Tuesday 9.24: News to Know

/ Sep 24, 2013

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Twitter Ramps Up Tv Ad Push With New CBS Deal

Your Twitter feed will soon contain clips from CSI or 60 Minutes thanks to the company’s new partnership with CBS. For Twitter, this represents a doubling down on its big bet to pull major money in from TV.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1fyeWgA

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GigaOM http://bit.ly/18PFZ5H

 

Opinions & Analysis

How Digital Can Have Better Upfronts Than TV

The TV upfronts — annual kickoff meetings in which the networks give big advertisers a glimpse at the season to come — are one of the advertising world’s rites of passage.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/14Dl2aY

Jonah Peretti: Buzzfeeds Peak Video Hours Same as TV’s Prime Time

People are watching BuzzFeed videos most at the same time that people watch TV the most, according to BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti, and they are watching those BuzzFeed videos on mobile devices.

AdAge http://bit.ly/18UKLsN

Bob Iger: Netflix Hasn’t Cornered the Market for Premium Streaming Video

With low barriers to entry on the Internet, rivals to Netflix “are going to use technology to offer varied product” making the competition for viewers “more of a marathon than a sprint,” Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors this morning at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference.

Deadline http://bit.ly/1fh3nwA

Variety http://bit.ly/1fgLEW0

 

Digital Disruptions

Digital Media, Technology Spend To Hit $1 Trillion This Year

Consumer spending on digital media content and technology is expected to grow 12% to $1 trillion this year, according to a new forecast by PQ Media.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1dGmT1a

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Xbox Makes Bold Push to Own Living Room

Microsoft has made a bold move toward controlling consumers’ relationship with television, while potentially reshaping the living room entertainment and ad experience with the upcoming launch of the Xbox One gaming console.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/16Cjs6K

Emmys: Vince Gilligan Credits Netflix for AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad’ Surviving, Thriving

‘I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season two,’ showrunner says.

Variety http://bit.ly/1gWhdjv

 

Deals & Signings

Alloy Digital Signs Development Deal with GroupM for Two Newfront Shows

Alloy Digital has signed a deal with GroupM to develop, produce, and market two original, episodic web series from Alloy’s Newfront slate.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18mVD6C

Blip and My Damn Channel Launch Co-Production Deal with ‘Daddy Knows Best’

In advance of Blip’s Newfront presentation in the spring, the company announced a deal with My Damn Channel to co-produce, distribute, and sell ads for four original web series.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/15pqATR

The Haps with Apps

VEVO Refuses to Participate With YouTube App’s Offline Mode

VEVO will not enable offline viewing on the soon-to-be-updated YouTube app, which by November will allow users to download videos to watch them offline for up to 48 hours.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16wfBHn

Streaming Video News

Netflix launches Spoilerfoiler to stop Twitter from spoiling Breaking Bad

You can open your eyes again: Tweets about Breaking Bad are now automatically filtered out, thanks to Spoilerfoiler.com.

GigaOM http://bit.ly/18PFZ5H

ATD http://dthin.gs/18nfhxr

Aziz Ansari Releases First Trailer For Netflix Stand Up Trailer
Aziz Ansari enlisted good friend Seth Rogen to help him promote his upcoming stand-up comedy special, which is being released straight to Netflix.

Variety http://bit.ly/18Vdei9

Dave Holmes Goes Cross Country in Blip Original Series ‘Indie Across America’

Actor and comedian Dave Holmes is bringing indie music to Blip. In conjunction with GEICO, Holmes will travel across America interviewing bands and listening to them play in the new web series “Indie Across America.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1fh0dJi

Above Average’s ‘The Morning After’ Returns for Season Two

YouTube channel Above Average is bringing back their self-described “sexiest” series “The Morning After” for a second season starting today.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gWmveQ

 

Creator Profiles

5Qs with… Portal A’s Zach Blume and Kai Hasson

Portal A is a creative studio with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces, and distributes video content made specifically for the social web.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19wljMv

 

Media News

MSN and NYTVF Pick Finalists for Web Series Competition

MSN and the New York Television Festival have unveiled the finalists of an ongoing short-form storytelling competition, which will give one winner the chance to produce a web series for MSN.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16WZTt2

Complex Media Raises $25 Million To Expand Video, Digital Efforts

Complex Media has raised another $25 million in funding, the youth-focused media company announced on Monday.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/1b2jPvB

Maker Launches Ad Firm to Connect Brands to Those Tricky Millennials

Maker Studios seems to be making good on its promise to move further away from YouTube.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18ngVPE

 

Industry Highlights

Check Out These Must-See Sessions at LA Social Media Week

Social Media Week is running full steam in sunny Los Angeles, California.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/15pqLhU

AOL Talks Love of Data During Programmatic Upfront

AOL held its “Programmatic Upfront” tonight, hoping to entice marketers to make upfront commitments for AOL Networks inventory across video, display, text, and other “premium formats.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gWksYd

Hulu CEO Andy Forssell Talks Originals, Advertising, That Sale That Never Happened

In a one-on-one chat with Randall Rothenberg, president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Hulu acting CEO and SVP of content Andy Forsell said his company’s originals command 5% of viewing on Hulu.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1b9ksH6

 

Digital Music News

Will iTunes Radio Spark Digital Music Shakeout?

There appeared to be an overabundance of digital music streaming services before Apple’s iTunes Radio became a reality last week, so it stands to reason that a shakeout—if it wasn’t already on the horizon—could now be only a matter of time.

Adweek http://bit.ly/19AB03V

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