2011 Upfront: Oxygen

Oxygen-which is starting to become one of my new favorite networks- has a few new originals, a handful of new projects in development along with several returning and new series. Three new Oxygen original series with premiere dates: Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings – Series premieres tomorrow at 10p from World of Wonder Productions. The […]

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Five Ways to Use FourSquare for Business

By Affect Strategies Foursquare is a location-based social networking platform that allows users to alert friends, in real-time, of their exact whereabouts using their mobile phone. The first official Foursquare Day will be recognized in more than 100 major cities across the world and encourages users to attend special Foursquare Day events at nearby participating […]

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NYTimes: A Shrewd Deal for Comcast?

The Comcast boss, Brian Roberts, said buying control of NBC Universal, General Electric’s media business, made him and his cable group “strategically complete.” This was code to his shareholders, who have worried about him building a media empire ever since he tried to buy Walt Disney, that he’s done shopping, Reuters Breakingviews says. But to […]

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Disney and Universal name new executives to lead film studios

By Michael White and James Callan (Bloomberg) — Walt Disney Co. and General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal named new executives to lead their film studios after falling behind competitors at the box office. Adam Fogelson was named chairman of Universal Pictures and Donna Langley co-chairman, the Los Angeles-based studio said yesterday. Burbank, California-based Disney promoted […]

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Disney buys Marvel for $4 billion

In an attempt to attract a wider audience of young males, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Inc. According to President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, this transaction combines Marvel’s strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with […]

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