Friday 10.11: News to Know

/ Oct 11, 2013

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Hulu Gets Its Second New Boss of the Year

Hulu is under new management, for the second time this year. Andy Forssell, who has been running the video site since last spring as an interim CEO, is out. 21st Century Fox executive Mike Hopkins is headed in.

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Third Season of ‘Dance Showdown’ Will Bring Back Joey Fatone and Laurieann

“Dance Showdown,” a reality-competition series from (the newly richer) dance video network DanceOn, is returning for a third season this November, VideoInk has learned via information collected through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Netflix Continues to Show Great Interest In Brazil

Netflix is bringing a piece of Brazil to the rest of the world. After winning a local film contest, Brazilian director Matheus Souza was given the opportunity to have his film, “Apenas o fim,” distributed to all Netflix markets worldwide. The film will debut on the streaming service in early 2014.

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John Malone Wants Cable Companies to Join Forces Against Netflix

Liberty Media chairman John Malone wants cable companies to band together to reduce Netflix’s tightening stranglehold on streaming TV.

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Aereo Updates

TV-Over-Internet Service Aereo To Come To Android

Aereo, a service that delivers broadcast television stations over the Internet, will come to Android devices on Oct. 22.

AP 

 

Industry Highlights

Third of Millennials Watch Mostly Online Video or No Broadcast TV

Thirty-four percent of millennials surveyed watch mostly online video or no broadcast television, new research from The New York Times says.

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