The First Five Minutes Of How To Train Your Dragon 2

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the continuing story of the surprise animated hit of 2010 (nearly $500 million worldwide), especially considering later that summer, Despicable Me and Toy Story 3 opening huge. DreamWorks Animation and Paramount were smart, and released … [Read more...]

HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

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(Reuters) Some HBO shows and the Internet streaming service HBO Go will be available next month to Amazon Prime customers, the companies said on Wednesday in a move that could lure customers away from Netflix Inc. The companies said this was the first time HBO, the premium cable channel owned by … [Read more...]

Dish looking to debut Internet TV service this summer: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider, is looking to debut internet TV service this summer, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Dish has told programmers, including Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, that it could start the service … [Read more...]

Netflix Plans Price Increase on Customers

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New subscribers will feel the pinch first ... By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, we saw this coming… since Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast's protection racket for preferred bandwidth traffic, the online streaming company has announced that in spite of over $1.25 billion in earnings and a … [Read more...]

Disney Exec Meets With Abrams In London Over Star Wars: Episode VII

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2nd Unit begins filming in Abu Dhabi By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There's a TON of Star Wars: Episode VII news this week, including news that Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn has winged his way to London to finalize details with director J.J. Abrams over the script and other bits and pieces. … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle & Leonardo DiCaprio Could Reunite For Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony has started negotiations with Danny Boyle over directing Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic. In fact, THR has reported that the Oscar winning filmmaker has already approached Leonardo DiCaprio about taking on the role of the Apple co-founder. This news follows … [Read more...]

Farscape Movie in the Works

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I remember a time when the only real space-opera genre show on television was Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sure there were a bunch of other sci-fi television shows but if you wanted to follow the crew of a starship, that starship was named … [Read more...]

AT&T partners with Chernin Group in online video venture

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By Marina Lopes - NEW YORK (Reuters) AT&T Inc said Tuesday it would partner with The Chernin Group media holding company to invest $500 million (297 million pounds) in a joint venture for web-based video services, making it the latest company aiming to tap the growing consumer demand for online … [Read more...]

Comcast’s profit rises; company adds video subscribers

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By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted higher first-quarter revenue and net income on Tuesday showing it could add video subscribers for two quarters in a row, a rare sight in the cable industry. On the cable side, Comcast added 24,000 net video … [Read more...]

Cinemartin Releases HEVC Plug-In for Premiere Pro

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Supports Pro Res up to 4444 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Cinemartin has announced a new plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, which offers as several of its features the ability to encode in H.265 HEVC and Apple's ProRes Codec. The new plug-in promises to future proof premiere further into an … [Read more...]

Patreon Offers Ongoing Support Through Crowdfunding

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Taxes have hidden impact on campaign success By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Crowdfunding portals like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and Seed & Spark may give filmmakers much needed capital for any projects they want to get off the ground, but what if you have an ongoing web series, or an ambitious … [Read more...]

Quentin Tarantino Writing New Draft of The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino is writing the second draft of his next project The Hateful Eight, after the first draft was leaked online. The Pulp Fiction director recently organized a reading of the leaked script and told an audience, which included producers Bob and Harvey … [Read more...]

Alleged Specs Leak Out for GoPro Hero 4

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4K at 30p, plus 1080p up to 120fps By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Interwebs is all ablaze over a leaked press release from GoPro which apparently outlines the latest specs for the upcoming Hero 4 Action camera. The next generation GoPro will take the next logical step in it's evolution by … [Read more...]

Captain America soars again, tops Rio 2 to win U.S. box office

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By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud (Reuters) Marvel's superhero in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" claimed a third straight box office win, collecting $26.6 million at the domestic box office to beat the colorful birds of animated film "Rio 2," which generated $22.5 million in ticket … [Read more...]

Echo of 1984 Betamax landmark in U.S. high court Aereo TV fight

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By Lawrence Hurley and Liana B. Baker WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a one-hour oral argument in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, it will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology. Thirty … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech – Inside The Blackmagic Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At NAB, I sat down with Dan May to talk about their new camera products - including the Blackmagic Studio Camera, the 4K Blackmagic URSA Cinema Camera, a killer update to DaVinci Resolve that has over 140 new features (including editing capability) and host of what … [Read more...]

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