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Fandango Acquires Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:31 -- Nick Dager

Fandango has acquired Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes, including the professional movie critic rating tool, the Tomatometer, from Warner Bros. Entertainment. The addition of Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes, along with Fandango’s recent acquisition of on-demand video service, M-Go, will expand the company’s theatrical ticketing business and create the industry’s premier digital network for all things movies.

European, Russian VOD Market Topic at CSTB 2016 in Moscow

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:42 -- Nick Dager

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and Russian film consultancy Nevafilm, are organizing a free conference January 27 during the 18th CSTB 2016 in Moscow. A networking drinks reception will follow the conference. The Observatory and Nevafilm will present their new report on the Russian television and video on demand market. This new report will be available free for download following the conference.

Semel Directing The Man in the High Castle for Amazon

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:50 -- Nick Dager

David Semel, who directs commercials through Accomplice Media, has a history of directing pilots that become hit television series. In his latest television outing, based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle, Semel engages in a frightening, but enthralling, game of “What if?” Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott the story is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II; in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service.

Cinedigm, TV4 Entertainment to Launch Two OTT Networks

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm and TV4 Entertainment have announced a partnership to launch new OTT digital networks together. The partnership will mine Cinedigm’s film and TV episode library to program at least one co-owned, on-demand, online channel that will be distributed through TV4 Entertainment's online video distribution platform, covering 100 million US households and more than 300 million devices.

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