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Facebook To Pitch To Advertisers Right Before The Newfronts

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Between April 27th and May 7th, more than 30 companies will descend on New York for the Digital Content Newfronts, where they will pitch upcoming programs and services to advertisers. The week before those festivities begin, a company with massive online video goals will make its own pitch. Show More Summary

Netflix Spoofs The Apple Watch With An Ad For Its Own Timepiece

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

The Apple Watch is now available for pre-order, but Netflix would rather see you invest your hard-earned dollars on a more video-friendly device. The streaming video service created a spoof ad touting its Netflix Watch device for subscribers...Show More Summary

Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 4/10/15

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

DisneyCollectorBR is in the top spot on the charts for the eighth week in a row. The internet's premiere destination for videos of adults playing with children's toys saw a slight 1% dip in views to bottom out at a still very impressive 102.6 million views on the week. Show More Summary

Sprinkle Of Glitter To Join The YouTube Book Club In July

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Louise Watson (née Pentland) has amassed more than two million subscribers on YouTube by sharing her fashion, beauty, and style secrets with her predominantly female audience. Now, Watson is joining the list of YouTube stars who are translating their online success to the literary world. Show More Summary

FremantleMedia UK Introduces New Digital Brand Shotglass Media

6 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

FreMantleMedia UK (FMUK) has a new brand under the company umbrella. The British media giant has launched a new digital media label dubbed Shotglass Media, led by Managing Director Kat Hebden. According to a release, Shotglass Media’s...Show More Summary

Streaming Vendor News Recap For The Week Of April 6th

Here’s a recap of all the announcements from streaming media vendors that I saw for the week of April 6th. Lots of news to come next week at NAB. I’ll have a special NAB news round-up each day next week. DASH Industry Forum Publishes Version 3.0 of its Interoperability Guidelines Akamai Acquires Octoshape Encoding.com Launches […]

New HEVC Patent Pool Launches Creating Confusion & Uncertainly In The Market

Last month, a new group named HEVC Advance announced the formation of a new HEVC patent pool, with the goal of compiling over 500 patents pertaining to HEVC technology. Some were surprised by the announcement since MPEG LA already offers licensing for HEVC patents, but it’s not unusual for multiple patent pools to emerge. Philips […]

Aasif Mandvi Premieres First Episode Of His Web Series ‘Halal In The Family’

In January, Aasif Mandvi took his web series project, Halal in the Family, to Indiegogo. After successfully achieving his $20,000 goal, The Daily Show's Senior Muslim Correspondent has now released the first episode of his web series...Show More Summary

ZEFR Will Help SoundCloud With Copyright, Advertising Opportunities

Back in September 2014, video rights management company ZEFR acquired social-marketing startup Engodo in an effort to expand into other platforms beyond YouTube. Now, the previously video-only company is making good on that promise.Show More Summary

Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig Star In #HeyUSA Season Two Trailer

On April 16th, Mamrie Hart and her gaggle of guests will hit the road for the second season of #HeyUSA, ethe travel show produced by Astronauts Wanted. A week before the debut, Hart and Grace Helbig shared some details about the upcoming...Show More Summary

Cogent Plans To File Complaint Against Comcast With FCC Over ISP Network Access

Now that the new Open Internet rules have been passed, Cogent plans to file a complaint with the FCC against Comcast regarding access to their network. I’m also hearing that Comcast won’t be the only ISP that Cogent plans to go after. The complaint can’t be filed until 60 days after the law was passed, […]

PBS Hires Brandon Arolfo As Content Lead, Debuts ‘Gross Science’ Series

PBS Digital Studios (PBSDS) is ramping up its content department with a new hire and web series. The YouTube-based network has brought on entertainment executive Brandon Arolfo as Senior Director of Content Development, and also released...Show More Summary

Lionsgate, San Diego Comic-Con Team Up For Online Video Service

Right now, two separate high-profile Indiegogo campaigns are raising millions for shows based around the fan culture found at conventions. Beyond those projects, though, there will soon be plenty more online media aimed at self-proclaimed...Show More Summary

Netflix Drops Trailers For ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season Three, ‘Grace and Frankie’

Netflix has had a busy day. The streaming video platform has released the official trailers for its hit series Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) season three, as well as for its new original comedy Grace and Frankie. The season three trailer for Orange Is the New Black brings viewers back the world of Litchfield Penitentiary. Show More Summary

Epoxy’s New Sharing Studio Offers Creators Vine, GIF Capabilities

Epoxy has made a lot of progress in the world of online video ever since it launched in May 2014 (and raked in $6.5 million in funding). Now, the video analytics and sharing platform has added a new feature called Sharing Studio which...Show More Summary

Hank Green Touts “Just Ask” As YouTube Community’s Ideal Moneymaking Model

Hank Green, as he is wont to do, has authored a new blog post on Medium sharing his thoughts about the YouTube community. This time, the man who makes up one-half of the Vlogbrothers is taking on the topic of advertising rates. How can...Show More Summary

YouTube Millionaires: Scott Bradlee Is “Just Scratching The Surface”

News flash: Scott Bradlee loves ya. The 33-year-old musician has captivated YouTube audiences with old-fashioned covers of modern songs, which he performs with his band Postmodern Jukebox. PMJ videos embrace a large cross-section of musical history, covering everything from New Orleans jazz to doo-wop to R&B slow jams. Show More Summary

MTV Will Live Stream Movie Awards Through Twitter’s Periscope, “Locked” Camera

MTV is trying out some new video technology for its upcoming 2015 MTV Movie Awards. The network will use Twitter’s Periscope live streaming app to cover the red carpet in addition to its regular All-Access feeds at the star-studded event...Show More Summary

Wil Wheaton’s ‘TableTop’ Shows The $1.4+ Million Power Of Niche Communities And Programming

TableTop is an original online entertainment property with an on-paper premise unpalatable to traditional media. Yes, the program does have some innate cross-platform star appeal. The bi-weekly-or-so series is distributed by way of online...Show More Summary

Enterprise/Edu Speaking Spots Open At Streaming Media East Show

The final program for the Streaming Media East show is nearly complete with just a few speaking spots still open. If you are interested in joining any of the enterprise/education focused sessions below, please contact me. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Enterprise Delivery: Building an Internal Streaming Solution Two round-table speaking […]

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