Huffington Post Launches ‘Outspeak’ Digital Video Network with BroadbandTV
The Huffington Post — the AOL news-aggregation site that has reportedly been shopped to multiple buyers — is launching online-video network Outspeak aimed at millennial audiences in partnership with RTL Group’s BroadbandTV, a large YouTube multichannel network.
Opinions & Analysis
Michelle Phan Eclipsed by Newer Beauty Stars on YouTube
Pixability Study Finds Fast-Rising Stars Get More Views As Phan Diversifies
Cord-cutting tools from Dish and Xbox help boost antenna sales
A popular antenna maker, Mohu, claims sales shot up thanks to new cord cutting offerings from Dish and Microsoft.
Should Spotify, Pandora, YouTube be worried?
Apple Inc. has announced new software and services at its annual conference for the developers building apps for iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices. Highlights includes Apple Music, a brand-new unlimited streaming service.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1Ml7mEG
How Vimeo Plans to Monetize Its Original Digital Content
Kerry Trainor, CEO of Vimeo, discusses the company’s new subscription model and the next generation of online video with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu on “Bloomberg Markets.”
CMO Today: Why The Cable Bundle Exists
CABLE HISTORY: Don’t like paying big bucks for a bundle of cable networks you don’t watch? Blame John Walson. In 1948, he started charging people $2 for three local broadcast channels in suburban Philadelphia. That actually wasn’t a bad deal. Actually, cable bundles remained a pretty good value through the 1980s, during which packages hovered around $15.
Streaming Video News
‘Degrassi’ Picked Up by Netflix After TeenNick Cancellation
“Degrassi” will get a new home on Netflix in 2016, after the long-running Canadian teen drama ends its run this summer on cable TV.
The Verge http://bit.ly/1B02HaJ
USA Today http://usat.ly/1JGBWcv
Showtime’s New Streaming Service Coming to Roku, PlayStation Vue
Showtime has pacted with Roku to make the $10.99 per month app available on Roku players and Roku TV models. Meanwhile, Sony Network Entertainment International will include the Showtime streaming app on cloud-based TV service PlayStation Vue.
Facebook’s growing video power has publishers embracing the sound of silence
Facebook and Instagram have given their videos the silent treatment, and publishers are reacting to the limitations with a few creative workarounds.
A YouTube for Virtual Reality Offers Stuff to Watch on Your Google Cardboard
Sports, entertainment and music are the low-hanging fruit for this entirely new medium
Game Changer! Netflix Lands ‘War Machine’, Brad Pitt’s Next Star Vehicle
Netflix has acquired distribution rights to War Machine, the David Michod-directed drama which will star Brad Pitt as a four-star rock star U.S. military general. The character is patterned after Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for a time the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1F6hOu5
Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2015 in one handy list
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was everything rumored, teased and then some. If you didn’t sit through the keynote for the past few hours, here’s a rundown of the highlights you shouldn’t miss. For more info, click the links below each story for full details.
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