Thursday 9.26: News to Know

/ Sep 26, 2013

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Opinions & Analysis

Here’s Another Study Saying People Hate the Cable Bundle

Consumers are tired of all-encompassing cable packages, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18rHW6i

 

Opinions & Analysis

Netflix Exec: HBO Would Have Many More Customers If It Sold Online-Only Subscriptions

Netflix CFO David Wells has some interesting advice for HBO: Become more like us, and you could be twice as big.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1fnpPnU 

Amazon’s Decision to Enable Offline Viewing Is Perfect for Its Originals

While unveiling the third generation of its Kindle Fire tablet device, Amazon announced that the upcoming Kindle Fire HDX will give Prime Instant Video subscribers the option to download and watch movies and TV shows offline.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19J8T2w

 

Deals & Signings

FremantleMedia Invests in Germany’s Second-Largest MCN

Here’s another international MCN that you should get to know: the Germany-based Divimove, which just received a minority investment from FremantleMedia, the producers of hit TV shows like “American Idol” and “The X Factor.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18rHW6i

Electus Announces Partnership with Eminem’s Shady Films

Production studio Electus announced a partnership with with rapper Eminem’s production company Shady Films today at TheGrill Media Leadership Conference, produced by TheWrap.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1b9jasc

 

The Haps with Apps

Jumpcam For iOS Lets You Collaborate With Others To Create Videos From Multiple Clips

Have you ever been in a situation where there are multiple friends at the same event, each recording it on their mobile device, and have a need to consolidate them into one single video to capture the entire experience?

TNW http://tnw.co/15wWJOu 

Twitter To Broadcast NFL Video Clips As Part Of New Ad Program

Twitter said on Wednesday it would carry instant-replay footage from National Football League games as part of a new advertising partnership that could boost the social media company’s revenue before its highly anticipated initial public offering.

Reuters http://reut.rs/19GfOtv

 

Media News

Netflix COO Says Next Step for ‘Arrested Development’ is Potentially a Film

Speaking at TheWrap’s TheGrill Media Conference, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos reiterated that Netflix wants to do another season of “Arrested Development.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/185wEnE

SpringBoard Video Launches Social Video Dashboard

SpringBoard Video has launched a new social video dashboard to help brands better distribute video content across a network of more than 500 publishers.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/185vnwX

 

Industry Highlights

What You Missed at the September Big Screen Little Screen LA Meetup

Big Screen Little Screen LA took the SAG-AFTRA National Headquarters by storm last night showcasing more than a few incredible early-stage and completed web projects.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bItqKH

Fullscreen Relaunches Electronic Division, Throws Digital Dance Party

Fullscreen’s dance-tastic music channel Electronic Division just got a new look.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1fr4dqy

 

YouTube News

‘Saturday Night Live’ Launches YouTube Channel, But Blocks U.S. Fans

Broadway Video Entertainment’s “Saturday Night Live” has set up shop on YouTube — its first official channel on the world’s biggest Internet video destination — but the free clips are not available.

Variety http://bit.ly/19G5WQI

YouTube Offers 150 Free Instrumental Tracks to Creators

Music-licensing is a real issue on YouTube, and there are multiple companies offering tools to help solve that problem for both rights-owners as well as creators who want to use copyrighted music for their videos.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1b9hVcA

On YouTube, ‘Lyrics Videos’ Mark a New Genre

If you had searched for a “lyrics video” on YouTube in 2008, you might have found a touching homegrown tribute from a fan who urgently wanted to share the poetical lyricism of their favorite song with the world.

NYT http://nyti.ms/16r0tlA

 

Streaming Video News

Angry Birds Creator Rovio Revs Up Digital Programming Ambitions

Rovio, the developer behind the monster-hit Angry Birds franchise, has spent the past year looking to expand the gaming brand into other areas of entertainment, from web-programming to, soon, feature films.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18rHqoR

Hands-On With Target’s New Ticket Digital Video Service

Target launched on Wednesday Target Ticket a new streaming video service that will compete with the likes of Amazon Instant Video and Walmart’s Vudu.

TNW http://tnw.co/19ABfNH

 

Creator Profiles

Olga Kay Is the Hardest Working Person on YouTube — Here’s Why

Olga Karavaeva’s origin story is much different than most YouTube creators.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16LSWrA

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