Tuesday 12.9.14: News to Know

/ Dec 9, 2014

Digital video industry news today

YouTube Now Tells You the Copyright Status of a Song Before You Upload

YouTube is rolling out an update to help creators have a better understanding of which copyrighted music content they can and cannot use in their videos.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1vJDigy

Billboard http://bit.ly/1udBeYR

Deadline http://bit.ly/12ZnlIm

TNW http://tnw.co/1ubNbiM

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1w6xu0F

Hypebot http://bit.ly/1ugbEm0

Opinions and Analyses

Netflix Will Be ‘Everywhere’ in 5 Years, Plus Other Thoughts from Ted Sarandos

Netflix hopes to be available “everywhere in the world” within the the next five years, according to the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1AaYATr

Variety http://bit.ly/1D1zBI5

Gigaom http://bit.ly/1wWU25H

AdAge http://bit.ly/1B09cFR

Half Of All Video Views By Mobile Within A Year: Ooyala Updates Its Predictions

On Sept. 13, 1899, Henry Hale Bliss stepped off a streetcar at 74th and Central Park West, and walked right into the path of a taxicab, and into the record books. He was the first person in the Americas to be killed by a car. Getting killed by a car was a new thing, and very big news.

Media Post http://bit.ly/1ugWkX8

ReelSEO http://bit.ly/1sfktwI

Deadline http://bit.ly/1zoizjw

MCNs Beware! New Rules for Branded Content & Native Advertising? (or, When Oreos Meet MCNs) — A “MUST READ” Guest Post

Below is a critically important guest post by Manatt Digital Media’s Linda Goldstein, a partner and the chair of its Advertising, Marketing & Media Division.

Digital Media Update http://bit.ly/1sfp2ag

Dear Digital Evangelists, TV Is Far From Dead

It’s easy to get carried away by digital. Today’s headlines about television penetration falling in the UK for the first time in addition to predictions that globally television has peaked are well-suited to a dire forewarning to all television executives that their medium is on the way out and digital is taking over.

Media Post http://bit.ly/1B1b1Cu

Streaming Video News

CBS Offers Up Netflix Ratings Because Netflix Won’t

Netflix Inc. (NFLX) viewers spend less than 10 percent of their time watching original series like “House of Cards” on the video-streaming service an executive from CBS Corp said.

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1Gbl09k

IOC to Launch Year-Round Olympics Internet TV Channel

The International Olympic Committee plans to launch an over-the-top digital TV channel as early as 2015, which will be stocked with archive material and some international sports coverage.

Variety http://bit.ly/1vA1Gwd

Amazon Instant Video can now stream movies and TV shows in 4K

Amazon today announced Amazon Instant Video has gained support for Ultra HD picture quality. Movies, TV shows, and Amazon Original Series content can now be watched in the higher resolution by Amazon Prime subscribers. Movies in Ultra HD are also available for purchase starting at $19.99, meaning this expansion is not only limited to Amazon Prime.

VentureBeat http://bit.ly/1s8Imvz

Tech Crunch http://tcrn.ch/1ywmn3h

Research Confirms the Crowd: Netflix and Others Are Upending the TV Business

Is Netflix a friend or an enemy to traditional television?

On one hand, the streaming service has added billions of new dollars into the television business in recent years, building up its offerings by licensing programs from TV groups.

NY Times http://nyti.ms/1qpKjT8

Discovery Communications Inks New Distribution Deal With Hulu

Discovery Communications has reached a new distribution deal with Hulu, which will stream a number of its popular programs as well as have exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to Discovery Channel’s hit series, Deadliest Catch.

THR http://bit.ly/1wc4e7r

Deadline http://bit.ly/162XeBk

The Wrap http://bit.ly/1zJS8D1

Variety http://bit.ly/1wviMCj

Reuters http://reut.rs/1z2Ld8C

iTunes’ Best-Selling Movies in Russia Are All Hollywood Titles

Hollywood movies account for all of this year’s top 10 best selling movies on iTunes in Russia.

THR http://bit.ly/1z2I4FI

YouTube News

Facebook Video Is Driving YouTube Off Facebook

For the first time ever, Facebook Page owners uploaded more videos directly to Facebook than they did via sharing from YouTube videos, according to new data from Socialbakers, a company that tracks social media data.

Business Insider http://read.bi/12J60lM

Teen Girls Are Heartbroken After Massive YouTube Star Comes Out As Gay In A New Video

Massive YouTube star Connor Franta has chosen his favorite social-media platform to come out to his fans … all 3.6 million of them.

Business Insider http://read.bi/1ugNE37

The 22 Most-Watched YouTube Videos Of All Time

Every day, millions of people turn to YouTube to watch millions of videos. We wanted to see what the most-watched videos of all time were.

Business Insider http://read.bi/1qpJbyE

YouTube App On Apple TV Gets A New Look, Full Content And Better Features

YouTube has updated its experience on the Apple TV, bringing the full video catalog from the web to its software for the Apple media streamer. The app also now offers improved recommendations for signed in users, better search with predictive results, subscribe capabilities for channels and a new look that looks like a much better overall experience for discovery and navigation.

Tech Crunch http://tcrn.ch/1zJNRPX

Videos to Watch Right Now

Defy’s ‘Super Fan Builds’ Debuts with ‘Guardians’ Swing Set

Defy Media’s newest series premiered today with an impressive fan tribute to “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1IuxFrM

TheVerge http://bit.ly/12J54Oq

TNW http://tnw.co/1vzVJzr

Creator Profiles

Dulce Candy on Being a Role Model, Getting Recognized by Hispanicize

Back in November, Hispanicize named YouTuber Dulce Candy (full name: Dulce Candy Tejeda Ruiz) the first winner of the Hispanicize 2015 Latinovator Award. This recognition is well deserved, as the beauty and fashion guru has worked hard to build her success on the video platform, forming a business, appearing in multiple magazines (from Glamour to Hispanic Living), and working with numerous brands.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1w9gW8j

Media News

Vice Media, Fox Launch Vice Films

Vice Media has partnered with 20th Century Fox to launch Vice Films, a venture devoted to creating and distributing feature-length narrative films from emerging filmmakers.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1G9UuyZ

NY Times http://nyti.ms/1yu57vl

Deadline http://bit.ly/1s7Lms5

THR http://bit.ly/12nfJOX

Variety http://bit.ly/1Bwipso

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