Monday 1.19.15: News to Know
Amazon Also Enters (Original) Movie Business
Fresh off two Golden Globe wins for its original series “Transparent,”Amazon Studios will now start producing and acquiring original, feature-length films.
Opinions & Analysis
Deloitte Says Millennials Will Spend $62 Billion on Media in 2015
A new forecast from Deloitte predicts that North America’s 83 million 18- to 34-year-old millennials will drop substantial sums on media consumption this year: roughly $62 billion. That’s an average spend of $750 per person in the U.S. and Canada.
Deals & Signings
‘Crash Course’ and PBS Partnership Begins with ‘Astronomy’ Series
Last November, PBS Digital Studios announced a deal with YouTube royalty Hank and John Green to distribute their popular educational YouTube series “Crash Course,” as well as develop new programming for both of their audiences.
Streaming Video News
Uproxx Publisher Woven Digital Debuts First Original Series
Woven Digital, the publisher behind male-focused sites like Uproxx and BroBible, has launched its first original web series.
Streaming video could give new life to Fox’s ‘Prison Break’ and ’24’
Fox is considering making more episodes of its past popular series, thanks in part to new audiences discovering shows on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.
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Netflix 4Q Preview: Bet on Better Than 3Q
Netflix’s disappointing third-quarter earnings might not bode well for the fourth-quarter results being announced Tuesday, but consider some mitigating factors.
Netflix Far Outstrips Rivals on Hours Viewed, Satisfaction: Survey
Netflix, for now, continues to be the clear and undisputed champ in the subscription video-on-demand ring.
Videos to Watch Right Now
AdWatch: Bud Light Teases ‘Old School Fun’ Super Bowl Ad
With the Super Bowl just two weeks away, Bud Light has released a preview of its big game ad that takes a new spin on the classic game Pac-Man.
YouTube Will Air Its Own Super Bowl Halftime Show
Those who aren’t interested in watching Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz during this year’s “Super Bowl Halftime Show” will have the chance to go online and watch some of YouTube’s biggest stars instead.*
Terry Crews Finds YouTube Fails Inspiring Enough to Host a TV Show About Them
Everyone knows about the popularity of epic fails on YouTube – Jukin Media’s Fail Army channel is a testament of that.
A Person Who Opens Disney Toys On Camera Made More Money Than Anyone Else On YouTube In 2014
The highest-earning YouTube user in 2014 wasn’t Bethany Mota, Grace Helbig, or Lohanthony. In fact, nobody knows the real identity of DC Toys Collector, an account that generated an estimated $4.9 million last year.
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