The Radice Files — Episode 92: “Duran Duran”

Software that auto creates videos with imagery, sound, and graphics, aren’t new, but Duran Duran have used one AI platform to great effect on their new music video. Editors and designers shouldn’t fear, but it is cool, and creators need to know about it.

Cannes: How Streaming Is Helping, Not Killing, the Indie Film Business

Acclaimed Polish director and European Film Academy president Agnieszka Holland gave voice to a growing fear in the independent film world: that global streamers might kill theatrical cinema. Speak…

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The Platform Shoe Is On The Other Foot: Mapping The CTVerse — TV[R]EV

Evan Shapiro has created one of his famous media universe maps detailing the “CTVerse” for our upcoming series of reports on the Emerging Smart TV Ecosystem.

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For the music industry, cryptocurrency will be as disruptive as MTV

A former MTV exec reflects on how crypto is shaking up the music industry in ways reminiscent of a certain game-changing video network born in 1981.

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Former Paramount and Fox CEO Barry Diller Declares ‘The Movie Business Is Over’

Barry Diller also rips streaming services as “some weird algorithmic process that has created things that last 100 minutes or so”

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IMAX To Open First-Ever Theater In Cannes At New Cineum Multiplex — Deadline

IMAX and Compagnie Cinématographique de Cannes (CCC) have partnered for the first-ever IMAX theater to open in Cannes at the new Cineum Cannes multiplex when it begins welcoming audiences later thi…

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Amazon Gets Exclusive Rights to Universal Titles After Peacock | Next TV

In its first exclusive distribution deal with a major studio, Amazon Prime Video acquires the middle portion of Universal’s ‘pay one’ window. IMDb TV also gets in on the action

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TiVo renews IP Licence with Google

TiVo has announced the renewal of its patent licence with Google. The search company has been a licensee since 2012 and holds “broad coverage under TiVo’s patent portfolios.” “We are very pleased to conclude this agreement with Google, a world leader in OTT video with YouTube and Google TV, and a top 10 US Pay-TV…

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Dan Cullen-Shute: people love a jingle, so why don’t we in adland? | The Drum

Creature founder Dan Cullen-Shute’s first in a monthly column series asks: ‘Why do we keep making ads for the wrong people?’ And, more importantly, if we know people bloody love a jingle, why don’t we make more of them?

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Apple in Early Talks With NFL on Sunday Ticket Games — The Information

Apple has expressed interest in the streaming rights for a package of National Football League games the NFL is now auctioning, said people familiar with the situation, a possible sign the tech giant is looking to beef up the audience for its Apple TV+ streaming service. The iPhone maker is one …

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Olympics 2021: NBC faces ‘hell of a challenge’ producing Tokyo Games after spectators are barred from competitions

NBC was presented with a new challenge producing the 2021 Olympic Games on Thursday after organizers said that spectators will be prohibited from the Tokyo venues, a move that eliminates a key component of live sports broadcasts and could give the competitions an eerie feel.

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Duran Duran: How the band made a new music video ‘untouched by human hands’ | ITV News

They were one of the first bands to truly capitalise on the new frontier of MTV in the 1980s and now the band are pushing into new technological frontiers. | ITV National News

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