DramaFever Dives into Original Programming
DramaFever, most commonly known as an online video service that offers access to international programming from regions like Asia and Latin America, is debuting its first original series this week.
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MIPCOM: Amazon’s LoveFilm Germany Inks Major VOD Deal With Tele Munchen
Amazon’s LoveFilm has signed a new VOD deal with German rights giant Tele Munchen Group (TMG) for subscription VOD rights to a raft of TMG titles, including Iron Man 3, Magic Mike and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Sony CEO Says There Is No Cable Versus Streaming TV War
Case in point: streaming internet TV versus standard cable TV. Across the web, journalists, casual observers, and analysts are working themselves into a furor over when and if streaming services like Netflix and Hulu will dethrone the king of entertainment, cable TV.
YouTube Apparently Down For Some Users — Down to Make Monkey Jokes, That Is 🙁
YouTube appears to be down for some users, according to anecdotal data and the pretty reliable Downrightnow.com.
12 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week
Just the one big announcement from YouTube this week then, for its new Music Awards. Elsewhere, Vevo are launching in Germany, GoPro unveiled a smaller, better camera, Chromecast added Hulu and a woman quit her job and danced about it and the company she quit from answered with their own dancing video — both of which have now gone viral. Welcome to the world of online video for the past 7 days.
‘Got Talent’ and ‘The X Factor’ Launch YouTube Channels for Best Videos
The X Factor and the Got Talent franchise launched YouTube channels that will curate the best videos from their national TV shows and produce some original content, such as spinoffs and roundups that will include the best and worst auditions.
Morgan Wandell To Run Drama At Amazon
With Amazon Studios expanding into drama, the company has tapped former ABC Studios head of drama Morgan Wandell to head Amazon Studios’ drama development.
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Rumor Roundup: Founders Forum Parties in DUMBO and Some Reporters Get Awards for Their Vine Skills
Steppin’ out Wednesday, New York got its newest incubator/hangout hub when Mayor Bloomberg (joined by Questlove) opened the Made in NY Media Center in Dumbo. It was promptly christened later that evening, when Founders Forum, the invite-only conference (of which the New York Observer/Betabeat was a media partner), held a reception in the space.
Discovery Unleashes Cute (and Scary) Animal Videos Channel on YouTube, Elsewhere
Discovery Communications is taking the funny-cat-video legacy of YouTube to a whole new level in trying to scratch out some incremental digital bucks from animal lovers.