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BBC Purchases ITV’s BritBox Interest For 322 Million

BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial content studio and streaming business, is acquiring ITV’s 50 percent stake in BritBox International for $322 million. Announced last Friday, the sale will give BBC Studios full ownership of the BritBox streaming platform and values the streamer at $631 million. As part of the agreement, BBC Studios has extended its […]

Tyler Perry Halts Studio Expansion Due To Concern With OpenAI’s Sora Tool

Tyler Perry had been planning muti-million dollar expansion of his studio in Atlanta, which would have added 12 soundstages to the 330-acre property. Now, however, those ambitions are on hold — thanks to the rapid developments he’s seeing in the realm of artificial intelligence, including OpenAI’s text-to-video model Sora, which debuted Feb. 15 and stunned […]

Disney Will Have Sony Handle All Physical Media Production While Closing Movie Club

  In another sign of decline of the physical discs, Disney has reached deal with Sony’s home entertainment division to handle all Disney releases on DVD and Blu-ray along with all physical media production. This month the Digital Entertainment Group, a trade consortium, released a preliminary annual report which states a robust demand for movie […]

Targus Reveals Updates To MiraLogic Workspace Intelligence Products At CES

Targus, maker of laptop bags, laptop cases and mobile computing accessories, today introduced several innovative enhancements to its award-winning MiraLogic Workspace Intelligence System. This unique workspace platform combines enterprise-grade hardware with proprietary software to enable enterprise teams to monitor and maintain their modular IT ecosystems from anywhere. MiraLogic allows enterprise decisionmakers to understand and optimize […]

Universal To Open New Permanent Horror Attraction In Las Vegas

Universal Horror Unleashed

The creators of Universal’s iconic Halloween Horror Nights attraction have revealed the name of its year-round horror experience that will open in Las Vegas. Marking the company’s first-ever permanent horror experience, Universal Destinations & Experiences announced on Tuesday that its attraction in Las Vegas will be called “Universal Horror Unleashed.” In a news release first […]

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Lays Off 870 Employees

Fortnite Season 4

As part of a cost cutting effort, Epic Games is laying off tons of developers including those gained as part of a deal to acquire Mediatonic know for its colorful battle royale, Fall Guys, a multiplayer sensation early in the covid-19 pandemic. In Epic CEO Tim Sweeney’s email to staff today about the more than […]

VinFast Opening Day Is Blockbuster, But The Next Day Is Harder

VinFast, an Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast, gained ane valuation surpassing that of US automakers Ford and General Motors (GM) on its first day of trading on NASDAQ yesterday (Aug. 15). VinFast started out with gasoline-powered models then moved over to EVs a couple years ago. In 2022 it started to ship autos abroad. […]

Dolly Parton To Visit Washington State In Support Of Her Imagination Library Program

Country music legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton has plans to visit Olympia on Aug. 15 in celebration of her children’s library program going statewide in Washington. Parton’s Imagination Library allows children up to age 5 to receive a free, age-appropriate book each month. Parton’s visit will include a fireside chat with the singer and a performance. […]

See Who Is Part Of Tennessee’s Inaugural FinTech Accelerator

The non-profit Nashville Entrepreneur Center (NEC), today announced its first cohort members of Project FinTech, a statewide industry network and accelerator program. 40 applicants from across the country applied and9 companies were selected for their potential impact in Tennessee. “Thanks to the leadership and support of experienced entrepreneurs and industry leaders who stepped up to bring this […]

Portland City Council Pass Strongest Facial Recognition Bans In US Despise Amazon Lobbying

Portland Oregon has set a new national standard in biometric #privacy and freedom from surveillance.   On Wednesday, September 9, the Portland, Oregon City Council passed two ordinances to ban the use of facial recognition by both public and private entities. This ban appears to be the strongest in the nation, it is is the […]

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