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HDTVs Among Most Popular Consumer Purchases

SCOTTSDALE: One quarter (25 percent) of U.S. consumers intend to purchase smartphones and HDTVs in the first half of this year, according to ABI Research’s Technology Barometer survey. Of the survey respondents, 25 percent said they intend to purchase a smartphone during the first half of 2012, which is the ...

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Chernin Group Scores $200 Million in Private Equity

LOS ANGELES: Peter Chernin has sold a minority stake in his Chernin Group to an investor group led by Providence Equity Partners for $200 million. Representatives of Providence will gain a spot on the Chernin Group’s board of directors. Chernin himself will become a senior advisor to Providence. With the ...

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Ovation Creates Destination Nights

NEW YORK: Ovation has launched three different arts-focused "destination nights" on the network: Artists & Icons, Movies to Stand Up For and The Best You’ve Never Seen. Sunday night’s Artists & Icons lineup features movies and documentaries about artists—musicians, directors, photographers, actors, painters, dancers, etc—who have set the standard of ...

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Sonar to Adapt James Patterson Book Series

NEW YORK: Sonar Entertainment has aligned with James Patterson Entertainment to develop Patterson’s best-selling book series Private as a 13-episode original series. Patterson will serve as executive producer. John McLaughlin, who was the screenwriter for Black Swan, is penning the first two-hour episode. Patterson’s 220 books have grossed more than ...

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Hulu Showcases New Original Programming

NEW YORK: Hulu has unveiled four new original series in the works, including projects from Entourage star Adrian Grenier and Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers. We Got Next, from The Game creators Kenya Barris and Hale Rothstein, follows four friends who clash on the pick-up basketball court, and in life. ...

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Report: VOD Represents $1 Billion Ad Opportunity

PORTLAND: VOD is the fastest growing alternative TV platform, according to Rentrak, which estimates potential ad sales opportunities of at least $1 billion. In the Rentrak State of VOD: Trend Report 2011, research finds that VOD is at the tipping points of becoming a major ad medium. Free on-demand content saw ...

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Disney’s Rich Ross Steps Down

LOS ANGELES: Rich Ross, the chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, is exiting the company. His tenure started in October 2009, after having served as president of Disney Channels Worldwide. The studio recently put out the film John Carter, considered one of its biggest flops, as its projected to lose ...

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NPN Media Makes New Hire to Support Production Growth

MIAMI: NPN Media has brought on Vivian Quevedo Arenado to serve as its Miami-based international executive producer, overseeing production efforts for the U.S. and China. Arenado will lead the company’s creative development. She will work alongside Susan Krivelow, the senior VP of creative development. Arenado was previously a general producer ...

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