Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 9, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing.
London-based digital distribution company Rightster acquired European multi-channel network Base79 for $85.6 million yesterday. Rightster helps more than 850 creators and 7,500 publishers license and distribute their work on the internet, and is now the largest MCN outside of North America (and fourth largest within). Base79 has more than 1.1 billion video views per month.
Nominations have officially opened for The 4th Annual Streamy Awards. The ceremony will be held this fall in Los Angeles, with submissions for nominees closing on July 27. “The Streamy Awards are above all about meaningful recognition; that’s why we spent the past year talking with creators, executives, and experts across all video platformsincluding YouTube, Vine, and TVas we put together this year’s awards,” Streamy Awards Executive Producer Drew Baldwin said. “More than ever before, the Streamys now represent programming truly native to the medium, with new categories like Gaming, Beauty, Sports, Pranks, Cover Songs, and Collaboration and more.” Fans will have the chance to nominate their favorite creators or programs in each category at www.streamys.org. Last year’s event reeled in more than seven million live and VOD views, and 2.1 Twitter impressions.
Look out, Bay Area! Cynopsis is holding its first west coast Video Summit – Small Screen, Big Ideas on Wednesday, August 6 at the StumbleUpon office in San Francisco. Speakers from comScore, Comcast Ventures, Flurry, Discovery Digital Networks, 5by, LiveRail, PopSugar Studios, Portal A, Tubular Labs, Union+Webster, Videology, and other experts, startups, tech providers and content creators will discuss the future of digital video, from content development and marketing to advertising and measurement. Early bird registration ends July 18, so register now at http://www.cynopsis.com/event/digital-video-business-summit/.
Fandango premiered exclusive footage from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy on Fandango.com and its YouTube channel in anticipation for the film’s Aug. 1 opening. Additionally, the movie-ticketing service is launching a sweepstakes for fans to take home props from Marvel Studios’ Captain America and The Avengers, which can be entered in by purchasing a ticket online, the app or by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Vault made the largest live music video collection of 13,000 vids available to YouTube users yesterday. The concert footage spans from the last fifty years, with performances from The Who, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Fleet Foxes and more. “We believe this content deserves to be seen by the largest audience possible, and our partnership with YouTube allows us to do just that,” MV content editor Bill Antonucci said. “And not only does YT have the numbers, their viewership is diverse and all-encompassing…younger music fans will now be able to experience what it was like to see these classic bands at the peak of their powers while their parents relive the thrill of seeing shows that actually attended.” Additionally, MV will present daily video features, curate weekly playlists and produce original content all available on its YT channel.
Canadian TV network CTV acquired the rights to YouTube’s WIGS series Blue. The show will be available through CTV’s digital arm CTV Extend in addition to its most recent home on Hulu. Blue stars Julia Stiles as a single mother who hides her job as an escort from her son.
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Food.com launched a new iPhone free app featuring the site’s 500,000 recipes, shopping tools and location based grocery deals. “Consumers are using their mobile phones more and more throughout the shopping process, from meal planning at home to the point of purchase in the store,” Scripps Networks Interactive (parent company of Food.com) General Manager and Senior Vice President of Digital Food Properties Bob Madden said. “The app provides grocery brands with an in-store shopper marketing program that’s in line with changing consumer behavior.”
Syfy is bringing the hit TV movie Sharknado to mobile gamers and bookworms in time for the premiere of Sharknado 2: The Second One on July 30 at 9p ET. Sharknado: The Video Game is designed after the “infinite runner” genre game and is available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The book, how to Survive a Sharknado and other Unnatural Disasters is from humor writer Andrew Shafffer, and is on sale now.
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Online data marketplace Datonics added GumGum, TwoPointO and Vemba to its data distribution partners to help the companies’ better target ads to their client’s consumers. Datonics has aggregated data from more than 180 million North American consumers, which marketers can use to engage with audiences that will respond more aptly to a campaign.
How have changing attitudes about families altered TV storytelling? Kate Canada Obregon, partner and VP of Oishii Creative, talks about the “new canvas” in the latest Cynsiders.
Twitter announced Katie Jacobs Stanton will take the role of Global Media Head and Gabriel Stricker will be the Chief Communications Officer of the social network. Stanton was Twitter’s International Growth and Strategy Head, and Stricker was the former Global Media Head.
TV ad company Simulmedia hired Wendell Wenjen as the newly created role of Vice President, Business Development. He most recently was the Director of Ineractive TV and Advertising Platforms at LG Electronics.
Zodiak Media named Michael Carrington as the new CEO of production company The Foundation. Carrington was formerly the HIT Entertainment Vice President of Global Content and Executive Producer.
Should The View have a regular male co-host? Vote in the Cynopsis poll.
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CYNOPSIS MEDIA is thrilled to announce several high-profile networking and educational events for the rest of the year. Click the events to learn more.
Digital Summit: August 6th | San Fran, CA
Sports Women of Action: August 19th | NYAC, NYC
Sports Business Summit: August 20th | NYAC, NYC
Kids Business Summit: September 8th | Yale Club, NYC
Future TV Summit: October 16th | Grand Hyatt, NYC
Model D Awards Luncheon: November 13th | Grand Hyatt, NYC
With Jerry Seinfeld’s hit web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee driving into its fourth season, it’s about time E!’s The Soup’s comedians Joel McHale and Tony Hale released a spoof on it. The parody focuses on comedians in cars getting… cocaine rather than coffee, but still takes on the general style of the original show. The video comes at the time the E! pop culture show hits its 10th anniversary and Seinfeld marks its 25th anniversary since it originally premiered. Check it out at www.cynopsis.com.
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