Tuesday 11.5: News to Know

/ Nov 5, 2013

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Netflix enters Oscar race with move into original documentaries

Netflix acquires rights to the political film ‘The Square,’ a frontrunner in the upcoming Academy Award race for best documentary.

NYT http://nyti.ms/17K28AU

LA Times http://lat.ms/17D9U1H

Variety http://bit.ly/19yjSQf

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1feMD5A

The Wrap http://bit.ly/16B4P73

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/HxU3p7

 

Opinions & Analysis

The YouTube Music Awards Misses It’s Chance

As you may have read in my previous musings on the subject, the YouTube Music Awards (or the YTMA’s as it’s now being called) seemed like an ideal event to represent the best of the new music business.

Forbes http://onforb.es/17JXnaH

WHY SPOTIFY, YOUTUBE AND DIGITAL STREAMING WON’T KILL MUSIC OR THE ALBUM [OP-ED]

People love to clamor about the downfall of every little thing — we NEED drama: it keeps us emotionally invested in this thing called life. And that’s why I don’t take it personally when someone says that I am a terrible person, just as the music industry shouldn’t take it personally when people point to the downward trend of the sale of physical albums and say “Spotify and streaming music are killing the industry and its life force — the album.

NMR http://bit.ly/HsbW8u

 

Streaming Video News

Hulu Gives Original Comedy Series ‘Quick Draw’ a Second Season

Hulu original “Quick Draw” has been renewed for a second season. The comedy series, which takes place in 19th century Kansas, debuted in August this year and has been among the video site’s 10 most-popular shows, according to Hulu. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/HEjN3n

 

The Haps with Apps

JumpCam brings its collaborative video editing app to Android

JumpCam is launching its Android version less than two months after debuting on iOS. The small startup took this step because for its app to go viral, it really needed to be on both platforms.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1fewixY

Media News

BuzzFeed Listicles Start to Pop in Video Also, Halloween pranks rule

A few months ago, we asked the question, “Can the BuzzFeed listicle model translate to video?”—given its lack of user control and interruptive pre-roll ads.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1gohVKp

Brands Are Anxious About Facebook’s Cautious Video Rollout

Autoplay in the News Feed will have major implications.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1a47JBZ

WWE to Develop Animated Web Series With ‘The Simpsons’ Animators

The WWE and Film Roman are tag-teaming to launch a new animated web series for adults titled “Camp WWE.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/HxTTxU

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/HxU3p7

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