Tuesday 10.1: News to Know

/ Oct 1, 2013

Digital video industry news today

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First-Ever YouTube Music Awards to Headline ‘Music Week’

On Sunday, November 3, the world’s biggest video site plans to host the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, not so much to displace mainstays like the Grammys and the MTV Video Music Awards, but to celebrate music content and creators on the site.

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Opinions & Analysis

The Chernin Group’s Billy Parks Imagines Reality TV, Without TV

This past summer media and entertainment company The Chernin Group (founded by former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin) released a digital reality series that took the notion of digital media and ran with it.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1bq1kBm

Will a Lawsuit Change YouTube’s Disastrous Copyright Problem?

With the rise of YouTube, record companies, television networks, and all sorts of content creators have been dealing with what they believe to be an industry-shaking problem, which is that their content is being stolen from them.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/GzBil0

Why YouTube Really Killed Video Responses

The recent demise of video responses on YouTube has some folks a little upset  —  notably YouTube mega-star Ray William Johnson.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bqoibx

Yes, a Viral Science Video

As Jesse Pinkman might have put it, “Yeah Science!” Last week, the YouTube network ASAPScience posted a video dubbed “What if You Stopped Sleeping?” The simple-but-informative-and-interesting-to-most clip took off, generating 3.5 million views in a week, according to the latest data from VidIQ.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1bYOE7b


Netflix News

Netflix Q3 Earnings Report Scheduled for October 21

Netflix’s Q3 financial results will be publicly available around 4:05pm ET on Monday, October 21.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16dGWCL


Creator Profiles

‘MythBusters’ Star on Why He’s Blowing It Up Online

Tory Belleci of the new Discovery Digital Networks show “Blow It Up” really enjoys, as you may have guessed, blowing stuff up.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/150Z7L5


Deals & Signings

YouTube Comedy Goes to TV in the UK

YouTube web series “All About the McKenzies” has been picked up by an upcoming UK-based local television station called London Live.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/150Z7L5

ABC News Digital Names New Executive Producer

Veteran news-video producer Erle Norton has joined ABC News Digital as its new executive producer.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16dIGvO


The Haps With Apps

Chromecast, 2 Months Later: Where Are All The Apps?

When Google took the wraps off its little Chromecast TV streaming stick this summer, it was cute, dirt-cheap and full of promise. And now… well, at least the first two things still hold true.

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Interlude Lets You, The Viewer, Decide The Outcome Of A Video With Treehouse Launch

If you have a human, emotional heart, chances are you’ve felt an intense longing to change the outcome of a movie or TV show.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/16diJMP


Media News

Social Ups TV, Marketers Benefit From Dual-Screen Approach

There are a few things I look forward to in the fall – football, chili and Halloween.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/19UrzxJ

Richard Branson-Backed Storygami Wants to Make Web Video More Interactive

For a long time, watching video content has been a pretty one-way experience.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1dTf6xe

Onionflix Offers $100K to Filmmakers Who Can Make You Cry

Onionflix is a Beverly Hills-based new media company (also a new-media company) that wants to be the home for “emotionally inspiring” videos from talented creators and filmmakers online.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/GzI49n


Industry Highlights

Vancouver Web Fest Opens Window for Submissions

The Vancouver Web Fest, which refers to itself as the “premier web series festival in Canada,” has released an official event date and venue for its next gathering.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16dGWCL

BAFTA Opens Its Arms to Netflix and Other Online Programmers

After the Emmys opened its arms to web-based TV programmers like Netflix, it looks like the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will do the same.

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FremantleMedia Wants in on the MCN Business

When Maker Studios bought Blip, there was an increase in chatter about whether the online video industry was finally, maybe, consolidating.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/GzGchl

Twitch Raises $20 Million to Build Ad Sales Team, Prep for New Consoles

Online gaming-video platform Twitch has received a $20 million Series C investment led by Thrive Capital, Westsummit Capital, and Take-Two Interactive Software.

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Streaming Video News

Follow All-Star Athletes on Break Media’s New YouTube Channel

Break Media’s men’s vertical Made Man is launching the Follow Channel on YouTube in conjunction with production company Tupelo-Honey Raycom and Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1eWW6Rn

VEVO Debuts in Germany with New Original Content

VEVO has officially launched in Germany, making the European nation the 13th country the music video service is available in.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18KJnuX


Digital Disruptions

‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Illegally Downloaded More Than 500,000 Times in 12-Hour Period

More than half a million people have already downloaded the final episode of Breaking Bad through torrent sites, a record number for the AMC series.

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