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Print and digital ad revenues higher at New York Times

The New York Times said Thursday that advertising income in both its print and digital editions increased for the first time in years during the first quarter. Despite lower profits in the January-March period -- blamed in part on the cost of recent strategic investments -- the newspaper group said there was a firm upturn in both advertising and circulation revenues. Circulation brought in $209.7 million, a 2.1 percent gain from a year ago, and advertising earned $158.7 million, up 3.4 percent.

Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices

The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday the launch of a service allowing users of iPads and iPhones to access hundreds of movies via the Internet cloud. "Disney Movies Anywhere" is being offering as an app for Apple devices which "enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go." "Disney Movies Anywhere offers an exceptional consumer experience built around some of the most beloved and popular entertainment brands in the world," said Alan Bergman, president of Walt Disney Studios.

Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices

The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday the launch of a service allowing users of iPads and iPhones to access hundreds of movies via the Internet cloud. "Disney Movies Anywhere" is being offering as an app for Apple devices which "enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go." "Disney Movies Anywhere offers an exceptional consumer experience built around some of the most beloved and popular entertainment brands in the world," said Alan Bergman, president of Walt Disney Studios.

Disney launches cloud movie service for mobile, online viewing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a service for consumers to buy and watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel films online and store them in the cloud, in the latest bid by a Hollywood studio to encourage digital movie purchases. Disney, like other Hollywood studios, is trying to boost digital sales after consumers moved away in recent years from buying DVDs, cutting a lucrative source of revenue.

Apple to debut iTunes Festival in US at SXSW

Apple said Wednesday it will stage its first iTunes Festival in the United States during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Texas next month, with Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Pitbull among the big names set to appear. The March 11-15 event -- set amid the annual music, film and interactive technology jamboree in Austin -- builds upon the success of iTunes festivals that have become a regular live-music fixture in London since 2007.

'Candy Crush Saga,' 'Minecraft' top apps of 2013 on Canadian iTunes store

TORONTO - "Candy Crush Saga" and "Minecraft - Pocket Edition" were the most downloaded apps on Apple's Canadian iTunes store in 2013, while the debut record from "The Lumineers" topped the album charts. Apple released its year-end lists on Tuesday and also named "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke as the most downloaded track of the year, ahead of "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, "Stay" by Rihanna, "Roar" by Katy Perry and "Royals" by Lorde. "Skyfall" was the most downloaded movie and the final crop of "Breaking Bad" episodes was the TV season of the year.

Beyonce sets sales record on iTunes

Los Angeles, Dec 17 (EFE).- Beyonce's fifth studio disc, in a surprise release last Friday on iTunes only, has set a record for sales on that digital platform with 828,773 albums downloaded, industry sources said Tuesday. The record up to now was held by Taylor Swift, with 617,213 copies sold of his 2002 album "Red." Self-titled "Beyonce," this is the first video album by the U.S. artist and is made up of 14 songs and 17 videos filmed in New York, Paris, Sidney and Rio de Janeiro.

Bookworms get unlimited access to books through apps

By Natasha Baker AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Film and television fans use apps to view their favorite movies and shows and now readers can have similar access to an unlimited digital library. For a monthly fee of about $10, Oyster and Scribd will allow bookworms to instantly browse and read ebooks through smartphone and tablet apps and to download them for offline reading.

Source: Comcast to allow subscribers to buy movies, TV shows from set-top box

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Comcast Corp. plans to start selling movies and TV shows from its set-top box before the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the matter. The nation's largest cable TV provider already rents movies and TV shows, but by selling content through set-top boxes, it will expand a market that remains a small fraction of home entertainment spending in the U.S.

Pandora listening up in October in face of launch of iTunes Radio; active listeners slip

SAN FRANCISCO - People listened to Pandora's Internet radio service for a collective 1.47 billion hours in October, up 18 per cent from a year ago, in the face of the launch iTunes Radio. The figure, released by Pandora Media Inc.'s Chief Financial Officer Michael Herring at an investor conference Monday, is Pandora's second-highest monthly level. It had 1.49 billion hours in March, the last month before it imposed a 40-hour-per-month cap on free listening on mobile devices. It lifted the cap on Sept. 1, two weeks before Apple Inc. launched iTunes Radio.
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