Entertainment

Disney Layoffs Hit TV Distribution, Home Entertainment Units Post Fox Merger; 20th TV EVP Greg Drebin Exits

Five months after Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of key Fox assets was completed, there has been a new round of layoffs in Disney’s media distribution areas that include home entertainment and TV distribution, I have learned. I hear several dozen employees, just under 60, were affected, both on Fox and Disney side. I hear among the highest-ranked among those who are leaving are Greg Drebin, EVP ... Read More »

You are what you watch? The social effects of watching television

NEW YORK — Other than sleeping and working, Americans are more likely to watch television than engage in any other activity. A wave of new social science research shows that the quality of shows can influence us in important ways, shaping our thinking and political preferences, even affecting our cognitive ability. In this so-called golden age of television, some critics ... Read More »

Amazon Spent $1.7 Bn On Making Original Music And Video Content In Q1 2019

Global ecommerce giant Amazon has announced in its quarterly financial filings that it has spent  $1.7 Bn on video and music content in the first quarter. Amazon said in a SEC filing, that the total capitalized costs of video, which is primarily released content, and music in the first quarter was $4.2 Bn, against $3.8 Bn in Q4 2018. It further explained ... Read More »

Disney+ shows, movies to be streamed by Hotstar in India

New Delhi: Last Thursday, Walt Disney Co. announced the November 2019 launch of its highly anticipated, ad-free video streaming service, Disney+, in the US. However, the company is unlikely to launch the platform in India and, instead, route the original content created for the new OTT (over-the-top) service, and its movie library, to Indian audiences through Hotstar, the video streaming service owned by Star ... Read More »

Highest grossing Bollywood movies of February

The month of February was definitely a pretty exciting one for Bollywood as along with classic commercial movies, we saw films that tried experimenting with different kinds of subjects. On one hand, we had the massy comedy in Total Dhamaal and on the other we were treated with some Indian rap in Gully Boy. So, here’s listing Bollywood’s highest grossers ... Read More »

Sports to education, it’s still game, set, match Andre Agassi

MUMBAI: At the turn of the millennium, American tennis legend Andre Agassiscorched the courts with his formidable forehand returns. Years later — and well into his retirement from professional tennis — the 48-year-old former world number one is still hitting it hard, with a string of investments in education and sports-related startups. The winner of eight Grand Slam titles, along with his associates, has deployed ... Read More »

Multifamily Developers Crank Up Volume On Music Amenities

Residents can set up their own music and recording equipment in the Muse Room at Panorama Tower in Miami.FLORIDA EAST COAST REALTY RENDERING From game rooms to dog grooming stations, communal spaces at multifamily developments have steadily evolved as potential residents chase the next new thing. Now developers nationwide are raising the amenity bar even higher with forays into music-inspired ... Read More »

Expect to nearly treble sales in India in 2019: Lamborghini

Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini expects to nearly treble sales in India in 2019, a year ahead of its previous plans, riding on the back of its new super luxury SUV Urus, a top company official said. With nine months of the waiting period for Urus for 2019, Automobili Lamborghini India is also confident of becoming the leader in ... Read More »

Won’t allow Indian content as it damages our culture, says Pakistan Supreme Court

Indian TV shows have been banned in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against ... Read More »

TV Couple Sheena Bajaj And Rohit Purohit Are getting Married. Details Here

Mariam Khan – Reporting Live actress Sheena Bajaj and Porus star Rohit Purohit are all set to get married come January, reports Times Of India. Sheena confirmed the reports about her wedding to Rohit and said: “The wedding is on January 22 and the pre-wedding functions, including mehndi, haldi, sangeet and engagement, will be held on the previous day. All ... Read More »