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Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2019
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-24, 2019
The 2019 theme, Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment, was chosen to interrogate the possibilities of the entertainment industry going forward.“It has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive," said Ayeni Adekunle, founder and con...

GamesBeat Summit 2019
GAMESBEAT SUMMIT 2019
April 23-24, 2019
Unlike large gaming events throughout the year, GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry where senior attendees return again and again because of the genuine conversations, networking and deal-making that come out of the Summit.Community matters more than ever to the succes...

A+E Networks


Here at A+E Networks™, it’s our mission is to magnify stories of possibility, passion, bravery, truth and humanity — and we deliver on that mission through the brands in our care: A&E®, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Lifetime Movies™, FYI™, VICELAND℠ and BIOGRAPHY®.Since our founding in 1983 with just two channels, a lot has changed. Just as the art form has evolved, we’ve transformed into a global media company that continues to be at the forefront of possibility. Our belief has been — and will always be — that storytelling reminds us that we are more similar than we are different. We believe stories honor the diversity and communality of human experience. They are how we share our meaning and purpose. This is our truth. This is A+E Networks.

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A+E Networks-backed virtual reality (VR) content aggregator Littlstar launched a new premium tier Friday that includes a new sideloading feature for Sony’s PSVR headset. The feature allows PSVR users to access any video stored on a USB drive, including both regular movies as well as VR-optimized 180-degree and 360-degree videos. Mugavero said that the company was also looking to add premium content to its app, but that it didn’t want to rely on advertising or paid downloads as a way ...

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Joe Simon has been tapped as chief technology officer at Vice Media.The newly created role will include oversight of data analytics, engineering, information technology, media operations, media technology, post production, and systems management. Prior to Vice, Simon spent three years as Encompass Digital Media’s chief operating officer. Previously he held the chief technology officer post at Univision, Condé Nast, and Viacom, where he was also the chief information officer.“J...

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Nielsen is growing the membership for its U.S. dynamic ad insertion (DAI) pilot, adding the smart TV chipmaker MediaTek and national cable network group A+E Networks.A+E joins CBS in the Nielsen trial working on replacing advertisements in live linear programming on select networks.Nielsen’s DAI pilot is using Gracenote Video Automatic Content Recognition technology. The tech is used to allow MediaTek-based smart TV platforms to deliver addressable advertising capabilities in live trials a...
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Disney is in talks with Hearst to sell off its interest in five European cable channels that are part of the larger A+E Networks joint venture between the companies.Disney last week agreed to divest the channels as a condition of receiving approval for the 21st Century Fox transaction from the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm. The regulatory review concluded that Disney would have too much market power in the lifestyle and factual programming arena by bringing Fox&rs...
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After initially announcing a pilot program for its new cross-platform video advertising measurement platform, Comscore is seeing an influx of new media partners.In the past two days, A+E Networks, AMC Networks and Discovery Inc. have all signed on to help beta test the Comscore Campaign Ratings. Those companies join ABC, CBS, CNN, Disney, Fox, Freeform, GroupM, NBCUniversal, The CW Network, Turner, and Viacom, which all joined the beta when it launched in September."As we continue to innova...
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MobiTV has received approval form several TV programming groups for its white-label, hosted streaming-delivery service  paving the way for it to offer a fully managed internet-deliverd platform to smaller pay-TV providers in the U.S. this summer.The company’s MobiTV Connect system has been vetted by content partners including Fox, Viacom, Disney, NBCUniversal, ESPN Media Networks, AMC Networks and A+E Networks, representing more than 210 networks. Under those pacts, MobiTV is now auth...
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EVENTS

Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2019
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-24, 2019
The 2019 theme, Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment, was chosen to interrogate the possibilities of the entertainment industry going forward.“It has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive," said Ayeni Adekunle, founder and con...

GamesBeat Summit 2019
GAMESBEAT SUMMIT 2019
April 23-24, 2019
Unlike large gaming events throughout the year, GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry where senior attendees return again and again because of the genuine conversations, networking and deal-making that come out of the Summit.Community matters more than ever to the succes...