Wednesday 9.18: News to Know

/ Sep 18, 2013

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 youtubemobile

Want to Watch YouTube Videos Offline on Your Phone? Soon, You Can

YouTube soon plans to launch a new feature on its mobile apps that will allow users to save videos and watch them later when offline.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16EVUBf

TechCrunch http://bit.ly/16EVUBf

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1doGKly

The Guardian http://bit.ly/1gwVNJv

 

Streaming Video News

Google Experiments With Chromecast Functionality on Third-Party Sites

Currently, if Chromecast users want to send YouTube videos to their television, they must do so via the YouTube site or an official YouTube mobile app.

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Crackle to Debut ‘Cleaners,’ Starring Emmanuelle Chriqui, on October 3

Cleaners,” a new action-adventure series from Crackle, is set to debut on the ad-supported streaming service on October 3.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/16fv5iQ

Amazon Instant Video Gets AirPlay Support for Connected Apple TVs

Amazon Instant Video has been officially updated to support Apple AirPlay. The new AirPlay functionality will allow users to watch Prime Instant Video and Amazon Instant Video titles on a connected Apple TV.

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Variety http://bit.ly/14fBcHq

 

Media News

Can Maker Studios Ever Pay Back Its Investors?

Multi-channel network Maker Studios is on a veritable rampage these days. A week after officially purchasing video platform Blip, Maker received an additional $26 million in a recent Series C round of funding.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1a4qaFq

 

Deals & Signings

Gayle Gilman Appointed EVP of Digital Content at FremantleMedia

Gayle Gilman has been named executive vice president of digital content at FremantleMedia North America.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/156ohoh

AOL’s Be On Pacts with comScore for Campaign Measurement

Be On, AOL’s branded content unit, has struck a deal with comScore to use the firm’s Validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) product for global campaign measurement and reporting.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/14jluei

YouTube News

YouTube Revs Up for Music Week

After venturing into producing week-long themed programming events earlier this spring and summer with Comedy Week and Geek Week, YouTube’s next programming stunt will focus on music content.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1gzd7Od

 

The Haps with Apps

Showyou Cleans Up Its Website, Updates Android App

After debuting its channel platform in the summer, social video service Showyou.com has unveiled a new design meant to offer an uncluttered viewing experience with video at the center.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1f7okr6

 

Opinions & Analysis

Shocker: People Like to Binge-Watch Stuff on Netflix, Hulu

Findings from new Nielsen report, titled “Nielsen’s 2013 Over-the-Top Video Analysis,” are insights you hear every day — mainly that people are watching streaming content at “a breakneck pace” because of how accessible it is.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1aLhhlo

 

Videos to Watch Now

Reviewed! Ricky Gervais’ ‘Derek’ Examines the Sorrow of Growing Old

“Derek” aches, it’s the type of show that you feel rooting around in your chest hours after you’ve finished watching it.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1eQKYGB

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