5 Reasons Video Execs Flocked to Cannes
Last week, in 85+ degree weather, some of the media and entertainment world’s most powerful executives congregated at the annual Cannes Lions. Despite what social media might indicate, beyond the boats and toasts, here are the 5 reasons the senior video executives have increasingly prioritized Cannes Lions as a must-attend…Read More
Twitch Continues to Put Creators First with New Addition to Affiliate Program
Recently, in the world of online video, it seems that companies are finally realizing who their most important partners are — creators…Read More
AT&T’s HelloLab + Fullscreen Media Join the Movement to Support Creators
This past week at VidCon Facebook announced a new creator-focused app and YouTube revealed a new beta version of its studio dashboard. And just yesterday…Read More
Snapchat Series ‘Phone Swap’ Eyes TV Adaptation
Two months after its premiere on Snapchat, “Phone Swap,” a dating series produced by Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks, is looking to adapt the show for television…Read More
Brief News — Highlights + Must-Know Snippets
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Facebook Inks Deal with Fox Sports to Live-Stream European Soccer Champions League Match
Facebook will now stream free matches from the 2017–2018 UEFA Champions League games under a new pact with Fox Sports. The games will be streamed in the U.S. on the Fox Sports Facebook Page, and in Spanish on the Fox Deportes Facebook Page, beginning in September.
It’s Been Confirmed, Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Steps Down
It is official, Tim Westergren will step down as CEO of Pandora and will also exit the board of directors. CFO Naveen Chopra will serve as interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent replacement, according to a press release from the company.
YouTube Red Green lights Doug Liman Series ‘Impulse’
YouTube Red has given a series order to the Doug Liman-produced sci-fi drama “Impulse,” from Universal Cable Productions and Hypnotic. Liman directed and executive produced the pilot and will executive produce the series with Hypnotic partners David Bartis and Gene Klein.
Paramount Networks Closes Deal For ’60 Sec Docs’ From Indigenous Media
Viacom’s Paramount Network has struck a deal with Indigenous Media to produce and distribute social media native episodes of “60 Second Docs.” The partnership starts immediately and will run for at least one year. Viacom plans to use the format to help promote original shows on Paramount Network.
Cheddar Expands Into Entertainment Coverage, Opens New Office In Los Angeles
Cheddar, the business news startup, has opened up a new studio in Los Angeles. The move signals an expansion in Cheddar’s coverage to include L.A. tech companies and the entertainment industry. “We’re going to bring in studio executives, startups in Silicon Beach and entertainment companies,” Founder Jon Steinberg said in a statement.
Episodes of ‘Bojack Horseman’ Have Been Pulled From Chinese Streaming Service iQiyi
Episodes of “BoJack Horseman,” Netflix’s adult animated comedy, were removed last week from Chinese streaming service iQiyi for conflicting with government censors. A rep for iQiyi explained that “adjustments need to be made to the content.” There is no word when the show will return.
‘True Blood’ Actor Ryan Kwanten to Star in Crackle’s New Drama ‘The Oath’
Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ free ad-supported streaming network, has announced that Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) has been cast in its upcoming 10-episode original drama, “The Oath,” set to debut in 2018. Kwanten will also serve as a producer on the series
NBC Sports Is In the Process of Launching a Premiere League Soccer Internet-Video Service
NBC Sports Gold, NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product, is launching “Premier League Pass,” which will give fans in the U.S. access to 130 live Premier League matches for $49.99. Subscribers will be able to access replays of most matches, including those not offered live on NBC Sports Gold
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