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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
AT&T Acquiring Quickplay Media

Seeking to enhance its over-the-top video ambitions, AT&T May 16 announced it is acquiring Quickplay Media from Chicago-based private equity investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close this summer following regulatory approval, were not disclosed. Dearborn Partners acquired Quickplay in 2012 for $100 million.

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Vubiquity Enters Online Video Game Market

Vubiquity May 16 announced it is partnering with Utomik to become the subscription video gaming service’s global commercial distributor. The deal marks Ubiquity’s first foray into PC gaming.

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Report Questions European Union's Wish for Ubiquitous Access to Movies and TV Shows

With the European Union seeking to implement a “digital single market strategy” that would do away with regional content licensing and distribution windows of movies and TV shows, a new report suggests such policy changes would hurt European consumers and content holders (including Hollywood studios).

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Acorn TV Doubles Subscriber Base

Acorn TV, the $4.99 monthly subscription streaming service almost as old as Netflix featuring British TV shows and movies, doubled its subscriber base to 260,000 in the first quarter, ended March 31. The RLJ Entertainment-owned property ended the previous-year quarter with 130,000 subs. As of April 30, the sub base climbed to about 280,000.

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New Releases: May 17, 2016

New releases for May 17, 2016, include 'Dirty Grandpa.'

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