Tuesday 7.8: News to Know
YouTube’s Revenue Revealed, And It’s Much Worse Than Expected
YouTube’s revenues were lighter than analysts expected, according to a new report from Amir Efrati at The Information.
Citing two sources, Efrati said gross revenue for Google from YouTube was $3.5 billion in 2013. After payments to partners, net revenue was only $1.5 billion. Efrati said YouTube is profitable.
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Deals & Signings
Netflix Hires Former Nickelodeon Exec to Manage Kids’ Content Deals
Netflix has hired former Nickelodeon executive Brian Wright in a senior role to oversee the streaming service’s slate of original programming designed for kids and families.
Rightster Acquires Two More Video Companies, Chad Hurley Now Advisor
Rightster, the U.K. video distribution and monetisation startup largely backed by Angel investors, has been on an acquisition roll. It’s now acquired Viral Spiral, which specialises in social video management, licensing and brand engagement and it’s acquiring Base79, one of the largest YouTube partners outside North America.
Samsung Deal Helps EzyFlix Heat Up Race for Australia’s Online Video Users
VoD and EST services now fully compatible with Android and iOS devices
Streaming Video News
A Boatload of Russian Movies and TV Shows Are Coming to Hulu
Digital Media Rights has selected Hulu to be the exclusive streaming VOD platform in North America for its catalog of Russian movies and TV shows. The distributor says it’s been working with an array of major Russian studios, television networks, and distributors to curate a list of top titles from the company. Catalog titles include recent hits such as “Metro” and “Kiss Them All,” as well as classics like Sergei Eisenstein’s “October” and the drama series “Junior League.” In total, DMR has rights to more than 100 movies and TV shows from Russia, with the distributor actively looking to acquire more.
Hulu to Exclusively Stream Australian Soap ‘Neighbours’
The longest-running daytime drama in Australia has found a home in the US — Hulu. The streaming platform has cut a deal with FremantleMedia International to exclusively stream new episodes of “Neighbours.” Beginning July 14, a new 22-minute episode will be available in the US on Hulu and Hulu Plus every weekday. These episodes will be going live four weeks after their initial broadcast in Australia.
Netflix Wants You to Join Their Elite Team of Paid Binge Watchers
We don’t care if you’re a professional puppy walker or the Kardashians’ private pilates instructor; there’s no way your job, however amazing it may be, beats the one for which Netflix is currently hiring.
Netflix isn’t available in New Zealand, but this internet provider is giving customers access anyway
One enterprising internet provider in New Zealand is providing a ray of hope for film and TV fans worldwide who don’t yet have access to Netflix. That’s because Slingshot is letting its customers access the video streaming site from New Zealand even though the US company hasn’t launched there yet.
10 Engaging Twitch Channels to Watch for Great Gaming
Twitch has become a fascinating tool for the video game world. It helped boost the visibility of professional gamers and has allowed many other avid players to join their ranks.
Marin Ireland Joins ‘Masters Of Sex’; Sam Waterston Cast In Netflix’s ‘Grace And Frankie’; Ness Bautista Added To ‘Sense8′
Sam Waterston has landed a role in Grace And Frankie, the upcoming Netflix comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The series revolves around longtime nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married.
Keeping Up with Social Media: How the YouTubers Do It
As a YouTube creator, staying on top of social media is key. Outside of events like VidCon, it’s the way in which creators stay in contact with their fans. However, if you have upwards of 18 million subscribers, like Smosh, or even just a few thousand, that’s a lot of social media to stay on top of. So how do some of the biggest YouTube personalities do it?
YouTube Gives Indie Labels a Reprieve … For Now
A week after all but declaring victory over independent music labels who had contested the terms of the contracts it offered for its upcoming streaming music service, YouTube has issued a last minute reprieve to the holdouts.
YouTube and Netflix Play The Blame Game With ISPs On Net Neutrality
It’s no surprise that recent proposed changes to net neutrality rules have put activists and web-savvy consumers on the defensive. It is, however, surprising to see some large corporations jumping on the bandwagon in favor of net neutrality.
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Small Screens Signs Public TV’s ‘Pedal America’ to Network
Small Screen has signed the national public television program, “Pedal America.” Per the deal, Small Screen will exclusively distribute the cycling and travel series online while American Public Television and WTTW in Chicago will continue to broadcast the show on TV.
An Inside Look at Tastemade’s 2014 Programming Slate and Strategy
Fresh off a $25 million Series C round led by Scripps Networks Interactive, digital food network Tastemade is actively building out its original programming slate — and the company plans to have brands on board for every show it produces.
TubeMogul To Hit NASDAQ At $11 To $13 Per Share
TubeMogul has again updated its S-1 filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, per Amendment No. 3 to TubeMogul’s Form S-1.
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Facebook Tries Being A TV Channel With New Mobile Video Player
If you watch one of a friend’s videos, Facebook will now try to get you to watch more with a new carousel of suggested videos that appears after you view one in the mobile News Feed.
Lewis Black to Loop Fans Into Live, On-Stage Rant Online
Acerbic comic Lewis Black, in a stunt designed to drive up paying fan-club memberships, will invite viewers watching his live performance over the Internet this weekend to submit topics — about which he promises to then unleash a torrent of invective.
Music Vault Partners With YouTube To Bring 13K Rare Live Music Videos Online
This isn’t quite the launch of YouTube’s music service, but it’s still good news for music lovers: Music Vault is bringing 13,000 videos of live performances to the site.
5Qs with… The Alchemists CEO Luke Ryan, Dishing on ‘East Los High’
With season two of “East Los High” fast approaching, VideoInk took the time to ask The Alchemists’ CEO Luke Ryan some questions about the popular online show, which airs on Hulu.
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