Friday 8.9: News to Know

/ Aug 9, 2013

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YouTube Founders’ Next Act: MixBit 

Two of YouTube’s founders are wading back into familiar territory. On Thursday, Avos Systems, a startup led by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, launched a smartphone app called MixBit to shoot and edit online videos — features shared by services such as Vine and Video on Instagram. The service also lets people reuse clips shot by other MixBit users to plug into Web videos of their own. Irony alert: MixBit videos can’t be uploaded to YouTube.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1cxsEQP

VideoInk http://bit.ly/195GW7r 

LA Times http://lat.ms/13QD6uo

MediaPost http://bit.ly/18gB6z3

RWW http://bit.ly/1evM2KJ

THR http://bit.ly/15R732Y

TheWrap http://bit.ly/18dIACZ

ReelSEO http://bit.ly/15f3ZaQ

 

MixBit Reviews

The New Social Video App That Puts Content First

Yesterday word got out that MixBit, the new video app from original YouTube co-founders and current AVOS honchos Steve Chen and Andrew Hurley, was launching on iOs and the Web, thereby entering the ring in the burgeoning social video space.

TNW http://tnw.co/13LHwX7

PandoDaily http://bit.ly/14ab5NI

 

Streaming Video News

New York Times’ Debuts First Animated Video Series 

The New York Times is debuting its first animated series, a monthly compliment to the paper’s popular Modern Love column that features personal essays about marriage, dating and relationships.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/14AOeC0

Disney Channel Launches Web Series Tied to ‘Austin & Ally’

Disney is launching a new short-form web series titled “The Coppertop Flop Show,” which stars Calum Worthy from the Disney Channel show “Austin & Ally.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19gBsdq

 

YouTube News

YouTube Geek Week Presents Fan Friday!

And now, Geek & Sundry takes the Ambassador stage to offer “Fan Friday” for YouTube Geek Week. It’s all about you, the fan, today. Ladies and gentlemen, Felicia Day…

Nerdist http://bit.ly/17C1dOG

 

Opinions & Analysis

The Awesomes Is Kinda Awesome

Saturday Night Live veteran Seth Meyers’ Hulu-exclusive creation The Awesomes is an homage to Saturday morning superhero cartoons—but for adults. With a world built in the vein of The Incredibles—except that the animation style more closely resembles other adult-animation shows such as Family Guy—The Awesomes marries the best of comedic writing with pop culture’s current obsession with superhero movies and TV.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1ewsF46

Mashable http://on.mash.to/133ihBg

‘Game of Thrones’ Piracy is ‘Better Than an Emmy,’ Says Time Warner CEO

Game of Thrones was potentially the most pirated show of 2012, but Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes thinks that downloading could be as good as one of the most coveted awards in television.

Verge http://bit.ly/1cO65WB

AOL And Adap.tv – Audience, Not Content, Is King

I talked with several reporters yesterday about AOL’s $400 million purchase of online video technology company Adap.TV. A popular question was “Why is a media company buying a technology company?” as if they had no business being combined.

Forbes http://onforb.es/17AyE48

Digital Video Rights Are Hurdle in CBS-Time Warner Cable Fight

Digital video rights have become a major sticking point in the carriage dispute between Time Warner Cable Inc. and CBS Corp. highlighting how new online TV services are adding more tension and complexity to the dealings between content owners and distributors.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/16zL39D

Forbes http://onforb.es/17C5yS3

Are You Watching a TV Show or a Web Series?

Today’s question, for your consideration: What makes something a TV show and what makes something a web series?

VideoInk http://bit.ly/17Cd9A7

 

Aereo Update

Internet TV Broadcaster Aereo Continues Growth Despite Angering Networks

The internet broadcasting startup that the TV networks love to hate is expanding.

Wired http://bit.ly/13R5VXu

Reuters http://reut.rs/16zKEEa

 

The Haps With Apps

Vevo App Planned for Apple TV This Month

Here’s another name-brand service for Apple TV: Apple plans on bringing a new app from Vevo, the music video service, to its Web-to-TV box.

ATD http://dthin.gs/14cKHCC

AdAge http://bit.ly/15fLAL3

 

Digital Disruptions 

Internet TVs May Drive Consumers to Cut Pay TV Cord

A “perfect storm” of online video, new devices, rising prices and programming blackouts is eroding traditional pay-TV providers’ grip on living rooms.

USAToday http://usat.ly/1evDsLX

NewFronts Attendees Expect More Dollars to Go from TV to Digital

The Interactive Advertising Bureau released the results of its “Digital Content Newfronts Attendee Survey” today, in which it found that 70% of buyers who attended the weeklong series of events expect more TV dollars to shift to digital over the next year.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/17cmvmY

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1exqKfR

 

Media News

Tremor Enjoys Strong Q2 Revenue

This ought to shut people up. Tremor Video had revenue growth of 41 percent in the most recent quarter year-over-year. It’s good news for the video network, which recently announced it would be getting rid of the last few bits of auto-playing banner-video inventory and now is entirely in-stream.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1bgrLc8

 

Industry Highlights

FreeWheel to Help Clients Measure Online Audiences with TV-Like Metrics

FreeWheel plans to integrate Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings product into its video ad management platform, allowing clients to measure and forecast audiences of online video ad campaigns in a fashion comparable to TV.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/15WieYp

Storyhunter Enables Video Journalists to Tell the Stories They Want

There’s a little office in DUMBO where a couple of people are trying to change the face of video reporting.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/15WhRNq

IAWTV Looks to Elect New Board, Potentially Expand Beyond Awards Show

It’s a time of change at the International Academy of Web Television, a non-profit organization for the online video industry that produces the annual IAWTV Awards, which, along with the Streamys, vie to be online video’s version of the Emmys.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/17cluvi

Facebook’s Nonexistent Video Ads Could Be A $1 Billion Dollar Business Next Year

Facebook’s video ads don’t exist yet, but Morgan Stanley is already a buyer: Its analysts think the ads will be an instant hit, and could end up generating $1 billion for the company next year, commanding one percent of the U.S. TV ad budget. And things will start getting really big by 2019, the bank predicts, when the ads will generate $5.5 billion a year.

ATD http://dthin.gs/1czIGKa

Facebook Moves Cautiously On Video Ads

CEO Zuckerberg Tries to Find Right Balance for Users and Advertisers.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/13TK2GZ

 

Stats to Start

‘Digital’ Jumps Double Digits, ‘Traditional’ Hits a Single

Global digital media usage increased 12.9% last year to an average of 5.3 hours per week, led by a surge in time spent with mobile media. That’s among the key findings from a new study by PQ Media, which estimates digital media growth from 2007 to 2012 at 16.6% a year.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/17cgvdU

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