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The Songs Remain The Same, But Music Industry Is Adapting

Music streaming usage doubled in the US last year and could do so again in 2016 with Apple Music, Google’s YouTube Music, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora, as well as SoundCloud’s newly launched streaming app all competing to bring new users onto their...

Read More07 Oct 16
Why YouTube Is Launching A Child-Focused App

YouTube is launching a child friendly version of its service next week in the form of a app called YouTube Kids,  which highlights the video platform's ambition to develop its service beyond just being the world’s largest repository of online videos....

Read More20 Feb 15
YouTube Network Machinima Raises USD24m From Warner Bros

Youtube network Machinima, landed USD24m from Warner Bros and existing backers. The investors include Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital and Coffin Capital. Machinima’s former chief executive, Allen DeBevoise, also participated. The new funding enables...

Read More20 Feb 15
Sony Teams Up With Warner Bros And Singtel For Video Streaming In Asia

Sony Pictures Television is teaming up with Warner Bros and SingTel to launch HOOQ, a video streaming joint venture aimed at the Asian markets. Expected to roll out this quarter, the platform will offer a mixture of local films and TV shows, as well as...

Read More02 Feb 15
Warner Bros To Buy Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios - Rumour

Microsoft’s defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios may be sold to Warner Bros. If the deal goes through Warner Bros would likely merge Xbox Entertainment Studios with Machinima, its gaming video network. Xbox Entertainment Studios was in the process of...

Read More18 Aug 14
YouTube channel Machinima pockets USD18m from Warner Bros

Online game-focused video network Machinima has confirmed that it has raised USD18m in a round led by film producer Warner Bros, with participation from Google and MK Capital. The investment has led to the redundancy of 42 employees in what Machinima is...

Read More07 Mar 14
Warner Brothers eyeing Machinima investment - Rumour

Film and TV producer Warner Brothers is reportedly considering investing between USD10m and USD15m in Machinima, an online game-focused video network. Wall Street Journal sources claim Machinima, having built up a strong following on YouTube, is now...

Read More28 Feb 14
Mobile video app Snapverse snags USD3.5m and partners with major labels

Snapverse has raised USD3.5m from angel John Hannan and announced deals with Universal, Warner Bros and Sony which will allow the app to offer a larger range of licensed music. The app, that combines 20 second user videos with licensed music, launched...

Read More30 Oct 13
Netflix expands Warner Bros and Turner Broadcasting licenses

Netlflix is expanding its licensing agreements with Warner and Turner Broadcasting to include content from a number of new channels. Netflix will now be able to show programming from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros Animation and Adult Swim. The move...

Read More15 Jan 13
Gaming firm Kabam bags funding from Warner Bros and MGM Studios

Social and mobile gaming firm Kabam has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from film studios Warner Bros and MGM to help fund movie-branded games. The firms have collaborated in the past on titles such as The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle...

Read More11 Dec 12
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