Wednesday 4.1.15: News to Know

/ Apr 1, 2015

Digital video industry news today

CDS Signs YouTube Star GloZell Green

One of the most prominent vloggers on YouTube, Green has nearly 3.5 million subscribers and has generated more than 600 million lifetime views on the video site. Her repertoire includes comedy sketches, interviews, and song parodies.

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Opinions & Analysis

Mindshare’s David Lang on Producing Branded Content for All Types of Platforms

David Lang is chief content officer of Mindshare North America and president of Mindshare Content+ and Entertainment, the branded content arm of the agency.

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Dailymotion’s Marc Eychenne Talks Content, Expansion into Asia

Marc Eychenne is head of content for Dailymotion. There, he focuses on international content and acquisitions, as well as expansion opportunities for one of the largest video platforms on the web.

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Discovery Says It Will Drive Velocity Overseas And Boost EuroSport Online

Discovery Communications has big plans for its overseas and digital businesses driven by new initiatives to expand its Velocity auto-themed channel and sell subs for its EuroSport online app, CEO David Zaslav says this morning.

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How Netflix Is Creating the Ultra-High-Def Future of TV

Netflix crystallized the  idea of an internet service that streamed unlimited amounts of TV and movies into your home. It redefined television production with House of Cards, bringing a bona fide original series straight to the net. And with documentaries like The Battered Bastards of Baseball, it took the idea of original programming to new heights. But the company isn’t finished.

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Deals & Signings

WWE Network to Unleash Original Series from Seth Green, Jerry Springer

The wrestling company’s SVOD service, WWE Network, has unveiled its 2015 programming slate, which includes eight original series from partners including Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Springer.

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Streaming Video News

First Look: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin in Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’

In “Grace and Frankie” — an original comedy series commissioned by Netflix — Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are turned suddenly upside-down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.

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Sky Deutschland to Show All HBO Series Day-And-Date With U.S.

When Game of Thrones kicks off its fifth season on HBO on April 12, German fans of the series will be watching — and legally.

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This website shows you everything that’s streaming on Periscope right now

Twitter’s new live-streaming app, Periscope, launched less than a week ago but it’s still a little tricky to discover feeds on the service right now. A new third-party website, Periscope Streams, makes it easy to get an overview of everything that’s streaming on Periscope live.

The Next Web http://tnw.co/1NBseXJ

 

YouTube News

YouTube to Live-Stream Coachella Music Fest for Free for 5th Year Running

Google announced that for the fifth year in a row, YouTube has a deal to live-stream — free to fans — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s opening weekend, which runs April 10-12.

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Industry Highlights

Comcast Launching $4B Media and Technology Investment Firm

Comcast is launching a $4 billion investment firm, which will be led by outgoing CFO Michael Angelakis.

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MIPTV’s Dedicated Kids’ Content Day to Focus on Digital

MIPTV has announced the lineup for the second [email protected], a daylong event that focuses on the future of children’s entertainment on April 14.

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Netflix and Marvel Name Showrunner for ‘Luke Cage’

Netflix and Marvel have settled on a showrunner for “Luke Cage,” one of four original series — plus one mini-series special — that the studio is producing for the streaming service.

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Rules Tightened for Foreign Content on China’s Online Video Platforms

Under new regulations drafted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), which were announced in September last year and took effect from today April 1), all films and TV shows must be get permits before being screened.

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Creator Profiles

SNL Star Sasheer Zamata Revives Her Popular Web Series Pursuit of Sexiness

Sasheer Zamata has come a long way since launching her comedy career online. Despite roles on ABC’s Would You Fall For That, MTV’s Hey Girl, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and most recently a coveted cast spot on NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live¸ she hasn’t forgotten her web roots.

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