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Guest Column: Perspective on CES 2013

In this guest column from Marty Shindler, he provides a recap of CES 2013. At once exhilarating, intriguing and overwhelming, in a positive way, walking through the 1.92 million feet of exhibition space with nearly 160,000 of your closest friends is an adventure unto itself.

5 Questions With: PluraVida’s Sam Gilchrist

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.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace and the Story of Jay Park (AKA...

Los Angeles - If you pay any attention to Asian Entertainment news, you can't miss  the story on Asian pop star Jay Park (AKA...

SnagFilms expands distribution, capabilities and executive team

SnagFilms intends to be the go-to brand for independent films, and it just took further steps in that direction with newly unveiled distribution platforms, the launch of new social media and mobile applications, and several new executive hires.

Less Accessiblity Equals More Piracy for Fox

Fox Broadcasting pushed its TV Anywhere pay wall into place a week ago, and now piracy of its programs has apparently increased. Fox’s decision required...

Student Creator of 'YouTube Instant' Offered YouTube Job

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...

Free Disney Videos, Now on Roku

Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that hundreds of videos from 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.

Walmart announces disc-to-digital movie conversion service [with video]

Movie fans can now legally transfer their DVDs and Blu-ray discs into Vudu cloud-stored digital files, following today's announcement by Walmart and the five major studios. The initiative is set to launch April 16.

Fox Broadcasting Closes Eight-Day Window

Fox Broadcasting pushed its TV Anywhere pay wall into place Monday, requiring viewers to have an authenticated subscription to a participating cable or satellite...

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.