Thursday 7.17: News to Know

/ Jul 17, 2014

Digital video industry news today

CNE Sets Up The Scene with Exclusive Shows, New Content Partners

Right on cue, Conde Nast Entertainment has launched The Scene, a new hub for “digital-first” video content produced by the publisher and various third-party content partners.

As part of the launch, The Scene will be exclusively distributing the second season of Glamour’s “The Single Life,” which stars YouTuber Taryn Southern.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1wzryts

AdWeek http://bit.ly/Ua7ukQ

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1neGbCU

Media Post http://bit.ly/1ssRedI

Opinions & Analysis

The Pay-For-Coverage YouTube Debate Seems Pretty Clear Cut

Earlier this week, the folks of Yogscast debuted a perplexing new revenue sharing system, one that revolves around taking a cut of the sales of some games featured on their massively popular YouTube show.

Forbes http://onforb.es/1jBrfOo

Deals & Signings

Charles Gabriel Jumps from AOL to Maker Studios

Charles Gabriel has been hired by Maker Studios as chief advertising officer and executive vice president of global sales, a new role at the company. He will be responsible for overseeing Maker’s global sales strategy and driving worldwide revenue.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1kzhWJW

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1neGbCU

Variety http://bit.ly/1qHCO5e

 

LG Teams Up with Trick-Shot Artists Dude Perfect

LG has joined the list of brands like Pringles, Nerf, and Pennzoil who have taken notice and have begun working their products into the YouTube channel Dude Perfect.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1oMqZIs

 

‘Creativity Bundle’ Offers Four Films Through VHX at Any Price

Experimenting with an interesting monetization strategy, Bond/360 has launched the “Creativity Bundle,” a package of four highly acclaimed films to be sold directly through VHX, a video distribution platform that gives creators an express sales pathway to viewers. How much does the bundle cost? Whatever viewers are willing to pay for it.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1jBlm3J

 

Streaming Video News

Fox-Time Warner News Colors Senate Committee Look At Online Video; Netflix’s Reed Hastings Declines Invite

“We’re in an arms race,” Public Knowledge CEO Gene Kimmelman told the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing to explore the prospects for broadband video. It’s “no surprise, content companies bulk up” as Fox wants to do with its $80B bid for Time Warner, which was rejected by the company but disclosed today.

Deadline http://bit.ly/1jBmZhD

 

Netflix Canada Cuts Exclusive Deal for Disney Films

Netflix and Walt Disney Studios have inked a multi-year licensing deal that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription video service for first-run Disney live-action and animated feature films.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1qi3r4U

 

Netflix Makes Case for Rigorous ‘Title II’ Approach to Net Neutrality

Netflix is urging the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunications service, a move that they say would give the commission the solid authority it needs to establish robust net neutrality rules.

Variety http://bit.ly/1paSGw2

Gigaom http://bit.ly/1oMzh32

 

1 in 3 Desperate Canadians Hack Their Way Into U.S. Netflix Because Their Version Sucks

If you have never watched Canadian television before, let us tell you a little secret: it’s terrible.

BetaBeat http://bit.ly/1mXNkG0

 

Pop-Up Video For Web 3.0: Connecting Anything Video To Everything Online

Interactive technology company Wirewax has brought the “pop-up video” concept to music videos, commercials, and other online video mediums.

Forbes http://onforb.es/1mhEkqW

Chrome for iOS just got Chromecast support

iPhone and iPad users can now cast directly from the Chrome browser on their mobile devices — if they can find a website supporting it, that is.

Gigaom http://bit.ly/1nAqU9I

 

The Haps with Apps

The Vine Movement to Call Out Trolls

When there’s a lot of interaction on a given social network, it’s a good sign that users are paying attention to each other’s content. But high rates of engagement can often give way to disagreement and discord.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/UcqYW5

YouTube News

Joey Graceffa Stars in New Short Film ‘Eon’ (Trailer)

Most of you might be familiar with Joey Graceffa as a top vlogger on YouTube, but the creator, who has more than 3.6 million subscribers, has been expanding his repertoire in the past year to include “higher-quality,” scripted content.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1ywuCJM

 

AOL and Fullscreen Reveal YouTube Cast for ‘Follow Me’ Docu-Series

Among the 16 shows announced by AOL in April as part of its 2014 original programming slate is “Follow Me,” a series that will document the lives of some of the most popular online video creators, and in the process explore how they are redefining what it means to be a celebrity in the digital age.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/UcmUVy

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1neGbCU

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1ssWnCu

 

Fine Bros. Discover Kids Don’t Like Game Boys Anymore Old school device doesn’t cut it with today’s crowd

There was a time that having a Game Boy meant you owned the coolest toy on the market. Today’s kids, however, don’t think it’s worth writing home about.

Fine Brothers Entertainment asked kids what they thought about the classic handheld Nintendo device and had them play the top-selling game (and major cause of headaches), Tetris. “I kind of feel sad for the people in the past,” one kid said, sighing. The children may not have been impressed, but audiences—who have viewed the clip more than 7.5 million times since it uploaded on July 6— love their reactions.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1t8IpDj

 

Media News

Evolve Media Unveils New Solution to Boost Video Ad Viewability

Digital publisher Evolve Media has launched INgage, a new solution designed to make video ads more viewable on a web page.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/UdOu5e

 

AOL Premieres ‘Road to Disrupt’ Docu-Series

AOL has launched “The Road to Disrupt,” a new documentary series following five startups that competed in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1mXGUXm

 

NY Times Goes ‘Out There’ with New Science Video Channel

The New York Times has launched a new video channel for its “Out There” science series, which takes viewers on a “scenic tour” of some of the most interesting mysteries about outer space.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1r6meyg

 

AOL, NY Times, and Ora TV Scoop Up News & Documentary Emmy Noms

Nominees for the 35th annual News & Documentary were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week, and among the digital set, they include The New York Times, AOL, and Ora TV.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1zMtDGU

 

Viral Video Watch: Dawn of the Planet of the Pugs, Dr. Who-er Rangers, and TMNT vs. their namesakes

This is your daily dose of cute, right off the bat. Why is it that pug versions of things always make the world a happier place?

iMedia Connection http://bit.ly/1mXKSzl

 

Accel And Stripes Bet Big On Video Content With $61 Million Investment In Pond5

Pond5 just scooped $61 million Series A from Accel Partners and Stripes group.

Forbes http://onforb.es/1qi1fuo

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