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    Alibaba's Youku Signs Deals With NBCUniversal, Sony Television

    Youku, the video streaming arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has struck content licensing deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television. The deal spans movies and made-for-TV shows. Film titles covered by the deal include Sony’s “Blade Runner 2049” and upcoming “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” The upcoming films from NBCUniversal include “Jurassic World 2: [...]

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    YouTube Star Andrea Russett Signs TV, Film Development Deal With Fullscreen

    Popular YouTube personality and comedian Andrea Russett has inked a television and film development deal with digital-media company Fullscreen. Under the pact, Fullscreen will create, develop and pitch scripted and unscripted projects for Russett. The 22-year-old Russett has amassed 2.8 million subscribers on her YouTube channel to date. She first joined YouTube in 2008. “I [...]

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    Redbox Launches Digital Movie and TV Service, Without Disney Titles

    Redbox is finally opening a bridge to an online digital-entertainment future, years after the streaming-video revolution took off. The company, known for its nationwide network of DVD-rental kiosks, publicly launched Redbox On Demand on Wednesday, a service stocked with more than 6,000 movie and TV show titles available for VOD rental or electronic sell-through. Redbox has [...]

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    Apple Invests $390 Million in iPhone X Chips From Finisair

    Apple has invested $390 million into the business of Texas-based chip maker Finisar, which has been producing some of the depth-sensing chips at the center of the facial unlock feature first introduced with the iPhone X. The investment is part of Apple’s $1 billion advanced manufacturing fund, which is supposed to create jobs at U.S.-based [...]

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    T-Mobile Jumps Into Internet TV Arena With Layer3 TV Acquisition

    T-Mobile plans to launch an internet-delivered television service across the U.S. in 2018, and is acquiring startup Layer3 TV to bring out yet another competitor to traditional cable and satellite TV services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Layer3 TV, founded in 2013, had raised about $80 million in total funding. “People love [...]

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    Mediapro, IMG, Film45 Producing Amazon Prime Video Manchester City Series

    MADRID — Mediapro, IMG and Film45 will team with Amazon Prime Series and Manchester City to produce Amazon’s awaited and exclusive doc series tracking the manager, stars and boards of the English soccer club over its 2017-18 season. Announced last month, and launching in 2018, the as-yet-untitled series comes at a time when Manchester City, [...]

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    Dreamscape Immersive Partners With Nickelodeon for Location-Based VR Experience

    Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based virtual reality (VR) startup headed by Disney and DreamWorks veterans, has teamed up with Nickelodeon to produce a VR experience based on Nickelodeon’s intellectual property. The commitment comes as Nickelodeon has joined other entertainment companies to invest in Dreamscape’s Series B round of funding. Dreamscape Immersive is one of a handful [...]

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