Monday 11.4: News to Know

/ Nov 4, 2013

Digital video industry news today

 YouTube-Music-Awards-Nominees

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. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1aXXss5

ABC News http://abcn.ws/16AaEld

Washington Post http://wapo.st/1dHVFYB

NYT http://nyti.ms/1bSeoyl

THR http://bit.ly/Hpl2Tk

Variety http://bit.ly/170IulT

ATD http://dthin.gs/1aXpi7L

TheWrap http://bit.ly/HvBHVS

LA Times http://lat.ms/1hHiMF2

NMR http://bit.ly/1azAnO5

 

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.

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/19tckhJ

Netflix Experiments With 4K Video and Other News You Need to Know

Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories. Netflix posted a series of videos to its site shot in 4K, also known as Ultra HD (which translates to 4,000 horizontal pixels).

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1hHgeXB

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1f8QIs5

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/1aRp5RE

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/1aXTY8M

 

YouTube News

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

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1dCRg9b

 

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