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Amazon launches $3 Per Month Kid-Friendly Media Service

Amazon launches $3 Per Month Kid-Friendly Media Service

Amazon's just launched Free Time Unlimited for its range of Kindle Fire tablets. It offers unlimited access to age-restricted movies, games and books for kids, for $3 a month. Essentially a subscription service for children, the service lets you tell Amazon your offspring's gender and age, and then a custom library of ...

Netflix scores US subscription service exclusive to Disney’s first-run films in multi-year deal

Netflix scores US subscription service exclusive to Disney’s first-run films in multi-year deal

Walt Disney studios and Netflix entered into a multi-year agreement that makes the online video distributor the only US subscription service with licensing to show first-run live-action and animated films from the studio. And it’s doing it in the first pay window, which is a very big deal. Additionally, Disney and Netflix ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: No Solidarity for Sandy

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: No Solidarity for Sandy

When a crisis of such scope as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina or the Haiti earthquake impacts us, all the major broadcast networks come together and pitch us to do likewise for fellow human beings through hour-long, commercial-free fundraising specials. They raise millions of dollars for charities able to do the most good at the ...

George Lucas Says Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Could Last 100 Years

George Lucas Says Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Could Last 100 Years

Along with fans, we were thrown into a frenzy on Tuesday when it was announced that Disney had purchased George Lucas' Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion. The deal will not only bring Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, Han and the gang into the Mouse house, but it will also serve to re-boot one of the most popular and highest-grossing ...

Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more

We caught wind of an upcoming video offering from Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks back, as part of a tip on new tablet offerings from the company. And while we've yet to hear anything official on the latter, Tuesday morning the bookstore pulled back the curtain on Nook Video, a new service boasting support from heavy ...

Big shakeup coming to Hulu according to ‘confidential memo’

Big shakeup coming to Hulu according to ‘confidential memo’

Variety is reporting that a number of changes are coming to Hulu as part of a shakeup that could see CEO Jason Kilar leave the company. Hulu is owned by NBCUniversal, Fox, Disney, and Provident Equity, and according to a confidential memo detailed on the site, its owners are looking to take back control of their content. ...

The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (And an Epic Disney Fail) to Finish

The iPad Game That Took 9 Years (And an Epic Disney Fail) to Finish

Edgar, a mild-mannered window washer, is daydreaming of the girl he loves. In his dream, they meet in a nightclub straight out of Casablanca, flirting from across the room. The scene, lovingly rendered in hand-drawn animation on an iPad, is controllable: By swiping your finger right or left, you can control the boldness of ...

Facebook adds Sheryl Sandberg as first woman on board

Facebook adds Sheryl Sandberg as first woman on board

Sheryl Sandberg has become the first woman to join the board of Facebook, the Menlo Park, Calif., company said Monday. The world’s most popular social network had come under fire for not having female representation on its seven-member board of directors. Most of its 901 million users are women, and its second-in-command, ...

Netflix And Disney Butt Heads Over The DVD Rental Window

Netflix And Disney Butt Heads Over The DVD Rental Window

While movie studios including Disney, Warner Brothers, Fox and others are trying to implement rental windows, rental companies such as Netflix and Redbox are looking to bypass them. The rental window is a time period between the day the DVDs go on sale and the day the rental companies can rent them out. Netflix has entered ...

Media Sales Executives: Hurry, Buy This Book

Media Sales Executives: Hurry, Buy This Book

Originally posted at Media Biz Bloggers. When I became VP of Sales Strategy and Development at AOL’s Interactive Marketing division in 1998, I was asked to become active in a membership that the division had in the Sales Executive Council (SEC), part of the Corporate Executive Board. I remember attending my first ...