By Sahil Patel
New Version Of Apple TV Likely On Its Way For A September 10 Launch
It is September and that means new iPhone(s). But what else does Apple have up its sleeve?
YouTube Stars Cover Daft Punk’s Song ‘Get Lucky’
Nathan Z (aka “The Third Pew“) edited together clips from tons of well-known YouTube stars (PewDiePie, Toby Turnerand more) to create a fantastic cover of the song “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.
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YouTube Artist Kurt Hugo Schneider’s Mesmerizing Coke Video Saw High Engagement
Remember the mesmerizing video that featured Kurt Hugo Schneider using Coke bottles and cans as musical instruments to promote the brand’s “Ahh Effect” campaign?
Deals & Signings
YouTube and McLaren Announce Mysterious New ‘Partnership’
The McLaren Group, a small “group of companies” that includes the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One racing team, is now in business with YouTube.
Netflix Picks Russell Peters Special and Docu-Series as First Foray into Stand-Up Specials and Documentaries
Aziz Ansari’s “Buried Alive” stand-up comedy special will be a Netflix Original, but it will not be the first one from the streaming service, which announced earlier this year that it planned to expand its original programming slate to include stand-up specials and documentaries.
Videos to Watch Now
Reviewed! Intel and Toshiba Score with ‘The Power Inside’
It goes without saying that “branded entertainment,” especially in the form of a multi-part web series, can be very difficult to pull off. The questions that brands and creative-types struggle with whenever working together project get amplified when it’s a piece of content that has a lot more investment behind it.
In Fight With Broadcasters, Aereo Has Time On Its Side: Supreme Court Ruling Unlikely Before 2015
Viewers can stream over-the-air TV services like Aereo in New York but not California. The case could go to the Supreme Court — but not until 2015 or later, leaving consumers ample time to get to know the new service.
Another 1.8 Million People Just Ditched Cable TV As Free Wi-fi Makes Cord-Cutter ‘Myth’ Turn Real
Another quarter, another dismal set of numbers for the TV business. About 1.8 million people ended their cable TV subscriptions in Q2 2013, according to analysts at SNL Kagan.
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Streaming Video News
M-Go Arrives On LG TVs, Still Ponders Live TV Service
The digital movie and TV show service M-Go is adding LG TVs to its list of supported devices. In 2014, it wants to offer additional types of content — could it be live TV?
Vdio Launches Free Korean Tv Shows In The Wake Of Viki’s Acquisition
Vdio just added a bunch free of Korean dramas to its catalog to attract new viewers, and possibly steal some away from Viki and Dramafever.
NBCUniversal Goes Multi-Platform for Fashion Week
It’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NY beginning tomorrow, September 5, through Friday, September 13.
Vimeo Offers $10,000 Advance To Filmmakers Distributing Via Vimeo On Demand
Back in March, YouTube competitor/indie haven Vimeo announced Vimeo On Demand, a dedicated area of the site which allows filmmakers to make money off of their work.
Chinese Online Video Giant Youku’s Short Film Project Racks up 10 Million Views
The second annual Youku Original Masters’ Short Film Project, organized by China’s leading video website, has seen its 25-minute “micro movies” rack up 10 million views within the first month, and 15,000 comments.
Producers Guild of America Opens Submissions for Outstanding Digital Series Award
For the past few years the Producers Guild of America have shifted heavily towards the new media landscape.
5Qs with… Will Keenan, Formerly of Maker Studios
As overused as the term is, a media “maverick” may be the best way to describe Will Keenan, the now-former VP of vertical development and network programming at Maker Studios.