Monday 11.4: News to Know
Lindsey Stirling, DeStorm Among YouTube Music Awards Winners
The first ever (annual?) YouTube Music Awards were held live in New York City tonight, at Pier 36 in the Basketball City neighborhood of Manhattan.
ABC News http://abcn.ws/16AaEld
Washington Post http://wapo.st/1dHVFYB
LA Times http://lat.ms/1hHiMF2
Streaming Video News
Google Taps Video Growth With $608 Million Finnish Investment
Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world’s most popular search engine, plans to spend 450 million euros ($608 million) to expand its Finnish data center as mobile video demand increases.
Netflix Experiments With 4K Video and Other News You Need to Know
The Verge http://bit.ly/1ajRbmb
Netflix Enters Oscar Race with Documentary Acquisition ‘The Square’
First Netflix crashed the Emmy party. Now the streaming service is poised to do same at the Oscars.
Amazon Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Alpha House’ and ‘Betas,’ to Make First 3 Episodes Free
Amazon Studios will bow its first two original productions this month — “Alpha House” on Nov. 15 and “Betas” on Nov. 22 — offering the first three episodes of each show free as an enticement to sign up for its subscription VOD service.
YouTube Ends The ‘Sweetheart Deals’ Enjoyed By TV And Film Studios
YouTube restructured the terms in partnerships it has with TV networks and major film studios. The new terms put an end to “sweetheart deals,” wherein TV and film producers would keep up to 70% of ad revenues — now their share has been reduced to 55%.
Business Insider http://read.bi/1hdf7RM
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