Friday 8.30: News to Know
Aziz Ansari’s Next Special Will Be a ‘Netflix Original’
Aziz Ansari is releasing his next stand-up comedy special, “Buried Alive,” directly on Netflix, according to a report from The New York Times.
The Verge http://bit.ly/145PHzH
VHX Raises Series A Round for its Direct Video Distribution Service
VHX, a service that allows creators to market and sell their video content directly to users, has raised $3.2 million in a Series A round led by Union Square Ventures.
Aereo To Launch On Android In September, Says CEO
Aereo, the upstart television streaming service, plans to launch its product on Android devices in September, CEO Chet Kanojia told International Business Times Thursday.
IB Times http://bit.ly/1dX2R3z
The Haps with Apps
Peel has tried for some time to become the next-generation TV remote control. But things only took off when it started to team up with mobile phone makers.
A Q&A with a ‘Viral Video Agency’ Competing on AMC’s ‘The Pitch’
AMC’s “The Pitch” is a docu-reality series that features two ad agencies competing with each other in each episode to win the business of a new client.
Lenovo’s NFL Sponsorship Includes Web Series Co-Produced with The Onion
Device-maker Lenovo is partnering with the NFL, The Onion, and Digitas to produce a web series tied to its upcoming Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year contest.
HuffPost Live Closes LA Office
The Huffington Post Media Group has shuttered HuffPost Live’s LA office, VideoInk has learned from multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
Videos To Watch Right Now
Every Tech Ad You’ve Seen, In One Funny Video
Made-for-Web Video Remakes the TV Landscape
A new wave of made-for-web video content has redefined what it means to watch television, according to a new eMarketer report, “Made-for-Web Video Content.
Streaming Video News
Tremor Video Pulls TV Listings Into Video Ad Formats
Hoping to push more TV viewers and filmgoers while interacting with TV/video ads on the Internet, video ad network Tremor Video is working with TV/movie listing service TMS.
Comedy Central to Livestream ‘Roast of James Franco’ Across Digital Platforms
Cable net strives to place the roast spesh at every fan’s fingertips this weekend.
Opinions & Analysis
Video Discovery: Why Hasn’t Anyone Solved It (Yet)?
Assessing the inherent challenges every player in this space, big or small, faces as they try to revolutionize your online video experience.
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