Wednesday 11.13: News to Know

/ Nov 13, 2013

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Shane Dawson Sells Workplace Comedy to NBC

YouTuber Shane Dawson has sold a single-camera workplace comedy that’s somewhat based on his own life to NBC.

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NMR: http://bit.ly/1gI9ZDW

Opinions & Analysis

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: PROS AND CONS OF THE NEW YOUTUBE COMMENT SYSTEM

Okay, so you’re not in love with the new YouTube comment system so far — or, at the very least, you haven’t heard much good about it.

NMR: http://bit.ly/HMGyl8

Streaming Video News

Netflix Gives Most, but Not All, of Its TV Viewers a New Look

Netflix is giving itself a makeover. The video service has overhauled the presentation most subscribers see when they watch Netflix on TV, using devices like Roku boxes, Sony’s PlayStation consoles, smart TVs and Blu-ray players.

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USA Today: http://usat.ly/1cm4W6v

THR: http://bit.ly/1bCcn9J

Fast Company: http://bit.ly/1gIgRkR

GigaOm: http://bit.ly/1gIh1bK

Melissa Rosenberg To Shepherd Marvel’s Jessica Jones Series For Netflix

Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg first was tapped to create a drama series based on Marvel‘s Jessica Jones character three years ago, when the project was set at ABC.

Deadline: http://bit.ly/183MIHT

Hulu Wants to Be Offered With Pay-TV Bundles

Online video outlet Hulu LLC is in early discussions with several pay-TV providers about potential partnerships, said people familiar with the situation, the latest sign that the media company-owned service is trying to become integrated with pay television.

WSJ: http://on.wsj.com/1dpKDGD

Aereo Updates

Aereo Challenge to Cable to Be Aided by Senate Proposal

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill to help online video services and Aereo Inc.’s antenna-based system challenge cable providers such as Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and broadcasters including CBS Corp. (CBS)

Bloomberg: http://bloom.bg/1a1iN3B

Variety: http://bit.ly/1i649vh

AdWeek: http://bit.ly/1gGrAfy

Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1bBH2nw

FierceOnlineVideo: http://bit.ly/1bDdWnK

YouTube News

YouTube Offers Creators the Chance to Run Channel Trailers as TrueView Ads

YouTube is on a quest to help creators reach bigger audiences. Back in August, YouTube unveiled Top Fan, a feature that allowed creators to connect with their biggest fans via Google+ circles.

VideoInk: http://bit.ly/1aTpBCq

More than a third of all YouTube viewing comes from long-form content

Move over, cat videos: More than a third of all YouTube view time can be attributed to videos that are 20 minutes or longer.

GigaOm: http://bit.ly/1a1Mod2

ReelSeo: http://bit.ly/1a3SZUo

TARYN SOUTHERN TAKES YOU INTO YOUTUBERS’ HOUSES ‘CRIBS’-STYLE WITH NEW LOOK TV SHOWS [INTERVIEW]

Multi-talent and NMR bestie Taryn Southern is launching two new shows on the Look TV YouTube channel: “My Domain,” which premiered today, and “In the Closet,” which premieres on Nov. 14.

NMR: http://bit.ly/1a4CcAA

Media News

Magnify Unveils New Look for Waywire, Invites Users Back

A month after acquiring Waywire, Magnify Networks has unveiled anew look for the social video startup and is inviting users to return to the site.

VideoInk: http://bit.ly/1cUNWct

Chinese Film, Internet Video Companies Sue Search Giant Baidu in Anti-Piracy Push

The MPAA and China’s top online video sites announced Wednesday that they have linked up for a major anti-piracy push in China.

THR: http://bit.ly/1hFbbJL

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