Tuesday 10.29: News to Know

/ Oct 29, 2013

Digital video industry news today

 Dexter-Morgan

Netflix to Add ‘Dexter’ in Deal With CBS Corp.

Netflix continues to sweep up high-profile television shows for its online subscription service, completing a deal Monday for “Dexter,” which has been the biggest hit series so far for the Showtime network.

NYT http://nyti.ms/HnPDRG

GigaOm http://bit.ly/192ExLQ

THR http://bit.ly/1auBD11

Variety http://bit.ly/1diehhq

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/195slu1

 

Streaming Video News

Netflix Wants You To Be Able To Watch Movies At Home The Day They Hit Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web.

ATD http://dthin.gs/193SY2u

Business Insider http://read.bi/1amlOwZ

Brands Shift Ad Dollars to Online Video

The growth of online video advertising over the past few years has been tremendous. Users are increasingly going online to access content previously only available to them through cable or broadcast television, leading advertisers to chase those eyeballs on the web.

eMarketer http://bit.ly/17umga4

I can haz kittens? Uber and Cheezburger will deliver you 15 minutes of cat playtime for $20

Did you know that today is National Cat Day? In honor of the occasion, private car service Uber has teamed with popular meme site Cheezburger to bring kittens right to you.

RWW http://tnw.co/1amuJi2

 

The Haps with Apps

Turner Dials Up Ad Load For NBA Digital Plan is to deliver live ads to games on NBA League pass, TNT app

As the NBA season tips off tonight, Turner is dialing up its online video ad offerings by letting brands deliver TV commercials into live games as they are streamed on the Web.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/16izPbW

Automated video editing app Magisto raises $13 million

Magisto, the video app that lets you automatically edit your videos and photos, has raised $13 million Series C round of funding.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1iqZxgL

ConnecTV Reboots Social TV App, Stealing Page from Twitter’s Vine

Broadcaster-backed startup pivots strategy, launching app that lets users share 6-second clips from 400 TV channels 

Variety http://bit.ly/1ay34qK

 

Aereo Updates

Aereo To Launch In Denver On November 4

Long Island City, New York (October 29, 2013) – Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Denver metropolitan region on November 4.

Deadline http://bit.ly/1cguGlk

NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS

In yet another twist in the Aereo online streaming saga, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, and Charter Communications may be in talks to create a similar service.

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/195slu1

 

Appeals Court Rejects Hearst’s Request To Fast-Track Aereo Case

An another defeat for TV broadcasters, an appellate court in Boston has rejected Hearst’s request to expedite its attempt to shut down Aereo.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/17qaQq7

Plex launches Cloud Sync to store videos on Dropbox, Google Drive and elsewhere

Media center app maker Plex launched a feature Monday that allows users to store their videos in the cloud and then play them back on any device with a Plex app on it, including Android and iOS mobile devices.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/18vEDHu

 

YouTube News

SAUDI CREATOR’S ‘NO WOMAN, NO DRIVE’ YOUTUBE VIDEO GOES VIRAL WITH OVER 4MM VIEWS

There’s a viral video out by a Saudi YouTuber that’s blowing up with over 4 million views and counting in only two days — and no, it doesn’t involve a beheading, which is strange and terrible timing considering Halloween is just about here (really, Saudi Arabia?).

NMR http://bit.ly/1bwszJa

CLASSIC ‘STAR WARS’ BLOOPER REEL LEAKED ONTO YOUTUBE — WATCH WHILE YOU CAN [VIDEO]

The Mouse House’s purchase of the “Star Wars” franchise just keeps on giving: one of their editors, scraping the bottom of the barrel for old archival footage, has now posted a blooper reel on YouTube.

NMR http://bit.ly/1hoktqS

ZEFR Releases E-Book to Help Brands Understand YouTube ‘Super Fans’

Rights managment company ZEFR has officially jumped into the e-publishing game with the launch of “ZEFR’s Anatomy of a Fan” e-book.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16H6Ssp

 

Media News

Machinima Execs Philip and Aaron DeBevoise to Leave MCN

Machinima executives Philip DeBevoise and Aaron DeBevoise will leave the multi-channel network by the end of 2013 to pursue other business opportunities.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1f1FmpJ

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