Friday 12.13: News to Know

/ Dec 13, 2013

HouseOfCards

People Like to Binge-Watch Reports a Study Commissioned by Netflix

Binge-watching is the Newest Thing in the entertainment business. Popularized by Netflix, even before the company began releasing its slate of critically acclaimed original content, it’s a practice that other online video players are now also looking to replicate. It’s easy to see why: People like to watch their favorite stuff online, and watch a lot of it. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1kGe3lN

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1jVAvK6

Mashable http://on.mash.to/19GXQrt

Variety http://bit.ly/1crS4dZ

 

Streaming Video News

Hulu Acquires Rights to Four Web Series from Smokebomb Entertainment

Hulu has acquired the US rights to four short-form web series from Smokebomb Entertainment, the digital division of Canadian producer and distributor Shaftesbury.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1c1eZBU

Golden Globes: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ was mislabeled, not snubbed

Until this year when the alarmingly good “Orange Is the New Black” was excluded from the list of Golden Globe nominees for best comedy not because HFPA members wouldn’t know a game-changing comedy if it hit them in the face with a slipper made from maxipads, but because Netflix submitted it as a drama.

LA Times http://lat.ms/1crPnZS

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1fbMNdO

‘Lilyhammer’ Star Steven Van Zandt on His Place in TV History, Mandela and (Possible) President Christie

By throwing himself into music, Steven Van Zandt landed in the middle of two pivotal TV shows: HBO’s “The Sopranos,” and Netflix’s first original series, “Lilyhammer.” The latter series, which begins streaming its second season at midnight PT Friday, helped create Netflix’s  groundbreaking model for shows including “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.”

The Wrap http://bit.ly/1bCPdkI

Here’s The Intense New ‘House Of Cards’ Trailer

Netflix is out with a new trailer for “House of Cards,” Season 2 of which premiers on Feb. 14.

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

Deadline http://bit.ly/1guz8Ch

Variety http://bit.ly/19H2rtK

The Wrap http://bit.ly/JmTzDD

DirecTV Explores Online Video Service

DirecTV is exploring the idea of an online video service that would appeal to “price-sensitive” young people or other customers who have dropped their pay-TV service, the satellite TV firm said on Thursday.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/18FGKKe

Deadline http://bit.ly/1hQEici

The Verge http://bit.ly/1fqimkV

Google Turns On Desktop-Based Web Streaming Of Google Play Content For Chromecast

Google Chromecast owners can now stream Google Play music and movie content direct from the web, as well as from smartphones and tablets, thanks to the Google Cast extension for the Chrome desktop browser. 

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/19H14Lp

The Verge http://bit.ly/1c1d7sN

21st Century Fox’s Sky Deutschland Launches SVOD Offering in Germany

Sky Deutschland, the German pay-TV platform controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, has entered Germany’s crowded subscription VOD market with the launch of a new on-demand service, called Snap, which offers a low cost Netflix-style package of film and series.

THR http://bit.ly/IJDNSo

 

Aereo Updates

Aereo to Supreme Court: Bring It On!

Aereo, the streaming TV service that is facing numerous copyright lawsuits brought by broadcasters, on Thursday said it welcomes a review of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. While the company stopped short of saying “bring it on,” Aereo clearly believes it’s on solid legal ground.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1gv9YDF

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1dbmzqd

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1bz51BN

Inc. http://bit.ly/18pOTHQ

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1c19p2o

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1gvfQNc

Deadline http://bit.ly/1dboPOg

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1dbpiQz

Variety http://bit.ly/1kG9M1C

 

YouTube News

AwesomenessTV’s ’12 Days of Awesomeness’ Begins Tomorrow

If you’re the type that cares about these kinds of things — we are 12 days away from Christmas, or Xmas, or whatever you want to call it. To commemorate this, and to count down the remaining days until the day everyone finally starts paying attention to the NBA, AwesomenessTV is launching a video/song campaign tomorrow called “12 Days of Awesomeness.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1crUlWy

Ford, ‘What’s Trending’ to Help Homeless Kids With YouTube Telethon

In the latest — and one of the noblest — sign of online video mirroring TV programming, Ford and YouTube network What’s Trending are hosting a live telethon on Google‘s digital video service Thursday night to raise money for homeless children.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1dwIbxC

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1crQR6n

YouTube Star Ray William Johnson Launches Time Travel Series on Facebook (Video)

YouTube Star Ray William Johnson has his sights set on conquering new online territory with Riley Rewind, which debuted on Facebook on Thursday.

THR http://bit.ly/18IPLFt

YouTube Copyright Crackdown Hits Multichannel Network Affiliates

Internet video service says has enabled copyright holders to scan material uploaded by MCN affiliates.

Variety http://bit.ly/1j36kmc

Behind the scenes of YouTube’s epic 2013 Rewind video

Google on Wednesday released its year-end Rewind video ”What Does 2013 Say?“, taking the annual mashup video’s epic proportions beyond last year’s YouTube Style.

TNW http://tnw.co/1crRIEb

YOUTUBE VIDEO LIVE STREAMING AND GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS ON AIR NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL CHANNELS

YouTube announced today that they are making their live video services available to everyone.

NMR http://bit.ly/1b2lnmp

TNW http://tnw.co/18GuER2

Variety http://bit.ly/1h6I8uS

 

Media News

Microsoft Taps AMC Director to Join Xbox Entertainment Studios (Report)

Ari Mark, AMC’s director of development for unscripted programming, has been tapped to join Microsoft where he will help develop original content for Xbox Entertainment Studios. As first reported by Variety, Mark will work on several Xbox-exclusive projects, which are already rumored to tie-in with the game console’s predominantly male audience.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gvpKye

Univision Names Mehul Nagrani SVP and GM of Digital

Univision has named Mehul Nagrani as its new senior vice president and general manager, digital. Formerly an SVP, digital operations at the company, Nagrani will now have expanded responsibilities including oversight of Univision’s product and technology teams, as well as revenue operations and analytics.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19mjAwf

BrightRoll Signs OCR Deal with Nielsen

BrightRoll has integrated Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings product into its programmatic video ad platform. OCR data is now available via theBrightRoll console, the company’s customizable user-interface that allows clients to plan, execute, and optimize their video advertising. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19mjuoh

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