Friday 7.12: News to Know

/ Jul 12, 2013

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Netflix Might Bring ‘Arrested Development’ Back

Netflix is in discussions with the producers of “Arrested Development” for another season of the critically acclaimed comedy series, which it resurrected for a 15-episode run earlier this spring. Per a Bloomberg report, producer Brian Grazer, he of the crazy hair and Imagine Entertainment, in an interview with Bloomberg Television said his production company is “in conversations” with Netflix to do another season. “They are interested in doing that,” he said. The interview was conducted in Sun Valley, Idaho, the site of the annual Allen & Co. conference.

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Deals & Signings

Brittani Louise Taylor Signs with Fullscreen

Fullscreen has added comedian and beauty/fashion vlogger Brittani Louise Taylor to its talent network. Taylor has been publishing videos to YouTube as an independent creator for six years now. In that time, she has amassed over 190 million views across three channels, which she uses to share comedy sketches, beauty/fashion-related videos, and behind-the-scenes and vlogging content.

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Streaming Video News

Buyers Beg New Hulu Owner Not to Screw It Up
Agencies and their brand partners have basically one message for Hulu’s new owner,whoever that ends up being: please don’t ruin it. But they fear it may already be too late.

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Following Amazon And Netflix, Rakuten Is Expanding Its Wuaki Video Service Across Europe; First Stop UK

E-commerce giant Rakuten, often called the Amazon of Japan, is taking another step in a bid to square up to is rival: today it is officially launching a beta of its Wuaki video streaming service in the UK, part of what Wuaki’s CEO tells us is a plan to take the service across other countries in Europe.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/134o6Mc

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YouTube News

YouTube Channels Seek Audience, Advertisers Off YouTube

YouTube’s top talent is on the move. Once locked into exclusive contracts, a growing number of YouTube producers — even those funded by YouTube as part of its original channels inititative — are looking beyond the world’s largest web video service for viewers and revenue.

AdAge http://bit.ly/176yLpG

PSY’s YouTube Channel Passes 3 Billion Views

Korean pop star PSY took the world by storm with Gangnam Style last year, and the Kpop sensation’s star power doesn’t seem to have diminished at all — with his YouTube channel passing an impressive 3 billion views in the week ending July 14, Billboard reports.

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Creator Profiles

Business of Beauty: Zoella, A Star from Across the Pond

There’s no mistaking Zoella: The bubbly Brit with the ombre tresses has spunk, sparkle, and a wildly devoted YouTube following — 1.4 million fans subscribe to her beauty, fashion, and lifestyle channel.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18bdpbS

Business of Beauty: MissGlamorazzi, From Tomboy to Diva

When she was young, MissGlamorazzi was a tomboy.Now, 24-year-old Ingrid Nilsen of the famed YouTube beauty channel that has amassed more than 1.3 million subscribers, makes a living being girly and glamorous.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/10R4qKT

 

Videos to Watch Now

Former Microsoft Office Manager Learns How to Dance in a Year, Becomes a YouTube Hit

Former Microsoft employee Karen X Cheng quit the software maker over a year ago, with a farewell resignation video based on Don McLean’s American Pie. During her year away from developing Microsoft’s Office software, Cheng has learned to dance. She’s detailed her daily progress and now says people assume she’s been dancing for years. Cheng’s YouTube video has gone viral and amassed nearly two million views in just a few days. “This isn’t a story about dancing, though. It’s about having a dream and not knowing how to get there — but starting anyway,” says Cheng. It brings a whole new meaning to Office 365.

The Verge http://bit.ly/15AHUYx

Taryn Southern Stars in New Romantic Series from Andrew Jenks

Andrew Jenks, the filmmaker behind “World of Jenks” on MTV, is launching a new web series today about the realities of being a twenty-something and dating in New York.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/178KlAC

Second Season of ‘Video Game High School’

FreddieW has posted the first official trailer to the second season of “Video Game High School,” which you can watch on his YouTube channel or forego all of that clicking-related trouble and just watch below.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/15AIDZJ

 

Media News

CollegeHumor CEO Paul Greenberg Leaves

CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen says Greenberg’s position will be filled by two executives from Electus, the IAC-owned movie and TV studio: Chief Operating Officer Drew Buckley, and corporate development VP Shane Rahmani, who joined the company a few months ago.

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Aereo Updates

Aereo Hit With New Lawsuit in Boston

Hearst is taking on Aereo in federal court in Boston, alleging that the online video start-up is a “free-rider” that infringes copyright by streaming over-the-air TV programs to tablets and smartphones. Hearst is seeking an injunction prohibiting the Barry Diller-backed start-up from continuing to operate. “Aereo’s business is premised on a simple concept: charge its subscribers a fee for transmitting television programming while paying copyright holders nothing,” Hearst argues in its legal papers.

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Opinions & Analysis

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