Netflix Greenlights Another Round of ‘Daredevil’
Well that didn’t take long. Less than two weeks after premiering, Marvel’s “Daredevil” has been renewed by Netflix for a second season. It will debut in 2016.
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Opinions & Analysis
Yahoo Kills Its YouTube ‘Killer’ — So What’s Still Alive?
Last week VideoInk broke a story that floored me — “Yahoo Shutters Video Platform for Creators One Year After Anticipated Launch.” Yet, seems like I was the only one who was floored.
Streaming Overtakes Live TV Among Consumer Viewing Preferences: Study
U.S. consumers are more inclined to stream entertainment from an Internet service than tune in to live TV, according to the results of a new survey from consulting firm Deloitte.
Yahoo First-Quarter Profits Fall Short of Expectations
Yahoo said on Tuesday that it earned 15 cents per share in the first quarter, less than analysts had predicted, and shares of the pioneering Internet company were falling 2 percent after the closing bell. Revenue of $1.2 billion narrowly exceeded expectations.
Review: Plenty of Options for HBO Online, Not Enough Time
HBO Now, the cable channel’s new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives you instant access to new TV episodes and movies, along with programs from months and years ago.
Comcast’s Track Record in Past Deals May Be Hitch for Merger With Time Warner Cable
In July 2013, executives from the three companies that co-owned Hulu — Comcast, 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney — had a conversation about their joint venture. Hulu, the video streaming service, had been on the auction block, and lucrative bids had come in from two Comcast rivals, AT&T and the satellite operator DirecTV, among other potential buyers.
Deals & Signings
Diagonal View and The 120 Media Collective to Help Asian Stars, Publishers, and Brands Build Digital Channels
London-based Diagonal View has formed a joint venture with Indian content marketing agency The 120 Media Collective to help Asian talent, publishers, and advertisers build digital video channels and businesses.
MTV Orders Late-Night Comedy Show from CollegeHumor’s Big Breakfast
MTV has ordered a late-night talk show from Big Breakfast, the digital and TV production arm of Electus Digital and CollegeHumor.
Streaming Video News
New Glamour Series Climbs Mount Everest with Melissa Arnot
Glamour has launched a documentary video series that will follow Melissa Arnot’s ascent of Mount Everest. Called “The Climb,” the docu-series focuses on Arnot’s sixth attempt to summit the famous peak.
MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’ Series Goes to Iran, Senegal for Season Two
MTV’s digital series “Rebel Music” is coming back for a second season on April 30.
Bleacher Report Enlists LeBron James for Uninterrupted Video Platform
LeBron James has sworn off social media during the NBA Playoffs, but he’s making an exception for a new venture from Bleacher Report.
Aziz Ansari Comedy Series A Go At Netflix
In his followup to Parks & Recreation, actor-comedian Aziz Ansari is toplining a comedy series for Netflix. Ansari co-created the show, which has a 10-episode straight-to-series order, with Parks & Rec co-executive producer Alan Yang. The two executive produce with fellow Parks & Rec alums, co-creator/executive producer Michael Schur and exec producer David Miner, as well as Dave Becky.
Vine’s new share screen lets you post to multiple social networks at once, including Tumblr
Vine today received a little update that should make sharing just a touch easier… literally. With a new share screen, Vine users can choose to send a specific Vine to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or revine the original video — all at the same time.
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Minecraft Still Leads Top 20 Game Franchises on YouTube (Infographic)
Octoly, which connects brands with YouTube influencers, and gaming market research company Newzoo teamed up rank the top 20 game franchises on YouTube in March (as they did back in February).
20th Century Fox Taps Rightster to Manage International YouTube Channels
20th Century Fox has enlisted Rightster, a U.K.-based multiplatform network and content-marketing firm, to manage the studio’s 35 YouTube channels in 17 countries outside the U.S.
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Snags Two Spots on YouTube Top Trailers List
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” topped YouTube’s list of the most popular trailers from Jan.-March 2015, the Internet video company announced on Monday. The company measures popular movie, TV and gaming trailers in the period, but film dominated the top 10 of its Winter YouTube Trailers Leaderboard.
Hannibal Buress, Bill Nye Win Big at the Shorty Awards
Comedian Rachel Dratch hosted the seventh-annual Shorty Awards Monday night — a ceremony honoring the “best producers of short content.” Across platforms like Vine, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr, hardware was dished out to the leading voices, activists, marketers, and creatives.
New Media Rockstars http://bit.ly/1IHzHn0
Digital Studio Everdream Formalizes Filmmaker-in-Residence Program (Exclusive)
Everdream founders James Khabushani and R.J. Collins were recent college grads when in 2014 they gained the notice of Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk for their self-produced advertisement of the electric vehicle. Now, they’re looking to help other young aspiring filmmakers.
VidCon 2015 Featured Creators: Check Out This Year’s VidCon Lineup
It’s almost here, you can feel it in the air. VidCon is just a few short months away and the energy is already ramping up in anticipation of the biggest online video event of the year. Today the VidCon team added to the excitement by rolling out their list of featured creators for 2015.
New Media Rockstars http://bit.ly/1G6LmJ8