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Whip Media Appoints Joanna Wise As Senior Vice President of People and Patrick Kilkelly as Vice President of Customer Success

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 3:00pm

Joanna Wise has joined the company as Senior Vice President of People and Patrick Kilkelly as Vice President of Customer Success.

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  • Joanna Wise has joined the company as Senior Vice President of People and Patrick Kilkelly as Vice President of Customer Success.
  • Wise joins Whip Media from EPIX, wholly owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), where she served as the Vice President of Human Resources.
  • Prior to EPIX, Wise was Director of Human Resources for MLB Advanced Media, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball.
  • In his new role at Whip Media, Kilkelly will focus on customer strategy and growth, product adoption, sales assistance, retention and support.

World OTT Show to Bring Together OTT Leaders Across the Globe to Explore the Business Potential of the Indian Market

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 11:35pm

Delhi, India, Nov 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - After the successful Asian edition, the second global edition of Trescon's World OTT Show will take place virtually on 23 November 2021.

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  • Delhi, India, Nov 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - After the successful Asian edition, the second global edition of Trescon's World OTT Show will take place virtually on 23 November 2021.
  • "The OTT industry is primed for massive growth, thanks to improved networks, digital connections, and smartphones.
  • "Investments in OTT content has crossed the rubicon and scaled colossally over the last couple of years.
  • "India has proved to be both complex and the most promising market for OTT players across the globe.

Encantos Inks Partnership With Eugenio Derbez’s 3Pas Studios To Develop Children's Entertainment Properties

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 5:30pm

An award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist, Eugenio Derbez is one of the most influential creative forces in the entertainment world.

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  • An award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist, Eugenio Derbez is one of the most influential creative forces in the entertainment world.
  • We want 3Pas to be part of the solution and Encantos is the perfect partner to help us achieve this.
  • Eugenio has a special gift for connecting with children and it shines through his work, said Encantos Chief Story Officer and President of Encantos Studios Susie Jaramillo.
  • Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell will serve as executive producers on the property on behalf of 3Pas Studios, along with Susie Jaramillo and Steven Wolfe Pereira on behalf of Encantos.

Plex, the Largest Independent Streaming Media Platform, Reaches 200 Free-to-Stream FAST Live TV Channels

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

Los Gatos, CA, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plex , the largest independent ad-supported video on demand and streaming media platform, today announced it now offers over 200 free-to-stream live TV channels featuring hit movies, bingeable series, news, and more.

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  • Los Gatos, CA, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plex , the largest independent ad-supported video on demand and streaming media platform, today announced it now offers over 200 free-to-stream live TV channels featuring hit movies, bingeable series, news, and more.
  • Plex is one of the most widely available ad-supported video on demand and live TV offerings in the industry, available in 193 countries.
  • Since launching free live TV in 2020 , the company has rapidly onboarded some of the biggest names in TV, including Lionsgate, AMC, A+E, Slightly Off by IFC, Popcornflix, Crackle, Euronews, and WE tv.
  • Plex offers access to more types of media in one place than any other streaming service with thousands of free on-demand movies and TV shows, over 200 free-to-stream live TV channels, access to OTA broadcast channels, a DVR, streaming music via TIDAL, podcasts, and more.

HFC Raises Over $475K and Connects Over 2,000 Supporters for Alzheimer's Awareness During Second Live-Streamed Game Show, Hosted by Seth Rogen

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 4:33pm

"Alzheimer's entered my life at an early age when I lost my grandparents to the disease.

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  • "Alzheimer's entered my life at an early age when I lost my grandparents to the disease.
  • Then, when I was 25 and my mom was only 55, she was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's," said Lauren Miller Rogen, co-founder of HFC.
  • "Seth and I founded HFC to raise awareness, educate people on the disease, and be a resource to those in need."
  • "Laughter is therapeutic and seriously good for your brain, and we're not saying that because we're comedians," said Seth Rogen, co-founder of HFC.

Cuneiform Inc. Announces Partnership with Rockhill Studios

Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 3:00pm

With this in mind, 20% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Warrior National Foundation.

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  • With this in mind, 20% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Warrior National Foundation.
  • Blake Elder, owner of Rockhill Studios, is embracing the future of NFTs in the film industry.
  • Founded by Blake and Kerri Elder, Rockhill Studios is an internationally recognized multi platform production company, creating innovative stories with an emphasis on Social Impact Entertainment.
  • Based in Arkansas, Rockhill Studios' films have been released through Netflix, Prime Video, Lionsgate, Samuel Goldwyn, Vudu and many more.

Liberty Global to Present at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:01pm

Liberty Global plc (Liberty Global) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, which will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Key Points: 
  • Liberty Global plc (Liberty Global) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, which will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • Liberty Global may make observations concerning its historical operating performance and outlook.
  • Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) is a world leader in converged broadband, video and mobile communications services.
  • Revenue figures above are provided based upon 2020 results and on a combined Virgin Media and O2 UK basis.

Liquid Media Formalizes Intake Process for Films, Series, Documentaries and Other Professional Video Content

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:15pm

We are extremely excited to begin driving projects through this new, formalized process, said Ron Thomson, CEO of Liquid Media.

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  • We are extremely excited to begin driving projects through this new, formalized process, said Ron Thomson, CEO of Liquid Media.
  • A confidential project page is created for each production and its creative team, then shared with Liquid executives and Liquid project parties.
  • Liquid Media Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: YVR) is a business solutions company empowering independent IP creators.
  • Liquids end-to-end solution will enable professional video (film/TV and streaming) creation, packaging, financing, delivery, and monetization, empowering IP creators to take their professional content from inception through the entire process to monetization.

Liberty Global Ventures Announces Strategic Partnership With Avesta Capital

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:00pm

Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), a world leader in converged video, broadband and communications services, has struck a strategic partnership with specialist impact investment firm Avesta Capital which will see it initially invest $2 million to help promote diversity and inclusion and tackle the global challenges of climate change and inequality.

Key Points: 
  • Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), a world leader in converged video, broadband and communications services, has struck a strategic partnership with specialist impact investment firm Avesta Capital which will see it initially invest $2 million to help promote diversity and inclusion and tackle the global challenges of climate change and inequality.
  • Liberty Global Ventures has investments in more than 75 companies and funds in the fields of content, technology and infrastructure.
  • Alongside the new strategic partnership with the Avesta Fund, Liberty Global is a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition and also featured in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability World index for the eighth year in 2020.
  • Soraya Loerts, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Liberty Global, adds: Driving equality of opportunity and supporting diversity is core to life at Liberty Global.

Kanopy Appoints Jason Tyrrell as General Manager

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kanopy , the company dedicated to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, entertain, and educate, today announced that Kanopy's Vice President of Content, Jason Tyrrell, will take the helm as the company's General Manager.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kanopy , the company dedicated to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, entertain, and educate, today announced that Kanopy's Vice President of Content, Jason Tyrrell, will take the helm as the company's General Manager.
  • Tyrrell's promotion commences as Kanopy prepares for rapid growth in light of its acquisition by OverDrive in July 2021.
  • Former Kanopy CEO Kevin Sayar will remain with the company as an advisor through the end of the year.
  • "I'm honored to be appointed General Manager of Kanopy and look forward to this next chapter with OverDrive, who shares our mission of democratizing access to content for all," said Tyrrell.