Comic-Con, Lionsgate To Debut VOD Channel

Part entertainment channel, part promotional platform, Comic-Con International and Lionsgate will start up a subscription video on demand channel called Comic-Con HD.
The ad-free service will launch on May 7 as a beta test, leading up to its official start in June, ahead of its big annual Comic-Con International event in San Diego. Comic-Con and Lionsgate did not disclose consumer pricing for the channel

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Facebook launches Canvas for brands

Mark D’Arcy, the chief creative officer at Facebook Creative Shop, the social media giant’s in-house ad agency, told a press briefing today that Canvas will give advertisers “more space” and will allow them to create “unique” experiences on mobile

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Flashes&Flames: Can Axel Springer do the ‘impossible’?

Stories about the reinvention of daily newspaper companies are often not what they seem. They tend to involve traditional media groups not so much investing in the future of news as placing their bets somewhere else entirely. Thus, the UK’s Daily Mail Group, and Hearst Corp, in the US, are investing more heavily in business media and entertainment. And even Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is now generating 35% of its profit and all its growth from digital property listings

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Dentsu Aegis Network reports 9.4% growth for 2015

Dentsu Group has posted revenue of YEN 818.57 billion (£4.96 billion) for 2015 – a 12.8 per cent year on year increase. Gross profit for the Japanese group’s full year 2015 results stood at YEN 761.996 billion, a 12.6 per cent rise, with organic gross profit growth increasing by 7.0 per cent

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