Loop Media announces two Disney music video channels
The two channels, Disney Hits and Lofi Minnie, are available now through Loop’s proprietary Loop Player for business.
Music streaming platforms have added over 330 million subscribers in the past five years, report
As the driving force of the music industry, streaming platforms have seen impressive subscription growth in the past years. With millions of Gen Zs and Millenials who prefer the subscription economy, their revenues and user count have more than doubled.
YouTube to launch AI-powered music ad solutions
YouTube is set to launch two new AI-powered music ad solutions aimed at helping advertisers connect with Gen Z audiences.
Dentsu launches global sports analytics offering
Dentsu Sports International has announced the launch of dentsu Sports Analytics, a new global offering bringing together the best research, data, and analytics capabilities of MKTG Sports + Entertainment (MKTG), Sponsorship Research International (SRi) and dentsu’s Merkle, to help drive better outcomes across the sports and entertainment measurement industry.
Budweiser and Premier League pair footballers and music icons for new show Behind The Game
The new show is part of the extended partnership between global Budweiser and the Premier League, who have co-developed the authentic and engaging entertainment series.
[Startup Interview] Marko van Kampen, Co-Founder, Just Another Network, Netherlands
Just Another Network is a media company for the next generation that creates, manages and distributes news, sports and entertainment in a way that is contemporary.
Dentsu Creative launches entertainment offerings
Dentsu Creative has announced the launch of its Entertainment offering and an investment fund focused on financing original gaming, scripted and unscripted TV and film content.
[Vacancies] Azerion has a position for a Sales Account Manager - London
Azerion is directly looking for a Sales Account Manager in London, UK
LiveOne’s PodcastOne launches gamification across network
Powered by VersusGame, PodcastOne has launched MiniGames on their platform, enabling their listeners to watch and answer prediction and opinion-based questions to win rewards.
Loop Media helps businesses migrate to streaming with bandwidth reducing tech
Loop Media believes this same trend towards streaming and away from traditional cable TV is evident in the out of home market, with companies like Loop Media providing alternative content choices on a free ad supported basis to these businesses.
VideoAmp and Warner Bros. Discovery announce audience measurement agreement
Following the completion of a first-of-its-kind test-and-learn for alternative measures of video ad performance, Warner Bros. Discovery will use VideoAmp’s measurement and data capabilities to better represent its audiences for advertisers.
Paramount+ and British Airways launch a dedicated channel on the airline’s highlife entertainment platform
Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount has announced a partnership with British Airways to preview some of the streamer’s best television series on long-haul international flights.
Nexon and Hivestack activate a cross-border programmatic digital out of home campaign from South Korea into Singapore
Hivestack, the world’s, independent programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company has announced the success of its first “inside-out” programmatic (DOOH) campaign for Nexon, a global pioneer in the world of interactive entertainment software offering more than 45 live games operated across more than 190 countries.
JBL Brand and Harman International appoint Havas Group as agency of record
Havas Group will deliver a global and fully integrated solution that brings together brand strategy, creative, content, media and production as well as selective support in social media and influencer marketing.
Vacancy] Global is looking for a Commercial Talent Partnership Manager
Global is directly looking for a Commercial Talent Partnership Manager (Celebrity & Influencer Booker / AD level agency-side)
Fox Corporation and VIZIO announce expanded multi-year distribution partnership
Additionally, viewers now have access to even more FIFA World Cup™ content, with the launch of Tubi’s exclusive FIFA World Cup™ Linear FAST channel.
[Vacancy] Global is looking for a Senior Music Producer, Classic FM
Global is directly looking for a Senior Music Producer, Classic FM - Leicester Square, London
Content and commerce reveal potential of brand funded entertainment, study
The Converging Worlds of Content + Commerce explores the emerging realm of brand-funded entertainment, and how this unique format can work in sync with various shopping options to optimize the consumer shopping experience.
WPP and Epic Games to accelerate innovation for clients in the metaverse
WPP and Epic Games, the interactive entertainment company and developer of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, have announced a new partnership to help WPP agencies deliver a new era of digital experiences for brands in the metaverse.
