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February 27, 2013
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  Entertainment News 
  • Sony's Lynton: We're open to new distribution windows
    Michael Lynton, who heads Sony's film and music businesses in North America, said it's possible that Sony Pictures Entertainment might allow consumers at home to watch a new release before the movie comes out on DVD, if they are willing to pay a premium fee for the viewing. The Sony studio also has to contend with social media-based feedback about its movies and television shows on Facebook and Twitter, he notes in this interview. All Things D (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Competition is healthy for online video, Netflix CEO says
    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says increased competition from streaming-video rivals has helped Netflix in its negotiations with studios. Hastings says Hulu and Amazon have energized the bidding process for programming and have eased studio fears of a Netflix monopoly. CNET (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Monetizing Content 
  • Ad tools offer ways to monetize video content
    Publishers looking for ways to generate revenues from video are finding a number of ad tools that are designed to engage viewers. The Interactive Advertising Bureau has highlighted five applications it deems "Rising Stars," including TimeSync, which coordinates advertising with specific video content, and an Ad Control Bar that lets users launch additional interactive features. (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Integrated Marketing 
  • Facebook to target ads based on consumers' offline behavior
    Facebook is partnering with consumer-data giants including Epsilon, Acxiom and Datalogix for a pilot program allowing brands to target ads at consumers based on their offline shopping patterns. Information gathered through customer loyalty cards would be linked to individual Facebook profiles, letting companies focus their advertising efforts at people who have recently bought particular products. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More users engage with top brands on Instagram, study finds
    Instagram user engagement with brand photos is up 35% since November, according to a study by Simply Measured that also found that 59% of 100 leading brands use the service. The study says Pinterest and Instagram had the biggest growth among social networks in brand engagement over the past quarter. ClickZ (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  eBooks, Tablets and More 
  • Video viewing on tablets more than doubled in 2012
    Mobile devices accounted for a higher proportion of video traffic last year, according to a report from Ooyala that says 8.25% all video in December was delivered to a tablet or smartphone. While desktops still account for most video viewing, tablet use for video was up 110% in 2012, while the amount of video traffic to smartphones grew 87%. GigaOm (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • China to add more than a million broadband hot spots
    The Chinese government says it will accelerate the rollout of high-speed services this year, with the goal of bringing 4M broadband to 70% of Internet users by year-end. The initiative is to include the addition of 1.3 million wireless hot spots and the deployment of fiber-to-the-home to 35 million households. TechCrunch (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Entertainment Matters at CES 
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