Friday 11.01: News to Know

/ Nov 1, 2013


Netflix Strikes Third Pay TV Integration Deal in Europe

The streaming video giant will make its service available via set-top boxes of Denmark’s Waoo!

The Hollywood Reporter:


Opinions & Analysis

After YouTube: An Analysis of What comes Next in the World of New Media

The deterioration of YouTube is an inevitability.


Streaming Video News

Comcast Doesn’t Want to Hook Up with Netflix Anytime Soon

Don’t hold your breath for a Netflix app on your Comcast set-top box: Netflix has started to strike deals with pay TV operators abroad to run its app on their devices, and CEO Reed Hastings recently told investors that he would love to be on Comcast’s gear as well — but Comcast cable operations CEO Neil Smit said during the company’s earnings call that this is “not really a high priority” for Comcast,according to Home Media Magazine.


China’s Internet Video Giant Youku Tudou Rewards Content Creators With Revenue

The user-generated video site has paid out more than $500,000 to participating contributors, and offers cinematography and digital marketing seminars to top amateur talents.

The Hollywood Reporter:

Vimeo VOD Is Selling More Than Just Films

Since launching its VOD service, streaming site Vimeo has had consistent downloads across all types of content, says president Dae Mellencamp.


Vevo rolls out ‘most significant update’ ever with major redesign

Vevo has just made what it’s calling the “most significant update” to the music video site since its launch.

The Verge


YouTube News

YouTube to TV Networks: No More ‘Sweetheart’ Ad Deals for You!

Video Service Imposing 45% Ad Splits On All Partners, But Also Offering New Upside.


YouTube Wants Canadian Creators to Collaborate More

YouTube is giving a little love to its neighbors up north: That’s right, Canada.


Philip DeFranco Takes Aim at (Some) Major MCNs in New Upload

Philip DeFranco is not overly fond of YouTube multi-channel networks. In fact, the SourceFed founder and YouTube savant had this to say regarding MCNs: “For the sake of transparency, you should understand that I fucking hate 95% of MCNs.” Sugarcoating, he is not.


Media News

New Programming + Deals

Luxury lifestyle pub for African Americans, Uptown Magazine, announced its new YouTube channel – Uptown Unplugged. The entry will include original shows like Uptown Studio,Uptown ProFiles and The H List. Lexus, Marriott and Ciroc will also produce branded content.



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