[Vacancy] Global is looking for a Commercial Talent Director - London
Global is directly looking for a Commercial Talent Director - London
Viaplay adds NHL and KSW rights to UK sports streaming offering
Viaplay will become home to the National Hockey League (NHL) and KSW mixed martial arts (MMA) in the UK. Up to 1,400 games from the world's best ice hockey league will be shown on Viaplay every year until 2027.
ITV Studios appoints Charlotte van Weede as Sales Director Global Entertainment
ITV Studios announced the appointment of established media sales expert Charlotte van Weede as Sales Director of its Global Entertainment business with immediate effect.
[Vacancy] ViacomCBS is looking for a Fulltime Images Coordinator
ViacomCBS is directly looking for a Fulltime Images Coordinator
[Vacancy] Paramount is looking for an Assistant International Project Manager
Paramount is directly looking for an Assistant International Project Manager
[eMarketer] Spotify will widen lead over Apple podcasts despite controversy
Come 2025, Spotify’s lead will widen to 13.2 million, while Apple’s growth in the sector will all but stagnate.
Microsoft buys video gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
The deal is valued at $68.7bn and will make Microsoft the third biggest gaming company behind Tencent and Sony once it closes.
Global acquires podcast hosting platform start-up Captivate
Global, the media and entertainment group, has acquired podcast hosting, analytics and monetization platform, Captivate.
Nielsen ONE Alpha launches with Disney and MAGNA
Disney and MAGNA have joined several agencies, advertisers and publishers as Nielsen ONE Alpha participants from both the buy and sell sides of the industry.
Inspired Entertainment, Cristaltec sign agreement to transform strategic partnership in Italy
Inspired Entertainment, a B2B provider of gaming content, systems and solutions and Cristaltec announced they have signed a new agreement to transform their strategic partnership in Italy.
ICE announces Peter de Mönnink as new CEO
ICE, the world’s first integrated processing hub, has announced that Peter de Mönnink will take the helm as CEO, effective March 2022.
VMLY&R COMMERCE Global CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow named Jury President for new Creative Commerce Lions
The new category marks the evolution of the Festival’s eCommerce Lions, celebrating the innovative and creative approach to commercial commerce, payment solutions and transactional journeys.
rlaxx TV selects Publica to power CTV ad serving
rlaxx TV, the European-based free ad-supported streaming service (FAST+AVOD), announced a partnership with Publica, a connected TV (CTV) ad platform.
Logitech For Creators launches global campaign to amplify voices of content creators
Logitech For Creators, a brand extension of Logitech, dedicated to empowering all creators to pursue their passions, has announced “Raise Your Voice,” a new worldwide brand campaign for Blue Microphones.
BEN Group and 605 measure impact of product placements on viewer behavior across linear TV
BEN Group, the entertainment AI company that integrates brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content, and 605, a television measurement and analytics company, have announced findings from their partnership.
Mood Media acquires PlayNetwork
Mood Media, the global in-store media solutions company driving elevated Customer Experiences, has announced it has acquired PlayNetwork, a global music technology partner and audiovisual systems provider supporting customer experience for brands worldwide from Octave Group.
[eMarketer] The number of US paid digital audio subscribers on an upward trajectory
The number of paid digital audio subscribers in the US is set to reach 121.9 million this year, up 11% over 2020's total according to a forecast by eMarketer.
Spotify announces stock repurchase programme of up to $1.0 billion
Spotify Technology has announced that it will commence a stock repurchase program beginning in the third quarter of 2021.
Logitech and Billboard debut first ever creator-centered music chart
Billboard and Logitech For Creators, a brand extension of Logitech that helps all creators pursue their passions, have announced the Song Breaker Chart, a music industry standard ranking of creators who are driving music consumption through content creation.
Digital entertainment communications agency The Story Mob joins PRCA
Founded by Nicola Piggott and Anna Rozwandowicz in Los Angeles, The Story Mob has enjoyed rapid growth having opened a London office in November, 2020.
