Broadway Video Entertainment

History and Corporate Structure Broadway Video is a global entertainment and media company that produces and distributes original comedic content for prime time and late-night television. The company was founded by Lorne Michaels in 1979. Michaels is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer, best known as the creator and executive producer of Saturday Night Live (SNL). In fact, according to the article “Broadway Video Entertainment” included in the International Directory […]

CBS Films

History CBS Films is a production and distribution company that was launched by CBS Corporation in 2007. The company based in Brentwood California with 73 employees. The company is in charge of developing, financing, producing and marketing theatrical motion pictures. Since its establishment, the company has managed to create over thirty movies in 11 years. However, despite being launched in 2007, the company’s first home production was in 2010 with […]

Sony Pictures Television:

Sony Pictures Television has given audiences a variety of television content in all genres, such as primetime dramas like The Young and The Restless, comedies like The Goldbergs, and daytime game shows such as Jeopardy. Operating 18 production companies, SPT is one of the largest TV content providers worldwide. Based in Culver City, CA, before its current name, SPT started as Screen Gems, Inc. in New York, a subsidiary of […]

PlayStation Vue: not just games

PlayStation Vue, a Sony subsidiary, was founded three years ago and is charged by Dwayne Benefield. Before taking office, he led the team to help the Playstation expand the network and give the company more services and revenue (Hayes, 2015). The PlayStation Vue is a new attempt by Sony to try out OTT services (Hayes, 2015). The Steaming media service competition is fierce. It is not so easy for PlayStation […]

Cartoon Network: The Best Place for Cartoons Since 1992

Cartoon Network is an American cable television network owned by Turner Broadcasting System, located in Burbank, California, recently bought by AT&T. Established in October 1992, Turner Broadcasting introduced the first 24-hour cartoon only channel to 2 million households, airing its first cartoon The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Variety, 2012). Turner Broadcasting System, Inc is managed by Christina Miller who oversees the content, consumer products, franchise management and merchandising strategies of […]

The Business Behind Netflix

Chloe Martin TRF 635-Industry Forces Assignment #1 9/28/2017   Netflix (NFLX.O) is an online entertainment subscription service. Based in Los Gatos, California, the company has offices all over the world and delivers content to 190 countries. They offer commercial free movies and TV series with unlimited viewing for a flat monthly fee (Netflix Investors, 2018). Netflix’s chief goal is to eliminate the linear TV experience and replace it with one […]

Machinima, Inc.: Seeing the Story in Video Games

  Machinima, as a form of entertainment, describes the animated, narrative videos developed with the use of computer game technology that originally came about in the 1990s (Lowood, 2017). A few years later, in 2000, Hugh Hancock founded Machinima, Inc., which became a pioneer in a new, young form of entertainment (“Company Overview,” 2018). When he started the business, he coined the term that would not only become his company’s […]

Hulu, The TV Destroyer

Hulu, The TV Destroyer Introduction Hulu is one of the most popular video websites, which was launched on March 22, 2007, by NBC Universal and News Corporation. After a series of technical developments and company establishments, it was officially opened to the US users one year later. In 2016, Hulu was owned by 21st Century Fox, NBC Universal Disney, and Warner Media jointly and the share they held was 30%, […]

Spotify – Success or Failure?

According to Spotify their “mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity—by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it” (“Spotify Company Info,” 2018). Spotify is certainly living up to part of its goal – as of June of 2018 the company has amassed over 83 million subscribers, 180 million active users, […]

Lucasfilm: A Star Wars Winner

Introduction and History Among the entertainment service companies over the world, Lucasfilm Ltd.LLC is an innovator in the field of films’ visual effects, sound effects and computer animation. Lucasfilm was founded by George Lucas in San Rafael, California in 1971(Lucasfilm, 2018). In 2005, Lucas spent $350 million moving their headquarters including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and most of the operations to the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the […]