Tuesday 9.2: News to Know

/ Sep 2, 2014

Digital video industry news today

Time Warner Out on Vice Media, A+E Networks Buys In (Updated)

A+E Networks has agreed to pay $250 million in exchange for a 10% stake in Vice Media, a deal that values the digital media company at $2.5 billion.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1w2O0ws

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1nv8BnV

Gigaom http://bit.ly/1qXuME1

Variety http://bit.ly/1lAi2Hp

Re/code http://on.recode.net/1zUIv37

NMR http://bit.ly/1w2MjiF


Opinions & Analysis

What Should Video Creators Know Before Going Mobile?

“Mobile devices are quickly becoming the next screen for video,” says Frank Sinton, founder and CEO of Beachfront Media, a company that helps content creators distribute and monetize video across various devices (including on mobile with Beachfront Builder). As more and more people seek to consume content on the go, content creators need to develop strategies to optimize their videos for mobile.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1plzGtb


19 Tech Startups in Emerging Markets and Where They Might Have an Edge

Seedstars World just sent me a list of 19 emerging markets startups that have won its competitions around the world.

Forbes http://onforb.es/1vBvrlJ


For Hot (Yet Still “Under the Radar”) Video Company Jukin’ Media, Failure Is the ONLY Option

Jukin’ Media.  If you’ve never heard of it, read on.

Digital Media Update http://bit.ly/1ufBmd7


10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Good morning and welcome back. It’s going to be hot, humid, and gross in New York today.

Business Insider http://read.bi/1nS3he8


Cutting the Cord: Weighing whether it is words or reality

Want more proof that cord cutting is officially a thing? It’s caught the attention of the folks who publish the Oxford English Dictionary.

USA Today http://usat.ly/1ushHGc


Deals & Signings

Horizon Reels In $150 Million Turner Broadcasting Buying Account

Turner Broadcasting has awarded its estimated $150 million media-buying assignment to Horizon Media after a review.

Media Post http://bit.ly/1qXC8qZ

Streaming Video News

Netflix and Facebook Allow Users to Send Private Recommendations to Friends

Ever watch something on Netflix, and after finishing, think of someone you know who would also love it? Well, Netflix now has a way for you to privately recommend any movie or TV show to that person.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1plAr5w

Mashable http://on.mash.to/W5YvT5

TNW http://tnw.co/1nv0SWM


A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood

Viki wants to expand to around 40 content genres from around the world, and it’s starting with Bollywood movies.

Gigaom http://bit.ly/W6qzVY


Hulu Releases ‘Party Down’ Gag Reels to Tease Acquisition

To celebrate its recent acquisition of “Party Down,” Hulu has released blooper reels spanning both seasons of the Starz! comedy.

Variety http://bit.ly/1vIIFx5


Russo Brothers Talk ‘Cap 3,’ Directing ‘Community’ Season Six Premiere

The Russo Brothers are officially returning to Greendale.

Variety http://bit.ly/1qTJfEI


Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video

For decades, magazine editors often relied on a handful of maxims to attract readers: Young is better than old. Pretty is better than ugly. Rich is better than poor. Film stars outsell television and music stars. Anything sells better than politics, and nothing sells better than a dead celebrity.

NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1utbARV

The Haps With Apps

Proof That Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Makes Everyone’s Videos Better

Users are getting creative!

ReadWrite http://bit.ly/1pEc3SG

NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1qpdj9W

YouTube News

YouTube makes it easier to use Chromecast from its website

Keep those videos casting: Users of YouTube’s website can now queue up videos to Chromecast, just like it’s been possible for YouTube’s mobile apps.

Gigaom http://bit.ly/1lG4ZE9


YouTube Makes Two New Changes To Its Operating Platform

YouTube posted to their Google+ account that we’d be getting two new features from them: the first, and less exciting, is a tiny little facelift on your video page.

NMR  http://bit.ly/1pEiRQ7


YouTube’s new fan funding feature lets you donate to your favorite channel owners

YouTube is strongly rumored to be launching a subscription-based music service soon, but the Google-owned video site has quietly introduced a new (and far lower-key) payment service that lets viewers send donations to YouTube channel owners.

TNW http://tnw.co/1lFAOgq

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1rKP3TN

Media News

BBC’s iPlayer to Strut Out Multiple Shows for London Fashion Week

As part of its coverage of London Fashion Week, BBC will launch three digital series on its iPlayer video service. “Susie Bubble Backstage,” hosted by the founder of the Style Bubble fashion blog, will go behind the scenes at some of the biggest shows during the week. She’ll highlight hairdressers, makeup artists, and stylists to capture what goes on before the show. The series will launch on September 16.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1rKNHZ9

Creator Profiles

The Fowler Sisters on How to Deal with Hate Online

Sisters Elle and Blair Fowler, both makeup, style, décor, etc. gurus on YouTube since 2008, fall within the “beauty vlogger” category of creators, a group that historically gets extra criticism on the online video platform. However, the Fowler sisters seem to get even more of it than most, so they talked about how to deal with the critics on this week’s “Ear Biscuits with Rhett & Link.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/Z5Kh6n


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