Thursday 12.19: News to Know

/ Dec 19, 2013

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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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bSpftJ

Variety http://bit.ly/1eqG5Em

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1i4dchN

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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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18TFfbm

 

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).

ReelSEO http://bit.ly/JLltJA

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/JLhahn

Deadline http://bit.ly/1bS5fHK

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/1bS6LGe

Viki Strikes Search Deal With China’s Baidu

Viki, the TV website, is to power up its activities in China following a partnership with Baidu, the country’s leading search engine provider.

Variety http://bit.ly/1fpncye

THR http://bit.ly/1i47ahp

ATD http://dthin.gs/1cC5Afg

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1fI8Yt5

GigaOm http://bit.ly/19V3Qge

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/19fbHej

‘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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18TPoFe

Variety http://bit.ly/1eqH0Vm

Deadline http://bit.ly/18ZuJT9

LA Times http://lat.ms/1dRQCnn

The Wrap http://bit.ly/1cCJzwC

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/19ethiA

 

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1doLC9p

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/IYbZtV

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.

TNW http://tnw.co/1eqKvLy

 

YouTube News

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 HelbigHannah Hart, and Mamrie Hart, then you’re sadly out of luck. The shows, all four of them, are completely sold out.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1kXUENg

 

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!

NMR http://bit.ly/19UZ5n0

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.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1cCEqF1

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.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/19V0oCp

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.

Forbes http://onforb.es/1eqMsHV

 

Media News

Big Frame Opens Cross-Promotion Tool Viewfinder to the Public

In August, multi-channel network Big Frame unveiled Viewfinder, a back-end platform that allowed its talent to promote other creators’ videos, which in turn netted them promotional rewards.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19AcZ1n

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gIj1Bn

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.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/18ZxrYX

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