‘House of Cards’ Takes Home One Primetime Emmy: David Fincher Wins for Directing
“House of Cards” tonight became the first web-only (web-first?) TV series to win an award at the Primetime Emmys.
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Opinions & Analysis
TechInk: Apple Is Pleased with iPhone 5S Sales (Duh)
In news that should not surprise you at all, Apple told AllThingsD that demand for the iPhone 5S has been “incredible.”
If the Emmys Were Judged by YouTube Views…
The Emmys are tonight, and as you are well-aware by now, it could be a big moment for the web video industry if “House of Cards” takes home any of the awards it has been nominated for.
For Hollywood, the Future is Here. It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed
It’s probably more accurate to say that Hollywood is in the simultaneous, repeatable event business, not the film business.
Deals & Signings
YouTube Pacts with TV Network to Sell Ads for TV Content Online
YouTube is partnering with Fox Sports to jointly sell ads on the sports network’s YouTube channel, and the two have already signed on Burger King to sponsor the channel’s fantasy football section, reports Ad Age.
The Haps with Apps
Twitter Pitches Itself to TV Networks
Ahead of IPO, Social-Media Site Rolls Out Wider Range of Ad Products
Streaming Video News
AwesomenessTV Brings Fuisz Media Technology to Latest ‘IMO’ Episode
A month after locking in a partnership with ZEFR, Fuisz Media is bringing its hovering interactive video tech to the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel.
Sauce Boss Harley Morenstein Launches New Gaming Channel
“The Sauce Boss” has moved on to gaming. Popular grizzly man Harley Morenstein, best known for creating YouTube’s Epic Meal Time, has launched a new gaming channel titled Original Gamer (OG).
Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry Launches New Series ‘Spellslingers”
Felicia Day’s YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, has added another series to its channel lineup.
FilmOn Owner Blasts Aereo CEO With Expletive-Ridden Threat
Some hostile, accusatory, and cryptic messages were sent Sunday afternoon from the Twitter account of Alki David, the billionaire owner of FilmOn web TV service.
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Cable Fights to ‘Feed’ Binge TV Viewers
Comcast, Verizon FiOS Vie With Netflix, Amazon for Rights to Show Complete Series
The Buffer Festival and Canon Canada Announce Competition for YouTube Filmmakers
The Buffer Festival announced The Canon VIP Video Makers Competition.
Is Machinima Respawn on the Chopping Block?
On September 18, 2013, multi-channel network Machinima released a statement announcing that it was laying off roughly 10% of its staff.
Stats to Start
More of the Same in comScore’s August Video Rankings
According to the latest comScore numbers, 188.5 million people in the US watched 46.7 billion videos in August, a slight dip but staying relatively par with digital video consumption in July.