Cartoon Hangover Seeks $600K to Fund ‘Bee and PuppyCat’
Frederator and its online animation channel Cartoon Hangover want to turn the excellent “Bee and PuppyCat,” a short series created by cartoonist Natasha Allegri, into a six-episode animated series. To make it happen, the company, like other online creators, is enlisting their fans directly, via a new Kickstarter campaign.
Deals & Signings
New Programming and Deals
Univision and Bedrocket Media have paired up to launch the Hispanic broadcaster’s first online network, Flama, on YouTube. Original content will be produced mostly in English. The network will take off in early 2014.
Streaming Video News
Netflix has ordered a new psychological thriller series from the creators of the showDamages
The Video Ink reports the new show has not been named yet. The 13 episode series will start production in early 2014.
Netflix, Disney Strike Netherlands Deal for Films in Pay TV Window
COLOGNE, Germany — Netflix has signed a deal with Walt Disney Studios that gives the online VOD service exclusive pay-TV rights in the Netherlands for all animated and live action films Disney releases in the territory.
The Weather Channel launched a new six-episode web series today called I Am Unstoppable on www.Weather.com. The show chronicles outdoor athletes and the extremes they have conquered to become champions of their sports.
Webisodes Network premiered a new original web talk show called Away From Keyboard (AFK) today
Video Game High School’s Jimmy Wong hosts the show, which features top YouTube users and internet icons filmed in front of a live audience. The show can be watched atwww.webisodesnetwork.com.
The Orchard to Help Partners Bring in the Bacon with B.A.C.O.N
Online video distribution company and multi-channel network The Orchard seems to have an apparent food theme in mind with the launch of “B.A.C.O.N” (BulkAutomated Claiming on The Orchard Network). Sure it’s a silly name, but with the launch of the tool (which we’ll refer to as BACON), The Orchard seems deadly serious about helping its channel partners claim and monetize their videos on YouTube.
Machinima Will Have a Second Screen on Your Screen for Xbox One Game guides will pop up and tell you how to play
Apparently a couple of you did this, too, because Machinima is announcing a new app for the Xbox One that will run those videos on-screen alongside your game, so you can actually watch somebody else climb up the bookshelf to get the diamond hidden on top, or explore the underground cave you’d never been able to find, or shoot the boss monster in the left shoulder.
FilmOn X Loses Bid For Trimmed Injunction Based On Aereo Boston Win
FilmOn X didn’t gain any traction from Aereo‘s legal win in Massachusetts last week.
Hearst to Relaunch Seventeen Mag YouTube Channel with AwesomenessTV
Hearst has formed a joint venture with DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV to relaunch the YouTube channel for the publisher’s teen-girl mag Seventeen, hoping to tap into AwesomenessTV’s expertise and audience of 6 million younger-skewing viewers.
IFC debuted a new Comedy Drop during Festival Supreme Comedy Week on-air and atIFC.com as part of the new Festival Supreme. The 2–4 minute stand-up videos feature NYC comedians dropping in on unsuspecting audiences at restaurants or salons. The Festival Supreme is the first one-day comedy and music festival from Jack Black’s band, Tenacious D.
Xbox Greenlights First Unscripted Series
When Microsoft revealed the Xbox One to the bearded masses, it came with the news that they would develop a live-action series based in the “Halo” universe.