Friday 10.25: News to Know
Portal A Buys Rival Production Studio Seedwell
San Francisco-based digital production studio Portal A has acquired Seedwell, another producer of original and branded online videos, for an undisclosed price.
Streaming Video News
Amazon Developing Upstairs/Downstairs Period Drama About Rise Of Los Angeles
Amazon Studios is nothing if not ambitious in its foray into drama. One of its first two drama pilots, Chris Carter’s The After, is a thriller that takes place at the moment of apocalypse.
Bee and PuppyCat Captures the Wonderful Weird Side of Anime Cartoon Hangover show worth full series pickup
Growing up in South America, one inevitably gets exposed to a wide arrange of anime both new and old since it seems to be (or seemed to be at the time) the only sort of kid-friendly programming the public access channels really could afford to buy the rights to.
Streaming video site Wuaki.tv partners with Panasonic, saying most of its viewing comes from smart TVs
Wuaki.tv, the streaming video service owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has partnered with Panasonic to appear on the manufacturer’s 2012 and 2013 Viera smart TVs.
Amazon added “millions” of Prime members in Q3, thanks in part to streaming video
Amazon Prime is growing very fast, thanks in part to streaming video, Amazon said in its Q3 earningsThursday.
The Haps with Apps
Vine Plays Catch-Up To Instagram With New Features
Vine, the Twitter-owned microvideo service, updated its iOS app and narrowed its feature gap with Instagram video.
Video remix app MixBit gets improved search, save-for-later and better social sharing
MixBit, the video remix app from YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, got an update for its iOS app that brings improvements to discovery, sharing and other new features.
YouTube Founder Films Kanye-Kim Engagement, Promotes MixBit in the Process
YouTube founder Chad Hurley is no dummy. With MixBit — Hurley’s newest tech venture — still in its incubation phase, any press is good press for the video-sharing app. So when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West get engaged and you’re there to see it, you better damn well film it and upload it.
‘Dance Showdown’ Teases Season 3 Cast of Popular YouTubers
DanceOn’s hit YouTube series “Dance Showdown” is making its way back to the small screen starting in early November.
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