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Twitch CEO on War for Streaming Talent, Transparent Moderation Plans

Hollywood Reporter reports: "On Friday, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear took the main stage at his company's fifth annual convention, TwitchCon, at the San Diego...

Biggest Challenges for Direct-To-Consumer Services

nScreenMedia reports: "At the Future of Television show in New York this week, I had the pleasure of moderating a discussion entitled OTT and Direct To Consumer...

AMC Networks Is “Comfortable Going It Alone” Amid Consolidation, Vice Chair...

Hollywood Reporter reports: "'In a lot of cases, bigger means better,' but AMC Networks is "very comfortable" with being "a smaller, nimble company that...

Starz COO Touts Global Streaming Expansion Amid CBS Takeover Speculation

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Jeff Hirsch, COO of Starz, on Tuesday touted the international expansion of the premium cable channel, which comes amid escalating streaming...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Talks Working With Studios, Data Protection Ahead of Quibi...

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Details about Jeffrey Katzenberg's Quibi are dripping out as the mobile TV app ramps up ahead of its April 2020 launch....

Dark Slope thinking bigger with warehouse-scale VR

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Virtual reality is something of a niche market at the moment. Location-based VR is something of a niche within that niche, but...

Prince Harry Says ‘Fortnite’ Gaming “Shouldn’t be Allowed” In U.K.

Hollywood Reporter reports: "Prince Harry has set his sights on Fortnite. The member of the British royal family criticized the popular free-to-play video game during...

5 Questions With: Mikko Setälä of Rovio

Mikko Joined the Rovio Entertainment team in 2006 as chairman of the board and bounced around as CFO and EVP of corporate development before settling into his current role. Mikko’s background is in the software industry where he has served as a leader, founder and investor at multiple companies throughout his career. Digital Media Wire had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Mikko. We talked about his leadership philosophy, the start of his career, what Rovio brings to the entertainment table, and, of course, Angry Birds.

5 Questions With: Molly Neuman of Kickstarter

Music projects on Kickstarter are some of the most successfully funded according to Molly Neuman, Kickstarter’s first head of music. Molly’s diverse background in the world of music began as the former drummer of the band Bratmobile. She also co-owned the music label Lookout! Records and was the vice-president of the American Association of Independent Music before she was brought on to Kickstarter in January, 2016. Digital Media Wire had a chance to ask Molly some questions about her career, creative control on the Kickstarter platform, and how the music business always comes back to the people – the creatives, the fans, and the collaboration between all players that make these projects happen.

5 Questions With: Andy Swanson of Twitch

Andy Swanson is a veteran of 17 years in the gaming industry and the VP of eSports and events at Twitch. Andy got his start in 1998 at Future US where he eventually became publisher of PC Gamer, OXM and PSM. He moved onto Ubisoft and GameFly before landing at Twitch in 2013. As an early team member to Twitch, Andy was brought on to plan, evangelize and execute the strategy around brand sponsorships and integrations within Twitch’s eSports ecosystem. Digital Media Wire had the chance to ask Andy about Twitch, his inspiration, eSports and gaming culture in the interview below.