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MGM Titles Available on YouTube, Google Play

LOS ANGELES: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has started adding more than 600 titles to YouTube and Google Play for users to rent in the U.S. and Canada. MGM joins five of the six major studios and more than ten independents that currently offer movies for rent on the two services. This brings ...

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Elizabeth Guider Reports from NAB: Opening Day

LAS VEGAS: With tantalizing, if still tentative, signs of economic recovery Stateside, the annual NAB confab is banking on a renewed sense of confidence—and a solidifying of business prospects—during the next four days of technological wizardry, panel discussions and deal-making. The far-ranging event, whose theme this year is "The Great Content ...

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HBO Offers Free Preview of Veep, Girls

NEW YORK: HBO is giving non-subscribers a chance to watch its two new series Veep and Girls for free, offered the day after their network premieres. Viewers can access the two shows on a number of platforms, including HBO.com, YouTube, TV.com, on demand platforms and more. Girls will be available the ...

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Report: IP Industries Crucial to U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A report from the U.S. Commerce Department has found that intellectual-property intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs, contributing more than $5 trillion to the U.S. economy every year. The report calls attention to the importance of IP protection systems. Rebecca Blank, Deputy Commerce Secretary, noted, "The ...

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Condé Nast Hires for Film & TV Units

NEW YORK: Driving its push into film and television, Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Jeremy Steckler as executive VP of motion pictures and Michael Klein as executive VP of alternative programming. Steckler will acquire and develop film properties for the company. He comes to the role, based in Los Angeles, ...

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Audio Interview: Stan Lee

NEW YORK: Listen to comic-book legend Stan Lee as he talks to World Screen Newsflash about his new endeavors at POW! Entertainment, where he serves as chairman and chief creative officer; the art of creating memorable, long-lasting superheroes and upcoming cameos in the Spider-Man and Avengers feature films. Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, ...

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Cost of Pay TV Continues to Rise

PORT WASHINGTON: The monthly rates for pay TV have grown an average of 6 percent per year, with The NPD Group predicting monthly bills to reach $200 by 2020. The average pay-TV subscription for basic pay-TV service and premium TV channels in the U.S. reached $86 in the U.S. According to ...

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New U.S. Survey Finds TV Everywhere Hitting Mainstream

TORONTO: The 2012 Market Tools survey from QuickPlay Media has found increased interest and adoption of mobile TV and multiscreen services, with 57 percent of respondents reporting that they are interested in multiscreen viewing. This figure is up from the 48 percent reported in 2011. Of the respondents, 35 percent ...

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Virgin Produced Creates In-Flight Channel

SAN FRANCISCO: Virgin America has beefed up the offerings on its Red in-flight entertainment platform, including the addition of the new Virgin Produced Channel. Starting this month, Virgin America flights across North America can access the new channel, created via a unique partnership with Virgin Produced. The channel will offer ...

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