Thursday 12.5: News to Know
‘House of Cards’ Will Return to Netflix on Valentine’s Day 2014
Netflix’s Emmy-winning original political drama, “House of Cards,” will return for a second season on February 14, 2014.
Deals & Signings
AOL Hires HGTV Exec Balthazar to Program Homepage (Exclusive)
AOL has turned to the television biz to recruit talent to drive up traffic, hiring HGTV programming exec Brian Balthazar to oversee content strategy for its homepage.
Streaming Video News
Yahoo Movies Pacts with FindAnyFilm in U.K., Ireland
Yahoo Movies has pacted with FindAnyFilm, the U.K. film database that connects film fans to legal download services, as well as other ways of watching pics legally, such as movie theater chains and home entertainment retailers.
Netflix isn’t abandoning binge viewing, after all
This morning, an email from a PR agency titled “Netflix likely to end binge watching in 2014″ hit my inbox, responding to this week’s announcement that the streaming service’s first animated originalTurbo Fast will be released in installations, as opposed to making the entire season available on day one.
Plex for Chromecast: new clues hint at imminent launch
Media center app Plex could be coming to Chromecast soon: A recent version of Plex’s server software already includes a Chromecast configuration file.
The Haps With Apps
TouchCast Launches Desktop Mode, Adds Multi-Cam Functions
Fullscreen Adds New Social Features to Its Creator Platform
Fullscreen is rolling out some new community-centric features for its Creator Platform.
Complex Media Expands Video Team, Including Nathan Brown as GM (Q&A)
Complex Media today is announcing several key new hires as the male/lifestyle publisher looks to expand its video efforts into 2014.
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