Friday 9.13: News to Know
Chipotle Jumps Back Into Branded Content, Releases ‘The Scarecrow’
The Chipotle animated short and mobile app crossover we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. In an effort to take larger steps in the digital realm, the popular gigantic burrito establishment has launched “The Scarecrow,” an animated digital short that promotes healthy, sustainable eating.
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FilmOn X Loses Bid To Lift Ban On Streaming TV Shows
In another blow to FilmOn X, a federal judge has refused to reconsider her order prohibiting the startup from streaming TV shows.
YouTube Offers Creators New Tools To Add Videos From Other Channels Through Playlists
YouTube is making it easier for content creators to bring in videos from other channels through playlists into their own.
Streaming Video News
CBS, Amazon Renew Deal To Stream “Under The Dome” Exclusively On Prime Instant Video
CBS’s summer hit “Under the Dome” will return for a second season, and once again, Amazon will have exclusive streaming rights — with new episodes of the show streaming on Prime Instant Video four days after they air on TV.
Cartoon Network: Netflix Is Hurting Our TV Ratings
Ratings for Cartoon Network 10% lower in Netflix households after Turner licensing deal, according to analyst.
Future of Daily Beast in Doubt, Decision in October
“It’s definitely been a ride,” Barry Diller said in a staff memo obtained by TheWrap.
DEW Conference to Focus on Monetization in the Digital Ecosystem
IDG World Expo and Digital Media Wire are partnering to launch Digital Entertainment World, a new digital content marketplace/conference scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on February 18-20, 2014.
Kevin Spacey and Ken Marino Join Webby Awards Judging Panel
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the organization that runs the annual Webby Awards, has added several new high-profile judges for the 18th Annual Webby Awards.
FanBridge Launches Online Directory for Creators Looking to Connect with Brands
FanBridge — the folks behind several intuitive CRM tools for YouTube creators — have launched a new platform to help creators collaborate with each other.
What You Missed at the September Big Screen Little Screen NY Meetup
Last night’s Big Screen Little Screen NY event, held at Magnet Media’s offices in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, was the 58th of its kind. Hosted by web video veteran Paul Kontonis, the September meetup featured five web series presentations from a diverse group of independent filmmakers.
Behind the Money: Allen DeBevoise, The Godfather of Online Video
You might say that Machinima CEO and prolific new media investor Allen DeBevoise has digital content creation in his blood.
Behind the Money: The VC Firms You Should Know
One of my favorite scenes from the film “Casino Royale” begins when the supremely confident Vesper Lynd (Eva Greene) drops into the train seat opposite James Bond, introducing herself in no uncertain terms: “I’m the money.”
Opinions & Analysis
Lil Bub, the Internet’s Cutest Cat, Is Building a Not-So-Lil Media Empire
In just under two years, the “perma-kitten” known as Lil Bub has gone from a rescue cat with multiple birth defects to an online phenomenon: 200,000-plus Instagram followers, millions of YouTube views, her own documentary, a book deal, a web TV show, and (if all goes well) an animatronic version of herself.
The Haps with Apps
One-Second Video Apps? What the Number of Seconds in Your Videos Says About You
Apps like Vine and 1 Second Everyday create ultra-short mobile videos. But how do the default number of seconds in each app determine what you create?Tags: Allen Debevoise, Big Screen Little Screen, Blip, Burning Love, chipotle, fanbridge, funding, Greycroft, house of cards, Ken Marino, Kevin Spacey, Machinima, maker studios, Mark Terbeek, MK Capital, Netflix, News2Know, VC Firms, Yahoo!, youtube