Thursday 10.24: News to Know

/ Oct 24, 2013

Digital video industry news today

 youtubmusic

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service (Breaking)

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service — akin to a Spotify, but with video — to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans.

Billboard http://bit.ly/1bgxbDj

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1cePePf

GigaOm http://bit.ly/18eVVsx

 

Streaming Video News

Machinima Partner Yoteslaya Passes Away in Fatal Train Collision

According to a report by Fox 59, Machinima Respawn partner Brian Rickard (Yoteslaya) has died in a fatal car accident.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1c05gZ2

Hulu officially brings free short clips to mobile devices

Short clips from the Daily ShowSaturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as a number of other shows, are now available for free onHulu‘s website if you access it from a mobile device.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/17IZ0BE

Five things Netflix is going to disrupt next

First, Netflix brought us binge viewing. Now it wants to shorten the time between TV seasons, stream in 4K and give us access to movies sooner.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1bfEdbt

Spoof Queen of England Twitter Account to Be Adapted Into Yahoo Series

Titled “Yes Ma’am,” the animated comedy series will be aired on Yahoo’s U.K. comedy page and feature the royalist snark familiar to @Queen_UK’s 1.1 million followers.

THR http://bit.ly/19zOFLz

Netflix Releases Exclusive Clip From Aziz Ansari’s ‘Buried Alive’

In preparation for Aziz Ansari’s comedy special “Buried Alive,” Netflix has released an exclusive clip from the upcoming show.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/Hjkcr6

 

YouTube News

YouTube Takes on The News

Much like the Google News homepage, YouTube’s news channel aggregates video news content from some of the biggest – and smallest – broadcasters on earth. Also, like Google News, the channel does not actually produce its own journalism.

Digiday http://bit.ly/1eLzrFb

YouTube Expands Paid Channels to Some Creators

YouTube is now giving some creators the ability to launch paid/subscription channels on the site, after having opened up the capability to a variety of other content providers in May.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1ig52ii

Fast Company http://bit.ly/17cbjKe

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1eIWKPW

YOUTUBE MAKES PAID SUBSCRIPTION CHANNELS AVAILABLE TO MORE PARTNERS — COULD IT HELP YOU?

Congrats, mid-tier and above YouTubers , you can now start charging subscription fees of as little as $0.99 for your new channels!

NMR http://bit.ly/1bZXej2

MAKER UNVEILS MAKER MAX — THE ULTIMATE ANALYTIC DASHBOARD

Maker Studios continues to redefine the way YouTubers interact with their fans and control their destinies. Introducing Maker Max, the online video production giant has taken an enormous stride forward in shoring up the analytical side of their business mode.

NMR http://bit.ly/1ahyIus

Media News

AOL Forms Global Video Division with Ran Harnevo at the Helm

Ran Harnevo has been named president of AOL Video, a newly formed global division at the digital media company.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16vDkhy

AdWeek http://bit.ly/HfxIg7

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