Thursday 12.19: News to Know
Hulu’s 2013 Revenues Will Hit $1 Billion
Hulu will make $1 billion in revenue in 2013, a pretty substantial increase from the $695 million the online video company generated a year ago.
Opinions & Analysis
How Much Does YouTube Affect International Windowing?
The concept of international windowing and distribution — determining who has access to your content and at which intervals — can be a tricky thing to understand. So here’s my attempt at simplifying it: Films and TV shows aren’t monetized only when they first premiere. Studios are consistently finding new ways to make money off of their content by distributing it to new markets and new platforms.
Streaming Video News
4K Streaming Video – The Future Bandwidth Monster?
Smart TVs are on the rise, 3DTVs are floundering and now the industry is pushing out 4K to the masses. So, what is it? Why do we need it? What does it mean for streaming video? And what does it mean for digital video advertising? All this and more are right inside my friends so come with me as we crank up the video resolution to 11, or rather 4000 (give or take).
Netflix’s ‘Mitt’: A Film About One Man’s Desire to Be Your President (Trailer)
“Mitt,” a Netflix original documentary about former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s multiple attempts to become our president, will debut on Friday, January 24 in all Netflix territories.
Netflix ‘House of Cards’ Season 2 Will Stream in Ultra HD to 4K TVs
Netflix will offer the second season of “House of Cards,” the Emmy-winning political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, in 4K Ultra HD on select Internet TVs — one of a handful of titles to launch in early 2014 in the high-res format.
Viki Strikes Search Deal With China’s Baidu
Telly gets $8M, buys Dubai-based Sha Sha to launch Middle East movie service
Telly may have started as a Twitter video service, but now it’s looking to become the Netflix of the Middle East.
‘Man on Wire’ Producer Launches Studio, Signs Film Deal with Xbox
In a sign that Xbox Entertainment Studios is ready to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and premium TV channels, the company has been greenlighting an array of original content from critically-acclaimed filmmakers. The latest is a documentary film series from Lightbox, a new non-fiction content studio from Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn and his cousin, Emmy-winning producer Jonathan Chinn.
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Amazon’s Latest Bid to Digitize Hollywood: A Free Screenwriter’s Virtual Corkboard
Amazon Studios has launched a new screenplay-writing tool that lets scribes create and track projects in the “cloud,” hoping it’s a carrot to funnel more TV and movie projects into its open-source maw.
The Haps With Apps
Mass Appeal Launches Animated Digital Series Exclusively on Instagram
Street culture site Mass Appeal is adding a new digital series to its roster of original programming, but unlike its other shows, which appear on YouTube and massappeal.com, this one will revolve around Instagram and the recently introduced Instagram Video.
Movie-Dub App Startup MyLingo Raises $750,000, Adds UTA’s Jeremy Zimmer as Adviser
MyLingo, a startup developing an app that plays back dubbed tracks for non-English-speaking moviegoers, has landed $750,000 in seed funding and signed United Talent Agency CEO Jeremy Zimmer to its advisory board.
Twitter’s Vine gets vanity URLs: sign-up starts Dec. 20 for verified accounts and Dec. 23for all others
As a holiday treat, Twitter has announced that it will begin allowing Vine users to register for vanity URLs for their profiles. The race begins on Friday, December 20 at 9am PST when those with verified accounts will be able to sign up. All other Vine users will be able to participate on Monday, December 23.
Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart Sell Out ‘#NoFilter’ Tour
Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, and Portland; if you haven’t picked up tickets to the “#NoFilter” tour hosted by Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart, then you’re sadly out of luck. The shows, all four of them, are completely sold out.
SHAY CARL, BART BAKER, SOURCEFED, SHIRA LAZAR & MORE: THE TUBE-A-THON RED CARPET WAS A YOUTUBE STAR SHOW
What’s that? Oh nothing … just the “What’s Trending Tube-a-Thon 2013 Red Carpet Footage” from NewMediaRockstars! Woot woot!
YouTube’s 2013 ‘Rewind,’ Starring Kid President and Jenna Marbles, Lands On Viral Video Chart
Of all people, YouTube should know how to make a viral video. The Google-owned company’s year-end compilation to promote 2013’s most contagious videos caught on with more than 34 million views last week to debut in the No. 2 spot, according to our friends at Visible Measures.
Obscure Discount Canadian Airline Wins Christmas on YouTube Santa-themed WestJet spot generates 25 million views in a week
Elaborate stunts have become a marketing staple on YouTube. So it stood to reason that some brand would plans something holiday themed that would take off this year. Still, it was hard to seeWestJet being that brand.
The Injustice Of The YouTube Content ID Crackdown Reveals Google’s Dark Side
Right now, the gaming world is up in arms over a series of new Draconian measures thatYouTube has implemented to slam content creators with copyright strikes, violation notices and revenue redistribution.
Big Frame Opens Cross-Promotion Tool Viewfinder to the Public
Tremor Video Inks Exclusive Sales Deal with Meredith
Meredith has signed a video ad deal with Tremor Video under which Tremor will be the exclusive third-party seller of Meredith’s desktop video inventory. Per the agreement, pre-roll inventory from Meredith Digital’s portfolio of women-centric sites, including Allrecipes.com, BHG.com, and Parents.com, will be available on Tremor Video’s ad tech platform.
FreeWheel, comScore Partner To Make Online Video Buying More Like TV
Video ad platform FreeWheel today announced it has partnered with comScore to bring comScore’s validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) and validated Media Essentials (vME) to FreeWheel’s platform.
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