First-Ever YouTube Music Awards to Headline ‘Music Week’
On Sunday, November 3, the world’s biggest video site plans to host the first-ever YouTube Music Awards, not so much to displace mainstays like the Grammys and the MTV Video Music Awards, but to celebrate music content and creators on the site.
Opinions & Analysis
The Chernin Group’s Billy Parks Imagines Reality TV, Without TV
This past summer media and entertainment company The Chernin Group (founded by former News Corp. president and COO Peter Chernin) released a digital reality series that took the notion of digital media and ran with it.
Will a Lawsuit Change YouTube’s Disastrous Copyright Problem?
With the rise of YouTube, record companies, television networks, and all sorts of content creators have been dealing with what they believe to be an industry-shaking problem, which is that their content is being stolen from them.
Why YouTube Really Killed Video Responses
The recent demise of video responses on YouTube has some folks a little upset — notably YouTube mega-star Ray William Johnson.
Yes, a Viral Science Video
As Jesse Pinkman might have put it, “Yeah Science!” Last week, the YouTube network ASAPScience posted a video dubbed “What if You Stopped Sleeping?” The simple-but-informative-and-interesting-to-most clip took off, generating 3.5 million views in a week, according to the latest data from VidIQ.
Netflix Q3 Earnings Report Scheduled for October 21
Netflix’s Q3 financial results will be publicly available around 4:05pm ET on Monday, October 21.
‘MythBusters’ Star on Why He’s Blowing It Up Online
Tory Belleci of the new Discovery Digital Networks show “Blow It Up” really enjoys, as you may have guessed, blowing stuff up.
Deals & Signings
YouTube Comedy Goes to TV in the UK
YouTube web series “All About the McKenzies” has been picked up by an upcoming UK-based local television station called London Live.
ABC News Digital Names New Executive Producer
Veteran news-video producer Erle Norton has joined ABC News Digital as its new executive producer.
The Haps With Apps
Chromecast, 2 Months Later: Where Are All The Apps?
When Google took the wraps off its little Chromecast TV streaming stick this summer, it was cute, dirt-cheap and full of promise. And now… well, at least the first two things still hold true.
Interlude Lets You, The Viewer, Decide The Outcome Of A Video With Treehouse Launch
If you have a human, emotional heart, chances are you’ve felt an intense longing to change the outcome of a movie or TV show.
Social Ups TV, Marketers Benefit From Dual-Screen Approach
There are a few things I look forward to in the fall — football, chili and Halloween.
Richard Branson-Backed Storygami Wants to Make Web Video More Interactive
For a long time, watching video content has been a pretty one-way experience.
Onionflix Offers $100K to Filmmakers Who Can Make You Cry
Onionflix is a Beverly Hills-based new media company (also a new-media company) that wants to be the home for “emotionally inspiring” videos from talented creators and filmmakers online.
Vancouver Web Fest Opens Window for Submissions
The Vancouver Web Fest, which refers to itself as the “premier web series festival in Canada,” has released an official event date and venue for its next gathering.
BAFTA Opens Its Arms to Netflix and Other Online Programmers
After the Emmys opened its arms to web-based TV programmers like Netflix, it looks like the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will do the same.
FremantleMedia Wants in on the MCN Business
When Maker Studios bought Blip, there was an increase in chatter about whether the online video industry was finally, maybe, consolidating.
Twitch Raises $20 Million to Build Ad Sales Team, Prep for New Consoles
Online gaming-video platform Twitch has received a $20 million Series C investment led by Thrive Capital, Westsummit Capital, and Take-Two Interactive Software.
Streaming Video News
Follow All-Star Athletes on Break Media’s New YouTube Channel
Break Media’s men’s vertical Made Man is launching the Follow Channel on YouTube in conjunction with production company Tupelo-Honey Raycom and Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh.
VEVO Debuts in Germany with New Original Content
VEVO has officially launched in Germany, making the European nation the 13th country the music video service is available in.
‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Illegally Downloaded More Than 500,000 Times in 12-Hour Period
More than half a million people have already downloaded the final episode of Breaking Bad through torrent sites, a record number for the AMC series.