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Priya Dogra appointed President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC

WarnerMedia, a division of AT&T Inc., has announced the appointment of Priya Dogra as President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC. For the time being, Dogra will continue her responsibilities as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development for WarnerMedia. With her added responsibilities, Dogra will report to Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia & President, WarnerMedia International Networks. She replaces Giorgio Stock who stepped down at the end of June.…

Updated VIZIO SmartCast Now Available on Company’s 2021 TV Line-Up for Endless Entertainment

VIZIO's Smartcast Experience Is Faster and More Responsive, With More Free Channels and Popular Apps Built-In, and Wireless Streaming Features for the Ultimate Smart Home Experience VIZIO, Inc., the #1 American-based TV brand, known for delivering incredible value and performance, continues to improve the award-winning SmartCast platform. With faster navigation, more content than ever before, versatile work from home features and improved smart home functionality, it is easier than ever to stream and interact with your…

Caesars Entertainment and Scientific Games Extend Sports Betting and iGaming Partnership

Partners Extend Agreement as They Launch Digital Sports Betting and iGaming in Pennsylvania and the Launch of Sports Betting in Indiana Scientific Games Corporation and world-class gaming operator Caesars Entertainment, have extended their existing digital sports betting partnership in preparation for the relaunch of the 2020/21 major league sports seasons. The move comes following recent mobile sports wagering launches in Pennsylvania and Indiana and the launch of online casino gaming in Pennsylvania. "We're delighted…

Cinesite Studios and Qumulo Keep the Entertainment Flowing

Qumulo on Amazon Web Services enables Cinesite to produce computer-generated films and meet production deadlines Qumulo, the leading provider of cloud file data services, today announced that Cinesite Studios, a global producer of special effects and feature animation, has selected Qumulo’s file software to support its extensive rendering workloads. Cinesite is a leading digital entertainment studio with credits including the Avengers, James Bond movie franchises, The Witcher, Locke and Key, and Raising Dion television…

Victory Square Portfolio Company FansUnite Announces Merger with Askott Entertainment

Victory Square Technologies Inc. portfolio company FansUnite Entertainment Inc. and Askott Entertainment Inc. (“Askott”) announced entering into a definitive agreement on June 22, 2020 (the “Agreement”) to combine in an at-market merger, creating one of Canada’s leading gaming companies. Under the terms of the Agreement, FansUnite will acquire all of the outstanding securities of Askott by way of a three-cornered amalgamation (the “Transaction”) pursuant to which Askott and a newly incorporated subsidiary of FansUnite will…

Yolanda T. Cochran Joins ViacomCBS Kids & Family Entertainment Group as Senior VP

ViacomCBS has named Yolanda T. Cochran as Senior Vice President, Live-Action Long-Form Production, ViacomCBS Kids & Family, responsible for managing all aspects of live-action physical production for the Nickelodeon brands – Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick and Nicktoons – and for Gen Z-focused brand Awesomeness. Based in Hollywood, Cochran will report to Megan Ring, Executive Vice President of Production, ViacomCBS. Marketing Technology News: CyberScout Hires Global Marketing Executive Jeremy Barnett as Chief…

Learn “How Voice Technology is Shaping Education and Entertainment” in VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant

Bamboo Learning, CoolGames, Sony, VoiceBrew and Voicebot.ai Featured VOICE Talks Presented by Google Assistant announces its third episode themed, "How Voice Technology is Shaping Education and Entertainment." Each episode is hosted by Google Assistant's Sofia Altuna and brings together the most innovative technologists, researchers, community builders and developers in the voice ecosystem. This upcoming premiere episode will feature interactive discussions with executives, engineers and developers from Bamboo Learning, …

DatVietVAC – Vietnam’s Leading Entertainment Group Announces the Launch of Its Modern Streaming Platform ‘VieON’

The Most Complete Streaming Library Curated for Vietnam - Giving Users Easy Access to New Titles Everyday - Any Time, Anywhere On 15th Jun 2020, DatVietVAC launches its new streaming service VieON following 4 years of development, marking the beginning of a new era for Vietnam's largest media, entertainment, and technology group. Born out of a partnership with BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV), the global corporate venture incubation and investment arm of Boston Consulting Group, the platform has positioned itself as…

Parks Associates: Subscription Model Dominates Consumer Entertainment Services, but Transactional Video is on the Rise

Parks Associates joins Vlocity, Salesforce, and Accenture for webinar on subscriber lifecycle management Parks Associates will join industry experts from Vlocity, Salesforce, and Accenture for the upcoming webinar discussion "Subscriber Lifecycle Management vs. Subscriber Billing" on June 11. The research firm's latest data from its Q1 2020 survey of 10,000 US broadband households shows overall video viewing grew by a dramatic 45% from Q3 2018 to Q1 2020, with a continued rise in transactional (TVOD) services. TVOD…

The Company That Networks Some of the Biggest Concerts Is Transforming Green Spaces into Drive-in Entertainment Venues

TOURtech deploys massive temporary internet installations in record time TOURtech, an industry leader in Wifi-enabling the nation’s biggest live music events, today announced that it will offer internet installation services to organizations that are hosting drive-in entertainment. TOURtech’s team of expert engineers are turning parks and parking lots into Wifi zones that stream concerts and movies, offer cashless and touchless point-of-sale and ticketing systems and enhance the user experience with public Wifi. “As…

