Tuesday 10.22: News to Know
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Amazon Prime Instant Video gets Fargo, Annie 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.Tags: Amazon, amazon prime, Betas, Chromecast, History Channel, Hulu, Katie Couric, marissa mayer, MGM, Netflix, Orange Is the New Black, Reed Hastings, social video, Ted Sarandos, Vice, Vine, Yahoo!, youtube, YouTube Music Awards