Thursday 11.14: News to Know
Maker Studios’ Polaris Offers a Gritty Adaptation of Super Mario Bros.
Give Maker Studios credit — the company wants to be a major media company, and do the things that major media companies do, like produce their own content.
Streaming Video News
Hulu Has a Better Shot Than Netflix at Joining the TV Bundle
Like Netflix, Hulu also wants in on the pay-TV bundle. Unlike Netflix, Hulu has a much better shot of that actually happening.
Roku gets a news section, courtesy of AOL — but is that a good thing?
Roku just turned AOL On into its default news source, adding videos right to its home screen. But are such exclusive partnerships really good for consumers and publishers?
Media Post http://bit.ly/1crHVix
Can Vice Build YouTube’s First Huge News Channel?
YouTube wants to be in the news business. The world’s most popular video site has identified news as an “emerging” area internally, believing teens and tweens will come to YouTube for all the latest.
The Wrap http://bit.ly/17UjxcF
Sesame Workshop, Oznoz Video Launch Online ‘Sesame Street’ for Bilingual Kids
Sesame Workshop has signed a deal with online site Oznoz Video to offer multi-lingual versions of its popular kids shows — including Sesame Street and Elmo’s World — over the Internet, targeting children growing up in bilingual households worldwide.
Frederator’s Female Animation Project Raises Nearly $800K on Kickstarter
The people have spoken. There will be more Bee and Puppycat.
A few weeks ago, the YouTube-centric animation studio Frederator started a Kickstarter campaign for Bee & Puppycat, a series created by one of the writers from the Cartoon Network hit Adventuretime.
Discovery Channel Picks Up Funny Or Die Sports Docu-Series
Variety http://bit.ly/1a5v0nPTags: Amazon, Animated Series, Bee and PuppyCat, Cartoon Hangover, Cartoons, discovery, Discovery Channel, Frederator Studios, funny or die, Gamers, gaming, Hulu, hulu plus, maker studios, MCNs, Netflix, News2Know, Polaris, Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop, youtube