Friday 10.18: News to Know

/ Oct 18, 2013

Digital video industry news today

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Hulu Officially Names Mike Hopkins CEO

Hulu has officially named Mike Hopkins as its next CEO.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bFa7yN

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1hZPKxL

Variety http://bit.ly/1euuGj3

 

Opinions & Analysis

‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan: Piracy Boosted Show’s Popularity

Vince Gilligan said illegal downloads of “Breaking Bad” clearly helped the show win new fans — but he also acknowledged the economic harms caused by piracy.

Variety http://bit.ly/18smpe4

 

Aereo Updates

Aereo To Launch In Detroit On October 28

This should interest Motor City lawyers, as well as viewers there who want to stream programming from local TV stations without a cable/satellite subscription or an antenna.

Deadline http://bit.ly/19XhRgd

GigaOm http://bit.ly/17xVDxn

The Verge http://bit.ly/1aVsAWI

 

YouTube News

YouTube Is Going Mobile First, Too

Now we can see why YouTube placed such high importance on controlling its mobile experience: It is well on its way to becoming a mobile-first company.

ATD http://dthin.gs/1ewmTRW

40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011

It’s hard to get people to concentrate long on anything on their phones and tablets, yet YouTube seems to be the exception. The video service is quickly going mobile, with small screens making up 40% of its traffic now compared to 25% last year, Google said on its earnings call today.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/H6F4BI

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/16kxHgI

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