Wednesday 7.17: News to Know
/ Jul 17, 2013

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Google in Discussions About Streaming Pay TV

Ready to take its Web TV offering to new heights, Google has reportedly engaged a number of media companies about licensing their “traditional” TV programming for easy online streaming. Although no plans have been finalized, Google has reached out to a number of programmers in recent months, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources.

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NYT http://nyti.ms/15lShNU

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/17j6Hj4

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THR http://bit.ly/1dE9ghf

Variety http://bit.ly/13s1AZs

Mashable http://on.mash.to/15lJ0W5

 

Aereo Update

Streaming TV Service Aereo Survives Another Court Challenge

If consumers want to stream live broadcast TV to their iPhones, iPads and Android devices, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals is not going to get in their way.

Forbes http://onforb.es/12FmJnG

AdAge http://bit.ly/13r2wxa

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/12KgkD5

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THR http://bit.ly/12ugX4B

 

Streaming Video News

‘Shit Girls Say’ Co-Creator Launches a ‘Pet Project’ on Nowness

Written and directed by Graydon Sheppard, “Pure Breeds” will highlight “the most refined of pedigree pets” by teaching viewers everything they need to know about them. For example, the first episode puts the camera on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (which is a great name by the way). With a running time of almost two minutes, the entire video consists of a bunch of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels frolicking around — sometimes with Sheppard. All the while, a voiceover offers pertinent facts about the spaniel class.

VideoInk 

SpiritClips From Hallmark is Like Netflix for Families

Remember Hallmark acquired SpiritClips, an online video service that specializes in family-friendly content, way back in April last year? Neither did we, but it seems that they did, and the result of this acquisition has been the launch of a Hallmark-branded online movie service.

TNW http://tnw.co/1aPEJku

Animals Planet Launches Another Web Series Starring ‘Turtleman’

Animal Planet has launched a new web series tied to its reality show, “Call of the Wildman,” which follows the adventures of Kentucky woodsman Ernie Brown, Jr., nicknamed “The Turtleman.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14dLOHW

Fuse Gives ‘Billy on the Street’ a Third Season

Call this another (or the continuation of a) web-to-TV success story: Fuse has picked up “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street” for a third season.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bojOo6

Ustream Broadcast Over 7M Live Video Streams in First Half of 2013, Now Boasts 24 Million Users

Ustream revealed today that over 7 million live video streams have been broadcast through its platform during the first half of 2013. The milestone is a six-month record for the company, which has also seen considerable growth in its Pro Broadcasting package for businesses looking for additional features or monetization options.

TNW http://tnw.co/1aPG5f4

Hulu Still Searching for That Signature Hit 

Now that Hulu isn’t getting sold, and its broadcast net parents are pledging to invest $750 million in the video site, the talk is that Hulu will focus on its subscription business and competing with buzzy Netflix as well as programming newbie Amazon. And that means investing in shows—original shows that will make paying for Hulu Plus compelling (especially if Hulu loses some of the exclusive TV rights it has enjoyed).

AdWeek http://bit.ly/18kc96q

 

Videos to Watch Now

Hey You! Watch This Cool Short Starring Chester See

The short film below stars Hailey Bright and Chester See as a couple of beautiful people out on their first date. Based on our keen knowledge of cinema, we can gather that they just watched Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill, Vol. 1.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/12GyD0o

 

The Haps With Apps

Hollywood embracing Instagram video

Don’t call it a trend just yet, but it seems the movie industry is taking a liking to Instagram’s new video feature. Last month, Facebook introduced 15-second video recording for Instagram as a response to rival Twitter’s Vine service, which allows videos of up to six seconds. There may only be a nine-second difference, but those few extra moments are starting to make movie magic. This week, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic, titled “Jobs,” was the first to roll out a movie trailer using the Instagram tool.

LA Times http://lat.ms/15DjzyX

Engajer Embeds Brand Videos on Facebook

Coinciding with Facebook’s continued embrace of streaming media, video platform Engajer is rolling out a new service this week to help brands embed video pitches directly into the world’s foremost social network.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/11051dn

Dish Lets Outside Developers Create Mobile Apps for Hopper Set-Top

Looking to separate itself from other TV distributors, Dish Network is allowing third-parties to develop mobile apps for its Hopper set-top box. The first to sign on is Thuuz Sports, which allows Dish customers to control their Hopper directly from Android or iPhone smartphones.

MediaPost http://bit.ly/15MHluN

 

Industry Highlights

Yahoo! Goes to the Video for Wall Street Call

The day before her anniversary as Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer hosted an unconventional second-quarter earnings call — a nightly news-style webcast with CFO Ken Goldman as co-anchor. Though Mayer and especially Goldman weren’t exactly polished teleprompter-readers, they got the message through: Yahoo loves video.

TheWrap http://bit.ly/12IhrDa

 

Opinions & Analysis

Netflix Should Read Amazon’s Script

It turns out ’13 has been lucky for Netflix. The stock has surged 178% so far, the best performance in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index.But to keep the odds in its favor, the video-streaming and DVD-rental company will need to be more like an Amazon.com than an HBO.

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/18kYPyz

Skincare Buyers Love Online Video (Study)

Skin-care buyers are more likely to watch videos online and on mobile devices when compared to the general population, according to new research findings released by the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) and Prosper Insights. 

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16JalAw

IAB http://bit.ly/1bonEgZ

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