Wednesday 12.11: News to Know

/ Dec 11, 2013

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YouTube Rewind: The Top Videos, Music Videos, and Channels of 2013

2013 has been a huge year for YouTube. Between a spiffy new layout, acontentious updated comments system, and more viral videos than you can shake a stick out, this has been one for the ages. Celebrating the best of 2013, YouTube has gathered together the top trending videos, music videos, and channels of 2013 for the annual YouTube Rewind.

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Streaming Video News

Will Arnett, Aaron Paul Headline New Netflix Animated Comedy ‘BoJack Horseman’

Netflix has announced its second original animated series, an adult comedy called “BoJack Horseman” starring Will Arnett and Aaron Paul.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/19hpaQE

Variety http://bit.ly/1bvLQsl

Revision3, VEVO Arrive on Google’s Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast device, which allows users to seamlessly flip videos from their mobile apps and laptops to a connected TV screen, now offers access to two more premium video services: Revision3 and VEVO.

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TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/1d88ABr

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Disney Also Pitched Marvel Series to Amazon, Hulu and Pay-TV Providers

Before Disney clinched a pact with Netflix to develop series built around fourMarvel characters, the Mouse House approached other distributors including Amazon.com, Hulu and pay-TV operators, CFO Jay Rasulo said at an investor conference. 

Variety http://bit.ly/1coxFqa

VOD Service Distrify Partners with Tank Top Movies

Distrify, the direct-to-audience video-on-demand service and online social cinema marketing banner, is partnering with film discovery start-up Tank Top Movies, a film website launched by Tank Top TV.

THR http://bit.ly/J5Wpfw

Warner Takes Netflix-Style Service for Old Movies to iPads

Warner Bros. has launched an iPad tablet app for its subscription-streaming service for classic film and TV titles, a sign the premium-priced offering has been getting some traction among Hollywood history buffs.

Variety http://bit.ly/1d82Uau

 

The Haps With Apps

Video Effects App Vivoom Taps AwesomenessTV for New Campaign

Video-editing app Vivoom is partnering with AwesomenessTV to create a new branded campaign built around creators JennXPenn and Cimorelli.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gZGX0c

 

Aereo Updates

Hearst Pushes For Ban On Aereo

Online video company Aereo poses a threat to over-the-air broadcast services, the TV company Hearst says in new court papers.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/J401hZ

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia Says Company Selling Out Capacity in Some Cities

Since launching nearly two years ago, Aereo has been a consumer success, CEO Chet Kanojia said at an annual investor conference Tuesday.

THR http://bit.ly/1fjQeQa

 

YouTube News

PBS Digital Teams with Magnet Media on a Pair of YouTube Series (Exclusive)

PBS Digital Studios has partnered with Magnet Media’s original content arm, Magnet Media Originals, to develop and produce two new web series for the PBS’ video network on YouTube.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1d83vcg

YouTube Expected to Channel $5.6 Billion in Revenue This Year

Earlier this year YouTube crossed the billion-user mark, and now it’s poised to surpass the five-billion-dollar mark.

AdAge http://bit.ly/1cAQXMp

eMarketer http://bit.ly/1f6YSB4

BART BAKER CELEBRATES LORDE PARODY VICTORY, CRITICIZES YOUTUBE COPYRIGHT SYSTEM IN LATEST VIDEO

Fresh off his ‘Royals’ parody video’s reinstatement on YouTube, Bart Baker released a statement video yesterday celebrating his victory and also thanking his fans for their support and Lorde’s music publisher for correcting the problem. Toward the end of the video, Baker pleads for YouTube to makechanges to their copyright system. 

NMR http://bit.ly/1aUW0CN

YouTube Has Influenced Purchase Decisions Among More Than Half Of Consumers

Fifty-three percent of consumers in the U.S. say videos on YouTube have influenced their purchase decisions at least once, according to a survey conducted by Walker Sands.

Business Insider http://read.bi/J5N2ME

NINTENDO VIDEOS COPYRIGHT FLAGGED IN YOUTUBE’S LATEST CONTENT ID SWEEP

Numerous YouTube Let’s Plays of Nintendo and other video game companies’ titles are being flagged for copyright violations in the Google-owned company’s latest Content ID matching sweep.

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YouTube Unleashes Strange Storm Of Copyright Claims On Video Game Content Producers

YouTube, game publishers and video creators have always had something of an uneasy relationship. Video content creators, those who make gameplay videos or review games on YouTube, have gone through approved services like Machinima to make games content for years now. 

Forbes http://onforb.es/1gZzcYn

 

Media News

Dailymotion Acquires Interactive Video Tech Company Jilion

Dailymotion has acquired video tech company Jilion. According to the Jilion blog, the technology provider will integrate its SublimeVideo technology into the Dailymotion platform.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/18BLjFs

Cynopsis http://www.cynopsis.com/

Web Video Startup Ooyala Raises $43 Million

We saw a smattering of ad tech IPOs this year, and there are a bunch of companies that are supposedly lined up for next year. Here’s one you likely won’t see going public in 2014 — at least not in the beginning of the year:Ooyala, the Web video startup. 

ATD http://dthin.gs/18UgIc6

Variety http://bit.ly/19BW2zT

Mobile Video Ads Get Cut Down to Size

Growth in mobile video use has created a rift between publishers and brands: Publishers are creating more short-form videos ideal for mobile viewing, but marketers remain relatively uninterested in tailoring ads to run against them.

Digiday http://bit.ly/1bxfyAL

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