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Penske Media Announces Mike Monroe as New Chief Marketing Officer, Head of PMC Studios

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) announced the appointment of Mike Monroe to Chief Marketing Officer, Head of PMC Studios. In this new position, he will lead the development of PMC Studios, Integrated Marketing & Creative Services, Account Management, and Communications for the Portfolio Sales team working in conjunction with PMC's portfolio of award-winning brands, which includes Rolling Stone, Variety, Robb Report, SHE Media, Deadline, ARTnews and WWD. He will be based in PMC's LA office. Marketing Technology News:…

Color Star Technology Announces Opening of Online Store

Color Star Technology Co., Ltd., a company engaged in the businesses of providing online and offline paid knowledge services for the media, entertainment and culture industries globally, announced that its Color World App is expected to add online store feature on October 25. Marketing Technology News: Blue Hat Announces Favorable Results from Streaming E-Commerce Initiative As a celebrity entertainment interactive platform, the Color World App has launched a celebrity course section and a live video broadcast section.…

Comcast’s Amy Banse Transitions to Senior Advisor to Comcast After Nearly 30 Years of Leadership at the Company

Comcast Corporation announced that Amy Banse, Executive Vice President of Comcast and Managing Director and Head of Funds for Comcast Ventures, is retiring after nearly three decades at Comcast. She will remain with the company through the end of 2021, serving as a Senior Advisor to Comcast’s Executive Leadership Team. Marketing Technology News: InsightSquared Brings Its Revenue Intelligence Platform to HubSpot "I’m extremely grateful to Amy for the incredible work she has done on behalf of Comcast for so…

MPL Raises $90 Million in Series C Funding Led by SIG, MDI and RTP

Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s largest esports and mobile gaming platform raised $90 million in Series C funding, led by SIG and early-stage tech investor RTP Global, along with MDI Ventures and Pegasus Tech Ventures. Existing investors Sequoia India, Go-Ventures, and Base Partners also participated in this round. The investment brings MPL’s total funding to $130.5 million after previously raising $40.5 million. MPL has been in advanced discussions with investors to raise capital from as early as January this year…

Chimney Vigor Group Secures Investment to Accelerate Transformation of Global Marketing & Advertising Ecosystems

A growth equity investment from Abry Partners will support CVG’s long-term plan around accelerating global expansion and technological innovation strategies – and boost its groundbreaking service for multinational advertisers and brands Following the transformative merger between Chimney and Vigor earlier this year, the Chimney Vigor Group is taking another big stride towards accelerating its long-term growth strategy by securing an investment from media, communications, business and information private equity firm, Abry …

Denodo Platform Selected by StarHub to Accelerate IT Delivery of Data Services

Data Virtualization Platform Accelerates Data Access Across Multiple Sources While Providing Security and Access Control for Business Users Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, announced that StarHub, a leading homegrown Singapore company that delivers world-class communication, entertainment and digital solutions, has implemented the Denodo Platform as part of the modernization of StarHub’s IT landscape. By adopting the Denodo Platform, StarHub aims to provide a single secure data services delivery platform to…

NTN Buzztime Enters Asset Purchase Agreement to Sell Entertainment and Advertising Assets

NTN Buzztime, Inc. signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to sell its social entertainment, customer engagement, and advertising technology assets to eGames.com Holdings LLC (eGames.com) for $2.0 million in cash. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020 subject to the satisfaction or waiver of closing conditions in the purchase agreement. Marketing Technology News: Outbrain Launches Carousel, A New Interactive Smartad eGames.com is a game publishing business. Founder Aram Fuchs…

Vidgo Adds Playback, Timeshift, TV Everywhere, Web Player and Casting to Enhance the Best Live Streaming Experience

Vidgo Doubles Local Channel Lineup with ABC and Fox Affiliates in over 50 markets primed for the NFL and College Football Season Over-the-top TV streaming service Vidgo announces the addition of key features Playback, Timeshift, TV Everywhere, Web Player and Casting to improve customer viewing experiences at home and on the go. Vidgo includes the entire suite of Disney Media Networks including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel, Freeform, FX and National Geographic and the entire suite of Fox in its basic package, for no additional…

Loop Media, Inc. Announces Partnership With TiVo to Add 18 New Music Video Channels to the TiVo+ Content Network

Loop Media, Inc., an innovative streaming media company focused exclusively on premium short-form video  announced a partnership with TiVo™ to deliver 18 of Loop Media’s music video channels to the TiVo+ content network. With the newly added Loop Media music channels, TiVo customers will have access to a huge selection of Loop Media’s music video library on TiVo+, where customers can discover what music is trending by moods, genres and popularity. TiVo’s content network, TiVo+, delivers over 70 free streaming channels and…

