Wednesday 11.6: News to Know

/ Nov 6, 2013

Lauren Corrao Head Shot

Vuguru Expanding to Long-Form Content, Gives Creative Keys to Former Comedy Central Exec

Vuguru has named Lauren Corrao, the former president of original programming and head of development at Comedy Central, as its new chief creative officer.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1iMJ0nw

Variety http://bit.ly/177Rg1m

 

Streaming Video News

Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Season Two of ‘Lilyhammer’

It’s easy to forget that “House of Cards” wasn’t Netflix’s first foray into original programming — it was just the biggest.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bYnl9h

Variety http://bit.ly/1cRm3y4

Hoopla, a Netflix for library patrons, adds streaming deals

Hoopla Digital, a Netflix-like service for library card holders, on Wednesday announced agreements with NBCUniversal, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., National Geographic and BBC America to stream content.

LA Times http://lat.ms/1grhbV0

Sharknado is now on Netflix

There are good movies, there are bad movies, and there’s Sharknado. Missed the trashiest but also most-tweeted-about movie of 2013 when it aired on Syfy in July? No worries, Netflix is giving you another chance to experience it on your own time. Just please, stop tweeting about it.

GigaOm http://bit.ly/1b5Zq7G

Hulu Releases Early Clip of Eva Longoria’s New Original Animated Series

Hulu, in anticipation for Eva Longoria’s upcoming original animated series “Mother Up!,” has released a short clip from the show.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1grkiMB

 

The Haps with Apps

Regal Cinemas Uses Vine to Get People into Theaters

Crappy Wi-Fi and annoying distractions do not a date night make. That’s why movie theater chain Regal Cinemas has launched a series of two-minute YouTube spots called “Date Night Fails,” featuring some of the most popular people on Vine to remind you how uncomfortable dates in a home setting can be and why theaters are still better.

Digiday http://bit.ly/HGsDgb

 

YouTube News

PENTATONIX HARMONIZES THE WORKS OF DAFT PUNK INTO AN A CAPPELLA SUPERSONG [VIDEO]

Pentatonix is back — fresh off their win at the YouTube Music Awards with Lindsey Stirling for their cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” — and this time they’ve taken on the collective works of seminal French electronic group Daft Punk.

NMR http://bit.ly/HEYfUm

SURVEY: FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, YOUTUBE BEATS FACEBOOK AS YOUNGER TEENS’ FAVORITE SITE

On the heels of a Facebook earnings call where the social networking giant admitted they had lost traction with younger teens for the first time ever, comes the news that YouTube has now overtaken Facebook as younger teens’ favorite site. 

NMR http://bit.ly/1iLacTs

 

Media News

AOL’s Adap.tv Deal Buys Revenue Gains, But Patch Hurts Profits

AOL returned to double-digit ad growth in the third quarter thanks to the ad-tech side of its business, which now includes Adap.tv, acquired earlier this fall.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1dKR2Ni

AdWeek http://bit.ly/HEDOHh

Marvel and Lego Join Forces to Launch Animated Digital Miniseries

The only thing that sells better than Marvel products are Lego/Marvel products.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1fjuGTI

Comedy Central’s Digital Studio Adds Six New Shows

Studios is teaming with talent including Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse, Kevin “Dot Com” Brown and more, in addition to renewing three freshman series.

THR http://bit.ly/19yTtlb

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