DanceOn Gets $4 Million from a Bunch of Big Media Names
Traditional media companies are really digging the multi-channel networks on YouTube.
Streaming Video News
DreamWorks CEO Calls Netflix ‘Patron Saint’ to Animation Studio
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) sees its agreement to provide original content to Netflix Inc. (NFLX) as redefining the company behind the lovable green ogre “Shrek” and crime-fighting “Kung Fu Panda.”
Netflix To Distribute ‘Apenas o Fim’ Worldwide
RIO DE JANEIRO — As part of Netflix’s effort to expand in Latin America’s largest market, the company announced Wednesday Oct. 9 Matheus Souza’s “Apenas o fim” was the winner of a local contest to select a Brazilian pic for distribution through Netflix worldwide.
mDialog receives two killer patents around serving dynamic ads within streaming video
The world of online video has grown up dramatically from the days of seemingly endless buffering and choppy playback. This improvement can be attributed, in large part to adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming, technology first pioneered by Apple.
The Haps With Apps
Make a Pretty Nice Wedding Video For Free With New App Cameo
Thanks to Instagram, Vine and your trusty smartphone, amateur videos are seemingly everywhere now.
Aereo’s TV streaming service coming to Android devices on October 22
Aereo will finally be available to Android devices this month.
The Verge http://bit.ly/16za1so
5-Hour Energy Ad Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Resonates on YouTube GoPro video takes №2 spot in VideoWatch/VidIQ chart
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 5-Hour Energy is donating a portion of the proceeds from its new raspberry-flavored energy drink to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. And a new 30-second spot for the drink appears to be resonating with the public: the ad, which features a young woman doing assorted good deeds, was the top brand video on YouTube last week, according to VidIQ data. It racked up nearly 4 million views in a week.
VEVO announced yesterday that theirs is the latest app to be available on the Samsung Smart TV
VEVO announced yesterday that theirs is the latest app to be available on the Samsung Smart TV, and will enable users to access more than 75,000 HD music videos and live concerts. Vevo Chief Revenue Officer Jonathan Carson told Cynopsis, “Over half of VEVO’s US audience is watching music video programming in the living room and on mobile/tablets. Connected TV platforms like Samsung’s and Apple’s are a perfect showcase for VEVO’s HD videos.”
Activision Blizzard of the popular Skylander franchise is releasing a new web series
Activision Blizzard of the popular Skylander franchise is releasing a new web series, Skylanders Boomcast, to promote its newest video game. The series will be hosted by Diary of a Wimpy Kid’s Zachary Gordon, and will preview the game’s latest news, art, and characters with the Skylander development team. It will run every week through the holiday season on Skylander’s YouTube channel.
Philip DeFranco Debuts ForHumanPeoples Channel To Showcase Cool Stuff
The fourth entry in Philip DeFranco‘s mini-empire of YouTube channels will feature creative people making creative videos out of the most creative ideas they can think up. It’s called ForHumanPeoples, it’s based on a retail website DeFranco launched in 2011, and we can expect it to feature all of his cool YouTube friends.
ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Carrie Coffee Shop Prank
Crazy customer goes bananas and creates a scene right out of a horror film in her local coffee shop. A typical New York day for many I’m sure, so that makes it almost the perfect backdrop for the new “Carrie” movie trailer.
Al Jazeera will launch a dedicated online channel, bring videos back to YouTube
Al Jazeera Plus will be headquartered in San Francisco, have dedicated offices around the world, and produce news for the YouTube generation.
Bill Nye launches YouTube series about NASA’s mission to Jupiter
Bill Nye has collaborated with NASA to launch a new eight-part web series on the agency’s latest mission to Jupiter.
The Verge http://bit.ly/16yCgYm
Smirnoff App Lets Consumers Make Videos From Their Tweets and Photos
Diageo-owned Smirnoff vodka is about to make a global marketing push behind its new Mixhibit app, which allows users to assemble tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos of themselves and their friends into a custom-made video, including a music soundtrack. The videos can then be uploaded to social networks including Facebook.
Advertising Age http://bit.ly/16x6IC1
Big Frame Chases Financing, Potentially Shifts Vertical Strategy
It’s no secret that money has been flooding into MCN Land, with a large bulk going to Maker Studios, Fullscreen, and StyleHaul (as well as a few international MCNs here and there) over the past year. So when I hear from industry insiders that Big Frame has been on the hunt for additional capital for the better part of a year, I am, at first, not surprised
Funny or Die Gets Back in Bed with Comedy Central
Comedy video website Funny or Die is producing a brand new late-night comedy show for Comedy Central titled “@midnight.”