Endemol Shine Launches Entertainment Channels on VIZIO SmartCast

24-Hour Streaming Channels Available Free to VIZIO SmartCast U.S. Customers – Including Deal or No Deal, Wipeout and More TV and Digital Favorites Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group announced a strategic content partnership with VIZIO, Inc., the #1 American-based TV brand and America’s #1 Sound Bar company. Top entertainment channels from Endemol Shine’s extensive library will be available, free to millions of VIZIO SmartCast users across the U.S. As a result of the streaming video…

M17 Entertainment Limited Announces US$26.5 Million in Series D Funding

The Group will focus on deepening reach in Japan, expanding to US and other new markets M17 Entertainment Limited ("M17"), operator of the largest live streaming platform for Developed Asia, announced that it has secured US$26.5 million in Series D funding. The Series D round is led by Vertex Growth Fund ("Vertex Growth"), alongside Stonebridge Korea Unicorn Venture Fund, Innoven Capital Singapore, Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd., and ASE Global Group in New York. The latest funding will provide additional support for the…

Intellivision Entertainment Adds Renowned Game Industry Veteran J Allard As Global Managing Director

Former Microsoft® Executive and Xbox® Co-Founder Returns to the Video Game Industry to Further Bolster Leadership Team and Launch Intellivision® Amico™ Game Console Intellivision Entertainment, LLC announced that J Allard has joined Intellivision as Global Managing Director. As Microsoft's former Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Entertainment and Devices Division, Allard's mark and legacy in the games industry stem from two decades at Microsoft in which he co-founded the Xbox, Xbox Live, Live…

StarHub Partners with Vubiquity, an Amdocs Company, to Offer Viewers Premium TV Entertainment from Major Hollywood Studios

Leading Singapore-based quad-play operator engages Vubiquity to enhance transaction-based TV on demand (TVOD) service to offer a greater selection of world-class entertainment services to customers Vubiquity, part of the Amdocs Media division, and a leading global provider of premium content services and media technology solutions, announced it has completed the provisioning of premium entertainment content from all major Hollywood studios to StarHub’s transaction-based TV on demand (TVOD) service. As part of the…

C-Hear Names Gina Cavalier VP of Entertainment Strategy

Bolstering its already impressive staff, innovative and fast-track tech company C-Hear announced the hiring of Hollywood media veteran and former Warner Bros. employee Gina Cavalier. After a career in Los Angeles that included working for and with successful notable companies such as Netflix, Disney, Fox, Universal and HBO, Cavalier brings her talents to C-Hear as Vice President, Entertainment Strategy. Marketing Technology News: SentryOne Partners with Theta to Deliver Services and Support to APAC Customers An…

Eros Now and Samsung Partner to Give Samsung Galaxy Users Access to the Best of Indian Entertainment

Eros Now, the cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International Plc, a Global Indian Entertainment Company, today announced its partnership with mobile phone giant Samsung. As part of the collaboration, Samsung Galaxy users based in India can now access the best of movies, original shows, music, short-format content, Quickie and more from Eros Now on the ‘My Galaxy’ app. Marketing Technology News: Phunware Launches National Ventilator Registry Smartphones are very…

Comcast Gives Xfinity Customers Rolling Free Previews with Focus on Education, Entertainment and Fitness

Includes On Demand Catalogs from SHOWTIME and EPIX, along with Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services such as CuriosityStream, Grokker Yoga Fitness & Wellbeing and The Reading Corner Comcast announced that it has made the on demand catalogs from a series of premium networks and subscription video on demand (SVOD) services available for its Xfinity X1 and Flex customers to enjoy starting with SHOWTIME, EPIX, CuriosityStream, HISTORY Vault, Grokker Yoga Fitness & Wellbeing, The Reading Corner and DOGTV.…

Satisfi Labs Announces AI Platform Updates to Help Sports, Entertainment and Tourism Industries Address Coronavirus-Related Questions

New, virtual COVID-19 Assistant provides on-demand answers to questions about venues' and popular locations' pandemic response Satisfi Labs, an AI-powered Knowledge Management Platform, announced its new free "COVID-19 Assistant" to give sports, tourism, and live entertainment clients the ability to answer their customers' Coronavirus-related questions in real-time on their websites. "During these uncertain times, we know it's important for our partners to be able to address pressing questions from their customers…

Flowhaven Continues Rapid Growth with New Customers, Hires & Office in the World’s Entertainment Capital

Within first 100 days of announcing seed funding, licensing relationship management solution celebrates major new clients, new LA office and key hires Flowhaven, the only brand licensing solution built on the world's #1 CRM platform, Salesforce, is marking three months of accelerated growth with the opening of a new office in Santa Monica, Calif.; appointments to key positions; a new client roster and; an expanded customer support footprint. The new office, located in the U.S. entertainment capital, includes the new US…

CuriosityStream Launches “Your World of Factual Entertainment” Advertising Campaign

As CuriosityStream Crosses 13 Million Paying Subscribers, New TV and Digital Ads Promote Featured Content to Demonstrate CuriosityStream's Full Menu of Factual Entertainment Across All Non-Fiction Genres Including Nature, Science, History, People, Cuisine, Travel and Learning CuriosityStream, the streaming service founded by media pioneer John Hendricks, announced today that it is currently serving over 13 million paying subscribers and is launching a new television and digital advertising campaign. The campaign…