Thursday 10.31: News to Know

/ Oct 31, 2013

Digital video industry news today

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Is YouTube Completely Changing Network/Creator Relations?

From the start, YouTube has been a Wild West when it came to rights management. Creators made money from cover songs, and the labels that owned the originals didn’t make a dime.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/HrsldI

Adweek http://bit.ly/HsnpWe

 

Streaming Video News

Collective Digital Studio Acquires UK Reality Show for Metacafe

Ever since Collective Digital Studio bought Metacafe in the summer of 2012, the company has been looking to build the site up as a place for people to watch premium content from inside and outside the multi-channel network.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19UMQck

Amazon will test 2 new dramas, by X-Files screenwriter Chris Carter and author Michael Connelly

Amazon Studios is considering its first hour-long original dramas, and has greenlighted two pilots for testing by Amazon users. If the pilots get positive viewer feedback, Amazon will produce full seasons that will be available on Prime Instant Video and Lovefilm in early 2014.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/17zkdBV

Variety http://bit.ly/1cpAXeB

VEVO Relaunches Its Web And Mobile Sites To Streamline Music Video Search And Discovery

Music video powerhouse VEVO is launching a major redesign this week, after rebuilding its back end from the ground up.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/17Zc7Ph

Google Chromecast Brings Pandora to TV

Low-cost adapter also offers access Netflix, YouTube, Google Play and Hulu Plus.

Variety http://bit.ly/16NY6ci

 

YouTube News

Hannah Hart Selected by Vice to Host YouTube Music Awards Pre-Show

With the YouTube Music Awards scheduled for this Sunday night, YouTube creator Hannah Hart has been chosen by Vice and YouTube to serve as the official pre-show host.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1cppsDT

YouTube’s Comment Moderation Tools Will Not Destroy Site Anonymity

When YouTube first rolled out its new comment moderation tools, it was generally viewed two different ways by two different camps.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1h2ZUCR

LINDSEY STIRLING TALKS COMPETING ON DANCEON’S ‘DANCE SHOWDOWN’ SEASON 3, NEW ALBUM

For those of you who didn’t think “Dance Showdown,” the competition dancing show on the DanceOn YouTube channel, could get any more exciting from the previous two seasons, prepare to have your socks not just knocked off — but washed, folded neatly and placed back in the drawer.

NMR http://bit.ly/1h1uxZl

 

Media News

Studios Settle On ‘Digital HD’ & ‘Digital’ Standard Branding

Effective this month, Hollywood studios will package digital film and television content under the standard “Digital” or “Digital HD” brand, trade org Digital Entertainment Group announced today.

Deadline http://bit.ly/1aJ5gOa

Chernin Group Buying Majority Stake in Crunchyroll, the Anime Subscription Site

The Chernin Group is buying a controlling interest in Crunchyroll, the Web video site that specializes in selling subscriptions to Japanese animation.

ATD http://dthin.gs/16Ljvmj

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