Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) to combat illegal video and content downloads. These include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth […]

YouTube reportedly in premium content talks with Hollywood

YouTube has reportedly started new content talks with Hollywood and indie producers in an effort to bolster its premium programming efforts. According to a Reuters report, YouTube executives have been “making the rounds” in the last two months, with one unnamed source claiming the Google-owned video site could offer between US$1 million and US$3 million […]

Vikings drives MGM growth as Tellem joins board

Strong worldwide sales of scripted drama Vikings helped Hollywood studio MGM report revenue growth of 164% in its second quarter. MGM parent MGM Holdings reported revenue of US$339 million (€256 million) for the three months to June 30, 2012, up from US$128.4 million in 2012, news that was compounded by the announcement Microsoft Studios chief […]