Tuesday 8.13: News to Know

/ Aug 13, 2013


Three 2011 copies of Time Magazine

Time Launches Web-Only Documentary Site, Red Border Films

Time Magazine opened Red Border Films, their online documentary site today.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/13xqZm8

NYT http://nyti.ms/13e9rAK

TheWrap http://bit.ly/14tj2O7

THR http://bit.ly/14odWCx

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Huffington Post http://huff.to/1cKxKth


Streaming Video News

Shut Up Cartoons Gives Smosh an Origin Story

Shut Up Cartoons has launched “Smosh Babies,” an animated series about the two-year-old lives of the Smosh duo.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18rVOMk

MTV Streams Full Episodes To Xbox

Viacom’s MTV is bringing full episodes of “Teen Wolf,” “Catfish” and other current series to Xbox 360 consoles — but you’ll need to subscribe to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service to watch them, and also have service from a participating pay-TV partner to get more than the most recent ep.


Netflix Flexes New Muscle With “Breaking Bad” Ratings Boom

Forget Walter White. Netflix may be “the one who knocks.” If there were any skepticism left about the clout the streaming service possesses, it may have been put to the rest Sunday after the AMC drama series “Breaking Bad” obliterated its own personal-best ratings by scoring 5.9 million total viewers– more than double the previous season premiere.

Variety http://bit.ly/15w5npD

Bravo to Launch ‘Padma’s Picks,’ Bring Back ‘Last Chance Kitchen’ for Season 11 of ‘Top Chef’

Over the past couple of years, Bravo has expanded its hit “Top Chef” reality competition series into a multi-platform video franchise.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/167z7wL


YouTube News

How YouTube Network Big Frame Focuses On Big Stars With Four Vertical Brands

Some YouTube networks focus on specific vertical interests — like gaming at Machinima or food at Tastemade. And some try to add a technology layer to the business, like ZEFR or Fullscreen. But at Big Frame, it’s all about the talent and nurturing four specific vertical segments, helping creators to collaborate and build their audiences together.

TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/19eAdIf

Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Riding a Roomba Scores Big on YouTube

Big Adweek/VideoWatch news! Through a partnership with VidIQ, a company that helps creators and brands build their YouTube audiences—and is sitting on loads of data—we’re presenting our first of two cool weekly charts. The first is aimed at tracking the Web shows/creators that really stand out in a given week on YouTube. The second tracks the advertiser-produced videos that get viewed, shared and spread across the Web.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/16HoQ9J


Videos to Watch Right Now

Top 5 flipping and tossing athletic Vines so far this year

Limited to just six seconds, it can be tough to squeeze an athletic trick into a Vine video post, but when users do, it’s pretty impressive.

LA Times http://lat.ms/14HYtnX


Digital Disruption

Ad Sells TV Business, Will Focus on Online

Ad delivery and trafficking company DG Monday announced the sale of its TV ad distribution operations and a plan to refocus its remaining business around the online advertising industry.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/19qaPTD


Opinions & Analysis

Mermaids, Criminals and Cartoons: Netflix’s Secret Niche Exclusives

It was hard to not to notice the release of “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development,” but this year Netflix has also been quietly debuting a number of exclusives which you might have missed.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/18pUmdp


Industry Highlights

VidCon: A Closing Letter from John Green

It’s hard to remember that two years ago, VidCon was in the basement of a (very nice!) hotel in Los Angeles.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18rVddB


Creator Profile

5 Qs With … Jon Housman, Ora TV CEO

Jon Housman is the CEO of Ora.tv, a digital video network that produces and distributes unscripted, original video programming.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/167zrvu

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