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Guggenheim Finalizes Deal for Dick Clark Productions (Los Angeles Times)
A consortium of private equity firms Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners have struck a deal to acquire Dick Clark Productions, a small production company whose specialty is primarily awards shows. While neither buyer nor seller would disclose the purchase price, people familiar with the transaction said the company was sold for about $385 million.
Netflix's Biggest Movies, Now on Amazon (AllThingsD)
In the last year, Netflix lost its digital distribution deals with Sony and Disney. That means if you're watching a newish movie on the streaming service right now, there's a very good chance it came from the pay-movie channel Epix. Now, you can watch the same movies on Amazon's "Prime Instant Video" service, including hits like Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America. Amazon announced a new "multi-year licensing agreement" today, just a few days after Netflix's exclusive deal with Epix expired.
Democrats Think Social Media Is More Important For Politics Than Republicans, Independents [STUDY] (AllFacebook)
Social media is expected to play a significant role in November's U.S. presidential election, and a new study from Pew Internet has revealed the extent to which politically-minded users are engaged with channels such as Twitter and Facebook, and how importantly they rate them.