Tuesday 7.9: News to Know

/ Jul 9, 2013


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Hulu Owners Looking to Finalize Deal Within Two Weeks (Report)

The current owners of online video destination Hulu will sort through binding bids received last week and hope to finalize a deal in the next week or two, the Wall Street Journal reported. One person familiar with the sales process told The Hollywood Reporter that a decision and announcement could come late this week, but that timing depended partly on finalizing content deals between the current owners and the winning bidder.

Hollywood Reporter http://bit.ly/18K8Kk9

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/12ViUpj

Deadline http://bit.ly/186aPY0

Variety http://bit.ly/13IPQrz


Deals & Signings

CBS, Netflix Extend Licensing Pact

CBS and Netflix are staying in business. The network has extended its multiyear licensing pact for its library content with the streaming service, the company announced Monday. Under the new deal, CBS content will be streamed instantly to Netflix, adding new titles including the CW’s L.A. Complex, 4400 and CSI: NY.

Hollywood Reporter http://bit.ly/1aTjNbg

LA Times http://lat.ms/10CePu0

Deadline http://bit.ly/12j9bxL


Streaming Video News

Bedrocket’s Official Comedy Channel Unveils New Slate

Bedrocket Media has launched a new series and announced production on a couple more for its Official Comedychannel on YouTube. The series that debuts today, “Settling,” follows a group of four “twenty-nothings” as they try to grow up.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/15aKZfB

Yahoo News and Shine America Bring Back ‘Who Knew?’

Shine America’s “Who Knew?” returned for a fifth season on Yahoo News beginning Monday. The daily animated short-form news series, which offers interesting facts and trivia tied to current events and trending topics, is the longest running original program on Yahoo News. It will air its 800th episode sometime this summer. The fifth season will also feature a new format and on-screen graphics.

Video Ink http://bit.ly/10KSwCr

AdWeek http://bit.ly/10KLzkI

Yahoo Autos Goes on the ‘Open Road’ with Michelin

Yahoo debuted another original series Monday, this time on its Yahoo Autos site. Produced by WATV Productions, “Open Road” is an auto/lifestyle series that will “uncover exotic car events” as well as offer car tips while also busting some myths about cars.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/12oAdzm

Brits Stream Murray but Prefer McEnroe Dis BBC biggest live Web audience since 2012 Olympics

Andy Murray made history on Sunday, drawing millions of U.K. viewers to their TV sets. But on the Web, Murray’s win couldn’t top an angry Kirsten Flipkens berating a broadcaster or John McEnroe getting dissed by a duchess. According to the BBC, the most popular Wimbledon video to date was a clip of Flipkens stopping during one of her matches to complain about the noise a BBC reporter was making; that clip was viewed over 400,000 times in the U.K.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/12otQfb


YouTube News

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful: Uncovering the Business of Beauty on YouTube

It all started with a simple YouTube search: “smoky eye for brown eyes.” Four hours later, I had a basic grasp of how to achieve the coveted look — not to mention a newfound appreciation for eyeshadow primer, liquid liner, and brow highlighter. Welcome to the Business of Beauty on YouTube, where thousands of digital beauty gurus upload thousands of hours of tutorials, product reviews, and interviews every day.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/13yVxJY

GTChannel Says Goodbye to Machinima and Soars

A new automotive multi-channel network is blowing up after leaving Machinima — a very risky move that revved up its business. In case you’re not familiar with the multi-channel network concept, it’s a community of YouTube channels that are brought under one umbrella. It’s the best way for independent YouTube channels to get their videos seen and get help monetizing them.

PandoDaily http://bit.ly/1ahY6BB


Videos To Watch Right Now

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’ Sets Fire to Social Media With Vine Stunt

Ellie Goulding’s latest music video endeavor, “Burn,” has so far racked up more than 200,000 views on YouTube.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/12VJuDo


The Haps With Apps

App Store Celebrates 5 Years with Free Apps, Games

Apple’s App Store officially turns five years old this Wednesday. In honor of its fifth anniversary, Apple’s App Store is giving away some of its most popular games and apps for free.

USA TODAY http://usat.ly/12gBCMX

The Verge http://bit.ly/1d8HEjW

App Lets You Stream TV Channels To Your Android Phone or Tablet

The US TV & Radio Free app for Android lets you watch and even record live TV channels — local and cable alike. But how?

CNet http://cnet.co/1deqNfL

Some Jerk Has Figured Out a Way to Recover Your ‘Deleted’ Snapchat Photos

Snapchat is supposed to be a safe space. Now that peace-of-mind has been thoroughly destroyed by a Utah security firm who say they have figured out a way to extract the allegedly dissolved pictures from Android phones. Richard Hickman, a digital forensics examiner, discovered that the popular app installs a folder called “RECEIVED_IMAGES_SNAPS,” where the pictures–you guessed it–are stored. Similar to a magical cloak, the app affixes an extension called “.NOMEDIA” to the pictures, which can take hours to find depending on how much data is on your phone. He cracked the code of making the pictures viewable by altering the extension.

BetaBeat http://bit.ly/12AROoJ


Opinions & Analysis

Twitter Vs. Mainstream Media: Science Proves Which Breaks News Faster

The Boston bombings gave us a glimpse into the contentious world of Twitter news-breaking. Vigilante investigators took to Twitter and Reddit to find the bombers, and soon the names “Sunil Tripathi” and “Mike Mulugeta” began clanging around the information sphere. As Alexis Madrigal highlighted in the Atlantic, that intel was totally wrong, of course, but the episode did demonstrate a phenomenon that now happens some 20 percent of the time, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics: While traditional newswires still dominate the dissemination game, Twitter still scoops old media on certain stories–largely ones dealing with sports, major disasters, and sometimes riots.

Fast Company http://bit.ly/1dejEfx


Industry Profile

5Qs with… Magnet Media’s Paul Kontonis

If you know online video, you know Paul Kontonis. Currently the GM of Magnet Media Originals, Kontonis has been active within the online video industry for as long as many of us can remember.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/10KS46


Industry Highlights

Women Kidnapped in Cleveland Thank Supporters in YouTube Video

The three women kidnapped and held against their will in a Cleveland home for a decade released a YouTube video on Monday night thanking the public for its moral and financial support. “I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal. Everyone who has been there to support us, it’s been a blessing to have your love and kindness,” said Amanda Berry, who first went missing in 2003 at age 16.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/12AUt1F

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