Monday 8.19: News to Know

/ Aug 19, 2013

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Sony, Viacom Sign Deal for Streaming TV

Sony and Viacom have reportedly struck a deal that will make programming from Viacom properties like MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central available on Sony’s planned subscription video-on-demand service.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1bMzfUG

THR http://bit.ly/1a9x5Av

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1cTW1Or

 

Streaming Video News

Netflix Streams Scholastic TV Shows To More Global Markets

Netflix is on a roll. It did well with original series, like Emmy-nominated “House of Cards,” and has been getting raves for “Orange Is the New Black.”

MediaPost http://bit.ly/17DW9dP

HuffPost Live Will Experiment with More Regularly Scheduled Programming

As HuffPost Live enters its second year—its first birthday was earlier this week—the fledgling video news network may look to establish a Web version of appointment TV with more regularly scheduled programming, said Roy Sekoff, president of HuffPost Live and The Huffington Post’s founding editor.

Adweek http://bit.ly/13FClo2

 

Industry Highlights

Behind the Scenes at DigiRiot

DigiRiot is looking to be a different type of “multi-channel network”: beginning with SciFiRiot, the company wants to launch themed channels that offer programming from different sources/creators — a TV-like media company for online audiences.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/13z71Nd

 

Media News

Russell Simmons: Outrage Over Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Parody ‘Broke My Heart’

Russell Simmons says he was taken aback by the controversy over the Harriet Tubman parody video recently posted on his YouTube channel, which depicted the U.S. abolitionist having sex with her white slave master with the intent of filming the act and blackmailing him.

THR http://bit.ly/12eCZva

Scene + Heard: Pledging to Keep Both Hands on the Wheel with Werner Herzog

Back on Thursday, August 8, Brooke Burke-Charvet introduced the Werner Herzog’s “From One Second to the Next,” which he made in partnership with AT&T and the It Can Wait campaign.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14uftrT

Creator Profiles

5 Qs With…PewDiePie!

You might have heard that there is a new King of YouTube as late last week Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, supplanted the Smosh duo as the most subscribed-to channel on YouTube.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19E20pp

 

YouTube News

Rising Stars of YouTube Learn to Cope With Fans, Fame

Entrepreneurs meet, mingle, market; autographs, weeping crowds.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/19DVFdu

 

The Haps With Apps

Barnes & Noble Releases Video Apps For iOS, Android, Roku And Its Own Soon-To-Be-Dead Tablets

Barnes & Noble released Nook Video apps for iOS, Android, Roku and its own tablets — even though it plans to stop manufacturing those tablets.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/160lwE9

The Most Hilarious Videos From the Unknown Stars of Vine

Despite Instagram releasing a video feature that offers similar functionality, Twitter’s video sharing app Vine is still going strong.

Business Insider http://read.bi/160DQwV

Sky+ iOS App Update Now Lets You Search In More Detail And Post Directly To Social Networks

BSkyB, better known as Sky, has updated its Sky+ iOS app for the iPhone and iPad to include new features like a more powerful search tool, new DVD cover art and an easier way to find out more information about a show or the cast.

TNW http://tnw.co/16ZPkVZ

 

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