By Janko Roettgers August 1, 2018 | T-Mobile is on track to launch its TV service this year, COO Mike Sievert said during the company’s earnings call Wednesday. “We continue to plan it for this year,” he said, adding that the company was looking for what he described as an “initial launch” in 2018. T-Mobile first announced last December that it was looking to launch a...

By Bruce Haring [caption id="attachment_5002" align="alignleft" width="165"] Mark Greenberg[/caption] July 28, 2018 | Walmart is collaborating with veteran television executive Mark Greenberg on a new video streaming service that would challenge the dominance of Netflix and Amazon by targeting Middle American tastes in programming. The venture is in the early stages of development and has not been formally greenlit by Walmart, according to reports. The company isn’t expected to...

By Dawn C. Chmielewski July 31, 2018 | Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at a forthcoming entertainment offering — but stopped short of saying exactly what the technology giant, with nearly $250 billion in cash on its balance sheets, has planned. The soft-spoken CEO hinted broadly at a television offering, noting several “key catalysts” reshaping the entertainment industry. He said cord-cutting is accelerating “at a much...

By Joe Mandese July 31, 2018 | At a time when Nielsen appears to be in a bit of turmoil with Wall Street turning cold and its CEO stepping down, a new-and-improved comScore is making new strides in the next generation of TV market players. comScore this morning announced that a new “Campaign Ratings” platform will launch in beta this September and that...

By Todd Spangler July 31, 2018 | Sony teamed with Netflix to develop a new line of 4K Ultra HD TVs the companies claim will reproduce video from the streaming-video service exactly how filmmakers intended. For the new TVs, Sony and Netflix collaborated on a new display mode that the companies say make them the optimal way to view Netflix streaming content. The new Bravia Master series of 4K Ultra...

  LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2018): DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is pleased to announce it will present its second annual "Hedy Lamarr Award for Innovation in Entertainment Technology” to Emblematic Group CEO Nonny de la Peña, who is often recognized as the “Godmother of VR” for her pioneering work in immersive film. DEG created the Innovation Award to recognize female...

The Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) today confirmed a new line-up for its Board of Directors as well as announcing that it has formalised the implementation of the DEG Nordic Committee, which has been created to support the growth of the digital entertainment market in that territory. Assuming the role of co-chair for the DEGE will be Warner Bros Home Entertainment...

  July 30, 2018 |  Change is inevitable, and nowhere is that more so than in video games, where transformation can happen in the blink of an eye, thanks to the velocity inherent in digital media. For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming. According to the 2018 Nielsen Games 360 Report, the...

By Meg James July 27, 2018 | Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox Inc. shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly approved Disney’s proposed $71.3-billion takeover of much of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox — a milestone in a merger that is expected to dramatically reshape the entertainment industry. The deal’s contours began to form nearly a year ago over wine between Disney Chief Executive...

By Carolyn Giardina July 26, 2018 | Technicolor is shutting down its feature film sound and immersive sound units by the end of the year, after honoring current commitments to clients, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The company intends to refocus its sound resources on sound for episodic series and other streaming content. It will also concentrate its production services on VFX and color...