This resource includes CTAM press releases and a selection of industry news related to current CTAM business initiatives.

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CTAM Press Releases

CTAM Board of Directors Elects New Chair and Officers
CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, announced two new appointments to its esteemed board. Deena Demasi, EVP, U.S. Networks Distribution Marketing, ViacomCBS, will serve as chair and Jason Wicht, SVP Growth Operations, Comcast, as vice-chair to its board of directors.

CTAM Announces 2021 Beacon and TAMI Award Winners for Their Exceptional Industry Contributions
CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, is pleased to announce the 2021 Beacon and TAMI Award winners.

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Industry Headlines

TCA Press Coverage

‘The Girl From Plainville’ EPs Talk Bringing ‘Glee’ to Hulu Series “As a Tool to Explore” Michelle Carter’s Story
For The Girl From Plainville, Hulu’s dramatic treatment of the suicide case, getting the rights to feature Glee was “vital” to digging deeper into Michelle Carter’s personality and the chain of events that ultimately led to the death of Conrad Roy, the series’ executive producers said during a TCA panel on Tuesday.

‘Gaslit’ Teaser: Sean Penn and Julia Roberts Transform for Starz Show
Starz dropped the first teaser for its Sean Penn and Julia Roberts-led Watergate limited series “Gaslit” on Wednesday, revealing the actors’ on-screen transformations into Attorney General John Mitchell, President Richard Nixon’s most trusted advisor and best friend, and his whistleblower wife Martha Mitchell.

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Piracy News

TV Shows are Reportedly the Top Piracy Target
Television shows were the most-pirated form of streaming media between January and September of 2021, increasing by 16% overall to 67.5 billion incidents.

Why Google Has Removed The Pirate Bay from Some Search Results
The infamous piracy site has been removed from some Google search results, but what’s taken so long?

Japan’s Manga Piracy Crackdown Continues
Billions of dollars worth of manga content are estimated to have been pirated online

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Gaming & eSports

7 Reasons Why Gaming IP Is Finally Taking Off in Film/TV
After decades of fan petitions and dreams, it’s clear that video game publishers, Hollywood, and general audiences are finally ready for gaming IP to be adapted to film and TV.

Top Mobile Gaming Trends for 2021
Despite the challenging circumstances, 2020 was a big year for gaming —particularly mobile gaming. Newzoo estimated that by the end of 2020, mobile game revenues will hit $76.7 billion, which is a 12 percent increase from 2019.

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Business Services

SpaceX Rebuts Viastat’s ‘Misguided Campaign’ Against Starlink’s RDOF Wins (Light Reading)

In a rebuttal to Viasat’s dispute with SpaceX’s Starlink, SpaceX described Viasat’s comments to the FCC as a “misguided campaign” to insert itself in the Commission staff’s review of Starlink’s long-form application for RDOF.

Google Fiber to tangle with Cox and Lumen in Arizona (Light Reading)

Google Fiber is set to add a portion of another US state to its fiber footprint as the Mesa city council in Arizona has approved to become the first city in the state to get broadband services from Google Fiber.

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