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Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Amazon said on Monday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.

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New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury
New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury

The jury recruitment process is still underway, with a jury member increase and an increase in the percentage of women by double digits to just under 40 percent.

9 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

Clio Awards announce "Of-the-Year" finalists
Clio Awards announce "Of-the-Year" finalists

The top finalists for the "Of-the-Year" awards to be presented at the 2017 Clio Entertainment Awards have been announced

20 Oct 2017

UNITED STATES

Facebook's new professional video service called Watch is touted as a new platform for creators.
Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix

11 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Robert Iger says two new streaming television services represent a "strategic shift" for the media-entertainment giant.
Disney unveils streaming TV services, including one for sports

NEW YORK - Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it is launching two new streaming television services including one for its ESPN-branded sports channel, while ending its deal with Netflix as it shifts towards direct content distribution

11 Aug 2017

UNITED STATES

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience

21 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

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CBS, BBC announce global newsgathering tie-up

WASHINGTON - CBS News and the BBC on Thursday announced a new editorial and newsgathering partnership that aims to boost their global strength against rivals such as CNN

14 Jul 2017

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Facebook to produce own TV series, games

NEW YORK - Facebook is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant's executives said on Monday

27 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Roger Ailes, seen here in a 2006 picture, blended entertainment with conservative politics in creating Fox News | ©  | Frederick M. Brown
How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

NEW YORK - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump

19 May 2017

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Sinclair to buy Tribune Media in $3.9bn broadcast deal

WASHINGTON - Sinclair Broadcast Group announced on Monday a $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune Media, in a major consolidation of local television operators in the United States

9 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel
Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

WASHINGTON, US: Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg Media, in a major expansion of the social media firm's video operations, the two firms announced Monday

2 May 2017

GLOBAL

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‘Light on Earth', ‘Mars', ‘Super Bowl 50' win at International Television & Film Awards

Three entries received the New York Festivals' grand award at the New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, held at the annual Nab Show in Las Vegas

2 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption
Live sports broadcasting in US braces for disruption

NEW YORK - The business of live sports, seen as perhaps the last great firewall for traditional US broadcasters, is facing deepening challenges in the era of mobile and live streaming options

27 Mar 2017

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CEO of the new Israeli-based TV channel "i24 news" Franck Melloul poses at the station's headquaters on June 17, 2013 in Tel Aviv's seafront Jaffa district | © AFP/File |
Altice to launch US cable news channel

NEW YORK - European-based media and telecom group Altice is launching its i24news channel next week in the United States, underscoring its ambitions as a global television news operation

13 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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#WeAccept ad brings political message to Super Bowl ads

WASHINGTON - Home-sharing giant Airbnb injected a surprise political message during the Super Bowl on Sunday with a television spot highlighting multiculturalism and the hashtag #WeAccept

6 Feb 2017

UNITED STATES

Four secrets to live streaming success
Four secrets to live streaming success

People are ditching cable every day, but they still want to watch live TV. Here are the secrets to live streaming TV that is better than cable

By Peter Davidson 7 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Ericsson responds to consumer's directive for seamless, personalised immersive content experiences
Ericsson responds to consumer's directive for seamless, personalised immersive content experiences

Ericsson will be showcasing new capabilities that will help TV service providers to successfully reposition themselves for the internet era

4 Apr 2016

UNITED STATES

Amazon adds 3 million Prime subscribers
Amazon adds 3 million Prime subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO - US online giant Amazon says it added three million customers to its Prime subscription service worldwide in the third week of December, as it capped a record holiday season

29 Dec 2015

UNITED STATES

Netflix loses top films, Hulu gains in streaming deal
Netflix loses top films, Hulu gains in streaming deal

LOS ANGELES, USA: A big shakeup of online streaming catalogs has Netflix losing major films to Hulu in a recent deal.

1 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Evans replaces Clarkson on BBC's 'Top Gear'
Evans replaces Clarkson on BBC's 'Top Gear'

LONDON, UK: Broadcaster Chris Evans is to replace Jeremy Clarkson as lead presenter of the BBC's hit motoring show "Top Gear", the corporation announced on Tuesday.

17 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

The digital future to watch TV online
The digital future to watch TV online

Are you among the 250,000 people that cut the cord on cable last year? The numbers keep going up as more and more people learn about the benefits of internet TV or streaming online

By Joy Mali 11 May 2015

IRAN

Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran
Washington Post reporter faces spy trial in Iran

TEHRAN, IRAN: The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including "collaboration with hostile governments", his lawyer told AFP on Monday

21 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announces 2015 awards ceremony presenters and e-programme
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announces 2015 awards ceremony presenters and e-programme

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards has announced this year's prominent media professionals slated to present awards at the 2015 TV & Film Gala

8 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

A lesson for Trevor... How to offend in the US
A lesson for Trevor... How to offend in the US

Kevin Bloom recommends some books that will help Trevor Noah prepare for his The Daily Show gig

7 Apr 2015

UNITED STATES

Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features
Amazon TV stick goes abroad, gets new features

WASHINGTON DC, US: Amazon has announced its Fire TV media stick for streaming video is being sold in Britain and Germany, as part of a push to expand its online television services

31 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Clarkson slips a gear
Clarkson slips a gear

NEWSWATCH: The BBC has fired Jeremy Clarkson from top-rated petrol-head show, Top Gear, reports The Daily Beast

26 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

NAB Show features 'The Walking Dead' as panellists
NAB Show features 'The Walking Dead' as panellists

LAS VEGAS, US: NAB Show, held from 5-10 April 2015 in Las Vegas, is one of the world's largest electronic media shows, covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums

9 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

NYF's World's Best TV & Film Awards 2015 finalists
NYF's World's Best TV & Film Awards 2015 finalists

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, honouring the World's Best TV & Films, has announced the 2015 Finalists

25 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet

17 Feb 2015

UNITED STATES

US anchor Brian Williams recants on coming under fire in Iraq
US anchor Brian Williams recants on coming under fire in Iraq

WASHINGTON DC, US: US news anchor Brian Williams has admitted that a story he has often repeated on air about coming under fire in a helicopter in Iraq in 2003 is untrue

6 Feb 2015

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