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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.

Leading Entertainment Company CJ ENM to Acquire Controlling Stake in Global Premium Content Studio ‘Endeavor Content’ for $775 Million USD

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:47am

CJ ENM, leading entertainment company originated from Korea, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% stake of the scripted business of U.S.-based global premium content studio, Endeavor Content, from its parent company Endeavor Group Holdings (Endeavor)(NYSE: EDR) for $775 million USD in total proceeds at an enterprise valuation of $850 million USD, including $655 million USD to Endeavor and a contribution of $120 million USD of capital to Endeavor Contents balance sheet (implying a post-money equity valuation of $970 million USD).

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  • CJ ENM, leading entertainment company originated from Korea, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% stake of the scripted business of U.S.-based global premium content studio, Endeavor Content, from its parent company Endeavor Group Holdings (Endeavor)(NYSE: EDR) for $775 million USD in total proceeds at an enterprise valuation of $850 million USD, including $655 million USD to Endeavor and a contribution of $120 million USD of capital to Endeavor Contents balance sheet (implying a post-money equity valuation of $970 million USD).
  • Through acquisition of Endeavor Content, CJ ENM plans to solidify its presence in the global market and content distribution channels.
  • CJ ENM will also be able to expand its original IP collection to incorporate that of Endeavor Contents.
  • CJ ENM will also be able to further accelerate its penetration into the global content market by making full use of Endeavor Contents extensive network across various distribution channels.

American Council of the Blind Salutes Audio Descriptions Award Winners

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 2:44am

This year's AD award winners are audio description content leaders and media industry game changers!

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  • This year's AD award winners are audio description content leaders and media industry game changers!
  • The Gala included many recognized presenters from the audio description project and accessible media industry.
  • The AD Awards Gala categories recognizedthe best-of-the-best in the field of audio descriptionin media.
  • The Audio Description Awards Gala celebrated the inclusivity and accessibility of media by recognizing those in television, streaming and the film industry's achievements in audio description for accessible media for blind and low vision audiences.For more details visit www.AdAwardsGala.org
    The American Council of the Blind is a national member-driven consumer organization representing Americans who are blind and visually impaired.

P2 Science Appoints Bob Peacock as Chief Operating Officer to Drive Growth and Expansion

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

WOODBRIDGE, Conn., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- P2 Science Inc. , a green chemistry company, announced that Bob Peacock has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.

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  • WOODBRIDGE, Conn., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- P2 Science Inc. , a green chemistry company, announced that Bob Peacock has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.
  • Peacock has extensive senior leadership experience in operations, commercial and quality functions in specialty chemicals.
  • He comes to P2 from Stepan Company where he was most recently VP & GM of the Specialty Products Division and VP of Quality for the company.
  • "Bringing Bob onto the P2 team prepares us for the next stage of the company's growth in our key markets of cosmetics, personal care and flavor & fragrance," said P2 CEO, Neil Burns.

NBC Sports' Chris Simms Joins Pointsbet To Collaborate On Sports Betting Content

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 6:43pm

PointsBet will also incorporate a weekly betting segment in the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast.

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  • PointsBet will also incorporate a weekly betting segment in the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast.
  • Simms' betting content will help PointsBet users Live Your Bet Lifeand enhance the sporting experiencewhile showcasing our easy-to-use interface and lightning-fast app.
  • NFL betting content created by Simms is the latest collaboration between PointsBet and NBC Sports.
  • "We're excited to have Chris' perspective and insight across our sports betting content," said Will McIntosh, EVP, Digital & Sports Consumer Business, NBC Sports Next.

USAA Announces New Senior Leaders

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 6:30pm

As president of USAA Life Insurance Company since 2014, Brandon has been instrumental in leading the digital transformation of USAA's life and health businesses.

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  • As president of USAA Life Insurance Company since 2014, Brandon has been instrumental in leading the digital transformation of USAA's life and health businesses.
  • Prior to USAA, Gilbert was the chief audit executive for Freddie Mac.
  • Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, USAA has offices in seven U.S. cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 35,000 people worldwide.
  • For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.

Create Advertising Group Expands Films & Series Team with the Addition of Molly Levine as Creative Director

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:17pm

In her new role, Levine joins Create's impressive stable of creative leadership to accelerate the unprecedented growth of the agency and deliver its promise of creative excellence.

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  • In her new role, Levine joins Create's impressive stable of creative leadership to accelerate the unprecedented growth of the agency and deliver its promise of creative excellence.
  • Levine will be responsible for the oversight of films and series AV projects and will contribute to the development of strategy-driven, innovative, 360-degree campaigns for Create clients worldwide.
  • "Our exceptional team has always been our greatest strength and we couldn't be more excited or delighted to welcome Molly to Create."
  • "Create and I share the same values when it comes to creative sensibility, client service and the importance of nurturing great talent.

Elsa Ramo Named to Variety's Women's Impact Report

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 8:51pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Entertainment law firm Ramo Law PC announced today that its Managing Partner Elsa Ramo has been namedto Variety's prestigious " 2021 Women's Impact Report ," spotlighting the women in Los Angeles who have had the most influence on Entertainment over the last year.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Entertainment law firm Ramo Law PC announced today that its Managing Partner Elsa Ramo has been namedto Variety's prestigious " 2021 Women's Impact Report ," spotlighting the women in Los Angeles who have had the most influence on Entertainment over the last year.
  • Ramo is one of only four outside legal counsels included in the report.
  • When Variety asked about the biggest challenge for the entertainment business, Ramo reveals, "content creators, talent and producers need to be protected in the consolidation and conflating of the streaming space.
  • She dedicates substantial time to mentoring women through various organizations including Women in Film and Professional Entertainment Female Attorneys (PEFA), an organization Ramo founded.

Ramo Law PC Named One of California's Most Admired Law Firms

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 7:42pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Entertainment law firm Ramo Law PC announced today that the firm has once again been included in theLos Angeles Business Journal's list of 'Most Admired Law Firms.'

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Entertainment law firm Ramo Law PC announced today that the firm has once again been included in theLos Angeles Business Journal's list of 'Most Admired Law Firms.'
  • "It's an honor to receive this recognition for a second year in a row," said Founding Partner Elsa Ramo .
  • In 2020, Ramo Law was featured by the Daily Journal in its list of 'Top Boutique Law Firms' and the firm's three partners were named to Variety's "2020 Legal Impact Report" and "2020 Dealmakers Report."
  • Finally, Variety selected Elsa Ramo in 2021 to its Women's Impact Reportonly one of four outside counsels to be named to the list.

Parks Associates: Viewers Dedicate an Average of 70% of Their Video Viewing to Services With a Broad Variety of Content

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:30pm

Specifically, 44% spend 76% or more of their OTT viewing time on broad-based services, while 48% spend 25% or less on niche services.

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  • Specifically, 44% spend 76% or more of their OTT viewing time on broad-based services, while 48% spend 25% or less on niche services.
  • "Services offering a variety of content categories are the foundation of consumers' video service ensembles," said Paul Erickson , Senior Analyst, Parks Associates.
  • Ad-based OTT services in particular have broadened their market appeal over the past few years by incorporating different genre categories.
  • Fifty percent of viewers cite service cost as a key determination in the services that they use to access online video content.