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CTAM Announces 2022 Beacon and TAMI Award Winners for Furthering Efforts Driving Industry-wide Success
CTAM, the industry’s entertainment and technology marketing and communications organization, is pleased to announce the 2022 Beacon and TAMI Award winners.
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.
MGM+ Exec: Transparency, Communication Key as Streamers Cut Content, Maintain Relationships with Creators (The Streamable)
It’s a time of transition for the streaming industry as market forces have dictated a shift in strategy for media companies, who must now focus on profits instead of simply luring gaudy numbers of new subscribers every quarter.
Fear the Walking Dead to End with Season 8 While Dead City Premiere is Moved (Entertainment Weekly)
The upcoming season of Fear the Walking Dead will be its last, AMC announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The eighth season of the first Walking Dead spin-off will be split into two six-episode blocks, with the first block premiering May 14th at 9 p.m. ET, and the second batch of episodes coming later in 2023.
ACE shuts down illegal file hosting site Streamzz
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment has shut down Streamzz, a file hosting site in Germany that supplied more than 60 pirate sites since 2019 and had more than 7 million visits a month. ACE Head Jan van Voorn says the shutdown proves “no one in the content piracy ecosystem — whether they’re a streaming service, video streaming host or anything in between — is above the law.
U.S. Court Says Stream Stealer NitroTV Must Pay $51 Million
The unlicensed video-streaming service Nitro TV ordered to stop pirating streaming video, including movies and pirated TV station signals for willfully infringing the copyrights of almost 2,000 “works.”
Netflix’s Next Challenge: Piracy is Back
Every major streaming service only has a handful of really big hits, but to access them all, a viewer would have to pay almost $70 a month for basic access.
Spectrum Mobile Extends Free Line Promo to SMBs (Light Reading)
After launching its “Spectrum One” broadband/mobile convergence promo to residential customers last fall, Charter Communications has extended a similar bundle to its small and midsized businesses, offering new and existing SMB customers a promo that stands to accelerate mobile line growth.
Comcast Business’ Portfolio Now Includes More than 500 Data Center Locations Across the U.S. (RCR Wireless News)
Comcast Business announced the expansions of its Texas data center footprint, citing a “growing demand for cloud services and business solutions.”