Opinions & Analysis
PBS Digital Studios Is Not Your Grandfather’s (or Toddler’s) Public Television
PBS unpacks how to successfully adapt a beloved legacy brand for a YouTube world.
Deals & Signings
‘The Mindy Project’ Moving to Hulu for Season 4 After Fox Cancellation
Mindy Kaling is going digital: Hulu has ordered a fourth season of “The Mindy Project” — 26 new episodes in all — of the comedy series Fox recently cancelled.
The Battle Between Networks and Online for Ad Dollars
Bloomberg Intelligence’s Paul Sweeney discusses the battle between networks and streaming services for advertising dollars. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.”
Streaming Video News
Conde Nast And Italy’s RAI Cinema Launch Web Channel In Italy
Conde Nast and Italy’s RAI Cinema have forged a partnership to launch “CNLive!” an innovative web channel dedicated to the movie world that will serve primarily as a promotional vehice for RAI Cinema movies.
AT&T Chief Says DirecTV Deal Will Turn Telco Into A Streaming TV Power
AT&T announced its $48.5 billion DirecTV acquisition plan a year ago today. And as they head toward an expected approval by the Justice Department and FCC, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors this morning that the combo will transform his company into a juggernaut in the fast-growing streaming video market.
Nielsen Explains How It’s Adapting to the Rise of Online Video
Nielsen has been a controversial character on this year’s upfront stages. At ratings-challenged MTV’s upfront last month, it was the villain, decried as “that old measuring system that the industry uses” which “doesn’t understand what a tablet is or how to watch something on a phone.”
Jay Z Rips YouTube, Spotify, Apple at Tidal ‘B-Sides’ Concert (Video)
Jay Z fired back at critics of his struggling music streaming service Tidal during a special “B-sides” concert Saturday at Terminal 5 in New York.
The iconic rapper and music mogul delivered on his promise to offer special content to Tidal subscribers by performing two decades of hits in a show that streamed live for subscribers.
Cannes: Possible Partners for Netflix’s Move Into China
Netflix is casting a wide net in seeking Chinese partners while in Cannes, industry sources say, and the group of potential targets is diverse, ranging from online streaming sites to a state conglomerate once run by the People’s Liberation Army.
Digital drives culture change at Condé Nast
Changes are afoot at Condé Nast. While still a magazine company through and through, it’s now pushing further into digital and making a big bet on video. President Bob Sauerberg is hastening the change. Over the last year, he has shaken up senior management, reshuffled the Condé Nast Entertainment Group and hired new publishers at Wired, GQ and Vanity Fair. In Digiday’s latest installment of Executive Summary, Sauerberg talked about the importance of media brands, Condé Nast’s evolving editorial culture and why its print magazines won’t go anywhere anytime soon.
Rise of Netflix Met Warily at Cannes Film Festival
In Netflix’s first official visit to the Cannes Film Festival, the streaming service’s ambitions have been met warily at the Cote d’Azure cinema capital, a 68-year-old movie palace reverential to the theater-going experience.