Tuesday 12.10: News to Know

/ Dec 10, 2013


Netflix Votes to Add Mitt Romney Documentary to Originals Slate

Netflix is set to release a new documentary about former Governor Mitt Romney and his campaign to become the President of the United States. “Mitt,” directed by Greg Whiteley, will premiere on Netflix, across all territories, on Friday, January 24, 2014.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/JaW9fI

Deadline http://bit.ly/18xp6bC

Variety http://bit.ly/18zadp6

The Wrap http://bit.ly/1buKLV6


Opinions & Analysis

Do Millennials Watch Online Videos Differently?

Are millennials online video viewing habits substantially different than those of older viewers? Data from a November 2013 survey of online adults in the US conducted by YuMe and IPG Media Lab seems to indicate the answer is “yes.”

eMarketer http://bit.ly/1hKe3UF


Streaming Video News

Time Warner Cable’s next CEO: Sure, we could add Netflix

Time Warner Cable’s incoming CEO is open to adding Netflix’s app to his company’s set-top-box. Rob Marcus, who will begin his gig as CEO of Time Warner Cable In January, said as much at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York Monday, according to Variety.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1hKsTKZ

NimbleTV Brings TV Everywhere to New York, Without Permission from the TV Industrial Complex

Want to watch the TV you’ve already paid for, anywhere you want to watch it, whenever you want to watch it? You can’t.* But NimbleTV says it can change that. And the startup, which wants to attach itself to the TV Industrial Complex by delivering pay TV over the Web, says it is now open for business in the New York City area, following a year-long trial.

ATD http://dthin.gs/18kbPZb

Variety http://bit.ly/1glPCfS

THR http://bit.ly/1aRO1GA


YouTube News

Jordan-Ali Rap Battle Scores on YouTube

A look at the top of the VideoWatch/VidIQ charts reveals a few things: Epic Rap Battles of History continues to have a huge third season. But while a battle between Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali took the top spot, it’s no Hitler Vader 3 (that clip pulled in nearly 2 million more views in its first week).

AdWeek http://bit.ly/18kbjKO

AwesomenessTV Pairs with Fashion Retailer Wet Seal on New Reality Series

Wet Seal, a specialty retailer for young women, has teamed up with teen-focused YouTube network AwesomenessTV on a reality web series called “The Intern.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1iT9Z60


Media News

Scripps Acquires Digital Video Startup Newsy

Media conglomerate E.W. Scripps is expanding into the digital video game with the acquisition of Newsy, a five-year-old video news startup that produces content for Web and mobile platforms. The deal, in which Scripps is paying $35 million for the startup, is expected to close on Jan. 1.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1iTenlJ

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1cmIIjM

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1cyCRLx

George Clooney Sends Video Message in Support of Demonstrators in Ukraine

George Clooney has delivered a message of support to the pro-Western demonstrators in Ukraine in a video message sent to heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, who has become one of the leaders of the opposition movement in Ukraine.

Variety http://bit.ly/1gm7vLM

Viacom CEO: Strong Chance There Will Be Internet Pay-TV Provider in 2014

Cable and satellite TV incumbents will very likely see a new Internet-based competitor vying for their business next year, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted.

Variety http://bit.ly/1hKvqow

Animal Planet launches New Web Series

Animal Planet’s digital network, Animalist, launched a new web series, Cat Mojo, from current host of My Cat From Hell’s Jackson Galaxy. Each week Galaxy will share his thoughts on cat-related topics, which can be viewed at animalist.com/catmojo or Animalist’s YouTube channel.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1iTeIES

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1cyCRLx

Dailymotion Enhances HTML5 Features With Acquisition of Jilion

Dailymotion, the 35th most popular website in the world with 120 million unique visitors per month, has acquired the team and the technology behind state-of-the-art HTML5 video platform, Jilion. Jilion, who own SublimeVideo, the world’s first HTML5 video player, already work with brands such as Sony and Ford to deliver their video content to users and Dailymotion hope the acquisition will help them take the lead in the delivery of video across multiple platforms and devices.

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1d6HU3T


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