Monday 1.26.15: News to Know
Official NFL Highlights Coming to YouTube, Google Search
The NFL has added another major online partner for its short-form video content. Following earlier deals with Twitter and Facebook to distribute and promote video clips on their social platforms, the league now has a similar arrangement with Google.
Opinions & Analysis
For Netflix and Amazon, film may be much harder to tackle than television
A few days ago, the Internet giants finally joined Hollywood’s elite when “Transparent” became the first show distributed solely by a tech company — in this case, Amazon — to win Best Series at a major award show — in this case, the Golden Globes.
Pando Daily http://bit.ly/1BrIUNr
Sling TV review: Not quite the cord cutter’s dream, but a bargain for millennial families
The unbundling trend is trickling down from apps to television with the launch of Sling TV, Dish Network’s US-only, live TV subscription service at just $20 a month – no contract required.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1ylM2G0
Deals & Signings
Sundance: The Orchard Nabs Distribution Rights to ‘The Overnight’
The Orchard has landed distribution rights to “The Overnight,” a comedy that just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sundance: Netflix Teams with Duplass Brothers, Vimeo with Indiegogo
Netflix has signed a four-picture deal with filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass and their company Duplass Brothers Productions. Per the deal, the movies will be financed by Netflix and produced by the brothers. Each film will be released under a short theatrical window before arriving on Netflix.
Hulu’s on Fire: Picks Up Five Series from Univision’s ‘Flama’
Fresh off the announcement that it has greenlit an untitled project from YouTube star Freddie Wong and Lionsgate, Hulu has now picked up five more titles, including a new series starring YouTubers Josh Levya and David Alvarez, from Univision’s bicultural over-the-top video service Flama.
Streaming Video News
Netflix Wins at PGA and SAG Awards
Netflix had a good weekend on the awards circuit. “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black” walked away with some hardware at the annual awards shows held by the Producers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild.
Business Insider http://read.bi/15Lfe3A
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Rise’ with AOL’s New Live Morning Show
AOL has premiered a new morning show to bring online and mobile users the latest news and headlines as they start their day.
‘Bird People,’ ‘Cosmos’ Top 1st Paris Images’ Digital Creation Genie Awards
The winners of the 1st Digital Creation Genie Awards – organized within the framework of the Paris Images Digital Summit (Jan 21-22) – were unveiled at a prize ceremony held Thursday evening.
How Vevo Found a Workaround to Make its ‘Fifty Shades’ Video Autoplay on Twitter Little-known option grabbed eyes (and ears) for ‘Earned It’
All The Feels
How a bunch of YouTubers discovered a tingling sensation nobody knew existed
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