Friday 1.3: News to Know

/ Jan 3, 2014

YouTubeLivestream

YouTube goes 4K, Google signs up long list of hardware partners for VP9 support

Add YouTube to the list of companies showing off 4K streaming at CES. But YouTube’s demos will be using Google’s own VP9 video codec. 

GigaOm http://bit.ly/KmMuCV

NMR http://bit.ly/Kogaj1

Variety http://bit.ly/1921DVt

RWW http://bit.ly/1g5Mods

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1crkP9T

 

Opinions & Analysis

Why Can’t Online Have Its Own ‘Saturday Night Live’?

You can say or do virtually anything—make that just plain everything—online, a fact that leads to videos of beheadings and beatings and sexual assault to vicious bullying and homophobic rants, but also to some perfectly edgy comedy. Laugh or Die ain’t the half of it.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/Kok3Va

 

Streaming Video News

Amazon Prime Also Aired a TV Ad During the Holidays

If you watched enough TV over the holidays, you might have come across an ad for Amazon Prime, which in pretty straightforward terms tells you what the subscription service is. If you didn’t, not to worry, Rich Greenfield at BTIG Research did, and was cool enough to record it for you.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1i1zn5W

Re/code http://on.recode.net/1g4L9uM

Football playoffs, Super Bowl XLVIII to be Streamed Online For (Mostly) Free

Good news, sports fans: Variety reports that NBC, CBS and FOX will be offering online live streams of the NFL postseason and Super Bowl XLVIII, with most content freely available. NBC’s wildcard games, as well as coverage of the Pro Bowl later this month, will be streamed live for free.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1hlHJYw

Business Insider http://read.bi/1atLKCl

Variety http://bit.ly/19Rj8G8

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1d5sP6V

The Verge http://bit.ly/1dtdz1T

Netflix Has 76,897 Genres To Tag Users’ Tastes, But Doesn’t Know Why Raymond Burr Is Their Favorite Actor: Report

Netflix‘s recommendation engine could influence entertainment’s future more than many execs realize. That’s why anyone who cares about the business should check out Alexis Madrigal’s fascinating article — “How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood” — posted today by The Atlantic.

Deadline http://bit.ly/1bDJkkc

The Atlantic http://bit.ly/18ZLMqx

 

YouTube News

Sports MCN The Whistle Lifts Off with Help from Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, and Dude Perfect

Backed by all-star athletes Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter, and Mia Hamm, The Whistle Network — one of YouTube’s first sports-centric MCNs — is officially launching today.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1crcwes

NMR http://bit.ly/1crdjvW

Kingsley Is Also Leaving YouTube in 2014

2014 looks as if it will be the last year for many popular YouTubers. Close on the heels of Ray William Johnson and Philip DeFranco — who recently announced their semi-departures from the platform at the end of the year — vlogger Kingsley took to Twitter to announce that 2014 would be his final year on YouTube.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bDHPCG

Phil DeFranco to Retire? The Top 5 Phil DeFranco Moments on YouTube

With the rumor of Phil DeFranco’s exodus from YouTube swirling in the ethers (after he declared via Twitter that 2014 would likely be his last year on YouTube), the community has been left a little shocked and saddened. Phil, an institution on the vlog site, starting with his Sxephil channel and expanding outward from there, the space seems unimaginable without the producer/host’s visible imprint in the form of his wry commentary videos, regularly uploaded to his channel.

NMR http://bit.ly/1a68zQ6

Jash Shows YouTube Is Not So Easy—Even for Big Comics Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts Struggle to Find a Loyal Audience

Early last year, following the fallout from the YouTube-funded channels effort, many pointed to a new wave of celebrities attempting YouTube channels—including Ricky Gervais and Adam Carolla—as a sign that the Google platform wasn’t totally giving up on Hollywood.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1dgwRUO

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


dirty-30-hannah-hart-mamrie-hart-grace-helbig

VIDEO: ‘Dirty 30’ Confessions with Stars Hart,...

 
facebook-thumbs-down

Facebook Says It’s Sorry It Vastly Overestimated Video...

 
craig-piligian-pilgrim-media-group

Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian (‘The...

 
youtube-heroes-for-change

Heroes or Rats?: YouTube Unveils New Program for Creators Who...

