Tuesday 9.17: News to Know
George Takei Teams with AARP and Fullscreen on New YouTube Series
George Takei, most famously known for playing Hikari Sulu in the original “Star Trek,” has a pretty robust social media following.
Opinions & Analysis
Analyst: Netflix Could Exceed 40 Million Streaming Subscribers By 2015
Richard Greenfield cites multiple reasons for his optimism, including that the service costs $7.99 a month, “about half of HBO’s retail price.”
Study Finds That 50% of Consumers No Longer See Live TV as ‘Default’ Platform
Another day, another study that suggest streaming services will soon surpass traditional cable networks.
Deals & Signings
Legendary Digital Media Appoints Thomas Lesinksi as President of Digital Content
Former Paramount digital chief Thomas Lesinksi has officially moved on to Legendary Digital Media to serve as president of digital content and distribution.
The Haps with Apps
Amazon’s Instant Video iOS app now lets you stream to Apple TV via AirPlay
Amazon’s Instant Video iOS app now lets users stream content to Apple TV using AirPlay. Thousands of users of the app had requested the feature in iTunes reviews.
5Qs with… Mike Henry, CEO of Outrigger Media
With nearly two decades of experience in the digital media sphere, Outrigger Media CEO Mike Henry has had a hand in developing a wide array of video-centered marketing and sales initiatives and platforms.
PewDiePie to Guest Star in Upcoming Episode of ‘Smosh Babies’
In the event that you’ve been catching up on Shut Up Cartoons’ animated series “Smosh Babies,” then you’ve probably noticed that the show features more than a few guest voices.
Jimmy Tatro Will Return to the Big Screen in ’22 Jump Street’
“The internet’s favorite frat boy” Jimmy Tatro is making yet another jump to the big screen in the upcoming “21 Jump Street” sequel “22 Jump Street.”
SpotXchange Launches Programmatic Platform for Publishers
SpotXchange has launched a new end-to-end video ad platform for publishers, designed to give them what the company calls “the highest level of transparency within programmatic video advertising.”
YouTube Starts Testing Chromecast Support For Third-Party Websites
YouTube is starting to let users beam videos to their Chromecast devices from any website.
YouTuber Charles Trippy Announces Plans to Vlog While Undergoing Brain Surgery
Vlogger Charles Trippy has had several very serious health scares within the past two years.
Ford and Live Nation Team Up to Release Web Reality Show ‘The Rider Challenge’
Live Nation Entertainment and Ford Motor Company have teamed up to release reality web series “The Rider Challenger.”
German TV Giants Once Again Kill Plans for Hulu Clone. Netflix to the Rescue?
German broadcasters kill plans to launch a Hulu-like site after regulators intervene. Is it time for Netflix to sweep in?
Unsurprisingly, The New ‘SNL’ Cast Members Know Web Video
NBC and Lorne Michaels’ decades-long comedy institution, “Saturday Night Live,” has officially announced six new cast members: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Noel Wells, Brooks Wheelan, and current “SNL” writer Michael Patrick O’Brien.
Streaming Video News
Rdio Ceo: Bundled Music And Video Coming As Part Of Global Subscription
Rdio wants to sell consumers music and video streams as part of a bundled offering to set itself apart from Spotify and others.
Videos to Watch Now
Fake Jason Terrifies in Friday the 13th Clip
A funny prank featuring a hockey mask, chainsaw wearing “Jason” tormenting pedestrians shot to the top of VideoWatch’s YouTube content rankings last week (per VidIQ).
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