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Sony Pictures Poised to Benefit as Independent Studio in Streaming Era,...

Variety reports: "Sony Pictures Entertainment intends to play the film and TV industry’s new era as an independent studio, committed to theatrical releasing, and...

‘Building that ecosystem’: Contextual advertising begins to sprout in CTV, OTT...

Digiday reports: "As the great cookie shakeup of 2021 pushes advertisers to invest in more contextual targeting, some of that momentum has begun to...

Getty Images leads $16M investment in Promo.com, a social video template...

TechCrunch reports: "The social video tool Promo.com just raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Getty Images, the company synonymous with...

Comcast CFO: “We Like the Hand We Have Without M&A”

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "NBCUniversal owner Comcast is happy with its collection of businesses, including NBCUniversal and European pay TV arm Sky, at a...

Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion

The Verge reports: "Amazon has reached a deal to acquire the film and TV company MGM for $8.45 billion, the companies announced today. It’s...

Whatnot raises $50M to let people sell Pokémon cards, Funko Pops,...

TechCrunch reports: "Whatnot exists with one primary goal in mind: to give people a place to buy and sell collectibles (like Pokémon cards, sports...

Social Cinema Platform Kinema Launches, Raises $2M

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Kinema, a social cinema platform, officially announced its launch on Tuesday and said it has closed a $2 million seed...

ViacomCBS CEO Forecasts $7B In Global Streaming Revenue by 2024

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "On Tuesday, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish and chair Shari Redstone outlined the entertainment giant’s progress since the mega-merger that created...

Advertisers, TV Networks Go to Battle Over Streaming Ad Rates

Variety reports: "Rob Master loves the idea of putting commercials into new Hollywood streaming hubs like Peacock, HBO Max and Paramount Plus. But he’s...

Netflix looking to “do more with interactive entertainment”

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Netflix is reportedly looking to strengthen its games offering, which could take the form of a monthly subscription to a catalogue of...