Wednesday 11.6: News to Know
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Marvel and Lego Join Forces to Launch Animated Digital Miniseries
The only thing that sells better than Marvel products are Lego/Marvel products.
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.Tags: Amazon, Base79, branded entertainment, CC: Studios, Comedy Central, disney, facebook, Hoopla, Hulu, Lauren Corrao, Lego, Lilyhammer, MCNs, Netflix, News2Know, Sharknado, Vuguru, youtube