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Insights: Amazon Unleashes Big Guns In Emmy Run

Any doubts that Amazon isn’t playing for keeps in the digital TV transformation were stamped out pretty quickly this week, as its studio unit rolled out a series of ambitious showcases in the heart of Hollywood for 10 of its Emmy-contending...Show More Summary

88-Year-Old Instagram Star Baddie Winkle Delivers For Meals On Wheels

Instagram’s hippest grandma is using her star power to do something nice for her fellow seniors. Helen Ruth Elam Van Winkle, known online as just “Baddie Winkle,” teamed up with Meals On Wheels as part of Ad Council’s ongoing Creators...Show More Summary

Twitch Broadening Monetization To “Tens Of Thousands” Of Creators With Affiliate Program

Until now, only partnered creators on Twitch received access to the platform’s monetization features -- which amounted to roughly 17,000 streamers of Twitch’s 2.2 million total unique monthly broadcasters. Today, however, the company...Show More Summary

YouTube Will Teach Teens To Spot Fake News, Spread Tolerance In U.K. Workshop Series

YouTube has launched today the Internet Citizens program in the U.K. -- a series of day-long workshops that will aim to teach 13 to 18-year-olds how to spot fake news, and promote awareness and tolerance about social issues online. Internet...Show More Summary

Video Company Showbox Teams With United Nations To Highlight Human Rights Around The Globe

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a series of articles through which the United Nations sought to clarify the basic freedoms that should be enjoyed by all human beings. Show More Summary

Machinima Is Latest Digital Media Company To Back Out Of May’s NewFronts

The great NewFronts exodus continues unabated. After Yahoo, BuzzFeed, and Fullscreen all opted out of the yearly ad sales event series and Studio71 switched its presentation to a digital-only event, Warner Bros-owned Machinima has now...Show More Summary

Apple Music To Premiere Documentary About Storied Record Exec Clive Davis

Apple Music has announced its latest video venture -- a documentary about the life and career of music mogul Clive Davis, which debuted yesterday evening at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, titled Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, is based on Davis’ 2013 memoir of the same name, according to Billboard. Show More Summary

A New Hulu Experience Is On The Way

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The Hulu you love is about to get even better. Get ready for a more personal, fully redesigned experience that will bring you closer to the shows and movies you love. Coming this Spring on select devices.

Pluto TV Pulls Skywriting Stunt, Unveils Marijuana-Themed Marathon For 4/20

Online TV platform Pluto TV is feeling festive this April 20 (4/20) -- a counterculture holiday that celebrates all things cannabis. In addition to piloting a skywriting stunt in Los Angeles today, where a plane wrote a message urging...Show More Summary

iOS Users Are Excited About The Increased Availability Of YouTube App’s Live Feature

Earlier in April, YouTube announced that the live feature on its mobile would become available to anyone with at least 1,000 subscribers. The feature had previously been limited to creators with at least 10,000 subscribers, so the update...Show More Summary

Abrams Artists Agency Adds YouTube Stars LustreLux, How To Cake It To Roster (Exclusive)

The Abrams Artists Agency has been one of the most active talent houses in the digital video industry, and that trend is continuing unabated into April. The agency, which has offices in New York and Los Angeles, has added YouTube stars...Show More Summary

YouTube Red To Stoke Internet’s Cat Craze With Turkish Documentary ‘Kedi’

There’s nothing that the internet loves more than cat videos, and with its next feature-length documentary, YouTube Red is giving viewers their fill. The subscription service has partnered with the late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s New York-based...Show More Summary

Complex Networks Plans To Have 40 Weekly Series By Year’s End

A year and a day ago, Verizon and Hearst jointly acquired Complex, a publication known for having its finger on the pulse of millennial-oriented pop culture. Since then, the video-focused Complex Networks brand has rapidly increased the amount of content it has released. Show More Summary

YouTube Reveals First Fleet Of 27 ‘Creators For Change’ Fellows

YouTube is expanding upon its Creators For Change program, an initiative first announced last September in which 11 socially-conscious influencers were appointed program Ambassadors to harness their online voices to combat hate speech,...Show More Summary

DaddyOFive Privates All YouTube Videos, Claims Cruel Pranks On Kids Were Faked

DaddyOFive, a family vlog channel featuring stunning scenes that many viewers consider child abuse, has privated all of the videos on its channel, which now counts roughly 800,000 subscribers. At the same time, creators and parents Mike...Show More Summary

Fund This: ‘The Applicant’ Melds Business Jargon With Thriller Elements

Welcome to the Fund This column! Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

FTC Pushes For More Disclosure Of Sponsored Content On Instagram

For many creators, branded content is a vital revenue stream, but the degree to which influencers disclose their sponsored posts has not always sat well with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In its latest update, the FTC has sentShow More Summary

YouTube’s Joe Penna To Direct ‘Arctic’, A Feature Thriller Starring Mads Mikkelsen

YouTube star Joe Penna -- better known to his 2.8 million followers as MysteryGuitarMan -- is set to direct the feature thriller Arctic, which is now in production. Penna also co-wrote the script, which is about a man stranded in the Arctic who must decide whether to remain in his camp or embark on a deadly trek, according to Deadline. Show More Summary

Diary Of A Web Series: What’s Your Location?

Location scouting sounds beaucoup glamorous, and I’m sure it is if you’re in Iceland scouting bleak, craggy landscapes for the next Westerosi battle, but if you’re scouting for a bottom-budget indie web series, even using the world “scouting” sounds funny. Show More Summary

Rooster Teeth’s Jack Pattillo On Let’s Play Live: We Are “Comedians Who Use Video Games As Our Tools”

In 2015, for the first time, the Let’s Play channel, which stars the members of Rooster Teeth’s Achievement Hunter crew, turned their show into a live experience. That event proved to be a such a hit that three more followed it the next year. Show More Summary

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