Thursday 9.5: News to Know

/ Sep 5, 2013

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Corey Vidal to Launch YouTube Festival in Canada

VidCon is widely recognized as the top annual event whereYouTubers and their fans come together to celebrate the communities that existon the world’s biggest video site.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18FChGw

THR http://bit.ly/14jHY14

 

Deals & Signings

Funny or Die and LG Team Up for Web Series Starring Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Comedy website Funny or Die and LG Electronics are joining forces to launch the “With LG It’s All Possible” campaign.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/17H61UA

 

Industry Highlights

AOL Is the ‘Official Digital Partner’ of Next PaleyFest

AOL is on board as the official digital partner for The Paley Center for Media’s 2013 PaleyFest Previews: Fall TV program.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1alLbje

 

Streaming Video News

Telco, IPTV To Grab 167 Million Subscribers Worldwide By 2018

Telco and IPTV-related TV services will be one of the few growth areas remaining in the multichannel TV-video distribution industry.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1cKj8rj

New Livestream Channel on Roku Will Stream 75,000+ Events per Month

Livestream has launched a channel on Roku, offering users of the connected TV device access to more than 75,000 live events a month.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19lJPAC

Changing the Definition of Football in America with KickTV

People who talk about universal languages never seem toagree. Maybe it’s math.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14mOrZ1

WIGS Gives Julia Stiles-Starring ‘Blue’ a Third Season

WIGS, the scripted drama channel on YouTube from filmmakers Rodrigo Garcia (“Albert Nobbs,” “In Treatment”) and Jon Avnet (“Fried Green Tomatoes”), has picked up “Blue” for a third season.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/151I37T

 

YouTube News

Ylvis’s ‘The Fox’ is Norways Answer to Lonely Island?

There are several criteria that must be met for me to rate a music video as “outstanding” on YouTube. And while this set of criteria is by no means finite, it does a decent job of separating YouTube’s wheat from YouTube’s chaff.

New Media Rockstars http://bit.ly/14tU16s

 

The Haps with Apps

BBC iPlayer Android App Now LetsYou Download TV Shows For Offline Playback

The BBC updated its Android app today so that anyone can download their favorite TV programmes and watch them at a later date, regardless of whether or not they have a stable Internet connection.

TNW http://tnw.co/1dJDTX1

 

Digital Disruptions

In Fight With Broadcasters, Aereo Has Time On Its Side: Supreme Court Ruling Unlikely Before 2015

Viewers can stream over-the-air TV services like Aereo in New York but not California. The case could go to the Supreme Court – but not until 2015 or later, leaving consumers ample time to get to know the new service.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1eem94B

 

Videos to Watch Right Now

Viral Video: Daft Punk Rocking Out On Rosh Hashanah

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and to celebrate it, here’s a very fine video, “Get Clarity,” from Aish.com. It is a cover of Daft Punk’s hugely popular summer hit song, “Get Lucky,” but with new lyrics and a shofar. Enjoy, and Shana Tova.

ATD http://dthin.gs/151FmDj

 

Production Notes

The Show That Unlocked the Web’s Passion For Eating Carrots

Jon Eats Carrots is a beautiful postmodern art example of the future of the Internet and of individual YouTube channels. The channel is a guy named Jon eating carrots in front of a camera while listening to various podcasts like Nerdist, Dr. Drew, Comedy BangBang, or the Fogelnest Files.

Daily Dot http://bit.ly/1alNl2m

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