Friday 10.4: News to Know

/ Oct 4, 2013

Digital video industry news today

Freaks and Geeks - Season 1

The Fine Bros. Look to Turn Freaks and Geeks Into Interactive Game Cult classic TV show morphs into animated, 8-bit video game

The Fine Bros., the popular YouTube duo Benny and Rafi Fine, are breathing new life into the cult classic TV show Freaks and Geeks—as an interactive, animated, 8-bit game.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/GBeSQm

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18BlJSY

 

Streaming Video News

Chris Carter’s Amazon Pilot ‘The After’ Nabs Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar, Aldis Hodge

The After, the Amazon Studios pilot, which marks The X Files creator Chris Carter‘s return to series, has started building its cast.

Deadline http://bit.ly/17yLYJW

Amazon Set-Top Box May Be Ready This Holiday Season

Amazon is throwing its hat into the set-top box ring as early as this holiday season,The Wall Street Journal reports. The forthcoming device will stream Amazon Instant Video content, which includes its growing roster of original programming.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1hpSOmC

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/157rM0Y

 

YouTube News

Popcorn-Obsessed Football Fan Becomes an Internet Hero

The star here is a Washington State football supporter sitting through the end of his Cougars’ 55-17 blowout loss to Stanford in Seattle on Saturday. Once the game got out of hand, most fans left early — but one fella stuck around. We’re thankful that he did, too; it allowed an ESPN audience to get a look at his special relationship with popcorn. It’s a hilarious clip, as you can see above.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/19kVVxk

 

Media News

Why the Big Freak-Out Over That 31-Second Flaming-Tesla Video Is Dumb

As viral videos go, this 31-second clip packs a lot of firepower or heat or [insert your own pun here]. Posted by YouTube user Aj Gill on Tuesday with the title “Tesla car on fire” and a description reading “tesla car on fire off ramp on 2167 willies t. exit in kent, wa.,” the video has gone viral, earning more than 400,000 views as of this writing — and contributing to a stock dive for electric-car company Tesla

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