Wednesday 9.18: News to Know
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YouTube Revs Up for Music Week
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.
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.
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.
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