Jonathan Polakoff covers the media and entertainment industries for the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
She can be reached at 323-549-5225, ext. 228, or by email: jpolakoff @labusinessjournal.com.
Walt Disney Co. has formed a joint venture with Chinese new media firm BesTV that could help the Burbank entertainment giant increase its digital distribution in China. The deal was announced Wednesday.
Health Care: New owner seeks clean break from cash woes.
Addiction and recovery website TheFix seeks a fresh start after a bankruptcy filing.
Publishing: All of LANG’s local papers to charge for online access
After years of letting readers view its online news stories for free, the Los Angeles News Group is asking them to pay up.
TV studios get jump on content for 4K sets
TV: Some studios are channeling their efforts into high-quality 4K visuals in hopes of future adoption of the format.
Internet: Global Eagle client Southwest makes ‘gate-to-gate’ connection.
Internet: Global Eagle shares take wing after Southwest Airlines expands its on-plane online service.
The Los Angeles County unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent last month, according to state figures released Friday.
Entertainment: Gaiam pickup boosts Cinedigm’s streaming offerings.
Film: Movie streaming-focused Cinedigm gets physical with its acquisition of DVD distributor Gaiam Vivendi.
Obituary: Mark Lacter, former Business Journal editor, died at 59
Mark Lacter, a veteran business journalist who was a former editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal, died after suffering a stroke on Wednesday. He was 59.
Music: Clear Channel opens Burbank space for album promotion parties.
Lions Gate announced last week that it’s licensing the “Twilight” films and past releases including “The Princess Bride” and “Dirty Dancing” to the state-run streaming entertainment website M1905.com.