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New “Star Wars” trailer and advance ticket sales are huge

As expected the new Star Wars trailer dropped on the scene last night and it rocked our world. The new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuted during Monday Night Football last night and exploded. The trailer has had over 15 million views on YouTube so far. Also last night, advance ticket sales kicked off for the December 18 release. The rush for those tickets was so great by the die-hard fans there are reports of record sales and websites like Fandango and... Read More →

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Disney buys Maker Studios for $500 million

Disney announced today it’s shelling out $500 million for the YouTube Network, Maker Studios. If certain performance targets are met the deal gets sweeten by $450 million. Not bad for a company that started back in 2009. Maker Studios is an online video network with some impressive stats: More than 55,000 channels, 380 million subscribers, and 5.5 billion views per month on YouTube. “Short-form online video is growing at an astonishing pace and with Maker Studios, Disney will now be at the center of this dynamic industry with an unmatched combination... Read More →

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