Thursday 1.15.15: News to Know
Maker Studios Inks Content, Distribution Deal with Vimeo
Maker Studios continues to expand to new platforms. Fresh off the news that the multi-channel network will be available on Dish’s Sling TV service, Maker is now announcing a content and distribution deal with Vimeo.
Opinions & Analysis
5 Defining Trends in Digital Media
As pay-TV subscriber numbers go down and investment dollars in digital-first media companies go up, you can feel these trends shaping the future of video.
This movie sharing service is the first good use of Ultraviolet we’ve seen
Former Wall Street analyst Steve Wang has just launched Wavelength, a free movie-sharing service, or, as Wang is calling it, “the first social movie service.”
The Verge http://bit.ly/1ynf3o8
Deals & Signings
Pay-TV Tech Company Synacor Buys Web-TV Startup NimbleTV
NimbleTV, the Web-TV startup that went dark this week but said it would return this year, won’t be coming back, after all.
Streaming Video News
DanceOn to Debut New Season of ‘The Edge’ on Samsung’s Milk Video
DanceOn plans to debut the latest season of one of its flagship series, “The Edge,” on Samsung’s Milk Video service before releasing it on YouTube.
Amazon Sets Release Date for Detective Drama ‘Bosch’
Amazon keeps cranking out shows. The company’s original programming arm, Amazon Studios, announced that it will debut “Bosch,” a series based on Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch detective series, on February 13.
Dailymotion Launches Its Own Live Streaming Gaming Platform
Dailymotion is looking to take on Twitch with the launch of Dailymotion Games, a new live-streaming platform for gaming creators and fans.
Time Inc.’s Video Portal Daily Cut Finally Goes Live
Last May, Time Inc. executives told potential online advertisers about plans to roll out Daily Cut, a centralized Web video destination for all of the company’s brands.
Netflix Just Got Its Second-Ever Oscar Nomination For Best Documentary
The 87th annual Oscars nominations were announced Thursday morning, and Netflix landed a Best Documentary Oscar nod for “Virunga.”
Business Insider http://read.bi/151rDjk
NBC experiments with live mobile video via Breaking News
On Wednesday afternoon, NBC’s Breaking News app offered users the option to watch live video of two dexterous climbers scale the notoriously difficult El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite Valley, California.
First look video: VLC is coming to Android TV
The popular media player app VLC is coming to Android TV: VLC developers have released a preview version that already looks pretty neat
Amazon’s Debut Pilot Season For 2015 Is Out Now On Amazon Instant Video
Amazon has a slate of new shows available now on its Instant Video streaming service, which includes 13 new comedy, drama, documentary and kids shows.
GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting
GoPro has forged a partnership with Vislink to bring live HD broadcasting to the GoPro line of portable, rugged HD cameras.
John Hendricks, Founder of Discovery Channel, Launches Internet Subscription VOD Service
John Hendricks — a pioneer in the cable TV programming world who founded Discovery Channel — is launching an Internet-based video-on-demand subscription service with a slate of nonfiction content akin to what he used for the cabler’s debut 30 years ago.
Videos to Watch Right Now
Web Series Wednesday: A Series of 15 Seconds
Yep, they’re here… Series comprised of 15-second episodes have grown from a possibility to a reality thanks to Instagram.
Netflix, Amazon Net DGA Awards Nominations
The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for this year’s DGA Awards in the television and documentary categories.
Defy Media’s Break Launches Movie Channel, Backed by Films from Lionsgate
Lionsgate has licensed 200 films from its library to Break.com, a humor video site owned by Defy Media, which the studio has a minority stake in.
More WIGS Series Are Now Streaming on CTV Extend in Canada
A few more shows from WIGS have landed on CTV Extend, a Canadian video portal owned and operated by CTV.
The TalkSport guide to YouTube
British media company TalkSport has, like so many others, evolved beyond its analog radio roots into a multi-platform operation. But over the last three years, the company dedicated a small team to producing regular content solely for YouTube. This move appears to be paying off.
Shane Dawson Thinks Even People Who Hate His YouTube Videos Will Like His Book
Digital star’s memoir ‘I Hate Myselfie’ focuses on being ‘a fat kid’ and other personal essays
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