Thursday 12.5: News to Know

/ Dec 5, 2013

HouseOfCards

‘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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18bknS0

Cynopsis http://www.cynopsis.com/

Variety http://bit.ly/1cY4ZWE

THR http://bit.ly/Iu6CCt

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.

Variety http://bit.ly/1eZehnq

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1jpflE3

 

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. 

Variety http://bit.ly/19jmuOJ

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. 

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1bjC0OH

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/IRdHxj

 

The Haps With Apps

TouchCast Launches Desktop Mode, Adds Multi-Cam Functions

NY-based startup TouchCast is bringing its interactive video platform to desktop computers. The desktop functionality joins the mobile version of TouchCast, which debuted on iPads in late June.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1eSCtqR

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1bK5qXO

AdWeek http://bit.ly/IFScOX

TNW http://tnw.co/1d0QBNy

 

YouTube News

Fullscreen Adds New Social Features to Its Creator Platform

Fullscreen is rolling out some new community-centric features for its Creator Platform.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bK88wL

 

Creator Profiles

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bK5Opj

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