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2013-03-25 16:23:56

Announcement Comes Before Book Hits Stores Sept. 24 of This Year; Film Version to Air Globally on National Geographic Channels in 2014 WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the record-breaking success of the National Geographic Channel (NGC) factual drama of Bill O'Reilly's best-selling history "Killing Lincoln," NGC President Howard T. Owens announced today that the network will once again join forces with Scott Free Productions to produce a film based on "Killing...

2013-03-05 12:26:38

BERLIN, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that The Monuments Men, a Smokehouse production directed by and starring George Clooney, has started production in Berlin, Germany. The action-thriller is written by Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Clooney and Heslov also produce the film through their Smokehouse Productions. It is their first production since winning the Academy...

Fox Is Hopping Mad About Dish 'On The Go' Feature
2013-02-22 19:37:21

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online News Corp's Fox Broadcasting is trying again to go after Dish Network. Fox has filed a court order to block the new "on-the-go" feature offered by Dish Network, that lets viewers watch live and recorded content on PCs, smartphones and tablets. To block these actions, Fox sought a preliminary injunction on Thursday with the Los Angeles federal court. Bloomberg reports Fox alleges the service breaches its license agreement with...

2013-02-14 12:22:32

LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox today announced a transformative new partnership with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) designed to further the development of diverse voices across the company's entertainment businesses. The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance (FHMA) will bring HBCU students, faculty and alumni together with executives from Fox's media and entertainment businesses in an effort to build a stronger pipeline for students interested in...

2013-01-03 16:22:13

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the tremendous success of the National Geographic Channel's first feature film SEAL Team Six and in anticipation of the upcoming world premiere of Killing Lincoln in February 2013, National Geographic Channel President Howard T. Owens announced today that the network once again will join forces with Scott Free Productions to produce a two-hour film based on "Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot," Bill O'Reilly's latest New York Times...

2012-11-28 08:24:41

SYDNEY, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Rapids has been chosen by Foxtel to provide encoding and streaming solutions to underpin Foxtel's ground-breaking new video initiatives. Foxtel has purchased StreamZ Live(TM) adaptive streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager® multi-encoder management system to power the new Foxtel Go App. The Digital Rapids encoders and management software are being used to provide IP streams for Foxtel on Xbox 360, Foxtel on Connected...

2012-10-25 11:24:40

NEW YORK, October 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyTV [http://www.babytv.com ], Fox International's 24-hour commercial free channel for babies, toddlers and their parents, has launched the Musical NightLight app [https://itunes.apple.com/app/musical-nightlight-by-babytv/id550064245?ls=1&mt=8 ] on Apple's App Store, a new mobile application specifically designed for parents to help comfort and calm their babies and toddlers at bedtime. (Photo:...

2012-10-15 15:22:54

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today a realignment of the division's marketing management under President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing Mary Daily to promote further growth, creativity and integration of strategic initiatives across all current and emerging platforms worldwide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/LA93263-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121015/LA93263-b)...

2012-09-10 10:23:57

Series Will Go Inside the Training of a Special K-9 Elite Force Dedicated to Serving Our Country WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Nat Geo WILD Executive Vice President and General Manager Geoff Daniels announced today that the network has greenlit the 16-part series Alpha Dogs, which follows the training behind a special elite force of K-9s dedicated to serving our country. Executive produced by Jack Osbourne and Rob Worsoff of Schweet Entertainment, LLC, each...

2012-08-21 06:25:09

ATLANTA, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major personnel addition, Bounce TV (www.bouncetv.com), the fastest growing African American network in television, has named veteran television programmer Billy Hall to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President, Programming & Production. In this role, Hall will oversee all scheduling, program planning, acquisitions, operations and original production for the network. Hall reports to Jonathan Katz, Bounce TV's Chief Operating...