Netflix Books Fourth Season of ‘House of Cards’
In news that should not come as a surprise to anyone, Netflix has ordered a fourth season of its flagship original series, “House of Cards.”
USA Today http://usat.ly/1BTii5t
Opinions & Analysis
Inside Condé Nast’s video deals
At Condé Nast, yesterday’s competitors are today’s collaborators. Condé is striking video-distribution deals with publishers such as BuzzFeed, Vox and ABC News, media companies it views as valuable partners in a video-consumption landscape dominated by YouTube.
Digg experiments with playing platform
In 2013, Digg ditched comments and community for curation and the occasional original article. Now, it’s experimenting with running content for other publishers.
Deals & Signings
BroadbandTV Cuts Exclusive Deal with YouTube Analytics Site Social Blade
BroadbandTV, one of the largest multi-channel networks on YouTube, is partnering with YouTube analytics site Social Blade to supply data and services to its community of users.
Digital Domain and Immersive Media Form VR Joint Venture
Digital Domain Holdings Limited, the parent company of visual effects studio Digital Domain, and Immersive Media, an immersive video production company, have partnered to form IM360, a venture aimed at creating virtual reality videos and providing services to other VR creators.
David Cross and Bob Odenkirk Are Reuniting for New Netflix Sketch-Comedy Series
Nearly two decades after “Mr. Show with Bob and David” aired on HBO, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk are teaming up to do another — but this time it will be on Netflix.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1DuTTu7
Marvel Lands on Netflix with ‘Daredevil’
Stars Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson of the upcoming Marvel series “Daredevil”, attend the premiere held in Los Angeles and talk about what to expect on the comic book hero’s newest adaption.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1DETzaF
Streaming Video News
Netflix Orders Supernatural ’80s Drama from Shawn Levy
Netflix has ordered “Montauk,” a new hour-long drama series from directors Matt and Ross Duffer (“Waywird Pines”) and executive producer Shawn Levy (“The Internship”).
USA Today http://usat.ly/1BXRnGA
Netflix Close to Bringing Back ‘Full House’ (Report)
The news comes from TVLine, which reports that the new season would be called “Fuller House” and will center on DJ Tanner (played by Candace Cameron Bure) and her best friend Kimmy (played by Andrea Barber). Regulars from the original series, including John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier, are being eyed for guest appearances.
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HBO to Stream an Episode of ‘Silicon Valley’ on Twitch
“Silicon Valley,” the HBO comedy about a bunch of tech dudes (yes, they’re also geeks) trying to build a startup, is set to premiere its second season on April 12, the same night as “Game of Thrones.” But before the season premieres on its network, HBO also plans to stream the show’s pilot episode on Twitch, the live-streaming platform for gamers that’s now owned by Amazon.
Machinima’s New CFO Marc Verville Comes from Investor Warner Bros.
Machinima continues to fill out its leadership team. The gaming and fanboy network has named former Warner Bros. executive Marc Verville its new chief financial officer.
Crunchyroll Names New Head of Original Content
Crunchyroll has hired Branon Coluccio as its new head of original content.
Brian Robbins on the Growth of AwesomenessTV, and What’s Next
Life is good for Brian Robbins, the founder and CEO of AwesomenessTV. In the past few months alone, the company welcomed one of the biggest media companies on the planet, Hearst, as a minority owner, and cut a deal with another giant media company, Verizon, to launch over-the-top video channels for Verizon’s upcoming mobile-focused pay-TV service.
MIP Digital Fronts 2015: Speaker Lineup (by Company)