Wednesday 9.10: News to Know

/ Sep 10, 2014

Digital video industry news today

Netflix Books Docu-Series — Its First — with ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ Director

Following its expansion into original drama and comedy TV series, stand-up specials, and documentary films, Netflix is now ready to take on original documentary series programming.

David Gelb’s “Chef’s Table,” a six-part series from the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” will premiere on the streaming service in 2015.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1rGNuQz

The Wrap http://bit.ly/1nLkTbR

Deadline http://bit.ly/YwGJu0

THR http://bit.ly/1qJzhou

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1CRJDZH

 

Opinions & Analysis

10 Ways Creators May Benefit from the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Statistics show that people are watching more and more video on their phones, counting among them the 65% of US moms who tune into mobile entertainment and the 133% increase in smartphone viewing between Ooyala’s 2013 and 2014 Global Video Index.

As trends like this continue, enter Apple’s newest technology, which debuted September 9 at the company’s Cupertino campus before rapt viewers sitting in the audience and following the unveiling online. From the iPhone 6 to Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the new technology surely has something to offer video creators, whose content gets increasingly consumed on the go…right?

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1oszUiP

 

Moms Love Mobile Video; a New Study Shows How Much

A new report from online parenting hub BabyCenter, “US Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Mobile Powers Mom’s Life” shows that video-watching is the fourth-most popular activity for mothers on smartphones.

With 65% of moms surveyed watching videos on their phones, the activity falls just behind playing games at 66%, while texting and social media take the first and second spots on the list.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1AyrsUQ

 

The Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: August 2014

Every one of the 10 most watched videos ads on YouTube in the U.S. for August 2014 generated over 1 million views, with the top ad attracting an incredible 8 million. The most viewed ad, for Madden NFL 15, was uploaded to YouTube on August 15th by EA Sports, and features comedian Kevin Hart and actor Dave Franco in a three-and-a-half-minute-long video that really needs to be seen to be believed.

ReelSeo http://bit.ly/1lVFwXE

 

Why Sports Illustrated is bullish on short-form video

Sports Illustrated’s latest editorial operation has one definitive rule: Keep it brief.

The sports publisher has earned a reputation as a high-quality video maker, nabbing two Emmy nominations earlier this year for its documentary-style videos.

Digiday http://bit.ly/1AyvSeA

 

Teens Drive Vine Uptake in Mexico

Digital media adoption is often driven by young consumers, and Mexico is no exception to that rule. According to comScore, 44% of online video viewers in the country were under 25 years old, and there were 24.4 million online video viewers in Mexico in June 2014.

eMarketer http://bit.ly/1Ayvwob

 

Canada’s Quebecor seeks easier rules, citing Netflix threat

Canada’s telecommunications regulator should ease restrictions on domestic television providers because of the competitive threat they face from online services like Netflix Inc, Quebecor Inc Chief Executive Pierre Dion told a hearing on Tuesday

Reuters http://reut.rs/1xIMxQm

Deals & Signings

Viacom Inks Pact with Sony for Internet TV Service

Viacom officially announced a deal with Sony to license 22 cable networks, including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, for Sony’s forthcoming over-the-top TV service.

Variety http://bit.ly/1xINdoR

Streaming Video News

Netflix’s ‘Virunga’: Inside the Fight to Save Africa’s Oldest National Park

Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming original documentary film “Virunga,” which is scheduled to premiere on November 7.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1lTjLYb

The Wrap http://bit.ly/1ulm5IL

 

James Franco’s ‘Making a Scene’ Makes AOL Debut on Sept. 17

AOL has set the premiere date for “Making a Scene with James Franco,” a new comedy series from the actor that recreates iconic moments from the world of film.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1rCQOfE

 

Microsoft previews Azure’s Live Streaming and Content Protection, makes Media Indexer generally available

Microsoft today released the public previews of Live Streaming and Content Protection offerings as part of its Azure Media Services suite. At the same time, the company announced Azure Media Services Indexer is now generally available.

TNW http://tnw.co/1lVIw68

 

Netflix now automatically plays the next episode of a show on Chromecast

Binge-viewers rejoice: Netflix has rolled out its so-called post-play feature for Chromecast, automatically queuing up the next episode when you’ve finished watching an episode of a show.

Gigaom http://bit.ly/WEKonD

 

Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To All Android Phones In US, UK And Germany

Amazon announced this morning that it’s bringing its Prime Instant Video streaming service to all Android phones in the U.S., U.K. and Germany through an update to the Amazon app for Android.

Tech Crunch http://tcrn.ch/1tKqTss

YouTube News

YouTube to Run Ads for ‘Video Game High School’ Starting Next Month

Next up on YouTube’s ongoing efforts to advertise its top channels and creators: Freddie Wong and the third and final season of his successful web series “Video Game High School.”

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1uvUST0

WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1qCPLQn

 

Teen Fashion Designer Launches YouTube Channel with StyleHaul

Isabella Rose Taylor is new to making online video content, but she’s learning quickly. The teenage Mensa member has been painting since age three and debuted her spring 2015 fashion line during NYC Fashion Week on September 9, the same morning she launched her YouTube channel with StyleHaul.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1tKlQrW

 

Virus Alert: Malicious Ads Strike YouTube, Yahoo and Amazon

While there are those who would consider all YouTube advertising to be malicious, a report from Cisco seems to suggest that there’s a real threat on the horizon. Threat researchers believe that YouTube, along with Yahoo and Amazon, could be the target of a highly organized malware campaign spread through corrupted ads. When a user clicks on one of the affected ads they are redirected to a website that begins a malware download process.

NMR http://bit.ly/1wecG7Y

 

School of YouTube Stars Aim to Inform and Inspire

YouTube is rapidly becoming the world’s television set, soapbox and diary. Less talked about, however, is its role as the world’s classroom. Channels like the CrashCourse, SciShow, Vsauce, and Khan Academy have merged YouTube’s potential to entertain with its potential to educate and have become some of the platforms most popular along the way, attracting millions of subscribers. Add to that the millions of hours of tutorials on everything from tying a tie to making a soufflé to solving quadratic equations, and YouTube starts to emerge as a dynamic source of information. This year YouTube plans to capitalize on that status to give back.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1wedoCa

Media News

ESPN Films and FiveThirtyEight to Debut Two Online Docu-Series

ESPN Films is adding to its digital lineup with two new docu-series. Created with FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s stats-loving news blog, “Signals” and “The Collectors” will both debut in the next few months.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1qLePmZ

Cynopsis http://bit.ly/1rWiTo8

 

Tout’s Content Exchange to Provide Video to Local Media Publishers

The Local Media Consortium, a collective comprised of and representing an array of newspapers, publishing companies, and local broadcasters in the US, has reached a deal with Tout to use the tech company’s publishing and syndication services for video content.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1sjCgFU

 

Industry Highlights

Internet Giants Band Together for Online Protest for Net Neutrality

“Net neutrality” is a major issue for any company that conducts business over the internet. In the online video landscape, it’s been the crux of the arguments about everything from Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable to peering deals inked by Netflix with major broadband providers to ensure a better quality of service.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1qLf9Cc

Deadline http://bit.ly/1seRLyM

USA Today http://usat.ly/1lVJyPL

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