Ross Levinsohn Departs Guggenheim Digital Media | Venturebeat | Media | By Mark Sullivan

Shaw Expands Original Cross-Platform Digital Media Content Offerings

Send to: Separate multiple addresses with commas Subject: Check out this article! Your Name: Send me a copy of this email Invalid Captcha, please re-enter Privacy Policy Ross Levinsohn, a known name in Internet and media circles, has made his exit from Guggenheim Digital Media after failing to acquire a popular streaming service, namely Vevo orHulu. Guggenheim Digital Media is an investment firm and part of Guggenheim Partners, which manages what it saysis $171 billion in Guggenheim family assets. Levinsohn landed there last January . He was charged with investing in digital properties and watching overPrometheus Global Media, a publishing group featuring such titles as the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Adweek. Levinsohn is impressive on paper. Before the Guggenheim gig, Levinsohn was interim CEO of Yahoo (where he was also not very effective) andpresident of News Corp.s Fox Interactive Group.

Christie Expands Digital Signage Offerings, Acquires Arsenal Media

Shaw Media excels at original content and with these four cross-platform experiences we are building on our already strong efforts in the digital world to bring our viewers and advertisers the quality, creativity, and diversity that they have come to expect from our linear brands, said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. In the fall, Global will bring the next generation of legendary Second City comedy talent to Shaw Media screens in The Second City Project, led by Bob Martin (Slings and Arrows). New comedy sketches will premiere in short form on and the Global Go mobile app, and then be packaged as a series of on-air specials for Global. The original cross-platform series Dino Hunt Canada on History TV and will showcase Canada as one of the best places in the world to discover dinosaurs with a four part TV series and live streaming from the the paleontology lab of the Royal Ontario Museum, along with interactive Ask the Expert sections. In 2015, Food Network Canada is embarking upon a digital, community-based initiative called The Great Canadian Cookbook to start a coast-to-coast conversation celebrating food, with contributions by favourite Food Network celebrities, instructional videos, exclusive recipes, and user-generated content. A one-hour special television presentation will follow on Food Network in Winter 2015. Related Topics

Arsenal Media will become Christie Creative Media Services, operating within Christies Global Professional Services group. Sean James, vice president of Global Professional Services, who will oversee this operation, said, We are committed to better serving our customers with end-to-end digital and experiential installation solutions. Arsenal Medias expertise in creating award-winning content, supported by a common thread strategy from concept to implementation, will allow Christie to broaden its digital signage capabilities. This acquisition is very timely, given industry participants are increasingly gravitating towards providers with comprehensive offerings. Arsenal Media boasts a respected track record in delivering high impact digital signage and experiential installations that include collaborations with clients such as Viacom, Nielsen, Cineplex, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, TAD Associates and the Montreal Convention Center. Past collaborations between Christie and Arsenal Media have included the Miami Dolphins BuzzWall, Sun Life Financials branded gesture-based display at the Dolby Theatre, and Christies award-winning 24K and 8K lobbies in Cypress, CA and Kitchener, Ontario. As part of the acquisition, Arsenal Medias co-founder, Denys Lavigne, will join Christie as the senior director of experience strategy and creative services within Global Professional Services. Speaking about the synergies being created, he said, We have cultivated an excellent relationship with Christie over the past six years, and this blending of expertise makes for a natural progression for both groups.