Wednesday 10.2: News to Know
Hulu Plus Finally Arrives on Chromecast
When Google released its Chromecast streaming stick in July, the company said it was working to add video services like Hulu to the platform, allowing users to watch video clips, movies, and TV shows from such services via their Chromecast-connected TVs.
Hulu Sales Head Jean-Paul Colaco to Jump Ship
Hulu’s sales head Jean-Paul Colaco is leaving the company after six years.
Opinions & Analysis
New Study Shows Netflix is Booming But Cable Still Rules the Roost
Study: Chromecast allows users to circumvent TV viewing restrictions
A new study finds that people are using Google’s Chromecast streaming device to watch television shows on their living room TVs, at times circumventing the restrictions networks have placed on where consumers can watch their online content.
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Deals & Signings
Lionsgate Partners With Scott Herman To Dominate Fitness Video Market
The new arrangement will unite two of YouTube’s leading fitness video providers. Lionsgate BeFit targets women while Scott Herman Fitness focuses on men.
The Orchard, Shock Till You Drop Ink Multi-Year Distribution Deal
Independent music, film and video distribution company The Orchard has teamed with horror film website Shock Till You Drop, owned by Evolve Media’s CraveOnline, for a multi-year pact, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Haps with Apps
Mickey Mouse Asks Fans To Join The Vine Side
As regular viewers of the hit nano-video social network Vine already know, things can get pretty surreal in there.
Streaming Video News
Putting its stamp of approval on streaming, the British Film Institute is getting into the VOD business.
ABC News Digital Names New Executive Producer
Veteran news-video producer Erle Norton has joined ABC News Digital as its new executive producer.
Season 2 of Machinima’s Mortal Kombat Off to a Solid Start But views fall off after Episode 1
The pressure’s on. After Season 1 of Machinima’s Mortal Kombat series evolved into a monster hit—to the tune of 70 million views—expectations are high for Season 2, which premiered online last Thursday. And with Machinima fresh off a round of layoffs, the multichannel network could use a bit of positive news.
Cheezburger and The Pet Collective Bring the Cute With ‘Operation Aww’
Cheezburger.com and FremantleMedia’s The Pet Collective are teaming up throughout October to drop “Operation Aww” on the unsuspecting web.
VEVO Debuts in Germany with New Original Content
VEVO has officially launched in Germany, making the European nation the 13th country the music video service is available in.
Videos to Watch Now
Reviewed! ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy II’ Is Bloody Fun; Love to Hate ‘Daddy Knows Best’
The history of the “Mortal Kombat” franchise in web video is an interesting one.
Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon On The Made in NY Media Center
The Made in NY Media Center opened its doors today with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presiding over the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Netflix Stock Hits Record High on Predictions of Subscriber Growth
Newly-minted Emmy winner Netflix is enjoying even bigger rewards on the stock market this week.
NBC Digital Lays Off About 5 Percent of Its Staff
NBC Digital has laid off just under 5 percent of its employees, insiders said Tuesday.
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