Opinions & Analysis
Here’s Another Study Saying People Hate the Cable Bundle
Consumers are tired of all-encompassing cable packages, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Opinions & Analysis
Netflix Exec: HBO Would Have Many More Customers If It Sold Online-Only Subscriptions
Netflix CFO David Wells has some interesting advice for HBO: Become more like us, and you could be twice as big.
Amazon’s Decision to Enable Offline Viewing Is Perfect for Its Originals
While unveiling the third generation of its Kindle Fire tablet device, Amazon announced that the upcoming Kindle Fire HDX will give Prime Instant Video subscribers the option to download and watch movies and TV shows offline.
Deals & Signings
FremantleMedia Invests in Germany’s Second-Largest MCN
Here’s another international MCN that you should get to know: the Germany-based Divimove, which just received a minority investment from FremantleMedia, the producers of hit TV shows like “American Idol” and “The X Factor.”
Electus Announces Partnership with Eminem’s Shady Films
Production studio Electus announced a partnership with with rapper Eminem’s production company Shady Films today at TheGrill Media Leadership Conference, produced by TheWrap.
The Haps with Apps
Jumpcam For iOS Lets You Collaborate With Others To Create Videos From Multiple Clips
Have you ever been in a situation where there are multiple friends at the same event, each recording it on their mobile device, and have a need to consolidate them into one single video to capture the entire experience?
Twitter To Broadcast NFL Video Clips As Part Of New Ad Program
Twitter said on Wednesday it would carry instant-replay footage from National Football League games as part of a new advertising partnership that could boost the social media company’s revenue before its highly anticipated initial public offering.
Netflix COO Says Next Step for ‘Arrested Development’ is Potentially a Film
Speaking at TheWrap’s TheGrill Media Conference, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos reiterated that Netflix wants to do another season of “Arrested Development.”
SpringBoard Video Launches Social Video Dashboard
SpringBoard Video has launched a new social video dashboard to help brands better distribute video content across a network of more than 500 publishers.
What You Missed at the September Big Screen Little Screen LA Meetup
Big Screen Little Screen LA took the SAG-AFTRA National Headquarters by storm last night showcasing more than a few incredible early-stage and completed web projects.
Fullscreen Relaunches Electronic Division, Throws Digital Dance Party
Fullscreen’s dance-tastic music channel Electronic Division just got a new look.
‘Saturday Night Live’ Launches YouTube Channel, But Blocks U.S. Fans
Broadway Video Entertainment’s “Saturday Night Live” has set up shop on YouTube — its first official channel on the world’s biggest Internet video destination — but the free clips are not available.
YouTube Offers 150 Free Instrumental Tracks to Creators
Music-licensing is a real issue on YouTube, and there are multiple companies offering tools to help solve that problem for both rights-owners as well as creators who want to use copyrighted music for their videos.
On YouTube, ‘Lyrics Videos’ Mark a New Genre
If you had searched for a “lyrics video” on YouTube in 2008, you might have found a touching homegrown tribute from a fan who urgently wanted to share the poetical lyricism of their favorite song with the world.
Streaming Video News
Angry Birds Creator Rovio Revs Up Digital Programming Ambitions
Rovio, the developer behind the monster-hit Angry Birds franchise, has spent the past year looking to expand the gaming brand into other areas of entertainment, from web-programming to, soon, feature films.
Hands-On With Target’s New Ticket Digital Video Service
Target launched on Wednesday Target Ticket a new streaming video service that will compete with the likes of Amazon Instant Video and Walmart’s Vudu.
Olga Kay Is the Hardest Working Person on YouTube — Here’s Why
Olga Karavaeva’s origin story is much different than most YouTube creators.