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By Lesley Goldberg April 9, 2018 | A month after landing the top job at Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke has started to solidify her executive team. Salke, the former NBC Entertainment president who replaced the ousted Roy Price at the retailer and streamer, has tapped Albert Cheng to serve in the newly created position of co-head of television. Chief operating officer Cheng had replaced Price...

By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel April 6, 2018 | Netflix Inc. is offering more than $300 million to buy a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including on West Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, a move that could help it save money maintaining a high profile in the world’s entertainment capital, according to people familiar with the matter. The purchase of Regency Outdoor Advertising,...

By Greg Tarr April 5, 2018 | Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc authoring systems developer Scenarist is using the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas this week to showcase the use of HDR10+ high dynamic range (HDR) on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, along with technology partners Samsung, Deluxe and ATEME. Read more on HD Guru.   RELATED ARTICLES: HDR Education Efforts Needed To Maintain 4K...

By Anita Busch [caption id="attachment_3978" align="alignleft" width="131"] Kathleen Gallagher[/caption] March 30, 2018 | Kathleen Gallagher has been upped to exec VP & managing director of North American for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE). She will now lead UPHE’s physical home entertainment business, including sales, operations, finance, customer marketing and distribution partnerships in the U.S. and Canada. Gallagher replaces longtime UPHE executive Dick Longwell who...

By Anita Busch March 26, 2018 | Vincent Marçais has been named exec VP, worldwide marketing for Paramount Home Media Distribution to oversee the creative advertising, media, brand and market research for all of the studio’s home entertainment releases across physical and digital platforms. Marçais will report to Buchi, President, Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures...

By John Koblin March 25, 2018 | When Apple began courting producers last year, it said it had a budget of about $1 billion to work with. Now it is becoming clear that the company will blow well past that figure. Perhaps more meaningful, though, is that Apple's strong brand name and its willingness to write big checks have quickly made it...

By Todd Spangler March 12, 2018 | Fandango’s FandangoNow video-on-demand service is the fifth online retailer to throw in with Movies Anywhere, the digital movie-collection service owned by Disney. Under the deal, FandangoNow customers can use the Movies Anywhere app and website to access eligible purchases of movies from Walt Disney Studios — encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm — 20th Century Fox Film, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks...

By Dade Hayes March 12, 2018 | In a 47-page report out today, influential Wall Street analyst Craig Mofett deems the presumed bid for Comcast by pay-TV giant Sky TV as a gambit with “tremendous risks” that nonetheless could yield an OTT service with Netflix-style advantages.  The near-term upside of Comcast’s overture for Sky has been nil, notes Moffett, a partner in MoffettNathanson...

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