Futuresource Consulting recently hosted its latest New Content Horizons event, #Newcontent2016, in Hollywood. There, a group of entertainment industry executives explored business opportunities across the home entertainment and broadcast arena. The importance of content was discussed together with cutting edge services, platforms, hardware and technologies, with the goal of projecting a collective vision of the future digital entertainment landscape.
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.
Latin America’s largest TV network Globo has deployed Ateme’s Titan stream processing system to power 4K content on its new OTT multi-screen services. The newly launched Globo Play services are available on smart TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets. The first TV shows to benefit from this UHD resolution will be the 2014 mini-series Dupla identidade, followed by Ligações perigosas, which will air this month.
M-Go has unveiled a new monthly campaign called Movies that Matter. DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor created the video on demand service to reinforce their commitment to socially relevant films. The campaign will highlight a new film every month, beginning with the debut of the documentary film Imba Means Sing.
Cinedigm’s over-the-top streaming channels – Dove Channel, CONtv and Docurama – are now available to Amazon Prime members as part of Amazon’s new Streaming Partners Program. Prime members can view Cinedigm’s channels with the Amazon Video app available across hundreds of devices.
Dove Channel, a new direct-to-consumer over-the-top digital streaming subscription service, has launched. A partnership between Cinedigm and the Dove Foundation, Dove Channel is available on mobile devices and smart TVs offering a vast library of handpicked family-friendly, faith-based and kids’ programming.
Cinedigm and Shout! Factory have agreed to expand their strategic partnership with a minority investment by Cinedigm and the announcement of plans to jointly re-launch Shout’s existing over-the-top digital channel, Shout! Factory TV, focused on classic television and movies in a SVOD and freemium AVOD model.
Cinedigm has announced the preliminary programming roster for the Dove Channel, the direct-to-consumer over-the-top digital network for families and kids seeking quality family-friendly content, rated and approved by The Dove Foundation. The channel is slated to launch early this fall.
Harmonic has announced that Kartina TV, a German-based service provider serving Russian-speaking individuals around the globe, has deployed Harmonic's Electra XVM virtualized media processor for OTT multi-screen delivery.
Worldnow has announced its Worldnow OTT Gateway product, the company’s first Over-the-Top video distribution platform for end-to-end video distribution. The Worldnow OTT Gateway is a key component of the Worldnow Media Platform, which combines the company’s content management, distribution, and monetization platforms. Content providers can deliver content from any source to any screen, simplifying the process of delivering unified video experiences across all IP-connected devices