shutterstock_103340252_jpg_280x280_crop_q95 (1)Aspera creators of next-generation software technologies that move large data at maximum speed have issued a press release saying that they “will showcase a complete portfolio of high-speed data transfer software and automation solutions for the broadcast and media industries” at the end of July at the SMPTE13 in Sydney (the premier event for the motion imaging and television engineering industries in the Australasian region), Aspera’s president, CEO and co-founder Michelle Munson, will be presenting as part of the “Big data in media’ session, and “will also include application case studies on Cinema Cloud, Netflix, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and UEFA as examples of digital cinema content delivery, large-scale transcoding and streaming, and web content delivery”.

DC Entertainment has now transformed the 1960’s Batman TV series into at digital comic format, released the first installment of Digital-first comic Batman ’66 #1 last week via comiXology, which has been revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform.

Website CollegeHumor, a leader in the digital comedy world with 4.7 million subscribers, had now created a movie ‘coffee Town’. Rather than going down the traditional cinematic release route they are marketing it across their own site and social media channels and will make it available on-line via iTunes, Amazon, PlayStation, on-demand cable and other digital channels.

The roll-out of UltraViolet continues to gain pace. The Cloud based file storage ecosystem which allows users to safely collect, store and share digital movies and television in the cloud to then access across a range of devices, will now be expanding to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany this year, as well as strengthening their presence in the UK. Currently UltraViolet is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Digital Entertainment Content System (DECE), retail and streaming partners include Walmart, Flixter, Nook and Kaleidescape, Universal and Sony. Apparently Tesco in the UK is yet to sign up, it is thought that that they will become a partner.

Indian smart mobile producer Karbonn is partnering up with South Asian digital entertainment company Hungama to offer a bundled app which will include, music, radio and video content. The app will also include a loyalty feature which allows users to be rewarded for actions taken on the app such as listening to music, or watching a video in the form of redeemable points.

Young Hollywood and Momentum Entertainment Group (MEG) have announced they are planning to launch a multiplatform digital channel that will feature celebrity and entertainment content related to the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Digital Entertainment has signed Juventus as a new digital strategic partner, making bwin the official online gaming and betting partner of the Italian footballing.

Sony Entertainment Network Launches New Music Unlimited App for iPhone And iPod Touch delivering offline playback and high quality audio streaming, available globally.

New research conducted by YouGov reveals audiences are unable to differentiate between legal and pirate websites.  The YouGov study for the UK entertainment industries asked more than 2,000 adults to differentiate between websites offering film and TV illegally and legitimate retailer sites. One in four (24%) were unable to differentiate any of the pirate websites from the real deal

Sophie Fraser

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