Tag: hollywood

  • MarketCast Sets New Chief Product Officer

    Los Angeles-based research and analytics provider MarketCast says it has appointed its very first Chief Product Officer, naming Carmen Palmer to the role. Palmer was previously at NBCUniversal, on NBC’s Content Distribution Digital Products team. The c…

  • TikTok TV Rolls Out In North America

    Social video sharing app developer TikTok–which has offices in Los Angeles–said this morning that it is rolling out TikTok TV, its “smart television” app in the US and Canada. According to the company, the app is now available on Google TV and other …

  • Cast & Crew To Acquire The TEAM Companies

    Burbank-based Cast & Crew, which provides payroll software and services to the entertainment industry, said last week that it has signed a deal to acquire The Team Companies, a developer of payroll and production management services to the advertising,…

  • Scopely Buys GSN Games For $1 Billion

    Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Scopely said on Monday that it is paying approximately $1 billion for GSN Games, the division of Game Show Network owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. GSN Games owns a portfolio of free-to-play mobile and onli…

  • LiveOne Buys Gramophone Media

    Los Angeles-based on-demand livestreaming and podcasting company LiveOne–which until recently was known as LiveXLive Media–says it has acquired Gramophone Media, a New York-based artist and brand development company. LiveOne says that Gramophone Medi…

  • Audio Up Gets $12M For Podcasting Play

    Los Angeles-based Audio Up, a podcasting and audio entertainment production studio, has raised $12M in funding, led by SiriusXM, according to SiriusXM Holdings. According to SiriusXM, the investment comes alongside a new creative programming and strate…

  • Hollywood Crews Vote ‘Yes’ on Strike Authorization, Raising the Stakes for Streaming Giants

    Ratcheting up the stakes in an already tense labor battle, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) have voted to authorize union President Matthew Loeb to call a strike, the group announced Monday. The decision coul…

  • Quibi To Give Up Mobile Video Technology After Lawsuit

    Quibi, the short-lived, short-form-mobile-video startup run by Jeffrey Katzenberg, is transferring its mobile video technology to another company, Eko, after Eko filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Quibi. Quibi–which shut down its operations l…

  • Jam City Raises $350M, Acquires Ludia For $165M

    Los Angeles-based mobile games developer JamCity is continuing its growth, saying on Wednesday that it has raise $350M in new funding, and acquired mobile game studio Ludia. According to the company, it paid $165M to acquire Ludia from Fremantle. Ludia…

  • Whip Media Names Bizdev VP

    Los Angeles-based Whip Media has named Jamie Otero a the company’s new Vice President of Business Development and Content Strategy. Otero was previously Managing Director at RightsTrade, and also served as Chief of Staff in the Ministry of Culture of S…