Warner Bros. Digital Networks, AwesomenessTV + Complex Locking Multi-year Deals with go90
Sources familiar with go90’s deals confirm to VideoInk that go90 is brokering a handful of multi-year deals, similar to the one done with AwesomenessTV in 2015 for a rumored $190 million. According to various sources, WBDN is the first to have dry ink, but Complex Networks and AwesomenessTV
With Yahoo Acquisition, Verizon’s go90 and Oath Teams Relocate + Form Oath Studios in Playa Vista (EXCLUSIVE)
Now that Verizon’s Yahoo deal has reached the finish line, the two companies’ LA based teams are merging….Read More
Twitch Answers The Requests of Its Community with New Features
Just one day after Twitch made the announcement it was giving its affiliate members a new way to make money, the gaming-centric social video platform has another surprise for its community — a remodel to its mobile app….Read More
Inside RYOT Studios — Verizon’s In House Creative Agency (Video)
It’s been over a year since Verizon bought RYOT, a virtual reality studio. Since that time the telcom company has continued to expand its reach, RYOT Studios Bryn Mooser talks Cannes, the changes at OATH and impact storytelling…Read More
WeBuyGold Premieres First Animated Series Starring 21 Savage as a Super Villain
Today, the music-centric social-video network, WeBuyGold debuted its new animated short-form series “The Year 2100.” The series features multi-platinum rapper 21..Read More
TV and Amazon are working on a new adaptation of the satirical Victorian Novel “Vanity Fair.” The seven-part small-screen version of the book by William Makepeace Thackeray…Read More
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Premiere Date Set For Amazon’s New Japanese Series ‘FACE’
“FACE: Cyber Crime Special Investigation Unit,” Amazon Prime’s new Japanese original series, is set to premiere on the streaming service July 11. The series was produced in partnership with Oscar Promotion, a leading Japanese talent agency. A new episode of the show will be released weekly.
Tablo Launches New App, Nvidia Shield Game Console Ready
After releasing a DVR made for Cord Cutters, consumer electronics startup Nuvyyo is releasing a new app for recording live TV without the need for additional DVR hardware. The app is called Tablo Engine and as of now is compatible with the Nvidia Shield. But, of course, users will still need an HDTV antenna in order to capture the free, over-the-air TV signals.
Meet the Brand Behind VideoInk’s Cannes Lions Coverage — Axonista
Axonista powers interactive video storytelling. Innovation is top of mind for video executives. Axonista blends content, commerce and interactivity to help brands tell engaging stories on OTT, mobile and beyond.
Showtime’s Standalone Streaming Service Makes its Way to Xbox One
Showtime’s standalone streaming-video service is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox One. Users can download the Showtime SVOD app and use the activation code found at showtime.com/xboxone to sign up and subscribe for $10.99/mo.
Ne-Yo Joins The Cast of YouTube Red’s Drama Series ‘Step Up’
Ne-Yo is the newest addition to the cast of YouTube Reds new series “Step Up: High Water.” Production on the 10-episode original series from Lionsgate is currently under way in Atlanta and will premiere on YouTube Red this Fall. “Step Up: High Water” marks YouTube Reds first scripted series.
Netflix May Soon Sound a Whole Lot Different Thanks to Dolby
Netflix has announced today that it will be introducing support for the Dolby Atmos sound system to its streamed video services. The first Dolby Atmos soundtrack will be available on Netflix’s Original Movie “Okja,” which will be added to Netflix’s service today. The two companies have also confirmed that the movie will play on compatible TVs in Dolby Vision, Dolby’s premium high dynamic range format.
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