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Influencer Marketing Platform TheAmplify Acquired By Tech Company You & Mr Jones

TheAmplify, an invite-only influencer marketing platform that works with brands like Pepsi and Ford across platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, and Periscope, has been acquired by tech company You & Mr Jones. You & Mr Jones was founded...Show More Summary

YouTube Responds To Criticism From Musicians, Labels

For the past month, YouTube has been under siege. The video site has faced criticism from various members of the music industry, who have accused it of short-changing the creators who have posted music videos on its platform. When compared...Show More Summary

One-Third Of Snapchat Users Create Stories, Driving 10 Billion Video Views Every Day

As the quantity of personal content that users share on Facebook is reportedly dipping, Snapchat has confirmed a rather staggering figure: roughly one-third of its users are creating content every day with its Stories feature, in which...Show More Summary

Workshop: Learn How To Build a Great Streaming Channel on the Roku Platform

At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 10-11 in NYC, Chris Traganos, Director, of Developer Community at Roku will provided an overview of its proprietary OS, available on Roku streaming players, Roku TV models, and Roku Powered players. Chris will share tools and tactics, including an overview of the software developer kit, resources […]

Fox Digital Studio To Release ‘Mono’ Film Starring Christian DelGrosso And Eric Ochoa On July 8

Fox Digital Studio (FDS) announced today that Mono, a feature-length comedy jam-packed with social media stars, is set to premiere on July 8. FDS, a multi-platform division within 21st Century Fox that produces feature films, original...Show More Summary

Video Goes Virtual: Business Challenges and Opportunities Around VR Video

Led by the popularity of video games, virtual reality (VR) will, over the next several years, become a pop cultural phenomenon. It has few rivals in terms of its potential to provide a low-cost, portable, and yet highly immersive experience. Of course, none of this means that VR’s future as a mainstream platform is certain. […]

YouTube Changes Content ID Policy To Let Creators Profit From Disputed Videos

Over the past few months, YouTube’s Content ID platform has generated a lot of controversy. The digital rights management service, which lets rights holders identify, claim, and monetize unlicensed use of their intellectual property,...Show More Summary

YouTube Red Wraps Production On ‘Single By 30’ Series Starring Harry Shum Jr., Kina Grannis

YouTube Red and New Form Digital have wrapped production on Single By 30, an eight-episode romantic comedy series starring Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. and YouTube musician Kina Grannis. The show is set to premiere on YouTube Red later this...Show More Summary

YouTuber Chris O’flyng Lands Lead Role In Indie Horror Film (Exclusive)

Another YouTuber has followed the trend of his peers by starring in a feature film. Chris O’flyng, a 19-year-old with close to half-a-million subscribers on the world’s most popular video site, will play the lead role in Soul Reaper,...Show More Summary

Publishing Latest CDN, Storage and Transit Pricing May 9th, At CDN Summit

On May 9th, at the Content Delivery Summit in NYC, I will once again present the latest CDN pricing data that I have recently collected from customers. I will also give out storage pricing this year, something I haven’t done in quite a while and also cover the latest DIY trends, competitive landscape and potential […]

Cutting Through The 4K Hype: Standards, Deployments and The Future

Programming in UHD has gone up tenfold, although only a relatively small amount is still available. More media enterprises are coming online with UHD broadcasts and standards have arrived to a certain degree, with initial support for content and devices. But we are still far from pervasive UHD-ready facilities and end-to-end workflows. At the Streaming Media East […]

WME Signs Digital Stars Jon Cozart, Andrea Russett, And The Eh Bee Family (Exclusive)

Talent agency WME is adding to its roster of digital stars, signing musician Jon Cozart, budding actress Andrea Russett, and quirky family vlog squad the Eh Bee Family. Cozart, who recently dropped a scathing musical account of the YouTube landscape in 2016, blends pop culture and current affairs as a so-called “info-tainer,” according to WME. Show More Summary

It’s Official: Comcast’s NBCUniversal Buys DreamWorks Animation For $3.8 Billion

A day after it was reported as rumor, NBCUniveral’s acqusition of DreamWorks Animation (DWA) appears to be a done deal. The Comcast-owned media company has picked up the animation studio for a reported price of $3.8 billion. With the deal, Comcast has picked up a unit it can use to compete with Disney’s family-friendly empire. Show More Summary

DanceOn Network Names Karen Schuchardt Chief Revenue Officer, Betty Tran EVP Of Marketing

The DanceOn digital network, which celebrates music and dance in pop culture -- and counts on average 300 million monthly views across all platforms -- has announced two key additions to its executive ranks. The company has named Karen...Show More Summary

Learn How To Use Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Periscope, In An Hour

At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 10-11 in NYC, Mario Armstrong, NBC TODAY show Digital Lifestyle Contributor will show attendees how to use the social platforms to broadcast live video across Periscope, Facebook and YouTube. Learn how to create live streaming video for these platforms; how to shoot live video with solid quality; […]

VidCon Announces Panels, Performances For First-Ever Dedicated Gaming Hub (Exclusive)

After pledging to emphasize more gaming content at this year’s VidCon, the world’s largest online conference has announced a bevy of programming initiatives to spotlight the popular category. This year, an entire hall at the AnaheimShow More Summary

PewDiePie Reflects On Old Videos, Discusses The Ways He Has Matured

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has been YouTube’s most-subscribed content creator for almost three years now, but even though his spot on the video site’s leaderboard has remained static, his tone has not. In a new video, PewDiePie watches old videos of his and reflects on the ways he has changed and matured. Show More Summary

Paramount and Studio71 Kick Off Multi-Film Distribution Deal With Matthew Espinosa’s ‘Be Somebody’

Studio71, the MCN arm of German mass media company ProSiebenSat.1, announced today that it will partner with Paramount’s Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution and Acquisitions division (PWTLDA) to distribute several films starring...Show More Summary

IFC To Bring It’s Digital ‘Comedy Crib’ Programming To TV

Over the past year-and-a-half, IFC has used its digital Comedy Crib destination to distribute a varied selection of independently-minded comedies for streaming audiences. Now, Comedy Crib is coming to TV, and some of its shows will have a chance to air on IFC. Show More Summary

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