Netflix Racks Up Six Golden Globe Nominations
Following the Primetime Emmys, the Producers Guild Awards, the Writers Guild Awards, and the American Film Institute, the Golden Globes are the latest to shower some nominations on Netflix for its original content.
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Opinions & Analysis
Video Is the Future of Social
This past spring, at the YouTube Upfronts in New York City, Google vice president Robert Kyncl stood in front of a packed audience of brand marketers and made a seemingly simple, but revelatory, declaration: “TV is one-way. YouTube talks back.”
Streaming Video News
Crackle Arrives on Apple TV
Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment service from Sony Pictures Television, has landed on Apple TV. Previously only available on PS3, Roku boxes, Sony Blu-ray players, Bravia TVs, iOS mobile devices, and Xbox 360, Crackle is now bringing its extensive library of Sony’s film and television content.
Crackle Gives Milo Ventimiglia-Starring ‘Chosen’ a Third Season
Crackle has given the greenlight to a third season of its original mystery/thriller series, “Chosen,” a day before season two premieres on the streaming service.
Fox Streaming Service Heads to Xbox One
A year after Fox Now’s launch, it’s now the most widely distributed broadcast TV network application on the market with support on nine digital platforms.
Google+ Boss Admits New YouTube Comments Struggled ‘Out of the Gate’
Another day another story about YouTube comments. If you haven’t been living under a rock on the surface of the moon, then you’ve probably heard all about YouTube’s semi-disastrous comment update, which made having a Google+ profile mandatory for anyone looking to leave a comment on videos. While the backlash — as is the style of web crowds — was slightly overblown, it turns out that even Google+ boss Bradley Horowitz doesn’t necessarily disagree with his critics.
TELL SANTA: WESTJET AIR REACHES 10 MILLION VIEWS WITH THE NICEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR [VIDEO]
I love viral advertising that makes the world a better, more magical place …
Low-fare Canadian airline Westjet has earned a fan for life in me. I don’t go to Canada often, but when I do, I will forever fly WestJet. That’s the sort of brand loyalty that can be evoked by doing something nice for other people.
PHILIP DEFRANCO TALKS ‘THE DEATH OF YOUTUBE’ [VIDEO]
Starting at the 5:30 mark, Philip DeFranco raises one of the most astute metaphors I’ve ever heard for YouTube — that of the alcoholic father. “We don’t know if he’s going to take us to Disneylan dor slap us in the face or both,” he says of the video site. Apparently after having spent the last seven years of his life on YouTube, he’s learned to expect the unexpected.
Beastie Boys Countersue Toy Company Over Viral Video
The Beastie Boys have filed a counterclaim against GoldieBlox, the toy company which scored a viral video hit with a parody of the group’s song “Girls” but later sought a court judgment that their video was a fair use.
MACHINIMA & OTHERS COME TO GAMERS’ SUPPORT IN WAKE OF COPYRIGHT NIGHTMARES
In the wake of massive copyright claims filed against YouTube gamers over the content of their “Let’s Play” videos, several major software makers and game companies have stepped forward to assert that it wasn’t their fault. Capcom, Machinima, Blizzard, Ubisoft and others have taken to social media to report that the copyright notices being sent to inboxes of users — even ones from years ago — didn’t come from them. Rather it was the use of licensed material such as music from games that attracted the attention of YouTube’s content bots.
Fandango Debuts Season Two of Awards-Season Interview Series ‘Frontrunners’
Movie website Fandango has premiered the second season of “Fandango Frontrunners,” an original interview series that shines a spotlight on actors and actresses likely to receive nominations during awards season.
Scripps Interactive Rises on Report Discovery Weighs Bid
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI), owner of HGTV and the Food Network, rose the most in more than a year after Variety reported Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) may bid for the company.
ABC, Fox, AMC, Cable Giants Expected to Join Comcast’s SEEiT Twitter Partnership
As early as the first quarter of next year, more people will be able to instantly watch or record additional TV shows via the social media network.