Wednesday 10.9: News to Know

/ Oct 9, 2013

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Stylist Johnny Wujek Develops Web Series with SpinMedia & GroupM

GroupM Entertainment and SpinMedia have joined forces to develop fashion-forward web series “Stylist On Set.




Opinions & Analysis

MIPCOM: Connected Consumers Will Drive Media Innovation

In a preview of its five-year forecast, PricewaterhouseCoopers says companies will have to adapt to customers’ digital needs.



Deals & Signings

DramaFever Inks Deal with Japan’s Fuji TV

International programming web video service DramaFever announced its first global syndication deal with one of Japan’s largest networks, Fuji TV.



Streaming Video News

VEVO on Samsung Smart TVs Will Act Like a TV Channel

VEVO is now available on Samsung Smart TVs. The app offers access to the music video service’s library of 75,000+ music videos, original shows, and concert performances.



Digital Disruption

Like inception for memes: MediaCrush converts animated GIFs back into videos

Animated GIFs are everywhere, but converting them into videos would actually save quite a bit of bandwidth. MediaCrush helps to do just that.


Nas-Backed Video Company Mass Appeal Partners With Maker Studios

Mass Appeal, a graffiti magazine turned online video company, has partnered with online video giant Maker Studios to make shows about urban culture, the two companies said Tuesday.




Aereo Updates

CBS And Fox Aim To Shutter Aereo In Utah

CBS and Fox affiliates have filed a new lawsuit in Utah against streaming TV service Aereo, which launched in Salt Lake City six weeks ago.



YouTube News

Skeleton Hilariously Frightens Drive-Thru Employees BuzzFeed makes its debut on top videos list

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s fitting that last week’s top video, per VidIQ data, featured a skeleton going through fast-food drive-thrus—to hilarious effect.



Media News

CBS Makes Greg Garcia’s Pilot ‘Super Clyde’ Available Online

TV networks and studios almost never make pilots that hadn’t gone to series available to the public. In a rare exception, CBS has put Greg Garcia‘s single-camera pilot Super Clyde up online.



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