Wednesday 10.9: News to Know

/ Oct 9, 2013

Digital video industry news today

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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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19zM4Oe

Variety http://bit.ly/1bVbsCr

 

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.

THR http://bit.ly/1bFrUtD

 

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.

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1aalkov

 

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.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19gVbW8

 

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.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1e7jIQq

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.

TheWrap http://bit.ly/1fY7RZx

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1aaq0dW

 

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.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/18OT7pk

 

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.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/15ki4Z7

 

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.

Deadline http://bit.ly/15ki4Z7

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