Thursday 11.7: News to Know
Netflix Orders Four Marvel Live-Action Series
Netflix and Disney announced a multiyear deal under which Marvel Television will develop four original live-action series based on four of Marvel’s most popular characters, set to bow in 2015.
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Deals & Signings
Social Startup Mass Relevance Hires USA Network Digital Head Jesse Redniss
Exec to head strategy for Mass Relevance, which aggregates and filters social conversations for media companies and brands
Streaming Video News
Longoria Doesn’t Sell for Hulu
New animated show debuts minus sponsor.
Eva Longoria is getting animated in her newest adult comedy cartoon, Mother Up!, which debuted yesterday on Hulu. The season includes 13 episodes, each a half-hour long, about a mother transitioning from the city to the suburbs. Two episodes are currently available, and a new episode will launch every Wednesday until January.
i.TV snaps up GetGlue in a reported all-stock transaction
Second-screen startup i.TV has bought its better-known, but not that much more popular rival GetGlue. i.TV announced the transaction Wednesday, and Variety is reporting that the deal was all stock, and “far less than the $24 million GetGlue had raised from investors.”
Lionsgate Inks China Distribution Deal With Sid Ganis’ Jiaflix Enterprises
The multi-year agreement will make titles like “The Twilight Saga Eclipse,” “Princess Bride” and “Dirty Dancing” available for streaming on M1905.com, the online division of China Movie Channel.
Amazon Studios has launched Amazon Preview, to entice to participate more in the creative programming process. The Verge reports that Preview gives access to pilots, test footage, concepts and storyboards while asking users for feedback on shows. Although Amazon has invited a select few customers to join, anyone can take part – for free.
The New YouTube Comments Are Here
Those comment moderation tools YouTube has been talking about are finally here.
ALLEGED PROSTITUTE POSTS FOOTAGE OF SLEEPING JUSTIN BIEBER TO YOUTUBE [VIDEO]
Muy Caliente!!! So the Justin Bieber trainwreck continues as apparently this alleged Brazilian prostitute took footage of a sleeping Justin Bieber shirtless in a hotel room and posted it to la internet (la iñternete?).
Mondo Media Wants to Find Its Next Animated Series in Canada
Mondo Media is headed to the Great White North in order to find its next hit show.
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