Samsung Electronics has acquired Internet set-top startup Boxee, which struggled to gain traction as an over-the-top video platform, with the Korean consumer-electronics giant planning to use Boxee’s…
ExecuTech: Keeping Execs Plugged in With Samsung’s New Smart TV, Philips' SoundSpheres, Qlocktwo, More
Studies have shown that owners of smart TVs generally don't use the apps that are fi lling up their screens. Samsung's revamped Smart Hub should help change that.
Argentina's Ventana Sur, the biggest film mart in one of the world's fastest growing film regions, will announce its fifth edition dates and details at Cannes. Ventana Sur is a joint initiative of…
Frederic Corvez's Paris-based Urban Distribution Intl. (UDI) has boardes “Por las plumas” (“All About the Feathers”), one of five projects being presented at a work-in-progress showcase for buzz…
Switzerland's Locarno Film Festival has joined Europe's top-tier fests as part of Europa Cinemas' Label, a prize set up to promote European art movies. The Label is awarded by a jury of Europa…
More TV-fueled video tweets are coming: The NBA and Turner Broadcasting System announced pact with Twitter, under which they'll post short, ad-supported “instant replay” highlight clips from the…
Gaumont is re-teaming with French helmer Anne Fontaine on “Gemma Bovery”. The bigscreen adaptation of the eponymous comicbook, pic toplines star Gemma Arterton and Gallic thesp Fabrice Luchini. A…
"American Idol" and "Dancing With the Stars" qualify as two of this season's biggest losers, but they aren't alone.
The NCAA men's basketball Final Four, including the championship game, will be migrating to TBS, a continued sign of the narrowing gap between broadcast and cable.
ABC will participate in Nielsen's first trial to incorporate mobile video apps into the firm's online ratings, as the network tries to get a handle on audiences accessing content across multiple…
Bosnian helmer Danis Tanovic, whose 2001 debut "No Man's Land" won the script prize at Cannes and the foreign-language Oscar, has been tapped as competition jury prexy at the Sarajevo Film Festival…