Tuesday 11.26: News to Know

/ Nov 26, 2013

MakerRedHour

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.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/IkMEdF

NMR http://bit.ly/1bQJqp5

THR http://bit.ly/IhGESQ

Variety http://bit.ly/1i9pYwD

 

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. 

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1bi1OMu

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.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1hemFml

 

Streaming Video News

Will Intel Sell Its Online Pay TV Service To Verizon By Year End?

The wheels are in motion for that to happen, Bloomberg reports. Intel wants about $500M for OnCue, its ambitious initiative to offer a cable-like service via the Web. 

Deadline http://bit.ly/1mYumJ

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.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1jDamgi

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1birEjA

 

YouTube News

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. 

NMR http://bit.ly/1dx9j3V

LA Times http://lat.ms/17Qzdem

Wired http://wrd.cm/1cLBkj7

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.

TNW http://tnw.co/IqbF6b

 

Media News

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18EoGUm

NYT http://nyti.ms/1bPV4Ar

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