PluraVida is an emerging company at the forefront of the rights tech solutions movement for digital content distributors. Producers, distributors and everyone in between the concept-to-consumer pipeline are more abundant than ever and in need of ownership and monetary tracking technology to keep business straight. After two decades in the industry, PluraVida’s CEO and founder Sam Gilchrist sought to fill that need in 2014 when the company was established.
San Bruno, Calif. - A Stanford University student who watched Google (NASD: GOOG) launch its new "Instant Search" feature and created a similar search feature for...
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.
Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that hundreds of videos from Disney.com have been added to the streaming platform’s Roku Channel Store, where they are available for free. This Disney channel features animated shorts, clips, a behind-the-scenes section, and a What’s New area that gives previews of what television shows and movies are coming soon.
Animal Planet is inviting all viewers to a live discussion after its new mini-series "Whale Wars: Viking Shores" airs on May 4, in an HD video event powered by Watchitoo.
The market for streaming video on demand (SVOD) is growing fast. A new report from Research and Markets predicted 306 million homes will use SVOD by 2020, up from an anticipated 161 million by the end of 2015. Moreover, by 2020, global SVOD revenue will reach $26,794 million, which is more than twice the total revenue expected in 2015. Many companies will successfully take advantage of this growing market, but others won’t make the cut. What makes a SVOD business successful?
Santa Monica, Calif. - Vokle, a developer of video conferencing technology, has raised $542,000 in debt financing and convertible notes, part of an expected $1 million...
Hundreds of C-Level thought-leaders the digital and entertainment worlds attended the unique three-day Digital Entertainment World (DEW) conference in Los Angeles last week, engaging in networking, deal-making and headline-generating discussions.