Tuesday 11.19: News to Know

/ Nov 19, 2013


The Fine Bros. Sign with WME

Benny and Rafi Fine, known on YouTube as The Fine Bros., have signed with William Morris Endeavor, one of the largest talent agencies in Hollywood.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1efZWTe,hu

NMR http://bit.ly/1dc74mA,tr

The Wrap http://bit.ly/17GygYc

Variety http://bit.ly/1anoclL


Streaming Video News

‘Alpha House’ Ranks as Amazon Video’s No. 1 TV Series with Freeview

Perhaps proving only that you can’t beat free, Amazon Studio’s first entry into originals, political satire “Alpha House,” has ranked as the top TV series on the e-retailer’s paid and subscription video services since the second and third episodes debuted Friday.

Variety http://bit.ly/1defeLk,hu

Canada’s BroadbandTV To Invest in Original Video Content

The Canadian YouTube Aggregator follows Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and Hulu in creating new video content to boost viewership for its channel partners.

THR http://bit.ly/1ip1Tzz,hu

Vimeo Just Revealed Its Revenue For The First Time

As one of the media properties tucked away within IAC/Interactive Corp’s vast group of online holdings, executives are putting the spotlight on Vimeo, breaking out the number of users and revenue for the first time.

Business Insider http://read.bi/1b5wv7F

YouTube News 

VEVO now powers Yahoo music videos in the UK

Three weeks after VEVO launched a complete ground-up rebuild of its music video site, news has emerged that Yahoo has inked a deal with the company to bring its 75,000-strong catalogue of HD videos to Yahoo Screen and omg! in the UK.

TNW http://tnw.co/1hUDRyu,cy

Earned Media Rankings on YouTube Has Arrived with Octoly

So, you’re a brand and you have dedicated fans who are willing to put time and considerable creative effort into incorporating your product or service into their own content. Now, imagine that content was so good, so compelling and so engaging that others’ talked about it and shared it.

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1hU56Jw

YouTube Goes Down, Briefly

Service appears to have been restored after about a half-hour period during which visitors to the popular video site found a “500 Internal Service Error” headline followed by text that said: “Sorry, something went wrong. A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with the situation.”
Deadline http://bit.ly/17FGlqG,is

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1aNMEsq,tr

NYT http://nyti.ms/1fbc9vi

TNW http://tnw.co/1ef8UjA,nl

Variety http://bit.ly/1bKzhh9,hu


Media News

Machinima to Adapt Graphic Novel ‘Enormous’ into Web Series

After having moderate success with its graphic novel-inspired web series “Tainted Love,” gaming/entertainment network Machinima is now turning to actual comics for its next original web series.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1cF2hFl

Variety http://bit.ly/18K2EM8

Fail Army Owners Jukin Media Launch MCN Business, Partner with Vine Celebs

Jukin Media is the next media company to break into the world of multi-channel networks. The company, which is best known for licensing viral videos to brands and major media companies as well as its 3.6 million-plus subbed YouTube channel Fail Army, announced the formation of a new MCN with Vine celebrities BatDad and Logan Paul as launch partners.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1aP628m,tr


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