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Hulu’s named the date — all “Seinfeld” episodes will come to the streaming service on June 24. As we already know, reports put the deal at $180 million from Hulu for 180 episodes from Sony Pictures Television. Additional content debuting from Hulu’s recent licensing partners include seasons from Cartoon Networks’ “Ben 10 Omniverse” on June 14 and a season of Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies” on June 21.
Jukin Media’s FailArmy has launched a spinoff YouTube channel, FailArmy U. The channel actually soft-launched back in April with its initial series, “Top Fails Breakdown,” which comes out on Fridays. Jukin reports that the show got over 2 million views in its first six weeks online, and the channel’s set to “experiment” with different programming in the near future, some of which will include collaborations with other YouTubers. So far, FailArmy U has over 424,000 subscribers.
Grandmaster Flash has joined Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix series, “The Get Down,” about hip-hop and breakdancing culture in 1970s New York, as an associate producer and advisor on the series. He’ll also have a role in the story — played by Mamoudou Athie. Grandmaster Flash’s character will be one of several actual historical figures appearing in series (portrayed by actors). In the ’70s, Grandmaster Flash DJed in the Bronx, where he helped shape the beat of hip-hop.
Digital studio Forge Apollo is working on a branded video and social media campaign in which Vine creators Amanda Cerny, Eric Dunn, and The Gabbie Show are promoting Breathless Resorts & Spas. The campaign will span YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. Above is the campaign, timed with Memorial Day weekend, so far…
YouTube has introduced 60 frames per second live-streaming on browsers compatible with HTML5, upping their live video game. Streams, especially those of video game play, can now operate at 720p60 and 1080p60. YouTube also worked with Elgato on an updated version of Elgato Game Capture and with XSplit on updated XSplit Broadcaster and XSplit Gamecaster, all of which support that level of live-streaming on the video platform.
Comcast customers will now be able to watch HBO Go through their Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks to watch TV Everywhere apps HBO Go and Showtime Anytime. Comcast customers could already access the TVE channels through Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, and Google’s Chromecast.
CBS Interactive has hired David Katz as the vice president of content and business development of advanced media. In this role, Katz will oversee content acquisition and development, distribution, syndication, marketing, and monetization. He last served as the VP of digital media for Starz.