Tuesday 10.22: News to Know

/ Oct 22, 2013

Digital video industry news today

 NetFlix

Highlights from Netflix’s Q3 Earnings Hangout

Netflix Q3 earnings report hit the web today, and shockingly (I’m deploying sarcasm here), the streaming service’s execs still aren’t talking about individual numbers — especially those surrounding original series.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gBrWFc

NYT 
 http://nyti.ms/1cPV4U8

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1ca9dP7

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1cSx6I1

ATD http://dthin.gs/1ib7S89

Deadline http://bit.ly/1cPqSZa

LA Times http://lat.ms/19rieif

 

Opinions & Analysis

Netflix As The “Frenemy”: Panel Talks Original Content, In-Season Experience

You’d think a big new TV revenue source that has goosed income, built audiences and boosted marketing might be the favored guest at a show creator’s next holiday gathering, but that’s not necessarily the case, a panel of industry notables said today at a conference in Los Angeles.

Deadline http://bit.ly/19pteg1

 

Streaming Video News

Netflix to Expand Into Original Movies, Will Double Spending on Originals in 2014

Netflix, pleased with how original series like “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards” are boosting its business, expects to double its investment in original content in 2014 — and it’s putting movies into the pipeline.

Variety http://bit.ly/18E6Gca

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Netflix’s Most-Watched Original Series Ever

Aside from sharing earnings figures and subscriber numbers Monday in its quarterly letter to shareholders, Netflix touted the performance of its original series, particularly Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/16r4Xmz

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1a34j4P

Strong growth sets the stage for Netflix’s next international expansions

Netflix announced Monday that it now has more than 40 million subscribers worldwide, compared to less than 30 million just a year ago.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1cPMZyN

Amazon Bets on ‘Betas’ to Turn Web Viewers Into Shoppers

Amazon.com Inc.’s new comedy show “Betas” depicts a motley band of twenty-something Silicon Valley entrepreneurs coding around the clock to develop a social-media site to rival Facebook Inc.

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/17ZmrFY

Amazon Prime Instant Video gets FargoAnnie Hall and History Channel’s Vikings in MGM deal

Amazon and MGM announced a deal Tuesday to make more MGM movies, as well as the History Channel hit Vikings, available for streaming on Prime Instant Video.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1a4Al0h

 

The Haps with Apps

Vine Is The Fastest-Growing App Of 2013

This year, Twitter-owned Vine grew a whopping 403% between the first and third quarters of 2013 according to Mashable, Statista and GlobalWebIndex.

Business Insider http://read.bi/HfmA1O

Hulu Plus iPhone App Adds Support for Google Chromecast

Hulu Plus has added iOS support for Google’s popular Chromecast device, which plugs into any HDTV to let you watch online videos from your tablet, smartphone or computer, the company announced on its official blog on Monday.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1a8cE5s

 

YouTube News

YouTube Unveils Nominees for First-Ever Music Awards

Next week, YouTube is hosting a week of music-themed programming on its site, punctuated by the company’s first ever YouTube Music Awards, an event designed to celebrate the top musicians on the site.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1eGnOiW

YouTube Has a Talk With Creators About Content Rights Company implements new procedures for partners, networks to adhere to policies

YouTube has been reaching out to various creators and multi-channel networks (MCNs) in an effort to iron out the company’s policies on issues like copyrighted material, music rights and digital rights management.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/17dFAdO

WHICH YOUTUBERS WILL BE TAKING HOME AN EMMY?

Top YouTube creators, with their multitudes and multitudes of amazing talents, attract millions of young fans and are now routinely heralded as the world’s next generation of surefire world-class entertainers

NMR http://bit.ly/1bSJaYG

EMINEM, LINDSEY STIRLING, EPIC RAP BATTLES AMONG FIRST YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES

If you’ve been actively watching NMR for the past two months, it will come as no surprise to you that YouTube is hosting its first (of what they hope to be annual) YouTube Music Awards on November 3rd.

NMR http://bit.ly/1gBnEh3

Avicii, M.I.A. and Tyler the Creator to Perform at YouTube Music Awards

YouTube has added more musicians to the performers lineup for its first YouTube Music Awards.

Avicii, M.I.A., Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and Walk Off the Earth have joined previously announced headliners Eminem, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire on the slate for the live-streamed Nov. 3 event at New York City’s Pier 36.

THR http://bit.ly/1cQv9vw

 

Media News

With Flashy Pogue Deal and Couric Video Show on Deck, Marissa Mayer’s Content Strategy Emerges

Since Mickie Rosen left as head of Yahoo media in July, the job has not been filled, although there have been efforts to search for someone to take over the Internet’s most high-profile content job.

ATD http://dthin.gs/1bSBmGl

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