Wednesday 11.13: News to Know
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.
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.
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.
USA Today: http://usat.ly/1cm4W6v
Fast Company: http://bit.ly/1gIgRkR
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.
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.
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)
Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1bBH2nw
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Tags: Aero, Hulu, Magnify, Melissa Rosenberg, Netflix, Shane Dawson, Taryn Southern, Waywire, youtube