Thursday 3.26.15: News to Know

/ Mar 26, 2015

Digital video industry news today

Facebook Wants Exclusive Video from Publishers, Updates Messenger App to Take on Snapchat

Facebook seems to be taking on Snapchat — in addition to YouTube — with its latest moves towards both new content partnerships and an updated messaging platform.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1GZkXPC

Variety http://bit.ly/1BnTHq4

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1CbEniT

Forbes http://onforb.es/1GVAuQe

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1FGVSf8

Business Insider http://read.bi/1BMuWCR

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1IyIxni

TNW http://tnw.co/1EHhgLM

Reuters http://reut.rs/1IyICHH

Re/Code http://on.recode.net/1CrHIfg

TNW http://tnw.co/1BsyWtm

FastCo http://bit.ly/1Cbr7La

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1CRpXqa

NYT http://nyti.ms/19TYtVJ

Wired http://wrd.cm/1CbdzPZ

The Verge http://bit.ly/1GXHFr7

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1GsKSRr

USA Today http://usat.ly/1OAzB54

 

Opinions & Analysis

The Must-Know Tricks for Growing Your Audience on YouTube

When it comes to growing your audience on YouTube, there are several important things you have to consider…

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1HMzga5

 

What it’s like to sell your startup for ~$120 million before it’s even launched: Meet Twitter’s new prized possession, Periscope

A few months ago, Kayvon Beykpour met a fellow Stanford University graduate, Jessica Verrilli, for coffee.

Business Insider http://read.bi/1EHhK4h

 

5 minutes may be the new long-form in mobile video

In mobile, conventional wisdom says shorter video is better. In just the past few weeks, several snackable campaigns have made trade headlines, including HBO’s 10-second Twitter tease for Game of Thrones, and Gap’s Instagram “micro-series,” which stretched an entire meet-cute across a dozen 15-second vignettes.

DigiDay http://bit.ly/1HKYDN1

 

Deals & Signings

Defy Media Signs ‘Carmilla’ Creators VerveGirlTV

Defy Media has signed YouTube channel VerveGirlTV to its network as part of its “Creators Program,” which aims to support YouTube creators by offering them access to various programming, production, audience development, and monetization resources.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1xifJhH

 

SendtoNews Extends Sports Syndication Deal with IMG and AP’s SNTV

Sports video distributor SendtoNews has renewed its deal with Sports News Television to bring sports news videos and highlights to online audiences in North America.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1NiYXkA

 

Streaming Video News

Nebraska Blocks NCAA Tournament Live Streaming at Capitol

Nebraska lawmakers will have to watch the NCAA basketball tournament after work. Nebraska Chief Information Officer Brenda Decker told legislative and judicial administrators in an email that websites for streaming the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are blocked on the Capitol’s network.

AP http://apne.ws/1EXDuMa

 

Tracy Anderson Unveils Streaming Videos for Master Class

Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson discusses her plans to expand her brand. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1GsyEbu

 

Streaming Video News

Web Series Wednesday: Listen to These Shows

The internet’s long been amazing place to discover music, and these web series follow in this tradition. Most of them go deeper, showing the history behind major hits, the knowledge of “super fans,” the world of Broadway musical casting, the process of music video choreography, and the life of artists on the road.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1BrZSIW

 

CNN Launches on Apple TV

CNNgo — which requires a subscription to a participating pay-TV partner — provides access to the news cabler’s live TV feed and on-demand shows.

Variety http://bit.ly/1FWIPEK

 

YouTube News

Food Network Star Duff Goldman to Launch YouTube Channel with CDS

Duff Goldman, celebrity baker and Food Network personality, will launch a food and cooking brand and channel on YouTube in partnership with Collective Digital Studio.

Variety http://bit.ly/1xigreW

 

Industry Highlights

Twitter’s Periscope streams challenge to Meerkat

Meerkat had better watch its back. The live-streaming video app that was all the rage at SXSW now faces big-time competition. It comes from the Periscope app launching today, which Twitter bought in January for a reported $100 million.

USA Today http://usat.ly/19042B5

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1NcuEOp

The Next Web http://tnw.co/1xB2wks

Venture Beat http://bit.ly/1xifUcJ

NYT http://nyti.ms/1EXGt7c

The Verge http://bit.ly/1NbuMgQ

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1EXGKqJ

Wired http://wrd.cm/1HKqKft

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1HKmlJa

TNW http://tnw.co/1xB2wks

Re/Code http://on.recode.net/1HKXsNy

Business Insider http://read.bi/1EHhwKu

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1BojXkc

 

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook News Feed Will Be Mostly Video in Five Years

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a big emphasis on video during the opening keynote address at the tech giant’s annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

THR http://bit.ly/1CrIads

 

Here’s How Facebook Plans to Get More Creators to Upload Natively

It’s no secret that Facebook wants video creators to upload content directly to the social network instead of embedding third-party (YouTube) clips. The company has even made it so that those clips perform better on the social network.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19ned2m

 

MoviePass Hires Hulu’s Erantzeri Corona as Marketing VP (Exclusive)

MoviePass, the subscription service that lets users see an unlimited number of movies in theaters, has hired Erantzeri Corona — previously head of customer acquisition at Hulu — as VP of marketing.

Variety http://bit.ly/1HKUetp

 

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