Thursday 6.27: News to Know

/ Jun 27, 2013

VIS-News2Know

Maker Studios pic

Industry Reactions to Zappin vs. Maker Studios

So, yesterday was interesting. Maker Studios isn’t a stranger to controversy, having been involved in multiple disputes with talent and industry people (both in the public and behind the scenes) since the company was founded in 2009. So when news broke yesterday that one of Maker’s embattled co-founders, and former chief executive, was suing the company for essentially “ousting” him, it had a certain air of inevitability.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/12nltVn

AllThingsD http://dthin.gs/12nfL61

THR http://bit.ly/10lJ5sO

 

Aereo Updates

Aereo To Launch in Chicago in September

Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Chicagoland area on September 13, continuing the company’s nationwide rollout. The expansion to Chicago will cover 16 counties across Illinois and Indiana. Aereo’s technology is currently available to consumers residing in the New York City, Boston and Atlanta designated market areas (DMA).

Deadline Hollywood http://bit.ly/14Zuyot

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/12sDyx4

GigaOm http://bit.ly/139YGhC

TheVerge http://bit.ly/12n3iiF

 

The Haps With Apps

TouchCast App Puts Pro-Grade Video Editing in iPad Users’ Hands

Released today on iTunes, TouchCast is a new video-creation platform that places all the tools of an editing studio in one free iPad app. TouchCast has two elements: One allows users to watch and interact with videos via the service (“Touch”), the other is the studio/production features designed for creators to shoot and publish interactive videos (“Cast”).

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16BKCMi

AllThingsD http://dthin.gs/13a624M

AdWeek http://bit.ly/14ZwVr9

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/10nbCOO

Variety http://bit.ly/14whLYf

Flowboard for iPad Now Lets You Add YouTube Videos and PDFs to Your Multimedia Mixes

In a nutshell, Flowboard offers a ridiculously easy way to create presentations, photo albums, magazines, and just about any kind of multimedia entity directly from your iPad. Indeed, your side-scrolling creations can contain as much text, images, videos, links, and photos as you like. Following its initial launch in April, Flowboard rolled out a swift update that reeled in a handful of new features. And from today, Flowboard is letting you add YouTube videos and PDFs too.

TNW http://tnw.co/1aQrRIt

 

Deals & Signings

RTL Group Invests $36 Million in BroadbandTV

Today brought another huge investment in a YouTube-based network from a large traditional media player. Except, the MCN receiving $36 million is one that you might not have heard of. BroadbandTV, based out of Vancouver, is the fifth-largest MCN with a network of more than 7,800 channel partners altogether averaging 800 million views per month.

Video Ink http://bit.ly/10YWs4O

Deadline Hollywood http://bit.ly/1afg47P

THR http://bit.ly/14Z8bPW

Viki Moves In On Chinese Audiences With Two New Video Deals

Video sharing site, Viki, is continuing its push into China with two new video distribution deals with Chinese video-on-demand sites, LeTV and Xunlei Kankan. This move follows its first distribution deal, set up last July, with Renren—also known as the Facebook of China. That deal with Renren was Viki’s first such agreement with a third party to serve videos on an external site, and saw Renren setting up a dedicated channel called VikiZone on its site.

Tech Crunch http://tcrn.ch/15J41bV

 

Videos to Watch Now

AOL Holding Auditions in NY for “AOL Live”

AOL plans to debut “AOL Live,” a daily live-streaming service later this summer. To get started, the company is holding auditions in New York today and tomorrow to find “the most talented and passionate news, sports, weather, entertainment, and Internet-y storytellers in the world.” Auditions run from 5am to 10am on each day at the company’s headquarters in Manhattan (770 Broadway).

VideoInk http://bit.ly/122swyB

 

Opinions & Analysis

3 Reasons Talk of ‘Rival’ to YouTube is Ridiculous

Maker Studios, besides fending off a lawsuit from former CEO Danny Zappin, is launching its own website to host its videos later this year as an alternative to YouTube. Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, CEO and founder of Inside.com, a major YouTube content provider, said recently that a few of the online video giant’s top partners are prepping competitive sites, and many have construed them as “rivals” to YouTube.

