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12/22/14: DirecTV launches Fox Networks TV Everywhere services; Fusion streams YouTube highlight series from the year; Industry experts look back on year, 2015 predictions

DirecTV launches Fox Networks TV Everywhere services

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.22.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, December 22, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   DirecTV launched Fox Networks’ authenticated TV Everywhere services Fox Now, FXNow and Nat Geo TV Apps for its customers. DirecTV will also serve feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel [...]

12/19/14: Hulu nabs exclusive SVOD rights to FX, FXX series; IAB: Q3 2014 reports highest internet ad revenue yet; GE and Vevo target OTT users in new partnership

Hulu nabs exclusive SVOD rights to FX, FXX series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.19.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, December 19, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Hulu sealed another deal for exclusive TV show SVOD rights, this time with Twentieth Century Fox Television. In a multi-year agreement, current and future shows from FX and FXX will find a [...]

12/18/14: Netflix lands set-top deal with first major pay-TV provider; Former Hulu CEO unveils web video platform ‘Vessel’; AMC and DramaFever horror SVOD service takes shape

Netflix lands set-top deal with Dish

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.18.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, December 18, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Dish struck a deal with Netflix to put the streaming service onto its set-top box, becoming available to second-generation Hopper digital video recorder owners yesterday. Netflix signed similar agreements with smaller cable [...]

12/17/14: Hulu lands licensing deal with Disney/ABC Television; IAB: 100% viewability not possible yet; NBCU announces live TV service, still requires pay-TV authentication

Hulu lands licensing deal with Disney/ABC Television

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.17.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 17, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Hulu signed a new licensing agreement with Disney/ABC Television yesterday, granting streaming service rights to all episodes of ABC’s Resurrection, Mistresses and Lifetime’s Devious Maids. The deal also includes 750 episodes from [...]

12/16/14: Conde Nast Entertainment, WIRED debuts ‘Jeff 1000′ with Summer Glau; MSNBC launches ‘Shift’ video hub; Netflix announces upcoming additions for January

Conde Nast Entertainment, WIRED debuts 'Jeff 1000' with Summer Glau

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.16.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, December 16, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Conde Nast Entertainment and WIRED debuted series Jeff 1000 yesterday. From Michael Karnow, the creator of Syfy’s Alphas, the documentary-style show revolves around a robot and his best friend (played by Summer [...]

12/15/14: Hearst purchases 25% stake in AwesomenessTV; Crackle pushes back release of ‘The Throwaways’ due to Sony hack; Tubular Labs December Rising Media + Entertainment Brands

Hearst purchases 25% stake in AwesomenessTV

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.15.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, December 15, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Hearst Corporation acquired a 25 percent stake in DreamWorks Animation’s multi-channel network AwesomenessTV for $81.25 million. “Few companies have built the global audience of millennial females as quickly as AwesomenessTV. For us, [...]

12/12/14: Netflix and Amazon snag seven Golden Globe Nominations; Twitter users more likely to watch TV, influence other’s show preferences; Google Play releases ‘The Year In Entertainment 2014′

Netflix and Amazon snag seven Golden Globe Nominations

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.12.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, December 12, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. CONTENT MEDIA   Netflix and Amazon landed seven Golden Globe nominations. Netflix originals House of Cards and Orange is the New Black each reeled in three noms, and the Ricky Gervais comedy Derek nabbed one. Amazon’s Transparent [...]

12/11/14: Netflix bets on more original content; Instagram surpasses Twitter & hits 300 million active users; HBO’s a la carte service to debut in April

Netflix: expect a new original series every two weeks

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM YUME It’s no secret that the core of video consumption is changing rapidly…yet brand advertisers targeting consumers through video face distracted audiences and rampant fragmentation (content, screen, technology and data). THIS is what YuMe‘s business is all about – helping brand advertisers reach their audiences in this new digital video [...]

12/10/14: Hulu and Discovery strike content deal; TV of Tomorrow: MCNs, UX and more; Facebook looks back on the top TV and games from 2014

Hulu and Discovery strike content deal

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.10.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 10, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   In the first long-form content partnership between Discovery Communications and Hulu, the streaming service will feature programming from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, ID, Science, Destination America and Discovery en Espanol, beginning January [...]

12/09/14: IAC puts CollegeHumor up for sale for $100M; CBS says: don’t move TV ad budgets to digital; Defy Media premieres ‘Super Fan Builds’

IAC puts CollegeHumor up for sale for $100M

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 12.09.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, December 9, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing.  NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Barry Diller’s IAC is putting its majority stake in CollegeHumor up for sale. Fortune reports that IAC is looking to sell for $100 million, after investing $20 million in the site in [...]

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