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OMD Tops Cannes Media Winners List Taking Media Agency Of The Year Honors And 10 Lions


Continuing its three year winning streak, OMD Worldwide captured a total of 10 Media Lions at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and also saw OMD Australia take home the Media Agency of the Year title, making the Omnicom Media Group agency the most medaled media network at the 2013 Festival. OMD Australia took two Gold Lions for its "McDonald's Becomes Macca's" and "Track My Macca's" campaigns for McDonald's Restaurants, as well as a Silver Lion for the "McDonald's Becomes Macca's" campaign. Spreading the wealth across... Read More »

CBS Studios International Announces Deals For “Under The Dome” With Prominent International Broadcasters


CBS Studios International announced today agreements for the broadcast rights of “Under the Dome” with prominent broadcasters from around the world. The U.S. drama, which is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and is based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, will be licensed in 200 international markets, with some starting to run the series this summer. International broadcast networks that have licensed the show include Channel 5/UK,ProSiebenSat1-Group/Germany, M6/Franc... Read More »

Endemol And Israel’s Leading Independent Production Company Kuperman Join Forces To Launch Endemol Israel


The deal sees Endemol establishing an operational base in the Israeli market by acquiring a majority stake in Kuperman, which becomes Endemol Israel. Through the newly launched operation Endemol plans to invest in creativity and format development across all genres in Israel for both the local and international markets. Endemol Israel will also produce Endemol's international formats for the Israeli market. Elad Kuperman, co-owner of Kuperman and one of Israel’s leading TV producers with more than 20 years’ experience of creating, producing a... Read More »

BBC Two HD Channel to launch 26 March


The announcement follows the successful launch of BBC One HD on 3 November 2010. BBC Two HD will replace the existing BBC HD Channel and will be available subscription-free on all digital television platforms offering HD channels. Janice Hadlow, Controller of BBC Two, says: “BBC One HD has already proved to be highly valued by our audiences and I’m delighted that we’re able to follow this with the launch of BBC Two in HD. The launch of BBC Two HD will allow us to showcase more of our programmes at their very best – helping to highlight ou... Read More »

Yahoo! to Acquire Tumblr


Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr irreverence, wit, and commitment to empower creators. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent on site each month. On mobile,... Read More »

ViewRanger The “App For Adventure” Launches V4.0 For Android With All-New User Interface


The award winning GPS-adventure app and trail-guide publishing platform ViewRanger has today launched a major update of its Android app, which is available free from Google Play. The new user experience within Version 4.0 of ViewRanger Outdoors GPS means that the app’s key features – advanced active navigation, access to trail guides from across the world and the ability to record and share location-based adventure content online – are now just a finger-swipe away. ViewRanger Topographic Maps Over the last 14 months, the company has gath... Read More »

SEC Says Social Media OK for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted


Washington, D.C., April 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will be used to disseminate such information. The SEC’s report of investigation confirms that Regulation FD applies to social media and other emerging means of communication used by public companies the same way... Read More »

Vodafone Launches Red A Completely New Approach To Price Plans


Wednesday, 3rd April 2013 Vodafone Ireland has launched Vodafone RED, a completely new approach to mobile price plans that offers bill pay customers a choice of five plans with added benefits at no extra cost. The five new plans challenge the current conventions on tariffing and move in a new direction, giving customers a range of simple options to enjoy an easier and richer mobile life at better value. To celebrate the launch of ‘A Good Thing’, Vodafone RED commissioned international 3D street artist Julian Beever to capture his interpretation... Read More »

Cinemark and Paramount Pictures Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of “The Godfather” with Exclusive Cinemark XD Events at Theatres Across the US


Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), a leading motion picture exhibitor, is proud to partner with Paramount Pictures to offer movie-goers the opportunity to see Francis Ford Coppola's restored version of his Academy Award®-winning "The Godfather," on 55 Cinemark XD auditoriums across the country, on Thursday, March 1, 2012. The film was meticulously restored using 5.1 digital surround sound and re-mastered using state-of-the-art technology, then transferred to files making it available to be seen on Cinemark XD screens. "There is no greater... Read More »

Endemol to host Hollywood talent at MIPTV 2013


Endemol, the world’s largest independent production company, today announced that the leading talent from the new drama series Low Winter Sun, a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studios, and hit TV series Steve Harvey will be appearing at MIPTV 2013. Hollywood actors Mark Strong (‘Zero Dark Thirty’,  Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy’) and Lennie James (‘Hung’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Jericho’) will be in Cannes with showrunner Chris Mundy (‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Cold Case’) to represent Low Winter Sun; the new crime drama premiering on AMC... Read More »

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