Tuesday 12.24.2014: News to Know
DirecTV signs deal to offer access to Disney and ESPN streaming video
Under a new deal, DirecTV can give subscribers online access to Disney and ESPN programming.
The Verge http://bit.ly/1xLO9Zq
Deals & Signings
Viewbix Hires Brian McFarland to Lead North American Sales
Viewbix has named Brian McFarland vice president of eastern sales, the first US appointment for the Israel-based interactive video advertising startup.
Streaming Video News
Facebook Scores NFL Video Clips With Ads From Verizon
Facebook has scored a big partner as it ramps up its online video ambitions: the National Football League.
How Is Sony Going to Get “The Interview” Online? We Have Some Ideas.
Sony’s controversial comedy about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is only going to be in a couple hundred theaters across the country, at least for now. Meanwhile, Sony has said it’s looking for “more platforms” for the film, which many industry observers believe means “streaming on the Web.”
Watch out, YouTube: Brands have discovered Facebook video
Brands can no longer ignore the Facebook video player.
Videos to Watch Right Now
WATCH THIS: ‘The Wrong Mans’ Ready to ‘Roll Deep’ in Season 2
“The Wrong Mans,” a Hulu original series starring future late-night star James Corden, is set to return for a second season on December 24.
A controversial YouTube video could create a crazy new form of copyright
How the fight over ‘Innocence of Muslims’ could upend the entertainment industry
The Verge http://bit.ly/1B1xC1j
Shane Dawson Parody Pulled For Copyright Infringement? #shanedawsonsony
Shane Dawson recently uploaded a video to his channel expressing his anger towards media giant, Sony, for pulling his Taylor Swift parody video over copyright infringement.
Why Hearst, Disney And Bertelsmann Are Betting Big On YouTube Networks – And What’s Next
Hearst recently announced the acquisition of 25 percent of DreamWorks Animation’s YouTube network AwesomenessTV for a cool $81.25 million.
How Much Will Top Netflix Execs Earn in 2015?
Netflix has disclosed 2015 salary figures for its top executives.
Annoying Orange Creator Takes Collective DS To Court
Dane Boedigheimer (aka daneboe), creator of The Annoying Orange, has filed a lawsuit against The Collective for allegedly not paying him any portion of the revenue brought in from his channel for the last few months.Tags: CDS, Collective Digital Studio, dane boedigheimer, direcTV, disney, espn, facebook, NFL, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Annoying Orange, Viewbix, youtube