National Music Publishers’ Association Sues Fullscreen for Unlicensed Cover Videos
The National Music Publishers’ Association is suing Fullscreen for allegedly using and profiting off of unlicensed music — in other words, the cover songs Fullscreen creators post on YouTube.
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Chicago Tribune http://trib.in/1cJexqc
The Verge http://bit.ly/187VhyX
Music Ally http://bit.ly/174eOzk
AOL Just Bought Adap.TV for $405 Million
AOL has acquired programmatic video ad platform Adap.tv for $405 million, $322 million of which was in cash. In the announcement of the acquisition AOL called Adap.tv the “only complete” global programmatic video tech stack for buyers and sellers across all screens. Adap.tv currently services 83 of the AdAge top 100 advertisers and 70 of the Comscore top 100 web publishers.
Opinions & Analysis
Indie No-Go: Only One in Ten Projects Get Funded on Kickstarter’s Biggest Rival
Furthermore, out of 142,301 projects that have ended on Indiegogo, only 9.3 percent raised 100 percent of their goals or higher, according to an analysis of public data by The Verge.
The Verge http://bit.ly/130k0ap
The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You’ll Watch Next
Trying to understand the invisible array of algorithms that power your Netflix suggestions has long been a favorite sport, but what’s actually going on in that galaxy of big data, those billions and billions of ratings stars?
The Video On Demand Ad Market Is Pretty Pathetic
I don’t have diabetes. And while I’m getting up there, I’m not on Medicare. Not even close. So why is Time Warner or BBC America so inclined to push Medicare Diabetes health insurance on me?
How Top 100 Brands Use YouTube
Pixability just presented a study called, “The Top 100 Global Brands: Key Lessons for Success on YouTube,” which showed how these companies (based on Interbrands’ top 100) have been using the platform.
Does One Bad Video Mean the End of Your Channel?
As content creators, we try to push videos out about once a week. And those who are savvy about their audience are usually going to score week after week. But we live in this fickle world where the people tell you through comments, likes, and dislikes, whether or not the free entertainment you provided was worth their time.
Twitter, TV, and Your 15 Seconds of Fame
Forget that Andy Warholian quote that “In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” He said that in the ’60s. Today is the future and on Twitter everyone can be famous for 15 seconds, over and over again.
Videos to Watch Now
Trailer: Ricky Gervais’ ‘Derek’ Coming to Netflix in September
English comedian Ricky Gervais’ new series, “Derek,” is set to premiere on Netflix in the US on Thursday, September 12.
Manning Brothers Channel The Lonely Island for DirecTV
Step right up, folks, and feel yourself getting gleefully dumber as you watch this new DirecTV SundayTicket ad posing as a bad rap video. Dubbed “Football on Your Phone,” it stars Eli and Peyton Manning as slack-jawed versions of themselves. At first you’ll hate it, but then you won’t be able to stop watching.
The Haps With Apps
Sky’s Now TV for iOS Gets Predictive Search, Fast Navigation and More
UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) has rolled out an update to its contract-free, pay-as-you-go online TV app for iOS.
DuoVid for iOS Lets You Play Two Videos Side-By-Side From Your Library or YouTube
If you’re sick of switching between videos on your mobile device, DuoVid for iOS offers an easy way to line-up two separate skits to play side-by-side.
Video on Instagram? No Thanks. Here’s Why I’m Sticking With Vine
When Facebook introduced video for Instagram, the Internet erupted with pessimists predicting the impending collapse of its direct rival, Twitter-owned video sharing service Vine.
Four Hopes for VidCon 2014
When conducting interviews prior to attending VidCon (my first), the most common thing I heard was about how “eye-opening” of an experience it would be — to see thousands of teens go crazy for a group of new media stars that most people outside of the 12–18 age-bracket would not be able to recognize. To be fair, these prognostications weren’t wrong.
VidCon 2013: What This Year Says About What’s Happening on YouTube
As the web video world evolves, so do those who work inside the industry. And Vidcon has proven to be a good way of tracking that evolution.
Streaming Video News
Roku, Lacking YouTube Channel, Targets Google Site’s Content Partners
Roku still doesn’t have a deal to offer YouTube content directly — and now the Internet set-top maker is stepping up efforts to ink distribution pacts with the site’s multichannel networks.
Vdio, the Online Video Service Run by Rdio, is Expanding to Canada
Vdio, the TV and movie-loving sibling of Rdio, is launching in Canada just two months after opening up to the public in the U.S.