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Dave McNary / Variety:
Sony Has ‘No Further Release Plans’ for ‘The Interview’   —  Sony Pictures Entertainment has walked out on “The Interview,” deciding against releasing the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy in any form — including VOD or DVD.  —  “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” a spokesman said Wednesday.
Dec 17, 2014, 11:15 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
HBO's CTO Otto Berkes, co-creator of Xbox, resigns after HBO outsources the tech for its planned streaming service   —  HBO CTO Otto Berkes Resigns, as Network Enlists MLB to Build OTT Platform  —  HBO chief technology officer Otto Berkes is leaving the premium cable network …
Dec 9, 2014, 6:00 PMIn context
Variety:
Sony's New Movies Leak Online Following Hack Attack   —  Brad Pitt's ‘Fury,’ ‘Annie’ among titles being downloaded  —  At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack that hobbled the studio earlier in the week.
Nov 30, 2014, 5:25 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube Music Awards to Return in 2015, But Not as a Live Event   —  Vidsite pacts with Vice Media to produce original music videos to debut in March 2015  —  YouTube, as part of its stepped-up push into the music biz, will bring back the YouTube Music Awards next March and has renewed a pact with Vice Media to produce it.
Nov 20, 2014, 9:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo to Acquire Video Ad-Tech Firm BrightRoll for $640 Million   —  Yahoo announced a deal to acquire BrightRoll, a programmatic video-advertising platform, for $640 million in cash.  The deal will combine Yahoo's desktop and mobile video advertising inventory with BrightRoll's platform and publisher relationships.
Nov 11, 2014, 5:20 PMIn context
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS News introduces CBSN, an ad-supported, 24-7 digital streaming service   —  CBS Launches Ad-Supported Broadband News Feed In Effort To Vie With Cable-News Outlets  —  CBS launched what may be the modern media-industry version of a CNN with a new broadband-distributed news feed that will send live …
Nov 6, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Xbox Entertainment Studios officially closed after Nancy Tellem, Jordan Levin let go earlier than expected   —  Nancy Tellem, Jordan Levin Leave Xbox Entertainment Studios Amid Mass Microsoft Layoffs  —  Xbox Entertainment Studios is officially no more.  —  The last staffers …
Oct 31, 2014, 11:55 PMIn context
Dave McNary / Variety:
Seth Rogen Set as Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs Biopic   —  Seth Rogen has been set to star as Steve Wozniak opposite Christian Bale in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic.  —  Variety reported on Oct. 15 that Bale was in talks to star in “Jobs,” Sony's biopic about the late Apple co-founder.
Oct 30, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context
Justin Kroll / Variety:
Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Sony's new movie “Jobs”   —  Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs in New Movie  —  Oscar-winner Christian Bale, who has played Batman and Moses, is about to take on another iconic figure: Steve Jobs.  —  Sources confirm the actor …
Oct 15, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Q3 earnings: profit of $59.3M on revenue of $1.41B; shares fall over 25% on lower-than-projected subscriber numbers   —  Netflix Blames Missed Sub-Growth Targets on Price Increase, as Stock Gets Hammered  —  Netflix added 3.02 million overall streaming customers for the third quarter of 2014 …
Oct 15, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context

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