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Announcing Advisory Board for FUSE Media Tech Summit
May 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Publishing Executive has assembled a group of distinguished and knowledgeable media and technology professionals to serve as the advisory board for FUSE: The Convergence of Technology and Media, an exclusive 2 1/2-day summit designed to accelerate the adoption of technology in the media industry. Tailored specifically to those tasked with leading technology strategy at media…

GQ Looks to Branded Video Unit ‘GQ Stories’ to Drive Revenue
April 21, 2016 at 12:12 pm

GQ is finding its rhythm between digital and print under chief revenue officer and publisher Howard Mittman. Mittman was moved from sibling publication Wired to GQ two years ago after he helped initiate a strategy at the tech title that would bring digital and print advertising revenue to a 50-50 split. His move to the…

Press Release: Verizon And Hearst Enter Into Agreement to Acquire Complex
April 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

NEW YORK, April 18, 2016 – Verizon and Hearst today announced they have entered into an agreement to jointly acquire Complex (the “Company”) in a 50/50 ownership structure. Rich Antoniello, Complex CEO & Co-Founder, will continue to lead the Company. Founded by entrepreneur and Chief Brand Officer Marc Ecko in 2002, Complex is one of the fastest…

Reality Check: Video Won't Save the Day for Digital Publishers Desperate for Growth
April 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Video is sexy. Video is lucrative. Video works on both the big screen and the smallest mobile screen. Video is also very hard to do, extremely hard to scale and highly unlikely to be much of a lifeline for VC-addled publishers desperate for growth areas. Mashable, which laid off 30 staffers last week, is the…

Verizon & Hearst's AwesomenessTV to Form Mobile Video Service
April 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

Verizon Communications is trying to get a little more awesome. On Wednesday, the company announced that it had struck a deal to acquire a 24.5 percent stake in AwesomenessTV, the digital entertainment network for teenagers and young adults. The companies also are planning to create a new subscription-based, short-form mobile video service. It is aimed…

Facebook Wants News Organizations to Use Facebook Live, and It’s Paying Some of Them to Do it
April 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Facebook demonstrated on Wednesday it's serious about Facebook Live with a big update to the livestreaming feature that offers several tools aimed at broadcasters and viewers alike. The features, which are available beginning today, include real-time reactions (such as "like" and "love"), the ability to broadcast a live video within a self-contained group and additional video…

People Magazine to Launch True-Crime TV Series with Investigation Discovery
March 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Investigation Discovery and People magazine are partnering for a 10-part series that tackles some of history’s most notorious crime stories. “People Magazine Investigates” will focus on the stories behind headlines, emphasizing the impact on families, potential new evidence and interviews. The series is yet another reflection of TV’s mania for true-crime stories, which is Investigation Discovery’s…

Turner Plans to Spend $100 Million Expanding Bleacher Report
March 25, 2016 at 9:05 am

Turner plans to spend $100 million on Bleacher Report over the next three years to help build out the digital sports property. The plan is to funnel the cash into hiring more staff and producing original video series and franchises, as well as short-form content designed to travel well via social media, according to Turner…