Wednesday 9.11: News to Know

/ Sep 11, 2013

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Netflix Expands to Netherlands

Netflix continues its global expansion by launching in the Netherlands today. The service will be available for 7.99 euros per month and will offer access to Netflix’s full catalog of film and TV titles, including the service’s original fare.

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Opinions & Analysis

Behind the Money: Rick Heitzmann Sees a Bright Future for Online Video

A lot of FirstMark Capital’s investments are startups you have either already heard of or will be hearing about soon.

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Are Advertisers Spending Too Much on Online Video?
Based strictly off hype, one might think web video was taking a big chunk out of TV viewing. But the data says not-so-fast: web video accounts for just 2.3% of total TV viewing, according to an analysis of Nielsen’s “Cross-Platform” report released this week.

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Deals & Signings

Virgin Media Agrees to Play Ball with Netflix, Inks Historic Partnership

Historically, pay-TV providers and streaming services like Hulu and Netflix have been at odds.

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The Haps with Apps

Roku Launches Android App that Allows Phone-to-Television Video Streaming

Several years ago, Apple introduced Airplay — a function that came pre-loaded into most iOS devices, which allowed users to beam videos from an iPad or iPhone straight onto their televisions.

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Videos to Watch Now

Reviewed! Yahoo’s Fall Comedy Lineup Shines More Than It Stumbles

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Nude Miley Does Nearly 20 Million Views in One Day
The twerking songstress debuted her latest video Wrecking Ball on Vevo yesterday. Just 24 hours later, the clip, in which a nude Cyrus straddles a ball and chain and smooches a sledgehammer, had delivered 19.3 million views—a new Vevo record.

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Streaming Video News

Vimeo Now Allows Users to Buy and Download Content from the VOD Platform

Less than a week after announcing a $10,000 signing bonus at the Toronto International Film Festival for independent filmmakers who are willing to distribute via Vimeo’s video-on-demand platform, the video sharing site has added a host of new features to their burgeoning VOD service.

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Media News

Apple TV Is Reportedly Getting A Software Update To Coincide With iOS 7 Release On September 18

An updated version of Apple TV could be scheduled to arrive as early as next week, according to AllThingsD.

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Industry Highlights

J. Sibley Law Is the New IAWTV Chairman; Brent Weinstein Joins Board

About two weeks ago, the International Academy of Web Television selected five new members to its board of directors, a group that included John Orlando, head of digital development at Crackle, Kent Nichols, director of creator and talent relations at Blip, and Nick Fortunato, vice president and creative director at Dailymotion.

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YouTube News

Surprise, Surprise: Personality-Driven TV Shows Find Success on YouTube

How do traditional entertainment brands fare on YouTube? According to a new report released by Outrigger Media, which analyzed more than 616,000 videos from 375 entertainment marketers across TV, sports, film, and gaming, the top 100 entertainment brands on YouTube generate more than 1.3 billion views each month and reach a total of 74 million subscribers.

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Starz Digital Debuts New YouTube Comedy Channel

Starz Digital Media is launching a new entertainment and comedy YouTube channel called Union Pool.

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Digital Disruptions

Former KTLA Reporter David Begnaud Exits Ora TV’s NewsBreaker

David Begnaud has left Ora TV’s NewsBreaker, TheWrap has confirmed.

TheWrap http://bit.ly/1d4O0Tw

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