M17 Group Officially Appoints MR. Hirofumi Ono, Its Japan CEO, as Global CEO

M17 Entertainment Limited ("M17"), the operator of Japan's No.1 live streaming platform, "17LIVE",  announced that Mr. Hirofumi Ono ("Hiro"), who led M17's business strategy and phenomenal growth in Japan, has been appointed as Global CEO of M17.  Under Hiro's leadership, M17 will aim to continue growing into a global live streaming platform. Marketing Technology News: Astute Names Mark Zablan as Chief Executive Officer M17 has expanded from its beginnings in Taiwan to now include Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore,…

Zynga Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Istanbul-Based Rollic, Fastest Growing Mobile Game Companies

Entry into One of the Largest and Fastest Growing Mobile Game Categories Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Istanbul-based Rollic, a mobile games developer and publisher with an exciting portfolio of popular hyper-casual games that have been downloaded more than 250 million times. With this acquisition, Zynga enters the hyper-casual market – one of the largest and fastest growing gaming categories on mobile – and adds a highly talented team and…

VIZIO Expands 24/7 Streaming Channels Dedicated To Kids Of All Ages

In partnership with Mattel, VIZIO is Launching Seven Linear Streaming Channels Featuring Popular Kids’ Titles Available Free For Smartcast® Users VIZIO, Inc., the #1 American-based TV brand and #1 Sound Bar brand in America announced the launch of a number of kids and family linear TV channels free for SmartCast users as lockdowns continue across the U.S. The 24-hour TV channels bring kid-friendly entertainment to millions of viewers across America. VIZIO has seen a spike in engagement for kids and family content as…

Redbox Expands Redbox Free Live TV Adding New Channels Including Cheddar and Tastemade’s Streaming Network

Wired, Architectural Digest, Black News Channel, CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation), Go Traveler, Outdoor America, and Hard Knocks Fighting Also Available Now Redbox, America's destination for new-release movies and entertainment, continues to bolster its lineup of entertainment available on Redbox's Free Live TV service. Redbox is announcing that Tastemade's Streaming Network, featuring award-winning original programming in the categories of Food, Travel, and Home & Design, and Cheddar are now live and will join a…

Dreamscape Media Inks Exclusive Audio And Video Partnership With Levine Querido

Award-Winning Production Company to Produce and Distribute Audiobooks and Children’s Video for Emerging Independent Publishing House From Arthur A. Levine Dreamscape Media, the publishing and entertainment arm of Midwest Tape, announced an exclusive audio and video agreement with Levine Querido, the new independent publishing house from Arthur A. Levine, known for his tenure as the President and Publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic. During his time there he worked with authors Markus Zusak, Dan…

SportsGrid Network Launches on SLING TV

SportsGrid, Inc. announced today the launch of a 24-hour network on SLING TV, a leading live TV streaming service that delivers live and on-demand entertainment instantly to compatible internet-connected devices.  SportsGrid Network is a digital-first linear streaming programming service providing real-time coverage of pre and in-game odds, data, stats and gaming intelligence across the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, College Sports, Golf, Tennis and Soccer.  The network is now available on SLING Free – no account or credit card…

Locast Now Streaming local TV Channels in Minneapolis

Nonprofit brings viewers their local TV channels for COVID-19 updates, election coverage – for free – over internet Locast, the nonprofit local broadcast TV streaming service, is now delivering more than 45 local TV channels via the internet – for free – to those living in the Minneapolis and St. Paul market in Minnesota. Locast provides a public service by giving access to important local news, storm coverage, emergency information, election coverage, sports, and entertainment programming to internet-connected devices.…

globaledit Launches New Digital Asset Management Platform to Help Creative & Marketing Team

Customers can now streamline collaboration, workflow and asset management tasks related to creative production directly from globaledit globaledit, the leader in Creative Asset Management solutions, is introducing the next generation of its Digital Asset Management platform, a new iteration aimed to solve the challenges in producing high-quality visual assets at scale all from the cloud. The launch of globaledit's new software includes new capabilities added to the platform that further enable creative teams to…

Venatus Expands In-Game Advertising Offering With Frameplay

Venatus, the advertising technology platform focused on gaming and entertainment, has announced a global partnership with Frameplay.gg. The partnership will see Venatus monetize Frameplay’s in-game advertising placements, reaching millions of gamers worldwide. Frameplay, headquartered in San Francisco, enables game developers to easily place advertising within video game environments without interfering with, or degrading, the gameplay performance or experience. Commenting on the partnership, Jonathon Troughton, CEO,…

Celebrity Video Platform VIDSIG Names Yarnold CEO

Live, one-to-one celebrity video platform VIDSIG announced that Marketing executive Jonathan Yarnold has been named Chief Executive Officer as part of the company's initial plans towards global growth. "What Jonathan brings to VIDSIG is a triple threat of unique creative vision, a highly strategic mindset, and a track record of creating significant value in a number of industries," stated founder, Jeff Dudum. "We are poised for unprecedented expansion and we believe that Jonathan will lead us to new heights globally."…