Monday 12.9: News to Know

/ Dec 9, 2013

Digital video industry news today

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Yahoo Picks Up Streaming Concert Platform Evntlive

After buying Tumblr and about half of the web, Yahoo seemed content to ride out the rest of 2013 with a focus on its owned properties (albeit Yahoo did pick up Katie Couric). As they say though, the best laid plans… and so on. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/IB2ekU

Billboard http://bit.ly/1aOm02H

ATD http://dthin.gs/1cw7hhs

GigaOm http://bit.ly/18qqCzj

Variety http://bit.ly/1ksDcQP

 

Streaming Video News

Warner Bros. CTO Leaving For Multiplatform Video Services Provider Vubiquity

Warner Bros. Entertainment CTO Darcy Antonellis is leaving to become CEO of multiplatform video services provider Vubiquity. She starts her new job on Jan. 2.

THR http://bit.ly/IB0Mz3

Variety http://bit.ly/1bwAkkY

TV Streaming Service Includes Coffee So You’ll Finally Stay Awake Through ‘Mad Men’

Instead, why not stare at a screen for 12 hours while your mom brings you bowl after bowl of hot popcorn and leftovers? It’s the millennial way!

But sometimes all that sitting still can get tiring–it’s pretty similar to sleeping, after all. To combat this, one French TV streaming service, Canalplay, is now including promo codes for free artisanal coffee beans with a two-month free trial, PSFK reports.

BetaBeat http://bit.ly/1gjB00x

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films Inks Deal With Legendary Television & Digital

In Legendary Television & Digital‘s first major producing deal, the company has signed a multi-year pact with Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour Films.

Deadline http://bit.ly/1cw946r

THR http://bit.ly/1d4VPHL

Cynopsis http://www.cynopsis.com/

MAX LUGAVERE TURNS CELEBRITY INTERVIEWING INTO A FINE ART ON AOL SERIES ‘ACTING DISRUPTIVE’ [INTERVIEW]

Max Lugavere is a renaissance man par excellence! Not only is he the host of the awesomely interesting AOL show “Acting Disruptive” via Tribeca Digital Studios, but he’s also a decent guitar player/singer and a contributing columnist for online (and offline) magazine Psychology Today.

NMR http://bit.ly/1bs6OMh

Watch: The Muppets Star in New Series of ‘Muppisodes’

With “Muppets Most Wanted” out in theaters next March, Disney has started to promote the characters through a new online series of shorts called “Muppisodes.”

Variety http://bit.ly/1ckLYfn

 

YouTube News

Viral Video: Annoying “Friday” YouTube Phenom Is Back With — Wait for It — “Saturday”

Rebecca Black vaulted to fame with the viral YouTube hit, “Friday,” the catchy-but-irritating song that eventually petered out.

ATD http://dthin.gs/J6UDLD

YOUTUBE’S ‘FAIR USE’ POLICY UNDER ATTACK: BART BAKER’S LORDE PARODY TAKEN DOWN #SAVEBARTSLORDEPARODY

NMR has taken quite a shine to Bart Baker since we got to hang with him not so long ago. And it is with that shine, that we noticed something troubling — the publishing company that handles the music rights for Lorde’s song “Royals” filed a complaint against Baker’s video parody of said song, claiming Baker stole their “musical composition.”

NMR http://bit.ly/18imS4V

 

Media News

With 24 hour telethon, The Young Turks inch towards raising $350,000

It’s a return to true independence for YouTube-born The Young Turks, which right from the beginning of its day-long livestream supporting its close-to-ending Indiegogo campaign, focused on hard news laced with big opinions.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1dhmeCx

Movie Clip Greeting Card Website Launches (Exclusive)

Breakup advice from “Bridget Jones” and get well soon wishes from “Knocked Up” are a few of the hundreds of digital messages available at Ditto Greetings. 

THR http://bit.ly/1ckLeXL

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