NewFronts Day 6: Fullscreen, Machinima, and Defy Media Take the Stage
Winners and Losers at the NewFronts So Far
The NewFronts aren’t over. In fact, the string of sales presentations aimed at convincing advertisers to park more spending in digital video continue through Thursday. But most of the biggest digital media players gave their pitches last week, which means it’s time to weigh in on winners and losers–Which media companies stood out?
Machinima’s New Slate Plays On DC Entertainment Field
Here’s one of the benefits of having Warner Bros as a major investor: Fandom and gamer oriented digital video channel Machinima will serve up at least three productions based on characters from the studio’s DC Entertainment properties, execs said today at a NewFront presentation.
CMO Today: Keeping Score at the NewFronts
The NewFronts, the digital media world’s response to the TV upfronts, wrap up this week, and that means it’s time to start taking stock of who won “the most overhyped week of the year,” as one ad buyer put it.
Nash Grier Movie The Outfield Gets Teaser Trailer From Fullscreen Films
So this is the teaser that the MCN Fullscreen just released during their NewFronts presentation. For the new Nash Grier film, this clip is just a teaser of a forthcoming trailer, but I’m not even sure what it’s teasing.
Opinions & Analysis
How Hulu’s Smaller Distribution Is An Advantage
When is less really more? Perhaps when it comes to deciding which subscription video-on-demand service to license your content to, if you are also an owner of television channels.
Streaming Video News
Amazon Prime Members Will Be Able to Stream Free on JetBlue
Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor. The e-commerce company will let members of Amazon’s $99 annual loyalty program Prime stream its instant video service for free on their Wi-Fi enabled devices via JetBlue’s inflight Wi-Fi service.
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This site analyzes Periscope in real time to find the best streams
Periscope is a great video streaming service but it’s still not so great for actually finding interesting things to watch. Dextro, a video and picture analysis company, has built a useful little site that scans Periscope in real-time to find interesting streams to watch by detecting what’s going on automatically.
Bashur Deletes All His Videos … Controversial YouTuber Accidentally Hit Wrong Button
So if you read our other article about Bashurverse and his many, many problems, then you’re aware he started a progressive new channel dedicated to turning over a new leaf. That side channel, called BashDoesThings, is about the controversial YouTuber doing and trying new things.
Periscope Is On the Clock to Fix Its Piracy Problem
On Saturday night, boxing fans proved that live-streaming apps such as Periscope could be used for widespread piracy of live sporting events. The big question now is whether Twitter can help the small team running the app prevent it from happening again.
Square Enix uses game-streaming platform Twitch to announce its newest game
Game publisher Square Enix announced that it would use game streaming platform Twitch to reveal its newest game through what it calls a “unique, three-day interactive experience” from one of its Western studios, says a recent tweet. While the Amazon-owned live video game-streaming platform isn’t normally used to announce new titles, its audience of 65 million users and more than 1 million game-focused content streamers provides a good base to break new ground.
Vessel Says It’s Exceeding Revenue Goals for Creators
Vessel’s written a blog post letting people know what’s gone down on the subscription/ad-supported video service since its launch about a month ago. Basically, the message is, “We’re doing very well, thank you.”
BiteSizeTV Plans to Expand Its Reach with New Distribution Platform
BiteSizeTV, an entertainment and lifestyle video network owned by LIN Digital, plans to launch a plug-in solution that can deliver its content to any TV station group or publisher’s website.