Tuesday 12.10: News to Know
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.
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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.”
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.
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.
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).
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.”
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.
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.
Viacom CEO: Strong Chance There Will Be Internet Pay-TV Provider in 2014
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.
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.
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