Thursday 8.11: News to Know

/ Aug 22, 2013

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makerstudios

Instead Of Launching Its Own Youtube Competitor From Scratch, Maker Studios Buys Blip

Blip Networks, which transformed itself from a generic YouTube alternative to a platform for serialized online video, is being bought by one of YouTube’s biggest networks of publishers.

VideoInk http://ow.ly/o8Iv8 

GigaOm http://bit.ly/12pD3Iw

TheWrap http://bit.ly/14jxkFJ

 

Deals & Signings 

Dailycandy And Tribeca Partner On Two Short Films For September Fashion Event Http

VideoInk http://ow.ly/o90wx

Screen Junkies and HISHE team up!

VideoInk http://ow.ly/o8Cio 

 

YouTube News

Transgender Star of Web Series Found Beaten to Death in Her Apartment

The transgender star of an online reality series was found beaten to death in her apartment in Fontana, Calif.,on Tuesday afternoon, KNBC reported.

THR http://bit.ly/1bV9AcD

 

Streaming Video News

Judge Tosses Netflix Investor Case Over Streaming Profits (This Time For Good)

A court decision throwing out a Netflix class action is good news for the company – but also provides an interesting window into the company’s culture and business model.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/13FYkRc

 

Streaming Video News

Why Won’t The NFL Let the Streamers Stream?

And as for streaming, well, every other leagueallows people to pay to watch out-of-market games online. All it takes to stream baseball, basketball, or hockey on your TV is a bit of cash and an Apple TV, Xbox, or Roku. 

Businessweek http://buswk.co/16hC1M2

Why Web TV Skeptic Mark Cuban Thinks Google Can Make the NFL Work on the Web

Is America’s Internet infrastructure capable of letting millions of people watch the same football games, at the same time, while delivering a TV-quality picture?

We’ve seen hints that the Web is now up to the challenge, but for now we don’t really have an answer. We won’t know until someone tries.

ATD http://dthin.gs/152J1D8

 

YouTube News

How YouTube Fuels Russia’s Anti-Gay Crusade

YouTube has become an avenue for transmitting some of the worst anti-gay rhetoric in Russia. A lengthy piece at the Kernel details how hate groups are torturing and humiliating gay people on camera and then posting the videos to YouTube.

Daily Dot http://bit.ly/16zDxg2

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