YouTube Now Tells You the Copyright Status of a Song Before You Upload
YouTube is rolling out an update to help creators have a better understanding of which copyrighted music content they can and cannot use in their videos.
Opinions and Analyses
Netflix Will Be ‘Everywhere’ in 5 Years, Plus Other Thoughts from Ted Sarandos
Netflix hopes to be available “everywhere in the world” within the the next five years, according to the company’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
Half Of All Video Views By Mobile Within A Year: Ooyala Updates Its Predictions
On Sept. 13, 1899, Henry Hale Bliss stepped off a streetcar at 74th and Central Park West, and walked right into the path of a taxicab, and into the record books. He was the first person in the Americas to be killed by a car. Getting killed by a car was a new thing, and very big news.
Media Post http://bit.ly/1ugWkX8
MCNs Beware! New Rules for Branded Content & Native Advertising? (or, When Oreos Meet MCNs) — A “MUST READ” Guest Post
Below is a critically important guest post by Manatt Digital Media’s Linda Goldstein, a partner and the chair of its Advertising, Marketing & Media Division.
Digital Media Update http://bit.ly/1sfp2ag
Dear Digital Evangelists, TV Is Far From Dead
It’s easy to get carried away by digital. Today’s headlines about television penetration falling in the UK for the first time in addition to predictions that globally television has peaked are well-suited to a dire forewarning to all television executives that their medium is on the way out and digital is taking over.
Media Post http://bit.ly/1B1b1Cu
Streaming Video News
CBS Offers Up Netflix Ratings Because Netflix Won’t
Netflix Inc. (NFLX) viewers spend less than 10 percent of their time watching original series like “House of Cards” on the video-streaming service an executive from CBS Corp said.
IOC to Launch Year-Round Olympics Internet TV Channel
The International Olympic Committee plans to launch an over-the-top digital TV channel as early as 2015, which will be stocked with archive material and some international sports coverage.
Amazon Instant Video can now stream movies and TV shows in 4K
Amazon today announced Amazon Instant Video has gained support for Ultra HD picture quality. Movies, TV shows, and Amazon Original Series content can now be watched in the higher resolution by Amazon Prime subscribers. Movies in Ultra HD are also available for purchase starting at $19.99, meaning this expansion is not only limited to Amazon Prime.
Tech Crunch http://tcrn.ch/1ywmn3h
Research Confirms the Crowd: Netflix and Others Are Upending the TV Business
Is Netflix a friend or an enemy to traditional television?
On one hand, the streaming service has added billions of new dollars into the television business in recent years, building up its offerings by licensing programs from TV groups.
NY Times http://nyti.ms/1qpKjT8
Discovery Communications Inks New Distribution Deal With Hulu
Discovery Communications has reached a new distribution deal with Hulu, which will stream a number of its popular programs as well as have exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to Discovery Channel’s hit series, Deadliest Catch.
The Wrap http://bit.ly/1zJS8D1
iTunes’ Best-Selling Movies in Russia Are All Hollywood Titles
Hollywood movies account for all of this year’s top 10 best selling movies on iTunes in Russia.
Facebook Video Is Driving YouTube Off Facebook
For the first time ever, Facebook Page owners uploaded more videos directly to Facebook than they did via sharing from YouTube videos, according to new data from Socialbakers, a company that tracks social media data.
Business Insider http://read.bi/12J60lM
Teen Girls Are Heartbroken After Massive YouTube Star Comes Out As Gay In A New Video
Massive YouTube star Connor Franta has chosen his favorite social-media platform to come out to his fans … all 3.6 million of them.
Business Insider http://read.bi/1ugNE37
The 22 Most-Watched YouTube Videos Of All Time
Every day, millions of people turn to YouTube to watch millions of videos. We wanted to see what the most-watched videos of all time were.
Business Insider http://read.bi/1qpJbyE
YouTube App On Apple TV Gets A New Look, Full Content And Better Features
YouTube has updated its experience on the Apple TV, bringing the full video catalog from the web to its software for the Apple media streamer. The app also now offers improved recommendations for signed in users, better search with predictive results, subscribe capabilities for channels and a new look that looks like a much better overall experience for discovery and navigation.
Tech Crunch http://tcrn.ch/1zJNRPX
Videos to Watch Right Now
Defy’s ‘Super Fan Builds’ Debuts with ‘Guardians’ Swing Set
Defy Media’s newest series premiered today with an impressive fan tribute to “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Dulce Candy on Being a Role Model, Getting Recognized by Hispanicize
Back in November, Hispanicize named YouTuber Dulce Candy (full name: Dulce Candy Tejeda Ruiz) the first winner of the Hispanicize 2015 Latinovator Award. This recognition is well deserved, as the beauty and fashion guru has worked hard to build her success on the video platform, forming a business, appearing in multiple magazines (from Glamour to Hispanic Living), and working with numerous brands.
Vice Media, Fox Launch Vice Films
Vice Media has partnered with 20th Century Fox to launch Vice Films, a venture devoted to creating and distributing feature-length narrative films from emerging filmmakers.
NY Times http://nyti.ms/1yu57vl