Thursday 7.18: News to Know

/ Jul 18, 2013

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‘House of Cards’ Scores Nine Emmy Nominations

It’s a good day to be Netflix. The nominees for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning and the streaming service (or should we refer to it as a programmer now?) has a presence in four major categories.

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Streaming Video News

‘Breaking Bad’ And ‘Mad Men’ Are Way More Popular On Netflix Than Its New Shows Like ‘House Of Cards’

More Netflix subscribers watched episodes of “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” than its original TV show “House of Cards,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “House of Cards” accounted for less than 1% of the shows watched by regular Netflix viewers during a week in April, according to a new study by research firm GfK. Breaking Bad and Mad Men, on the other hand, each got 3% of total viewership. Even “Heroes,” a canceled NBC drama and “Family Guy” each got a 2% share.

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Hulu Is Disabling Facebook Auto-Sharing

Hulu has decided to stop its users from oversharing. The Internet TV site will soon no longer allow users to automatically feed their viewing activity directly into Facebook. Instead, to let your peeps know you’re bingeing on “The Bachelorette” or “Hell’s Kitchen” you’ll have to manually post it.

Variety http://bit.ly/1bLkaUl

GQ’s ‘Jogging with James’ Springs into Mini-Series

“Jogging with James” is a series on Conde Nast Entertainment’s GQ channel that chronicles adventurer/crazy-man James Marshall’s attempt to train for the Marathon de Sable, more commonly known as “the toughest footrace in the world.” It also doubles as an interview series, as Marshall chats with various celebrities while jogging and training for the race, which requires runners to complete six marathons (140 miles) in five days across the Sahara Desert (in 130-degree heat).

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‘Nightwing’ Web Series Turns to Fans for Funds

Filmmaker Hisonni Johnson says he resorted to drastic measures to complete the first episode of Grayson: Earth One, a fan web series following Richard Grayson, who in the DC comics donned the mask of Robin, and later Nightwing.

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YouTube News

Hank Green Buffers VidCon with ‘Open Letter’ to YouTube

Hank Green, the co-founder and organizer of VidCon, just posted an “open letter” to YouTube on his channel, which is the latest to comment on the issue of control when it comes to YouTube and its community of content creators.

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Digital Disruption

Apple’s Plan To Blow Up The TV Industry Is Radically Different Than What Google And Intel Are Planning

Apple has not given up on trying to attack the TV market. Brian Stelter at the New York Times has a report on the latest details of Apple’s attempt to do something with television. Instead of trying to create an Internet-based pay-TV service, Apple is going to attempt to turn pay-TV into another application.

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Opinions & Analysis

Apple TV Needs New Features to Make Apple TV Exciting

As I near the end of my membership to the key 18-to-34 demographic for advertisers, I realize what an awful member I was. Throughout most of those precious years, I carelessly fast-forwarded through commercial breaks, installed ad blockers on my Web browsers, flipped past magazine ads without a second glance, even openly mocked the particularly egregious ads I did happen to see to friends and family. And I doubt I was really unique in that respect.

USA Today http://usat.ly/16Jp7HD

Will Netflix Subscribers Keep Their Pay TV Services?

Nearly three-quarters of Netflix subscribers in the US still kept their cable, satellite or telecom pay TV subscriptions, according to a June 2013 study from Cowen and Company. But another 20% reported having gotten rid of their pay TV subscription, raising questions about whether more Netflix subscribers could soon become cord-cutters.

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Deals & Signings

‘Gangnam Style’s Psy Inks With WME

The man who brought you the song you never really need to hear again has left CAA to join WME. The agency, which will rep Psy in all markets outside Korea, said late Tuesday that it “will work to expand his musical endeavors and pursue opportunities across all entertainment platforms, including film, television, endorsements, books and digital media”. 

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The Haps With Apps

‘Anchorman’s’ Davi Koechner Makes Instagram Movie

Actors David Koechner and Harland Williams have used Instagram’s new video tool to create a buddy-cop movie consisting of eight 15-second segments.

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Media News

Venice Film Festival to Make Full ‘Horizons’ Lineup Available for Online Viewing

The Venice Film Festival announced Wednesday it would extend and expand its initiative to make films in the festival’s Horizons section available online. The move comes a year after the festival allowed fans to access Horizons films digitally on a trial basis.

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Vevo Scores With Unexpected Covers

Here’s the premise behind Vevo’s new original series Unexpected Covers. Take a low-profile musical artist or group, like say Passion Pit, and have them perform a cover of a song from a more popular group, in their own genre-bending style. Plus, Vevo has nabbed Miracle Whip as the premiere sponsor of Unexpected Covers, as the non-mayo brand looks to glom onto the show’s expectation-defying nature.

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Industry Highlights

Yahoo Surges to Five-Year High Aided by Alibaba Growth

Yahoo! Inc., the biggest U.S. Web portal, rose to a five-year high after analysts raised estimates on the value of its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Alibaba may be worth as much as $101 billion after Yahoo said the Chinese company’s profit tripled in the first three months of the year, according to Sameet Sinha, an analyst at B. Riley & Co.

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Yahoo Buys Admovate as Mobile Startup Shopping Spree Continues

Yahoo has purchased mobile advertising firm Admovate for an undisclosed sum.The development comes on the heels of the digital giant’s disappointing second quarter earnings report yesterday as well as its $1 billion Tumblr pick-up two months ago. Perhaps as importantly, it extends CEO Marissa Mayer’s buying spree in the mobile startup space, while marking her fourth acquisition overall this month.

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