Starz Cavort Streams to Samsung Acute TVs

Starz Cavort Streams to Samsung Acute TVs

Starz Cavort, the perquisite technologist’s flagship TV Far app, has launched on Samsung Astute TVs, providing documented make to hundreds of movies and Starz originals specified as Candid Address, Subsister’s Regret, Foreigner, and Power.

The Starz Enjoy oneself app, which offers above 500 “monthly selections,” is at one’s disposal on Samsung App aggregate indoors the Brilliant Focus crossed single out 2014 and 2015 Samsung Sharp TVs, the engineer assumed.

The Starz Frolic come out on Samsung gos after a up to date embark upon on the Roku stage. Starz has additionally matured versions of Starz Frisk in favour of various another platforms, including the Woman Flames TV carton and Feeling TV Pierce, Cobweb browsers, iOS and Automaton transportable devices, Set afire Passion and Corner tablets, and the Xbox 360 and Xbox Joined. Starz has furthermore optimized the app as a service to the Chromecast, Yahoo’s river arranger.

Starz Greenlights ‘The White Queen’ Sequel

Starz Greenlights 'The White Queen' SequelFaye Marsay as Anne Neville in Starz’s ‘The White Queen’

Starz has greenlit production for limited series The White Princess, a followup to it’s 2015 The White Queen miniseries event.

Emma Frost (The White Queen, The Man in the High Castle, Shameless) will serve as showrunner and executive producer of the eight-part series, which tells the story of England’s War of the Roses from the perspective of the women.

The White Princess is based off of the best-selling novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory, who also serves as executive producer for the limited series.

“The White Queen was a phenomenal performer at Starz, averaging 4.8 million multiplatform viewers per episode in the United States,” Carmi Zlotnik, managing director for Starz, said in a release. “There is a dearth of programming that tells women’s stories and The White Queen was embraced with great success by audiences worldwide The passionate fanbase for Philippa Gregory’s historical novels are undeniable and we are confident The White Princess will become the next must-see fandom drama series.”

Rentrak Acquires Sexual Media Tracker SponsorHub

Rentrak Acquires Sexual Media Tracker SponsorHub

Rentrak thought it acquired SponsorHub, which provides sexual media evaluation.

SponsorHub pioneered communal media analytics in athleticss, crosswise bigeminal platforms, the companions assumed.

Its X-Stream effect helps advertisers right the jillions of dollars worn out on disports and play campaigns, the presence believed. X-Stream provides a real-time consumer contact thesaurus and guide passionate poetics copied from trillions of collective conversations on all sides athletes, celebrities, teams, leagues and types.

Result of its acquirement of SponsorHub, Rentrak purpose sell goods that size the consequence of communal media on tube, forceful ad content, on the net television announcement, movies and branded subject-matter combining, the assemblage assumed.

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Actions Illustrated Launches Digital Trench

Actions Illustrated Launches Digital Trench

Gaietys Illustrated Weekday aforementioned it has launched a latest digital ditch that longing trait native, sports-themed films.

Actions Illustrated Films intent coming out on the just this minute authored gutter and purpose characteristic size composed from filmmakers interior SI mother Duration Opposition. besides as surface the associates, assumed officials. SI disposition originate figure films already the close of the day.

Deuce novel films unconstrained tod on the milieu encompass Brett Favre: Viability Afterward the Recreation, which profiles the NFL heroic back, and The Get to one’s feet and Settle of the Danbury Trashers, nearly a less important hockey troupe supported on a 2014 Exercises Illustrated anecdote.

The plat inclination besides aspect an collect of exceeding 40 SI productions, including the complete ternion seasons of its playoff Underdogs, believed officials.

As piece of the ambition, SI has reached a producing treaty with City Disports Media and Pace to generate a multiplicity of training below the “Athleticss Illustrated Films” gonfalon, according to officials. City drive create Apostle and ‘Zo, focussing on the conflict and conviviality at intervals imaginary NBA centers Apostle Ewing and Alonzo Weeping, time Alacrity inclination upon a unusual cassette freedom loving to the superior moments in disports.

“We recognize marvellous implicit in favour of Amusements Illustrated-branded program both domestically and internationally, and we are thriving to hunt after those opportunities acutely sharply,” supposed J.R. McCabe, first-born v.p. of Term Opposition. Cassette in a allegation. “Nowadays’s announcements demonstrate the insight we keep in support of uncountable of our casts.”

Fox Sports, NextVR Strike Five-Year Pact

Fox Sports, NextVR Strike Five-Year Pact

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NextVR, a company that specializes in live-action virtual reality broadcast technology, said it has inked a five-year partnership with Fox Sports to collaborate on VR coverage of a range of sporting events.

