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Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Vivendi acquires 60% stake in advertising group Havas for $2.5B pending French anti-trust board approval   —  Vivendi, the parent company of Universal Music Group and Canal Plus Group, has acquired a 60% stake in Havas, a leading advertising and communication group, from Bolloré Group …
Jun 6, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook says it is closing Oculus VR film studio, canceling all ongoing projects, will invest in VR content produced by outside partners   —  Oculus Story Studio, the award-winning studio behind virtual reality (VR) short films like “Dear Angelica” and “Henry,” is being shut down, Facebook announced Thursday afternoon.
May 4, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO will pull its shows from Amazon's streaming service in mid-2018, when its current agreement ends, as it focuses on growing HBO Now's subscriber base   —  HBO has made the strategic decision to pull its library shows off of Amazon's streaming service after the current licensing pact ends in mid-2018 …
May 3, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Live streaming service Live.me raises $60M from China's Cheetah Mobile and others to expand overseas   —  Live.me, a one-year-old startup that makes a live-streaming video app, has banked $60 million from investors including its majority owner, Chinese app developer Cheetah Mobile.
May 3, 2017, 6:45 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hacker leaks stolen “Orange Is the New Black” season 5 episodes after Netflix failed to pay ransom; Netflix says a production vendor was compromised   —  An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online …
Apr 29, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Dish's Sling Media debuts SlingStudio, a $999 portable TriCaster competitor that can connect with 10 cameras, optimized for Facebook Live, YouTube live streams   —  Sling Media, the Dish Network subsidiary that brought us the Slingbox, is back — with a product no one expected …
Apr 24, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Spotify signs new licensing deal with Merlin, which represents thousands of indie labels; deal allows new music to be held from free tier for two weeks   —  Spotify cleared another hurdle in the route to its IPO this morning when it announced a multi-year licensing deal with Merlin …
Apr 20, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vivendi's Dailymotion plans major June relaunch, sidelining user videos to focus on premium news, sports, music, and entertainment content   —  Dailymotion is about to largely abandon its roots in user-generated content.  —  The video site, now majority owned by French media conglom Vivendi …
Apr 11, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Altice USA, Owner of Cablevision and Suddenlink, Files for IPO   —  Altice USA, formed from the acquisition of cable operators Cablevision Systems and Suddenlink Communications, has filed for an initial public offering.  —  In the SEC filing Tuesday, Altice USA indicated that it plans to raise …
Apr 11, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix's chief product officer Neil Hunt to depart in July after 18 years, will be replaced by Greg Peters; chief talent officer Tawni Cranz also leaving   —  Greg Peters to take over as chief product officer in July; chief talent officer Tawni Cranz is departing
Apr 8, 2017, 1:20 AMIn context

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