Monday 8.19: News to Know

/ Aug 19, 2013



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.





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.”


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.



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.



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.


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.


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.



YouTube News

Rising Stars of YouTube Learn to Cope With Fans, Fame

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



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.


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

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.




Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Facebook Says It’s Sorry It Vastly Overestimated Video...


Pilgrim Media Group CEO Craig Piligian (‘The...


Heroes or Rats?: YouTube Unveils New Program for Creators Who...

Vessel says it's doing well in its first month

Why Verizon is Pursuing Vessel, the...

Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!

How Canvs Media is Harvesting Emotional Insights on YouTube,...


Marlon Wayans Getting ‘Naked’ for Netflix with Regina Hall


HuffPost RYOT Launching Virtual Reality Comedy Series and News...


YouTube Launches #voteIRL Campaign Targeting Digital-First Generation


How Top YouTubers (incl. Tyler Oakley & Meghan Rienks)...


Charlie Sheen to Star in Crackle Feature ‘Mad Families’


Gunpowder & Sky Buys Distributor FilmBuff As Vision for...


Toy Freaks Top Viewed YouTube Channel in August According to...


Emmy Wrap-Up 2016: Jeffrey Tambor (‘Transparent’)...


Twitter Scores 2.1 Million Viewers for Thursday Night Footall Kickoff


Vloggers Not Unique Snowflakes: 90 Million Flag YouTube Videos...

Mode Media

‘Billion Dollar Startup’ Mode Media Shuts Down


Who Is Winning The Marketing Revolution And Why?


Netflix Orders ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series...


What Is ‘Swedish Dicks’ and Who Is Selling It?


How GMC is Using the AOL Series ‘Seamlessly She’...


Liberty Global to Put Netflix on Set-Top Boxes in 30 Countries


Getting to the Spine of VR’s Monetization Challenges with...


Meredith Hosted Its Own “Front” Stacked with 20 New Series


Verizon and Hearst Move and Seriously.TV Under...


Twitter Launches Live Streaming Apps for Amazon Fire, Apple TV...

YouTube Community

YouTube Fights Back Against Social Media Rivals with Community Feature

Casual Hulu

Vimeo Opening Television Store with Lionsgate Content, Launching...

A Perfect Day in LA Tastemade Jaunt VR Virtual Reality

From Donuts to Malibu, Tastemade and Jaunt Get Immersive in...

Defy Media

Defy Media Close $70 Million Series B Funding Round

YouTube Space LA Halloween Set 2016

YouTube Spaces Team with Jason Blum (‘The Purge’)...

Yahoo Esports

‘Yahoo Esports Live’ Serves Up Reeses Puffs with...


Univision and Lionsgate Team for SVOD Movie Service for U.S. Hispanics

People Entertainment Weekly PEN

People/Entertainment Weekly Ad-Supported OTT Service Preps for Launch

George_Kliavkoff Jaunt VR

Jaunt VR Hires Hearst Exec George Kliavkoff as CEO

Making a Murderer Netflix

‘Making a Murderer’ Scores for Netflix at Creative...

Future Man Hulu Josh Hutcherson

Hulu Orders ‘Future Man’ Series Starring Josh...

Heirloom Paten Hughes Tom Wopat Vimeo

How an Actress’ Real-Life Tomato Farm Inspired the New...

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Electric Horseman

Netflix Rolls Camera on Robert Redford & Jane Fonda...


Amazon Greenlights Docu-Series on Tennis Star Novak Djokovic

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler 2-4-15

It’s Apps or Else: FCC Chairman Wheeler Clarifies Rule...