Tuesday 2.18: News to Know
As many online video companies continue to search for ways to build sustainable digital content businesses, here’s another attempt to bring some structure and support to what is often referred to as a “Wild West.” Several top YouTube-based businesses are banding together to launch a new industry nonprofit designed to promote the overall “business interests” of its member companies, as well as the online video industry at-large.
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Deals & Signings
YuMe has appointed Matt Arkin as Vice President of Programmatic Sales. Arkin was most recently Chief Revenue Officer of Federated Media Publishing with YuMe.
Streaming Video News
European Crime Drama ‘Crossing Lines’ Now Streaming on Netflix
European crime drama Crossing Lines is getting a second life on Netflix. The series’ first season, which aired in summer 2013 on NBC, is now available on the streaming website.
Are you binge-watching House of Cards? I just can’t keep up
Binge-watching is a weird phenomenon. The compulsion to watch multiple episodes (and in many cases seasons) of a specific TV show in quick succession has skyrocketed in recent years with the rise of on-demand streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video.
Amazon Prime’s Viewer Vote on New Series Seems Democratic… and Timid
The five new shows from Amazon Prime seem be saving some money on research, and ending up at the same place.
Chipotle debuts its new Hulu series
The first episode of Chipotle’s Hulu comedy series “Farmed and Dangerous” is available to stream today, and it’s about as funny as a Lifetime movie — except that the Chipotle series is actually trying to be funny.
Is Netflix HBO’s new nightmare? Maybe, but we’ve heard this one before
Last Friday, the company debuted the much-anticipated second season of “House of Cards” to favorable reviews.
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Netflix Talks for Time Warner Cable Carriage Said to Slow
Netflix Inc. (NFLX)’s effort to secure a place for its video-subscription service on Time Warner Cable Inc. set-top boxes is on hold now that the cable operator is being sold, people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are unlikely to progress before Time Warner Cable (TWC)’s $45.2 billion acquisition by Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) is completed, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. Comcast, which isn’t as far along in its own talks with Netflix, is focused on increasing film downloads and rentals with its new X1 set-top box platform, they said.
New Programming and Deals
While broadcasters have expressed optimism that the Supreme Court will rule against streamer-of-broadcast-signals Aereo, BTIG media analyst Richard Greenfield begs to differ. In his blog on Friday, Greenfield said, “We completely disagree and expect the Supreme Court to affirm Aereo’s prior legal victories.” That said, “Aereo would be a catalyst for ratings and in turn advertising revenues, especially with Nielsen now capturing viewership on IP-enabled devices.” The Supreme Court hearing is set for April 22.
Machinima Gears Up for New Gaming Series on Twitch
Machinima may be primarily known as a YouTube network, but the gaming-entertainment company has ambitions that go beyond the world’s biggest video site.
Hannah Hart on YouTube: ‘My Fans Are My Boss’
Many entertainers seek out YouTube as the best platform for gaining widespread recognition. Others simply stumble into YouTube stardom. Hannah Hart represents the latter category, which she explained to Rhett & Link on their interview podcast, “Ear Biscuits.”
Old Media Goals Now New Media Reality for Entertainers
Since Brittani Louise Taylor began her YouTube journey by trying to break into television, she can truly attest to the merging of new and old media. “I feel like the lines are crossing,” Taylor told Rhett & Link on their interview podcast, “Ear Biscuits.” “I used to be in such a rush to break into TV and film, and now TV and film are trying to break into YouTube.”
From Rhonda to Brittani: Evolution of a YouTube Personality
One tactic for creating a YouTube personality means staying in character outside of your videos. YouTube partner Brittani Louise Taylor discussed her early strategy with Rhett & Link on “Ear Biscuits.”
Top Five Emerging Style Channels on YouTube
Thanks to our ongoing partnership with DigitasLBi and Outrigger Media, we present to you the top five emerging shopping/style/haul creators on YouTube, as determined by the Emerging Talent Tracker tool from Outrigger’s OpenSlate analytics platform. This time around, we’ve also included each creator’s measure of influence, so you know how well they’re already connecting with their audience.
EXCLUSIVE: Network A Busts Out New Video Series — on Instagram
Network A, an action-sports video channel owned and operated by Bedrocket, has launched a new micro short-form series on Instagram. Titled “#goodstuff,” the lifestyle series will pull double-duty in providing mobile and social coverage of various events in the world of action sports, as well as reviews of pertinent brands and products.
VEVO Is Making a TV Show with NUVOtv
VEVO, the music video service that’s available across a multitude of screens, is now going to the biggest screen in the house. The company has inked a deal with NUVOtv, an English-language TV channel targeting Latinos in the US, to produce a weekly two-hour music show called “The Collective, Powered by VEVO.”
WheezySoup Joins with Aly Bongo to Help Prevent Sexual Assault
From now until Wednesday, WheezySoup’s charades app, I’m Actin’ Here, features a special “Aly Bongo” section. The Hong Kong-based YouTube star will answer your request to play on the app in support of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Woman, a cause close to Bongo’s heart.
Laugh Factory Releases Online Comedy Special
The Laugh Factory stage has launched the careers of many comedians. And if owner Jamie Masada has his way, the club could soon launch careers online too.The L.A. comedy club is making a foray into online distribution with a series of specials released on YouTube and Amazon.
Beyond Reviews: 12 Types of Product Videos Are Influencing Your Customers
ZEFR, which was launched in 2009 as MOVICLIPS, today unveiled its latest research, “Beyond Reviews: The 12 Types of Video Already Influencing Your Customers.” ZEFR’s research doesn’t reach obvious conclusions like: “YouTube isn’t just for funny cat videos.” In fact, the 12 types of video that ZEFR has identified stand a lot of conventional wisdom on its head.
Microsoft and Starcom To Bring Video Content Across Screens
Anticipating a lively digital upfront season coming this spring, Microsoft and Starcom MediaVest Group are among the first to nail down commitments of video inventory across screens.
Viral Video Recap: Snowboarding In New York City, Vanilla Ice Parody and More
The East Coast can’t catch a break with the snow, but that doesn’t stop people from being really creative with their snow days.
How To Stop Paying For Cable Television
If you have an Internet connection, you can probably ditch your pricey cable television subscription without noticing even a hiccup in your viewing habits. You’ll still be able to watch all the shows you love, and will even find some new favorites. By combining a number of streaming services, you can enjoy almost all the same programming you get out of a cable subscription while saving money in the process.
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