Monday 9.30: News to Know

/ Sep 30, 2013



NBCU Digital Exec Lauren Zalaznick Is Leaving the Company

Lauren Zalaznick, an executive vice president at NBCUniversal and arguably one of the most savviest digital-minded execs working at a traditional media company, is leaving that company after 12 years working in various executive capacities.



LA Times




Opinions & Analysis

When Video Meets Editorial: How Publishers Approach Video

When it comes to online video, is 2013 the year of the publisher? Who knows. Ask any five people in the industry who this year belongs to, and they’d probably give you five different answers.


Dumb Ways to Fail on YouTube: Riding the Meat Puppets

As YouTube has become more of an institution, more and more brands and newcomers are attempting to stake out a place on the biggest video platform on the internet. And as they do, they keep making the same mistakes over and over again.


Ray William Johnson on YouTube: ‘I F**king Hope it Goes Down”

Earlier this month, YouTube disabled all video responses stating that they were “rarely clicked” and entirely ineffective.



Media News

Taking On Twitter, Facebook Will Send TV Networks More Data

Facebook is going to start sending TV networks weekly reports on activity around their shows. The move is partly an attempt to compete with Twitter, which is making TV a big part of its IPO strategy.



Digital Disruptions

Machinima Fan Film Hit With Warner Bros. Copyright Violation

Earlier this month, Machinima hosted an independent Batman-inspired fan flick on its main Machinima channel.


Stephen Colbert Calls Out YouTube, Claims Google Is Attacking Free Speech

No one is happy with the choices YouTube is making. Ray William Johnson laid into the Google-owned site for disabling video responses recently, and now Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” is going in on YouTube as well.



Industry Highlights

IAWTV Teams Up with New Media Expo for 2014 Awards

It’s been a busy summer for the International Academy of Web Television.


Ad Agencies Flock to MIPCOM in Search of Branded Content
Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, first noticed the changing vibe at MIPCOM a few years back.

Ad Week


Streaming Video News

17 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

Well, this week has flown by with only the two massive upgrade announcements from YouTube, an Emmy win for Netflix’s online series ‘House of Cards’ and the news that CBS and Twitter are climbing into bed over video content.


Little Mermaid Second Screen Live makes iPads part of the movie world

Disney advertises the Second Screen Live experience as a rebellion: “Break the rules — bring your iPad to the movies!” But it’s less a trip to the movies and more a fully interactive experience.



YouTube News

An Inexhaustive List of Platforms Trying to Help YouTubers Make More Money

Sometimes it feels like almost everyone on YouTube is unhappy with YouTube. People hate the 45/55 revenue share and the site’s constant tinkering has left it with more than a few detractors.




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