Thursday 10.23.14: News to Know

/ Oct 23, 2014

Digital video industry news today
Animation MCN Mondo Media to Make TV Series for Fusion
Maker Studios won’t be the only YouTube multi-channel network with a sketch series on TV. In fact, Maker won’t be the only MCN with a sketch series on Fusion.
Opinions & Analysis
6 Money-Making Lessons from Ooyala for Your Online Videos
Ooyala’s recent white paper, “Five Steps to a Profitable Video Strategy,” covers a lot of tried-and true-advice when it comes to making money in the online video space. That being said, there are always new lessons to learn when it comes to the increasingly popular world of digital entertainment. We’ve picked out a few of them from the white paper to share.
Google Says A New Chromecast Is On The Way
Not much is known, but it look like Google has something in the works.
10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning
Good morning! It looks set to be an overcast day in both New York and London today. Here’s the tech news you need to know this morning.
Business Insider
Inside Discovery’s digital video journey 
Back in 2012, Discovery barely had a digital video presence. It licensed some television shows to Netflix and Amazon, but didn’t make much original content for the Web.
CBS’s Showtime May Follow HBO in Offering Network Online
CBS Corp. (CBS)’s Showtime, the premium cable network that carries “Homeland,” is considering following rival HBO in offering its programs online to viewers who aren’t pay-TV customers.
Deals & Signings
StudioNow Buys Bluwave Productions
StudioNow, a company that offers a marketplace for brands and media companies to connect with talented video producers, has acquired Bluwave Productions.
Netflix Orders Animated Comedy Series from Bill Burr and Vince Vaughn
Netflix has ordered an animated comedy series from Bill Burr and Vince Vaughn.
Streaming Video News
Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Kyle Chandler-Starring ‘Bloodline’
That untitled family drama from Netflix and the creators of FX’s “Damages” finally has a name and a release date: “Bloodline,” which will debut with 13 episodes on the streaming service next March.
Roku Raises $25M as Connected-TV Space Heats Up
Roku has raised $25 million in a new round of financing, according to an SEC Form D filing made by the streaming devices company.
Venture Beat
Netflix Sets Premiere for Original Drama ‘Bloodline’ from ‘Damages’ Creators
Netflix announced that original drama “Bloodline,” from the team that created “Damages,” will premiere in March 2015 with all 13 episodes available in all the streamer’s territories.
Tumblr is making videos a lot more like GIFs
Tumblr may be known for moving images, but by and large that’s been the GIF — not videos. Tumblr is today trying to address that, changing what it’s like to watch videos in its mobile apps and on the desktop.
The Verge
The Next Web
Amazon Fire TV now available in the UK for £79
Amazon has today released its Fire TV streaming device in the UK, following a period of pre-orders.
The Next Web
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