Monday 1.12.15: News to Know

/ Jan 12, 2015

Digital video industry news today

Twitter’s New Video Feature Is Only a Few Weeks Away

Twitter is planning to unveil its new video product in the next few weeks, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

Re/Code http://on.recode.net/1HW7PM3

ReadWrite http://bit.ly/1wPBW0F

DigiDay http://bit.ly/14KBUjV

Opinions & Analysis

My 2015 Predictions – Consolidated Guest Articles from TechCrunch, Variety, Billboard & VideoInk

CES 2015 is in the books — and we are now firmly simply ensconced in 2015.  Time to rock and roll in all things that are digital media.

Digital Media Update http://bit.ly/1BZ2pMy

2 Signs Online Video is Exploding

The trend of online viewing behavior relative to traditional media

iMediaConnection http://bit.ly/1DPK3z5

Deals & Signings

Colby Smith Promoted to VP of ABC News Digital

Colby Smith has been promoted to vice president of ABC News Digital. He succeeds Joe Ruffolo who’s departing for “new opportunities in Burbank,” according to ABC News president James Goldston.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1FLiQCi

Streaming Video News

Ricky Gervais’ ‘Derek’ to Make Netflix Return with Hour-Long Special

Ricky Gervais’ comedy series “Derek” is returning to Netflix on April 3 with a one-hour special.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14PqECf

Variety http://bit.ly/1FLt3P5

REPORT: Netflix Revives ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ as a Limited Series

A follow-up to “Wet Hot American Summer,” a cult comedy film from David Wain and Michael Showalter, has been greenlit by Netflix.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1AIaHsT

Minecraft Is More Popular on YouTube than Frozen, Drake and Beyonce

Swedish gaming menace Pewdiepie made the top 10 most searched terms, beating out Eminem.

BetaBeat http://bit.ly/1DAJWKi

Videos to Watch Right Now

WATCH THIS: Indiegogo Shares Its 2014 Accomplishments

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo helps to fund more than just web series. As you can see from its “2014 Year in Review” video, projects the company’s funded have made it to the Oscars, helped teach kids how to code (you know, like how older people had typing classes when they were in elementary school), and literally paved roads with solar panels.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1FLjbF0

 

YouTube News

5 Emerging Fitness Channels on YouTube

You’ll often hear people complain about how they just don’t have the time, extra income, whatever to attend workout classes or, say, have a personal trainer. YouTube’s fitness channels offer a very practical alternative–free instruction that’s completely on your watch.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1sq7r4M

Industry Highlights

Amazon Wins 2, Netflix Wins 1 at the Golden Globes

Netflix may have been the first to be nominated for a major Golden Globe or an Emmy, but Amazon is the first to win.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1yZTHQK

Business Insider http://read.bi/1BTYJxG

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1wNIgpn

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