TheWrap http://bit.ly/17hxsoD

 

Streaming Video News

Discovery is Planning a Streaming Service — But it Won’t be Ready for Several Years

Discovery Communications is working on a paid service that would let cable subscribers access new-ish episodes of shows from channels like TLC and Animal Planet. By the time the service launches, though, its model may not be appealing.

paidContent http://bit.ly/12pZRDt

 

Digital Disruption

Oprah brings digital soaps ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘All My Children’ to cable

This spring, beloved soap operas “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” found new life as online-only shows. Now they’ll air on cable, too, via a limited-time engagement on Oprah’s OWN Network.

paidContent http://bit.ly/139YOha

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Tiesto

Summer Music Festivals and Branded Content

 
Al Roker

Roker Media Partners with HooplaHa on Live Streaming Originals Slate

 
Campus Insiders Twitter

Twitter to Live Stream 300 College Sporting Events via Campus...

 
Comic-Con Logo

Circa Teams with Defy Media’s Clevver for Comic-Con Coverage

 
Industry Tickets Selling Fast!
Click above to lock in your registration for VidCon 2015!
 
International Drone Racing Association ESPN

Drone Racing Gets Dedicated Streaming Channel Drone TV

 
DavidLoker_VideoInk_300x250

Amazon and Netflix Alum David Loker Heads to Ayzenberg

 
AndrewGraham_VideoInk_300x250

CAA Grabs Andrew Graham from Big Frame; Retains Clients as Agent Rep

 
Machinima Logo

Machinima Takes China with Sohu Partnership

 
Periscope is Twitter's live-streaming video app

Periscope Adding New Watch and Discovery Features

 
Transformers Combiner Wars Machinima

Machinima Reveals Voice Cast & Trailer for...

 
AmazonBox

Amazon Unveils 2016 Comedy Pilot Season

 
Ana Kasparian The Young Turks

The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian Talks Puke, Vitriol &...

 
Algorhythm New Form Digital Above Average Craig Benzine WheezyWaiter

What Above Average Plans to Do with $15M in Funding from Turner...

 
Adam Sandler Ridiculous Six Netflix

Adam Sandler Teams with Oscar-Winner Jennifer Hudson for Netflix...

 
VideoAd_1

Video Is Not The Answer (But Great Video Might Be)

 
Twitter

Twitter and NBA Partner on Two New TV-Style Shows

 
BuzzFeed Tasty

BuzzFeed’s ‘Tasty’ Stays Atop Cross-Platform...

 
Reelio Logo

Reelio Greenlight Serves Up Brand-Ready Influencer Project Database

 
Kalel Kin Community

Kin Community Coming to Australia

 
Internet Creators Guild

Is Hank Green’s Internet Creators Guild a Fair Deal?

 
Netflix_new

Netflix Disappoints with 1.68M Net Subscriber Adds in Q2 2016

 
Star Trek Logo

New ‘Star Trek’ Series Going Boldly with Netflix...

 
Pokemon Go

The Week In Branded Content

 
Popsugar

Popsugar Partners with ABC for Political Convention Coverage

 
Moms With Attitude Awestruck

Awestruck Bringing the World More ‘Snooki and JWOWW: Moms...

 
SUPER_HIGH_SCORE_STONED_POKEMON_Merry Jane

Merry Jane Throws Stoned Pokemon Party on ‘Super High...

 
Emmys

Netflix Grabs 54 Emmy Nominations, Amazon Scores 16

 
Emmys_VideoInk_300x250

FULL LIST: Inaugural Short Form Emmy Nominees

 
Catastrophe Amazon

Amazon Invites ‘Catastrophe’ for 2 More Seasons

 
VidCon 2016 2

5 Things I Learned at VidCon 2016

 
Boondoggle ABC Ty Burrell

ABC Revamps Streaming Service with 7 Original Short-Form Series...

 
BitTorrent News

BitTorrent News to Debut with Republican Convention Coverage

 
YouTube Money

YouTube Touts Anti-Piracy Efforts as Per-Stream Payments to...

 
Outstream Video Sublime Skinz

Why Outstream Video is Going to Drive the Video Market

 
Netflix acquires three new indie flicks

Netflix Price Increases Won’t Scare Away Many Subscribers,...

 
Sickhouse Idigenous Media

Indigenous Media Returns to ‘Sickhouse’ for Sequel

 
Uninterrupted

LeBron James’ Uninterrupted Adds Gotham Chopra as...

 
Project Greenlight Studios See Yourself

Project Greenlight Digital Studios Launches LGBTQ Filmmaking...

 
Disney Accelerator

Disney Accelerator Taps JauntVR, Playbuzz and YouTube...

 
PewDiePie 3-2-15

Warner Bros. Settles FTC Charges for Payments to PewDiePie and...