Friday 01.09.2015: News to Know

/ Jan 9, 2015

Digital video industry news today

Facebook Buys Video-Compression Startup QuickFire

Facebook, in a clear signal of its expanding video ambitions, has acquired video-compression technology company QuickFire Networks.

Variety http://bit.ly/17pVTp1

Gigaom http://bit.ly/1wCc2NM

Reuters http://reut.rs/1tQPyaU

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1x2aFab

CES 2015

CES 2015: Surprise, Millennials Are Not Tied to Any One Screen

Only 55% of millennials use TVs as their primary source for watching video, according to a new study from NATPE and the Consumer Electronics Association, which was conducted by E-Poll Market Research and released at CES in Las Vegas.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1tSVo0R

CES 2015: Panasonic Powered by Firefox, NanoTech Gets Musical

The second official day of CES is in the books. With two more days to go, here are some of the video-related announcements from Las Vegas that you should be aware of.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1AQvoEb

Mobile App Disruptions At CES

My interest this week – at CES as well as at AppNation – was to uncover disruptive innovations that might impact the enterprise market. Here are the four vendors (either exhibitors or simply fellow attendees) who stood out as having products most likely to disrupt existing business models.

Forbes http://onforb.es/14zIBoc

CES 2015: Glide demos streaming video on a smartwatch

The Jerusalem-based company specializes in streaming video messages, live or recorded, between mobile devices. Think of it as a one-way version of Apple’s FaceTime, except that the messages don’t have to be watched live — they can be viewed later, if the sender permits.

LA Times http://lat.ms/1BON6FZ

Opinions & Analysis

Video Was Big in 2014; What About 2015?

You’ve heard from us about what the biggest online-video deals and moments of 2014, and what they mean for the industry in 2015 and beyond. But, we’re not the only ones with opinions. (Shocker, we know.)

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14zz2FO

Netflix has big plans for 2015 originals

House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black have made big splashes for Netflix, winning fans, critical raves, Emmy nominations and new customers. And the New Year brings a more accelerated stream of original series to the service’s 53 million worldwide subscribers.

USA Today http://usat.ly/1DwnfUM

Deals & Signings

Danny Zappin’s Zealot Networks Buys Sports Management Firm PSE

Former Maker Studios CEO Danny Zappin’s new venture, Zealot Networks, continues growing. The company has acquired Premier Sports & Entertainment, a Santa Monica-based sports and entertainment management and marketing firm.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14Cx2xa

Guillermo Del Toro & Travis Beacham’s ‘Carnival Row’ Eyes Series Order At Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has inked a large development deal for Carnival Row, a TV series version of Travis Beacham’s cult supernatural feature spec script A Killing on Carnival Row, which has Guillermo del Toro co-writing, executive producing and directing. Legendary TV is producing.

Deadline http://bit.ly/14zCYGo

Streaming Video News

Hulu Sets Debut Date for Season Two of ‘Behind the Mask’

Hulu announced the launch date for its original series “Behind the Mask,” which follows sports mascots ranging from high school to the MLB.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/17pRC4P

David Cross to Distribute Movie ‘Hits’ Via BitTorrent Bundle

David Cross of “Arrested Development” plans to distribute his new film, “Hits,” via BitTorrent.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1BIjah2

Hulu’s ‘Hotwives’ Will Move to Las Vegas for Season Two

Hulu has renewed its original spoof on “The Real Housewives” franchise, “The Hotwives of Orlando.” Next time, however, the “Hotwives” will be in Las Vegas.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1sd9A3T

Tesco Abandons Video-Streaming Ambitions in Blinkbox Sale

Tesco Plc, the U.K.’s biggest retailer, has agreed to sell Blinkbox to TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc as the grocery-store chain exits the streaming video business.

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/149FAu7

CBS Internet-Video Subscribers Are Watching Twice as Much Content, Says Digital Chief Jim Lanzone

CBS last fall launched a direct-to-consumer Internet TV service to deliver more content to “super-fans” of its content — and the Eye’s theory has been proven out, according to Jim Lanzone, president and CEO of CBS Interactive.

Variety http://bit.ly/14AvVxU

Medium goes highbrow with its first original video series

Like most of the publishing world, platform-publisher hybrid Medium has started to produce original video. But while others chase millennial eyeballs with attention-grabbing click-bait, Medium’s debut video series caters to a decidedly older, more patient crowd.

DigiDay http://bit.ly/1BHLEY5

Twitter’s New Video Feature Is Only a Few Weeks Away

Twitter is planning to unveil its new video product in the next few weeks, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

Re/Code http://on.recode.net/1HW7PM3

Media News

Video on Facebook Is Huge, Says Facebook

As Facebook has become more involved in video, the company wants you to know just how involved its gotten. The social network slash “video platform” recently shared some stats indicating a big increase in the number of user-generated videos on the platform.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1BUFL8c

Industry News

New York Times Pulls Plug on Tech Editor

The New York Times tech editor Suzanne Spector is, according to more sources than I can count (because, dear readers, reporters love to talk!), no longer the New York Times tech editor.

Re/Code http://on.recode.net/1FuKXFK

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