PLATFORMS, APPS + DEVICES
BidSlate, the global content rights marketplace, can now offer library distribution to filmmakers and content owners through a new partnership with hoopla digital. Initially, hoopla digital will distribute 22 films from independent distributor Candy Factory Films to more than two million registered users at libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada. hoopla digital serves more than 1,500 library systems throughout North America.
MediaRadar, the advertising intelligence platform for media ad sales teams, has a new partnership with comScore in which comScore data will be integrated into MediaRadar’s artificial intelligence engine. More than 1,600 publishers use MediaRadar for ad intelligence, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
OpenSlate Engagement Data for the Comedy vertical, based on the engagement metric for the week ending May 14.
Channel (Engagement) / Monthly Views / Total Subs / SlateScore
elrubiusOMG (9.8) / 133,809,936.0 / 24,326,194 / 798
whinderssonnunes (9.6) / 90,141,992.0 / 19,869,360 / 728
DalasReview (9.5) / 40,207,927.0 / 4,687,316 / 750
h3h3Productions (9.4) / 34,109,163.0 / 3,855,247 / 696
Анатолий Шарий (9.4) / 57,603,318.0 / 1,051,831 / 657
RiceGum (9.3) / 27,964,629.0 / 5,485,563 / 693
Matthias (9.3) / 37,158,155.0 / 2,860,510 / 701
Luisito Comunica (9.3) / 62,038,780.0 / 5,611,456 / 737
AuronPlay (9.2) / 26,485,769.0 / 5,473,716 / 699
Liza Koshy (9.1) / 82,349,683.0 / 8,934,965 / 694
Source: The Engagement metric is one of OpenSlate’s component scores, and is a measure of a producer’s ability to evoke meaningful interaction with their audience. It is calculated on a scale of 1-10 with higher being better. The OpenSlateEngagement score uses a subset of the data incorporated in the SlateScore to perform a set of unique calculations. It factors in views, comments, likes, and more.
KIDS !MAGINATION AWARDS
Submit your entries for the Kids !magination Awards and be a part of the most anticipated honors in the Children’s media sector. Highlight your team’s presence in the space and gain networking opportunities, great word of mouth and earned publicity.
Volker Hatz has joined Sizmek, the people-based creative optimization and data activation platform, as Chief Data Officer. He comes from SAP Exchange Media, where he was Global Head of SAP XM DMP Solution. In addition, Kees de Jong will serve as GM of APAC. He held senior management positions at Facilitate Digital in Australia and established the programmatic buying capability for GroupM (now Xaxis).
Deltatre, which provides advanced technical and broadcasting services to sports and media companies globally, has tapped Google alumni Claude London to be its new President of the Americas. Most recently, London served in various leadership positions at YouTube.
There are big changes at ESPN SportsCenter. Sage Steele in late August will host SportsCenter:AM Monday through Thursday from 7-10 a.m. Hannah Storm moves from anchoring the 10 a.m. SportsCenter slot to hosting primetime specials for E:60 and SportsCenter. Steve Levy, Kenny Mayne, John Anderson and John Buccigross with continue with the network and will host ET SportsCenter.
Our Last Trivia Question: Which Freakish actor plays the role of Grover Jones? Answer: Leo Howard. Kudos to Andy Pittman, TAMU/TX, Louis Lewow, Lewow Media Group/GA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, M and S Entertainment/CA, Tom Moore, Kalt Productions/CA, David Westberg, SAG•AFTRA Federal Credit Union/CA, Lorrie Shilling/CA.
Today’s question: This director of the new FOX series THE GIFTED also brought us The Usual Suspects in 1995. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and state.)