Friday 11.29: News to Know

/ Nov 29, 2013

Camp Takota will be at MIPTV this year

‘Camp Takota’ Finds a Home at VHX

“Camp Takota,” the film project from YouTube creators Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, andHannah Hart, has found a home at video distribution platform VHX.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1hmYSkk

 

Opinions & Analysis

Viral content is going to be a terrible business model

Last week, Business Insider published a list of some red-hot, up-and-coming media properties that have achieved monster traffic numbers seemingly overnight.

PandoDaily http://bit.ly/1ewVvTB

 

Streaming Video News

Why Netflix Would Face Resistance Breaking Into France

A nation packed with cinephiles and avid consumers of U.S. drama imports,France seems like a natural fit for a service like Netflix. But it won’t be easy for the subscription VOD service to crack this country.

Variety http://bit.ly/18obUvi

Netflix Unwraps New TV Ad Timed to Holiday Season

The holiday season is high time for digital content consumption, so there’s plenty of players in the streaming category stepping up their marketing this time of year. Netflix is no exception, launching a new commercial on Thanksgiving Day that seems more attuned to Christmas.

Variety http://bit.ly/IogE7M

Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Plex: The best Black Friday deals for cord cutters

Black Friday means that you can save money on devices like Google’s Chromecast, the new Roku 2 or even an Apple TV. Here are the best deals for cord cutters.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1hkMEsm

Why aren’t Amazon and Hulu shows playing on Netflix’s level?

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have all made big investments in original series over the last two years — but Netflix is the only one with Emmy nominations. Is there more to it than a lack of David Fincher?

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1jNwy7u

CELEBRATE NOT GOING BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING BY WATCHING REDDIT’S FIRST LIVE STREAM

Reddit’s got a hot new idea for a live stream that is certain to be less pathetic than today’s “Black Friday” shopping.

NMR http://bit.ly/1il4vRg

YouTube News

How To Upload A YouTube Fan Finder Video [Creator’s Tip #119]

In this week’s Creator’s Tip, we are going to walk you through the process of uploading a Fan Finder video, or Channel Ad, to YouTube.

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1aZ7uJM

YouTube Comments Vandalized by Troll Art

YouTube comments have devolved into a forum for phallic art. Google has admitted its new commenting system has led to some unintended consequences, like pornographic pixel portraits.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1c95kaL

 

Media News

Bushmills’ Aaron Paul ‘Meteor’ Video Has … Impact

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has a hit on its hands with a new video featuring actor Aaron Paul, known to millions of fanatic “Breaking Bad” fans for his role as Jesse Pinkman.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1aYdgu8

Xbox Video Debuts Online Without HD Support

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out its Xbox Video store to the web, allowing users access to its collection of 300,000 movies and TV shows viaXboxVideo.com.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/IjuOHk

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