Thursday 8.8: News to Know

/ Aug 8, 2013

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After teasing it during this year’s South by Southwest festival, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen introduced a new video capturing, editing, and sharing app today called MixBit.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/195GW7r 

NYT http://nyti.ms/13Q7bKx 

The Verge http://bit.ly/15ebmiJ

VentureBeat http://bit.ly/19PPan9

Deadline http://bit.ly/1cxw9Xs

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1bepUEI

Mashable http://on.mash.to/16wK0Hi

FastCompany http://bit.ly/14821sB

Opinions & Analysis

Can Sky’s Now TV Find Its Niche?

It was a long time coming, but BSkyB finally rolled out all six Sky Sports channels on its on-demand online TV service back in March.

TNW http://tnw.co/13Is5yP

Why AOL Paid Too Much For Adap.tv, Inside the Numbers No One Else is Mentioning

This morning AOL announced it would buy ad technology platform provider Adap.tv for $405M in cash and stock. The strange part is that for all the news outlets that covered the deal, more than 86 by my count, none of the more than two dozen articles I have read even mentions what Adap.tv’s revenues are. I don’t see anyone asking what multiple AOL paid for the company or an article that gives any kind of breakdown on the valuation AOL put on Adap.tv’s business.

Streaming Media Blog http://bit.ly/16x5jbQ

Video Marketing Is as Important as Video Production, says Pixability

Pixability, a YouTube-certified video-ad and marketing-software company, has released a study called “The Top 100 Global Brands: Key Lessons for Success on YouTube,” which analyzes the YouTube channels of the top 100 companies in Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands” list.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19dPH2N

 

Videos to Watch

My Damn Channel Launches ‘Love Me Cat’ After Successful Kickstarter Campaign

My Damn Channel and veteran TV writer/producer Eric Kaplan have launched “Love Me Cat,” a daily talk show hosted by a puppet cat “who desperately wants to be loved.” 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/178TmJl

‘Squaresville’’s Tiffany Ariany and Kylie Sparks Reunite for ‘Girls’ Parody

“LA Girls,” a new web series from Tiffany Ariany and Matt Blessing moves the setting of Lena Dunham’s HBO comedy, “Girls,” to the opposite coast and begins its five-episode run today on YouTube.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14Apjyg

 

YouTube News

Batman is YouTube’s Favorite Superhero

This might not rank as the greatest achievement in Batman’s storied career, but the dark knight of Gotham has earned the distinction of being the most sought-after superhero on YouTube.

The Verge http://bit.ly/1cMPzGz

Check Out YouTube Space LA, Its Huge New Space for Local Video Creators

Over the past few years, YouTube has emerged as the dominant platform for distributing video online, but it would be nothing without all the creators and networks that produce content for it. The number one request from those members in LA was for production space to help them create better videos.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/13H8vDa

 

The Haps With Apps

Rakuten Launches iPad And Android Apps For Its Wuaki.tv Streaming Service In Europe

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has launched tablets apps on iOS and Android to support the launch of its Wuaki video streaming service in the U.K. and Spain. The apps allow users of the service to purchase and stream content over Wi-Fi direct to their iPad or Android device. 3G streaming is not supported. 

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1benTZh

Instagram Adds Video Importing to App

Instagram on Wednesday released the latest version of its photo- and video-sharing app, allowing users to upload videos from their media library. 

MediaPost http://bit.ly/148dxnH

RWW http://bit.ly/1cwdueI

 

Digital Disruptions

Aereo Expands South and West: TV Streaming Service Announces New Launch Dates

Aereo, a service that brings TV to smartphones for $8 a month, is going full speed ahead despite ongoing legal uncertainty. Its latest expansion includes Dallas and Miami.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/16wReeB

TNW http://tnw.co/16x4DTT

The Verge http://bit.ly/15ewgON

Deadline http://bit.ly/178LTKx

CBS Blackout Sparks Rise in TV Show Piracy

CBS’s block on Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers is less than a week old and already the blackout is fueling a rise in TV show piracy.

The Verge http://bit.ly/15e2MjS

Variety http://bit.ly/1cfjKby

 

Streaming Video News

Netflix Picks Up ‘Marco Polo’ After Starz Declines

Netflix has picked up “Marco Polo,” a historical drama from The Weinstein Company and Electus, and plans to make it available to all members sometime in 2014.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1ev0Nxc

Another Chromecast Gotcha — It Hates the 5GHz Wireless-N Band

Google’s new device can do a lot of things. Supporting the faster 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency favored by streaming fans isn’t one of them.

RWW http://bit.ly/13jI175

 

Media News

IAB: NewFront Deals Coming, Just Not Right Away

Aside from an AOL deal allegedly closed during the company’s NewFront, the Web video ad market has been relatively quiet of late. And despite much talk that Web video companies would be able to steal share from TV, the TV upfront proceeded as usual, with some pretty solid increases and little evidence of stolen dollars.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1euS3Hx

Nielsen And FreeWheel Expand Online Campaign Ratings Partnership

Nielsen has expanded its relationship with FreeWheel, as the video platform will aim to streamline the usage of Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) for their joint clients.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/18c3Dpv

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