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Vikings drives MGM growth as Tellem joins board

Strong worldwide sales of scripted drama Vikings helped Hollywood studio MGM report revenue growth of 164% in its second quarter. MGM parent MGM Holdings reported revenue of US$339 million for the three months to June 30, 2012, up from US$128.4 million in 2012, news that was compounded by the announcement Microsoft Studios chief and former […]

Eurosport inks Player deal with Xbox

Eurosport is launching an app for the Xbox 360 that will let viewers watch live and on-demand content through the games console. The Eurosport Player app will roll out in 20 European markets, including Poland, the Netherlands and Sweden in the coming weeks, and will be available in 13 languages – though it is not […]

Saban rejigs and staffs up for new licensing division

Saban Brands has upped several executives and hired a new VP as it launches a new licensing division. The new Global Consumer Products unit will expand the licensing and merchandising campaigns for Saban properties, which include Power Rangers (above), Julius Jr. and Digimon. It will be run by Kirk Bloomgarden who will be senior VP. […]

Netflix’s Arrested Development launch ‘beats’ House of Cards

Internet traffic data for Netflix users suggests that 10% of Netflix viewers that started watching its new version of Arrested Development at launch had made it to the final, fifteenth, episode by May 27, a day after launch. Netflix does not release any viewing numbers for its content, but the analytics division of US technology […]

Discovery launches online video network

Discovery Communications and Revision3, the online video business that Discovery bought last year, have launched a new digital video network called TestTube. TestTube launched at the end of last week, debuting with a slate of 15 short-form series, with “many more in development,” Discovery said. The videos, which are available on TestTube.com; through Revision3’s mobile […]

MSN ‘looking to revive Heroes for Xbox’

MSN could be planning to make a new season of NBC’s superhero drama Heroes for its Xbox games console platform, according to a US report. US website TVLine reported that MSN was interested in relaunching the series, without naming sources. MSN created Xbox Entertainment Studios in February under former CBS executive Nancy Tellem and hired […]