Thursday 1.15.15: News to Know

/ Jan 15, 2015

Digital video industry news today

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1CqvGjO 

Deadline http://bit.ly/1u9w9SD

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1x5IdWf

Variety http://bit.ly/1E3Jy4r 

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1xt8gWm

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1IBUGbp

 

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.

Re/Code http://on.recode.net/1C8cR4h

Variety http://bit.ly/1BwztxN

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1xsTs9Y

 

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14DVVYu

 

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1B60NE1 

TNW http://tnw.co/1KKSr7Q

Mashable http://on.mash.to/151t94Z

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.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1G17gmL

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.

DigiDay http://bit.ly/1wdJSrp

 

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

Gigaom http://bit.ly/14EdSWM

 

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.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1x5n7ah

 

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.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1AUmqVe

 

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/1sCL8ZS

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1C4cqub

Media News

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1G1u2e4

 

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/151aw17

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1Cb7OAb

YouTube News

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.

DigiDay http://bit.ly/1xt7jNG

Creator Profiles

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

Variety http://bit.ly/1x5JLPT

 

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