Tuesday 11.26: News to Know
Maker Studios and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Give ‘Next Time on Lonny’ a Second Season
Maker Studios is partnering with Red Hour Digital, the digital subsidiary of Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, to produce the second season of an independently produced faux-reality web series called “Next Time on Lonny.”
Deals & Signings
CNN Nabs Bloomberg Video Exec
CNN has snatched up Bloomberg’s digital video czar. Starting on Dec. 2, Chris Berend lands at CNN as the company’s new vp of digital video development.
Interview: Just How Much of Katie Couric Is Yahoo Really Getting?
Just when you thought CEO Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo was about tools and tech, the portal goes and hires one of the biggest (and most expensive) names in TV news past and present: Katie Couric.
Streaming Video News
Will Intel Sell Its Online Pay TV Service To Verizon By Year End?
FilmOn X Goes On Offensive, Sues PBS Affiliate In Illinois
FilmOn X, which recently lost battles over its streaming service in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, is hoping for better luck in federal court in Illinois.
Walmart starts selling Google’s Chromecast streaming stick
Google just added another major retailer to distribute its Chromecast streaming stick: Walmart started selling Chromecast in its stores as well as online Monday.
BOUND 3: JAMES FRANCO & SETH ROGEN TAKE A VISUAL DUMP ON KANYE’S ‘BOUND 2’ [VIDEO]
And just like that, Kanye West has turned the corner. It isn’t just that James Franco and Seth Rogen have mocked his outrageously terrible music video, “Bound 2,” with a shot for shot remake starring themselves, but that’s certainly the last straw.
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Google rolls out updates to YouTube’s commenting platform to combat rise in spam
Google rolled out its new commenting platform for YouTube earlier this month. Today it revealed that the new system introduced a rise in comment spam — but a number of updates have been rolled out to deal with the issue.
Beastie Boys Lawsuit Highlights the Gray Areas of Online Fair Use
After launching a Rube Goldberg machine video set to the tune of the Beastie Boys “Girls,” Bay Area startup GoldieBlox found itself with not only a viral hit on its hands, but also a lawsuit.
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