ViacomCBS partners with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe
ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS Inc, and Sky, part of Comcast Corporation, announced that Paramount+ will launch on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) in 2022.
Co-op Live appoints Dept to create experiential website
Co-op Live, the new 23,500 capacity entertainment venue in Manchester, has appointed Dept and creative agency Music to deliver its website and a short film that brings the venue to life.
BuzzFeed acquires entertainment firm Complex Networks from Hearst and Verizon
The announcement follows BuzzFeed’s disclosure that it is seeking to go public by merging with 890 Fifth Avenue Partners, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with $288 million in cash in trust.
Amazon to acquire MGM Studios in a $8.45 billion deal
MGM has nearly a century of filmmaking history and complements the work of Amazon Studios, which has primarily focused on producing TV show programming.
Dept and Tribe Company transform The Eurovision Village into a 3D virtual world
The custom-made 3D world will bring tens of thousands of visitors, who would normally have traveled to Rotterdam for the contest, a unique, virtual experience.
Desperados launches world’s first dance-powered app to support Europe’s nightlife industry
Tequila beer brand Desperados is calling on partygoers around the world to unite in support of the clubs they love with the launch of their Rave to Save app.
BMG selects Google Cloud to enhance service to artists and songwriters
Google has announced that BMG has selected Google Cloud to build a scalable, global infrastructure as it grows its digital music business.
UK's Synamedia partners with Akamai to speed pirate take downs
Synamedia, an independent video software provider, announced its security and watermarking solutions are now integrated with Akamai.
rlaxx TV now available on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
rlaxx TV, the new European Advertising-Based Video-on-Demand (AVoD) service, is now also available in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria on Amazon's Fire TV devices and Android TV.
Deluxe acquires UK's Sundog Media Toolkit
Deluxe, the global provider of digital and cloud based solutions to the world's leading content production studios and distributors, announced its acquisition of UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit (Sundog).
Anzu.io partners with Oracle Data Cloud to bring measurement to mobile and PC in-game advertising
Anzu.io, the in-game advertising platform, has announced a collaboration with Moat by Oracle Data Cloud to provide impression delivery and General Invalid Traffic (GIVT) measurement across its platform.
Topgolf to break ground on new venue in Oberhausen, Germany
Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment company, announced its Central Europe franchise partner, Greenreb, will officially break ground on the first venue in Germany.
ARD, ZDF integrate Funk content in media libraries
ARD and ZDF integrated the range of funk, the joint content network, into their media libraries. Both broadcasters are thus continuing the mutual networking of their non-linear offers.
Netherland's Breda region to switch from analogue to digital cable television
The Netherland's Breda region will switch from analogue to fully digital cable television in the night of Monday 23 November to Tuesday 24 November.
SBS Belgium strengthens channel offering with premium British drama channel BBC First
SBS will represent BBC First and manage advertising sales on the channel from November 1. This partnership will allow advertisers to connect with the BBC First audience in Belgium for the first time.
Vodafone Spain launches AMC's streaming service Acorn TV
Vodafone TV will include Acorn TV , AMC Networks' streaming service specializing in British series and series from other English-speaking countries, on November 3 exclusively in its content offering.
Swiss Competition Commission fines UPC CHF 30m for abusing Ice Hockey broadcasting rights
The Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) has fined UPC with CHF 30 million for abusing Ice Hockey broadcasting rights.
Sweden's Com Hem offers complete digital TV solution with Apple TV 4k
Com Hem's TV customers can now take part in a completely digital solution with Apple TV 4K that enables a modern experience for TV, film, music, games and apps.
Europa+ set to launch in Latin America
Europa+ announced the launch of its new subscription streaming video service that will, for the first time, bring Latin American and Caribbean audiences the latest and most popular television programming.
Rainshine and UK's Five Fifty Five partner to develop, produce extraordinary stories for audiences worldwide
Rainshine Entertainment and Five Fifty Five announced a strategic joint venture, where the two companies will work together to develop, produce, and distribute extraordinary content.
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