Monday 12.16: News to Know
‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff ‘Better Call Saul’ on Netflix Overseas Shortly After U.S. Airing
The streaming service has long been interested in the prequel starring Bob Odenkirk as Walter White’s unscrupulous lawyer.
The Wrap http://bit.ly/1jbpSoA
Streaming Video News
And the Nominees for the 2014 IAWTV Awards Are…
The International Academy of Web Television has unveiled the nominees for the 2014 IAWTV Awards, an annual event designed to celebrate and honor those creating the best original online programming.
Yahoo Chases Its ‘House of Cards’ Moment
Yahoo is looking to make a big video play that would position the company alongside the likes of Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu.
Amazon takes aim at Netflix, other rivals with ‘Betas,’ ‘Alpha House’
Online retail giant Amazon has catching up to do in its push into entertainment production amid a new age of high-quality Web TV.
LA Times http://lat.ms/18QRBnO
Amazon will release original shows in 4K
Amazon is planning to make 4K content a little bit easier to come by. This morning, Amazon Studios announced that it will shoot all of its 2014 series — both comedies and dramas — in the ultra high-resolution format, and that it will at some point make those 4K recordings available to viewers.
The Verge http://bit.ly/198AS1X
Microsoft to Launch First Original Shows on Xbox in Early 2014
Developing original series for Microsoft has taken a little longer than veteran TV executive Nancy Tellem had hoped, but her first slate of shows will launch on the Xbox videogame consoles early next year.
European Platform Viewster Launches VOD Film Festival
Swiss-based VOD platform Viewster is moving into territory previously occupied solely by bricks-and-mortar events with the launch of an online-only, on-demand film festival. The ad-supported VOD platform begun calling for submissions for its first online film festival on its site Monday. The festival itself is set to go live in March.
Telemundo Media Strikes Licensing Deal With Online Video Service DramaFever
Telemundo Media struck a licensing deal with online video service DramaFever to stream 1000 episodes of its telenovelas. DramaFever will make the telenovelas, with English subtitles, available on its website and mobile apps.
Advocacy Groups Criticize Ban On FilmOn X
The federal judge who prohibited FilmOn X from operating didn’t adequately consider the “public interest in innovation,” a coalition of nonprofits argue in new court papers.
The Haps With Apps
Netflix Android update supports multiple user profiles
Sharing an Android device between multiple users gets a little easier today with Netflix’s new 3.1.0 app release. The latest version plays nicely with the multiple user profile feature we saw in the summer, letting family members share a single Netflix account without trampling over one another’s queues and preferences.
The Verge http://bit.ly/1dhFOON
The Top Five Emerging Gaming Channels on YouTube
Gaming on YouTube — has there ever been anything that took off so fast? From Let’s Play videos to gameplay tutorials, gaming on YouTube is by far one of the largest genres on the platform. In fact, of the top 10 most subscribed YouTubers, three are either gamers or have some gaming component in their channels.
Five Viewership Tips for YouTube Content Creators
With over 100 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute, it’s not surprising that more and more content creators are looking to grow their presence and make money online. The Multi-channel network space has also received a significant amount of funding in 2013 which has further sparked interest in the market and put a spotlight on the opportunities around online video creation.
PETER HOLLENS: 4 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT ONLINE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST
Independent music distribution has become much easier as artist-created platforms have risen up to fulfill the traditional services provided by record labels.
PewDiePie Added Most YouTube Subscribers in 2013
For PewDiePie, the new bros just keep on coming.
Big Advertisers Mining YouTube Creators’ Marketing Potential
Think big advertisers are so focused on TV’s Golden Age programming (and audiences) that they aren’t interested in the YouTube-based creators drawing hordes of younger viewers to watch their back-bedroom shows? Think again.
LEAKED VIDEO AD PITCH DECK SHOWS HOW FACEBOOK BELIEVES IT CAN BEAT YOUTUBE
Facebook believes it can outcompete YouTube for video ad dollars, according to a leaked Facebook video ad pitch deck obtained by TechCrunch.
Playlist Live Expands to the Northeast (Exclusive)
Playlist Live, an Orlando-based multi-day conference for online video creators, their fans, and brands looking to connect with both, is going north.
DeskSite’s App-Based NFL Video Network Hopes to Help Advertisers Reach Target Demos
DeskSite is a California-based digital media company that’s building an app-based sports video and advertising network, which it hopes will give TV advertisers an alternative to digital video platforms like Hulu and YouTube.
Verizon In Advanced Talks to Buy Intel’s Internet TV Unit
Verizon Communications is in “advanced talks” on a deal to acquire IntelMedia, which has aborted plans to launch an over-the-top pay TV package, Variety has confirmed.
The Number of Online Video Ads Is Up 205% in the Last Year
According to comScore, the audience for online video has grown 4 percent over the past year. The number of video ads? Up 205 percent.
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