Friday 12.27: News to Know

/ Dec 27, 2013

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Most Pirated TV Shows of 2013

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” have the dubious distinction of being the most-downloaded shows of 2013 on illegal file-sharing services, according to piracy news site TorrentFreak. 

Variety http://bit.ly/19PUUfU

THR http://bit.ly/1eIlGe2

Deadline http://bit.ly/1caNlg6

MediaPost http://bit.ly/K90vEx

NYT http://nyti.ms/1h1CwFc

 

Streaming Video News

Netflix is suffering an outage affecting users in the US, Canada and Latin America [Now fixed]

Netflix suffered a significant outage last Christmas — on account of problems with Amazon Web Services — and, though it was fully operational on Christmas Day 2013, the service is currently suffering issues that are affecting streaming for users in the US and Latin America today.

TNW http://tnw.co/1h1C1e8

 

Digital Disruption

Top Five Breakthrough Video Technologies of 2013

Amazon is deploying drones, Facebook is going video, and Google is surely working on a T-1000 prototype as we speak. 2013 has been a year where technology literally dominated our news feeds.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1cW1yOY

 

YouTube News

Grace Helbig Goes Back to Camp in ‘Camp Takota’ (Trailer)

The team behind “Camp Takota” has released an official full-length trailer for the film. The camp comedy film, which stars YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart, tells the tale of woman (Helbig) who becomes a counselor at to her childhood camp after her personal and professional lives fall into shambles.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19o11aH

YOUTUBE CREATOR ZACK JAMES DECLARES THAT BEING A FULL-TIME YOUTUBER WILL BE ‘DEATH OF YOUR CAREER’

YouTube’s Zack James is back to doom and gloom. James has decried the YouTube industry before, coming out against major MCNs and deleting his YouTube account. Hell, he’s sort of the Alec Baldwin of YouTube — with a lot less racism.

NMR http://bit.ly/1cW2Ych

MAN BLAMES YOUTUBE IN GROPE ATTACK ON FEMALE

What’s the most creative lie you ever told the police? Likely it won’t be as interesting as the one Jeremy Flynn Castro told — the 25-year-old San Francisco-area man was arrested for fondling a woman over her clothes — a practice he says he was inspired by from the prank channels on YouTube.

NMR http://bit.ly/JhHyyQ

 

Media News

Top Five Agencies in Online Video in 2013

While it’s the Hannah Harts and Phil DeFrancos whose faces gets splashed across articles about online video, there are no shortage of companies working behind the scenes to bring brands and talent together. And some of these agencies are developing truly innovative content (and approaches to content), which continue legitimizing the web series space.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1cEIOIV

Powerhouses Behind ‘Big Brother,’ ‘American Idol’ Ramp Up Web Programs

Two of the world’s-largest TV production companies, Endemol and FremantleMedia, are plotting online programming assaults for 2014. However rather than strong-arm their TV productions to the web, both companies will assimilate to the way things are done online.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1bttQiy

ROI vs. People: Video Marketing Advice for 2014 [Creators Tip 123]

On this week’s Creator’s Tip, we want to talk about what’s important for video marketing going into 2014. It’s crucial that we stop focusing solely on the ROI (Return on Investment) surrounding our online video marketing efforts and think about the bigger picture.

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/JhKJGR

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