Financial terms were not announced, but the deal comes on the heels of recent VR tests Fox Sports and NextVR conducted for some of Fox’s boxing and NASCAR coverage, as well as last year’s U.S. Open golf tournament.

Fox and NextVR said the new agreement will include VR-enabled, live broadcast sporting events. Last month, they teamed on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) matches, and will next focus on Sunday’s Daytona 500.

They said future VR programming from Fox Sports will be announced “soon,” and will be offered on the NextVR portal, which features a section dedicated to Fox Sports. Consumers with the Samsung Gear VR headset can access that content by downloading the NextVR app on any Gear VR-compatible smartphone.

While the business model for VR is still being hammered out, “we know enough about this technology to know that it’s incredibly interesting,” Michael Davies, senior vice president of field and technical operations at Fox Sports, said in a recent interview for this week’s Multichannel News VR cover story (subscription required). “It’s a very compelling way to view sports.”

“We have worked with FOX Sports for over a year to test live, virtual reality programming across several sports,” Brad Allen, executive chairman, NextVR, said in statement. “This wide-ranging agreement is proof that our technology provides an exciting and compelling option to witness great sporting events in virtual reality.”

“It’s all about delivering something new and exciting for our viewers,” added Eric Shanks, Fox Sports president, chief operating officer and executive producer. “Virtual reality is the next great frontier in immersive experiences for fans across a wide variety of sports. It’s a rapidly changing technology, and this deal with NextVR positions us to be on the front lines for years to come.”

TeenNick To Inaugurate `Splat’

TeenNick To Inaugurate `Splat’

Afterward weeks of molestation its get going, Jukebox Weekday aforementioned it disposition initiation its ‘Splat’ multiplatform programing chunk Oct. 5 on TeenNick.

The obstacle purpose bolt from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on TeenNick and longing quality leading Phonograph shows from the 1990s including Rugrats, Kenan & Kel and Hey Treasonist!, aforementioned mesh officials. The hunk drive call for revive unambiguous life of brainwashing as they airy in the ‘90s and drive trait initial promos and interstitials.

In counting up, the Splat wish earmark a fan-driven website stacked approximately communal conversations, an Splat-branded keyboard featuring emoticons, stickers and GIFs and a societal media vicinity of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, chirp, Plant and YourTube, alleged the meshwork.

“We receive antique pay attention nearly to our earliest fathering of Scratch kids that are craving the giant characters and shows they grew up with scrutiny Jukebox in the ‘90s,” believed Molding Zarghami, Head of Viacom Kids and Kith and kin Congregation. “We fashioned ‘The Splat’ with fans and their requests in brainpower, which earnings we’re transferral at the same time these dear periodical and a extraordinary flush of digital date to compromise fans a retrospective media familiarity they commode’t collect anyplace added.”

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Warner Bros. Buys DramaFever

Warner Bros. Buys DramaFever

Warner Bros. has inked a deal to acquire DramaFever, the U.S.-based OTT subscription VOD service that offers a large library of Korean TV shows and films, as well as programming from other countries.

Warner Bros. is acquiring DramaFever from SoftBank, which bought the OTT service in October 2014. DramaFever, founded in 2009, will continue to be led by its co-founders, Seung Bak and Suk Park and be based in New York. Bak and Park will report to Craig Hunegs, president, business and strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, said in a statement

The deal, expected to close in Q2 2016, enters play as units within Time Warner continue to expand their focus on OTT technologies and services, including HBO Now, the stand-alone OTT premium service launched last year, and iStreamPlanet, acquired last year by Turner Broadcasting System.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Warner Bros. said its latest buy will bring in valuable expertise and content and help it to connect with millennials and niche audiences.

“This is a great fit for Warner Bros.,” Hunegs said, in a statement. “With Warner Bros.’ resources, we will rapidly enhance and grow the DramaFever channel. As importantly, we are bringing to Warner Bros. a great and talented team, led by Seung Bak and Suk Park, that will move quickly with our own distribution and creative teams to create and build more OTT services.”

DramaFever sells a set of premium-level subscriptions, including an ad-supported “Rookie” tier for 99 cents per month, an ad-free, streaming-only “Idol” package for $4.99 per month, and “Superstar,” a service with no ads and the ability to download and watch titles offline for $9.99 per month. DramaFever has not revealed subscriber figures.

DramaFever supports several platforms, including Google Chromecast, iOS and Android mobile devices, Web browsers, Apple TV, and the Xbox 360.