Friday 11.15: News to Know

/ Nov 15, 2013

Shelby

Shelby.TV Takes Another Stab at Video Discovery with New iOS App

NY-based video discovery startup Shelby.TV is relaunching its iOS app roughly 16 months after shutting the old product down. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/17vXvHh

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/18809GZ

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1gOjP7u
Opinions & Analysis

Alpha House: TV Review
Amazon gets into the scripted game with a strong, star-studded political comedy from Garry Trudeau that follows the exploits of four Republican senators living in the same house in Washington, D.C.

THR http://bit.ly/HT660z

 

Streaming Video News

Charter Unveils Digital Service in Bid to Regain TV Subscribers

Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR), looking to shrug off an industry wide decline in cable-TV subscribers, is introducing a digital version of its service under a new brand.

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1a6IeRb

YouTube News

Director Wes Anderson Uploads Amazing Short to YouTube

Hollywood directors just can’t seem to stop posting stuff on YouTube. Only yesterday, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald announced that his documentary “Christmas in a Day” would be available on YouTube starting November 29.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bA2Cur

The Fine Bros. Release the First-Ever YouTube Expansion Pack

Back in October, Benny and Rafi Fine (The Fine Bros.) launched a “Freaks and Geeks” interactive YouTube game.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1eUZkp1

PBS Digital Studios Launched a New Video on is YouTube Channel

The series, Songs for Unusual Creatures, revolves around composer and writer Michael Hearst as he travels across the country to meet strange animals like sea pigs or glass frogs. He then creates theme songs for each one.

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/177IFcY

GOOGLE TO PARTNER WITH NIELSEN RATINGS TO SCORE YOUTUBE CONTENT

You remember how it used to be that getting your name in the phone book made you feel like a big shot? No? Neither do I, but people used to think that was pretty cool. These days though (well, really starting in 2014) the gold standard of awesomeness is having the Nielsen ratings apply their advertising metrics to your YouTube channel.

NMR http://bit.ly/18AptBV

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/177IFcY

Media News

China’s Youku Tudou Trims Losses In Third Quarter
The Chinese Internet TV company says it is on track to become profitable in the fourth quarter based on a surge in mobile traffic past 300 million daily views.

THR http://bit.ly/17xatKa

 

Industry Highlights

DigitasLBi, Razorfish Buy $100 Million Of Google Ad Inventory For 2014

The 2014 Digital Content Newfronts are still a long ways away, but a pair of Publicis Groupe agencies have already committed nine figures to Google’s advertising stock. Razorfish and DigitasLBi have bought $100 million of display advertising inventory across platforms like YouTube and Google Plus.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1gNjn9l

Business Insider http://read.bi/1bxxV9c

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