Netflix Sets Christmas Eve Premiere Date for DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo FAST’
Netflix will debut its first original animated series, “Turbo FAST,” based on characters from DreamWorks Animation’s feature film “Turbo,” this Christmas Eve.
The Wrap http://bit.ly/IEe1Pg
Deals & Signings
Former Break Media EVP of Programming Joins Evolve Media
Evolve Media, the company behind publishing networks like CraveOnline and TotallyHer, has hired Mitch Rotter as its new SVP of marketing. Based out of Evolve’s LA headquarters, Rotter will oversee integrated marketing for the company’s vertical-based publishing divisions CraveOnlineand TotallyHer.
Streaming Video News
Chernin Group Buys Crunchyroll, Will Expand Video Site Beyond Anime
When Hulu was put up for sale earlier this year — the second time it had been on the shopping block in the past three years — one of the suitors for the online video service was The Chernin Group, former News Corp.
Shrinking pains: Blip upsets publishers by deleting countless videos
Online video service Blip is trying to scale down from 900,000 publishers to just a few thousand serialized shows. That process is anything but painless.
WIFEY.TV AIMS TO SHAKE UP TELEVISION FOR WOMEN
L.A. filmmakers/web-tinkerers Jill Soloway and Rebecca Odes explore content for women who are aspirational about ideas instead of things, and find that “iterative is the new perfect.”
Fast Company http://bit.ly/1bDZWhn
This Bearded Tighty Whitie-Wearing Guy Mimics Miley on Chatroulette
YouTube comic Steve Kardynal took his Cyrus imitation to Chatroulette, the site infamous for male nudity. And Kardynal delivered.
NINTENDO 3DS FINALLY GETS YOUTUBE, MYSTERIOUSLY LACKS 3D COMPONENT
Today in nearly-dead format news: the Nintendo 3DS just got YouTube. For all those people (for that one person?) who was clamoring that they couldn’t switch between “Professor Layton” games and videos of cats pissing seductively (sorry, no video here … dig it up yourself, pervert) without changing consoles, your cries have been answered.
VHX-DISTRIBUTED ‘CAMP TAKOTA’ NOW OFFERING ‘EARLY REGISTRATION’ PRE-ORDERS OF MOVIE ‘CARE PACKAGES’
Left homeless when Chill.com went out of business, “Camp Takota” — the Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart movie vehicle — recently jumped onboard with web video distributer VHX.
Video Ad Tech Startup LiveRail Is Targeting A Late 2014 IPO Thanks To $100 Million Revenue Run Rate
Over the past year, video ad startup LiveRail has seen its share of the ad market increase and has seen revenues grow 300 percent year-over-year. It’s on pace for a $100 million run-rate in the fourth quarter, as the company gets ready for a possible IPO in the second half of 2014.