13, 2010 @ 10:43am PDT

I’ve confirmed that Bob Lambert, SVP of Disney corporate new technology, no longer has his job there. “He’s leaving as part of a general restructuring plan,” an insider tells me.

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CANNES: Singapore Launches 2011 Market

By | Thursday May 13, 2010 @ 9:46am PDT

The island has announced that it is going to stage a film and entertainment technology market in June next year. ScreenSingapore aims to become the market and launch platform for international film releases in Asia. Hollywood will also be able to showcase its summer product in what is the world’s … Read More »

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Obama Disses iPod, iPad, Xbox, Playstation

By | Sunday May 9, 2010 @ 4:21pm PDT

Here’s the context in his commencement speech at Hampton U today:

obamaiPhone“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t rank all

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MMC (My Parent Company) Buys

By | Tuesday April 27, 2010 @ 12:44am PDT

BGR-logoI’ve been reading the Boy Genius Report for some time because it’s such a go-to website for mobile and gadget news scoops. So, apparently, does my boss. Jay Penske’s digital media and publishing network now has acquired the website. mmc logoAs tonight’s news release states, “The impact of the expansion cannot be underestimated. RIM’s stock price increased by over 30% immediately after broke the news of their new devices. Testament to the fact that the immediacy with which new media sites like and break news and report on major events first, does move the needle in the financial sector.”

Penske, the founder, chairman and CEO of MMC, stated: “We’re thrilled to announce our acquisition of BGR, and partnership with Jonathan. Very much in the mold of Nikki Finke of, Jonathan has singlehandedly built an influential site with original content that appeals to an extremely engaged and loyal following in one of the largest and most exciting categories online. And he’s done it all before his 23rd birthday.” Here’s the complete news release: Read More »

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Apple Not Microsoft Now #1 in Market Cap

By | Friday April 23, 2010 @ 6:46am PDT

CNBC says Apple has surpassed Microsoft as of yesterday’s close in terms of market cap and shares available for the public. (Microsoft 88%, Apple 99%.)

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‘Idol’ Overrun Cuts Short the Big ‘Glee’ Madonna Episode on DVR

By | Tuesday April 20, 2010 @ 11:51pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was billed as the “can’t miss episode of Glee” this season, but the conclusion of the much-hyped Madonna episode went MIA for DVR owners. Because of an American Idol overrun Tuesday night, many viewers watching Glee on DVR saw the show cut off before the climax, the cast’s performance … Read More »

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Why Analysts Were Wrong: iPad Sales Much Lower Than Wall Street Predicted

By | Monday April 5, 2010 @ 7:03pm PDT

ipad jobsUPDATES iPad May Have Sold 700,000 Units Already

Apple today announced that it sold over 300,000 iPads in the U.S. as of midnight Saturday, April 3 — nowhere near the 700,000 … Read More »

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iPad May Have Sold 700,000 Units Already

By | Sunday April 4, 2010 @ 10:45pm PDT

UPDATED: Analysts Wrong: iPad Sales Much Lower Than Wall Street Predicted

ipad jobsAnalysts are telling Bloomberg that Apple likely sold 2 times and even … Read More »

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Now Warner Bros Hops On iPad Bandwagon

By | Thursday April 1, 2010 @ 5:31pm PDT

warnerbroslogo-200Sherlock Holmes was just released this past Tuesday in Blu-Ray and DVD. So a Warner Bros press statement asks: “Why not download it from iTunes for your iPad? Why not also play the game designed for the device? Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries Read More »

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Marvel Comics App To Debut On iPad

By | Thursday April 1, 2010 @ 4:45pm PDT

UPDATES Disney Supports Biggest Shareholder Steve Jobs’ iPad

Disney announced today that Marvel Comics is on iPad:

Marvel Comics App includes over 500 of Marvel’s greatest comic books, from classic stories to modern tales, featuring Iron Man,

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Disney Supports Biggest Shareholder Steve Jobs’ iPad With New Content And Apps

By | Thursday April 1, 2010 @ 2:25pm PDT

UPDATED: Marvel Comics App To Debut On iPad


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Stringer, Cameron And Sony’s 3D TV Blitz

By | Tuesday March 9, 2010 @ 8:56am PST
Mike Fleming

TWW-001370Sony Corp has officially announced its entry in the 3D television game, launching its first line of Bravia flatscreen TVs for sale in Japan beginning in June. Other announcements will follow as Sony joins electronics giants like Panasonic and Samsung in … Read More »

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Wal-Mart Is Buying Digital Entertainment Provider VUDU

By | Monday February 22, 2010 @ 10:56am PST

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Feb. 22, 2010 — Walmart announced today a definitive agreement to acquire VUDU, Inc., a leading provider of digital technologies and services that enable the delivery of entertainment content directly to broadband high-definition TVs and Blu-ray players. The deal is expected to close within the next few

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How Will iPad Launch Affect Hollywood?

By | Wednesday January 27, 2010 @ 11:13am PST

Apple’s Steve Jobs unveiled its iPad tablet device. First, the stats: 9.7-inch screen and weighing 1.5 pounds, with 1 GHZ processor, starting at 16GB, 10 hours of battery life, prices ranging from $499 to $829, an unlimited data plan of $30 a month, and some with 3G by AT&T, plus … Read More »

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15 Scientific & Technical Academy Awards

By | Friday January 8, 2010 @ 6:27am PST

Osc2Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on February 20, 2010.

Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2009. Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.

The Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements are:

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