Tuesday 7.30: News to Know

/ Jul 30, 2013


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People Who Love Netflix Originals Also Watch a Lot of Good TV

Netflix wants to be a new kind of HBO, but that doesn’t mean Netflix is cannibalizing the actual HBO (as well as other TV programmers). This is according to a new study from TiVo Research and Analytics, which looked to measure TiVo subscribers’ TV viewing behavior as well as their opinions on original programming from OTT services like Netflix.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14ycfSV

THR http://bit.ly/15ZKfKR

Pando Daily http://bit.ly/17bmHBK 

Netflix Starts Rolling Out Personalized User Profiles, With Separate Queues, on Apple TV

Netflix is making personalized profiles available to some Apple TV users, but the feature won’t launch to everyone until later this summer.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/18OZE6E 

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/19uR3oY


Media News

E! Wants More ‘Burning Love,’ Picks Up Seasons Two and Three

E! has picked up the second and third seasons of the Emmy-nominated “Burning Love,” and plans to air it on television this fall.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/130kxnx

One-Man Band: Reporters Go at it Alone with Cellular-Based Electronic News Gathering

With the ability to now shoot high-definition video using DSLR cameras and transmit content over cellular networks, the roving reporter is turning into a one-man band where he/she shoots, reports, produces, and transmits the entire footage.

Digital Trends http://bit.ly/130khEN

Inside Machinima, The New Video Network For Gamers and Fanboys

Los Angeles is becoming a mecca of new digital media companies like Maker Studios, Fullscreen, and others. As part of TechCrunch TV’s tour of these companies, we checked out Machinima, which is one of the largest multichannel networks on YouTube. Over the course of that tour, we found out how the company has evolved and what its plans are for the future.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/12BJoDf


Industry Highlights

Online Programs Eligible for DGA Awards

Much like the The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of America also do not have a problem with original programming distributed exclusively (or initially) over the internet

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18P80eo


Streaming VideoNews

The Washington Post Adds Interview Series to PostTV

The Washington Post has debuted a new interview series on PostTV, the paper’s recently launched online video channel that offers a mix of live and on-demand content throughout the day.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16z2Dub


Opinions & Analysis

Why The Internet May Actually Be Good for the Future of TV

For years now, the television industry has lived in fear of “cord-cutting,” the name given to the idea that audiences will abandon television for the Internet, especially as more content becomes available for streaming or download, often paired with the fear that this loss of viewers (and advertisers) will lead to the collapse of the medium.

Wired http://bit.ly/13vm4AQ


Creator Profiles

5 Qs with…Innovative Artists’ David Tochterman

David Tochterman is head of digital media for Innovative Artists, a talent agency that provides consulting services and content strategy for creators, production companies, media companies, and brands, among others.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14fUYoA


The Haps with Apps

Spotify Shows Funny Bone With Official Comedy App Launch

Music service Spotify has launched a new app in collaboration with Bedrocket’s Official Comedy division that features acts by comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, and others.

TNW http://tnw.co/11rYKar


Deals & Signings

Collective Digital Inks Pact with UKF, An EDM-Focused YouTube Network

Collective Digital Studio has struck a deal with UKF, an owner and operator of an electronic dance music-focused network of channels that claims to be the largest on YouTube.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18P8AJ9


Digital Disruptions

BBC Three to Debut New Scripted Comedy Shows on iPlayer a Full Week Before They Make it to Your TV

Scripted BBC Three comedy shows will, from the end of August, be shown first on the BBC’s streaming iPlayer service before they are broadcast on TV, the channel has confirmed.

TNW http://tnw.co/17e8yUh

Silicon Valley’s Bid for $100 Billion Slowed By Hollywood

Armed with billions in cash and promising advanced features, Intel Corp. (INTC), Google Inc. (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Sony Corp. (6758) are gunning to take on cable, phone and satellite companies by offering pay TV via the Web.

Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/1cjWJSm


Production Notes

Vimeo and Redbox Instant Are Coming to Chromecast. Next Up: Plex and HBO Go?

It looks like Chromecast won’t be limited to playing content from YouTube and Netflix for very long, with a number of media platforms getting ready to support the new device.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/19uRkIz

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