Tuesday 11.12: News to Know
Yahoo and Starcom Will Use Audience Data to Develop Original Content
Yahoo is partnering with Starcom to co-create and deliver relevant video content/ads to Yahoo users.
Ad Age http://bit.ly/HPUrjn
Deals & Signings
And Then There Was One, as Disney Picks Single Digital Leader
Earlier today, Disney said what is likely not much of a shock to anyone — that it was handing over the reins of its interactive division to one of its two co-presidents, Jimmy Pitaro.
AOL Live President Nathan Richardson Exits
Nathan Richardson has left AOL as head of the company’s live-programming initiative — a little over two months after he was hired — and the Internet company has put the program the exec was developing on hold.
Streaming Video News
Roku Tees Up $12M Holiday Campaign to Compete With Apple TV, Xbox One
Amid heightened competition between video-streaming services, set-top box maker Roku has teed up a $12 million holiday campaign
Spotify Tunes Up First U.S. TV Deal With Bravo
Bravo’s quartet of November premieres will include a cross-promotion deal with Spotify, which lands its first TV-focused partnership in the United States with this initiative.
Hulu Users Fight Company’s Bid To Dismiss Privacy Case
Consumers who are suing Hulu for allegedly sharing data about them say they should be allowed to proceed in court regardless of whether they suffered any economic losses.
Media Post http://bit.ly/1gEq7q0
Half of Peak Internet Traffic Comes from Netflix and YouTube
If you’re like most North Americans, you finish off your day firmly planted either in front of your TV or computer. The question though, is what exactly are you watching? According to a new Global Internet Phenomena report, there’s a good chance it’s either Netflix or YouTube.
Netflix’s new pitch for Open Connect: it sucks less during prime time
ISPs who use Netflix’s Open Connect caching appliances have fewer slow-downs during prime time, the company argues.
Cartoon Hangover Raises Over $700K to Fund ‘Bee and PuppyCat’
It looks like we’re going to see at least seven new episodes of Cartoon Hangover and Natasha Allegri’s animated web series “Bee and PuppyCat.”
The Haps with Apps
Vine for Windows Phone arrives with Live Tile and camera integration
Twitter promised that it would launch an official Vine Windows Phone client, and after a brief demonstration at Nokia World it’s finally arriving today.
The Verge http://bit.ly/HRTYgm
Taryn Southern Joins the AwesomenessTV Network (Exclusive)
Erin McPherson Leaves Yahoo for Maker Studios
Erin McPherson, the top video and programming executive at Yahoo, has left the company to join Maker Studios as its new chief content officer.
French TV broadcaster Canal+ to launch 20 YouTube channels, including Canal Factory for new artists
French pay-TV broadcaster Canal+ is teaming up with YouTube to launch around 20 new channels on the video-sharing platform.
Bonnaroo Launches ‘Soopergroop’ Documentary Series (Exclusive)
Bonnaroo and YouTube network Indmusic have collaborated on a new documentary series that follows a “Soopergroop” of musicians who performed at the popular musical festival this year.
The Wrap http://bit.ly/1fyNbn8
The Fine Bros. Get Kids to Weigh In on Gay Marriage
The Fine Bros. waded into the gay marriage debate—with a group of children.
Last week, the duo’s video, Kids React to Gay Marriage, featured a collection of kids’ facial reactions while watching multiple gay marriage proposals.
Bravo For City.Ballet Sarah Jessica Parker backed AOL doc scores
Adweek http://bit.ly/17QOsXdTags: AOL, Bonnaroo, Canal+, Erin McPherson, Hulu, indmusic, maker studios, MCNs, Netflix, newfronts, News2Know, Yahoo!, youtube