Thursday 9.19: News to Know
Machinima Downsizes, Sheds 10 Percent of Workforce
Machinima*, the web video entertainment network for gamers and gaming culture, is laying off between 20-30 employees, according to a source with knowledge of the plans.
Opinions & Analysis
Why YouTube Offline Videos Won’t Be a Game-Changer
Soon you’ll be able to order YouTube to go — and be able to watch videos even when you’re disconnected.
Deals & Signings
Hulu Scores BBC North America Deal
Supporting its aggressive content strategy, Hulu has scored a multi-year distribution deal with BBC Worldwide North America.
Valiant and CineFix Join Forces to Release ‘Unity #1′ 8-Bit Animated Short
In 2012, entertainment company Valiant relaunched its comic book line, which was met by resounding critical success.
The Haps with Apps
Dangerous Vine Stunt Proves Internet Fame Isn’t Worth It
These days, Vine videos amass Likes more for their humor or cringe-worthiness than visual or cinematic qualities.
Streaming Video News
Vimeo Beats YouTube to the Punch, Enables Offline Viewing
Vimeo has updated its iOS app to enable offline viewing. The feature is part of a larger iOS 7-centric update for the Vimeo app, which will now offer an offline mode that allows users to play videos saved into “Watch Later” and “My Videos.”
Cox Pulls Plug on Internet TV Trial
For Weylie Hoang, Beauty Goes Beyond YouTube
YouTube beauty guru Weylie Hoang is talking about how makeup can change a woman’s mood drastically.
BroadbandTV Debuts Tool to Help Creators Increase Views
BroadbandTV, a Canadian-based MCN which claims to be the fourth-largest on YouTube, has launched a new creator tool to enable its channel partners to better manage and optimize their video content.
Amazon Studios ‘Alpha House’ Casts Quartet of Female Guest Stars
Microsoft to Develop More Shows for Xbox One
Back when Microsoft first unveiled the Xbox One, its next-generation gaming console and home entertainment system, the company disclosed plans to produce a live-action TV series based on its mega-popular “Halo” franchise.
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