Monday 3.30.15: News to Know
Google Brings Back YouTube Preferred Upfront, Metrics Show Mobile’s Contribution
Google has published results from its Preferred Upfront offering for YouTube advertisers, highlighting mobile’s contribution to the growth of video.
Opinions & Analysis
5 Hacks for Niche Video Content Owners and Creators to Win in 2015
It’s important to think about how the worlds of entertainment and media have evolved, from cable packages/bundles to over-the-top content providers, from the living room television to tiny screens everywhere. Niche content owners and creators can now truly own their audience by taking advantage of all of the power currently at their fingertips.
5 Emerging Sports Channels on YouTube
Though sports content is a crucial staple of “traditional” TV, there are plenty of moments that sportscasters don’t get the time to dwell on on air. That’s where YouTube comes in, as a place for those moments to get their due watch-time.
Slack Gets Hacked as Start-Up Technologies Become Targets
Security breaches at start-up technologies are starting to become the new normal. On Friday, Slack, the communications start-up, said it had been breached by hackers.
Periscope’s Future of Citizen Journalism Tested on Its First Day
Twitter’s new video streaming app, Periscope, launched on Thursday morning. By the afternoon it was facing its first real test as a medium for citizen journalism.
Google’s Tricky TV Audition
From its inception, many have wondered what Google Fiber is really all about. And if a test in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., is any guide, one answer may be helping Google do what it likes doing best: sell more ads.
Deals & Signings
Facebook and WWE Team Up for ‘WrestleMania 31′ Highlights
While most consider Twitter to be the default “social TV” platform when it comes to content and conversations tied to TV programming, Facebook has been actively courting networks and producers to use its platform to engage viewers before, during, and after a broadcast.
Streaming Video News
Startup Whipclip Launches TV-Sharing App with Comedy Central, ABC, CBS, Fox and Others
Whipclip has launched a free mobile app that lets users create and share 30-second video clips of TV shows and music videos — legally.
It’s Really Here: TV for Babies
You’ve heard of couch potatoes. Here come crib potatoes. In the ultracompetitive children’s-TV market, most networks don’t target viewers any younger than four years old. One channel is now testing that boundary.
Ricky Gervais can’t be bothered to do these Australian Netflix ads
How do you introduce Netflix to a nation? The streaming video service went live down under just this very week, and Australian telecom giant Optus enlisted none other than Ricky Gervais to do the deed.
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‘The Fosters’ Actor Slams YouTube for Age Restriction on Same-Sex Kiss Video
An actor on ABC Family series “The Fosters” blasted YouTube for placing an age restriction, which has since been removed, on a video that shows he and another “Fosters” actor kissing in a scene from the show.
Quick Breaks: Fine Brothers to Fund More Content; Rooster Teeth Coming to MIPTV
Lee Newton Leaves SourceFed!
Shortly after Trisha Hershberger’s announcement that she would be leaving the company, Lee Newton uploads her final SourceFed video. In a sweet and fantastic gesture, Ross Everett, who left the company a year prior was brought back for Lee’s last video.
New Media Rockstars http://bit.ly/1xMT4dO