 
Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
 
Vessel says it's doing well in its first month

Why Verizon is Pursuing Vessel, the...

 
jared-feldman-and-sam-hui-ph-d-at-the-2014-canvs-launch

How Canvs Media is Harvesting Emotional Insights on YouTube,...

 
marlon-wayans

Marlon Wayans Getting ‘Naked’ for Netflix with Regina Hall

 
huffpost-ryot-aol

HuffPost RYOT Launching Virtual Reality Comedy Series and News...

 
youtube-vote-irl

YouTube Launches #voteIRL Campaign Targeting Digital-First Generation

 
tyler-oakley-camp17

How Top YouTubers (incl. Tyler Oakley & Meghan Rienks)...

 
charlie-sheen-anger-management

Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’

 
filmbuff_videoink_300x250

Gunpowder & Sky Buys Distributor FilmBuff As Vision for...

 
toy-freaks-youtube

Toy Freaks Top Viewed YouTube Channel in August According to...

 
jeffrey-tambor-transparent-amazon

Emmy Wrap-Up 2016: Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’)...

 
Twitter

Twitter Scores 2.1 Million Viewers for Thursday Night Footall Kickoff

 
youtube-sad-face-error

Vloggers Not Unique Snowflakes: 90 Million Flag YouTube Videos...

 
Mode Media

‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Mode Media Shuts Down

 
raised-firsts-branded-tv

Who Is Winning The Marketing Revolution And Why?

 
shes-gotta-have-it

Netflix Orders ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series...

 
swedish-dicks-peter-stormare-keanue-reeves-viaplay

What Is ‘Swedish Dicks’ and Who Is Selling It?

 
seamlessly-she-monica-potter-aol-partner-studio-gmc-acadia

How GMC is Using the AOL Series ‘Seamlessly She’...

 
Netflix_new

Liberty Global to Put Netflix on Set-Top Boxes in 30 Countries

 
vincent-cacace-vertebrae

Getting to the Spine of VR’s Monetization Challenges with...

 
meredith_brandfront_videoink_300x250

Meredith Hosted Its Own “Front” Stacked with 20 New Series

 
complex-networks-hearst-verizon

Verizon and Hearst Move RatedRed.com and Seriously.TV Under...

 
Twitter

Twitter Launches Live Streaming Apps for Amazon Fire, Apple TV...

 
YouTube Community

YouTube Fights Back Against Social Media Rivals with Community Feature

 
Casual Hulu

Vimeo Opening Television Store with Lionsgate Content, Launching...

 
A Perfect Day in LA Tastemade Jaunt VR Virtual Reality

From Donuts to Malibu, Tastemade and Jaunt Get Immersive in...

 
Defy Media

Defy Media Close $70 Million Series B Funding Round

 
YouTube Space LA Halloween Set 2016

YouTube Spaces Team with Jason Blum (‘The Purge’)...

 
Yahoo Esports

‘Yahoo Esports Live’ Serves Up Reeses Puffs with...

 
univision

Univision and Lionsgate Team for SVOD Movie Service for U.S. Hispanics

 
People Entertainment Weekly PEN

People/Entertainment Weekly Ad-Supported OTT Service Preps for Launch

 
George_Kliavkoff Jaunt VR

Jaunt VR Hires Hearst Exec George Kliavkoff as CEO

 
Making a Murderer Netflix

‘Making a Murderer’ Scores for Netflix at Creative...

 
Future Man Hulu Josh Hutcherson

Hulu Orders ‘Future Man’ Series Starring Josh...

 
Heirloom Paten Hughes Tom Wopat Vimeo

How an Actress’ Real-Life Tomato Farm Inspired the New...

 
Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Electric Horseman

Netflix Rolls Camera on Robert Redford & Jane Fonda...

 
AmazonBox

Amazon Greenlights Docu-Series on Tennis Star Novak Djokovic