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07/31/14: Netflix and AT+T ramp up streaming speed, The Activia and Shakira ad hit major milestone, Paramount Digital and Elizabeth Banks working on digital series

Netflix and AT+T ramp up streaming speed

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.31.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 31, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Netflix is speeding up its streaming service, thanks to a deal made with AT+T yesterday. "We reached an interconnect agreement with Netflix in May and since then have been working together to [...]

07/30/14: Twitter’s revenue hits $312.2M, user base grows, 5 Minutes with…LiveRail’s Vijay Balan, AOL’s YouTube celeb series premieres

Twitter's revenue hits $312.2 million, user base grows to 271 million

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07/29/14: Hulu signs on latest WGN America series, Comedy Central turns tweets into improv in new series, Sarah Palin digital network goes live

Hulu signs on latest WGN America series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.29.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Hulu snagged the streaming rights to the latest WGN America drama Manhattan. As of next week, new episodes will be available to Hulu Plus subscribers the day after airing on WGN, with [...]

07/28/14: Amazon still spend $100 million on originals, despite $126 million loss, Google acquires Twitch for $1 billion, Jerry Seinfeld confirms ‘Seinfeld’ heading to Netflix

Amazon still spend $100 million on originals, despite $126 million loss

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.28.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 28, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Despite its $126 million reported loss, Amazon still plans to spend more than $100 million on pilots for original digital series by the end of the year. Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak said [...]

07/25/14: Amazon reports a deep loss in Q2, Jerry Seinfeld’s new series opts for espresso, PBS Digital Studios’s first scripted series to hit web on Aug. 19

Jerry Seinfeld chooses espresso in new Crackle series 'Single Shots'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.25.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, July 25, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Amazon’s earnings call revealed the tech giant took a hit during its second quarter, with a wider-than-expected $126 million loss, despite its $19.34 billion in revenue. The company still expects to lose up to $810 million in [...]

07/24/14: The Chernin Group and AT+T close to closing in on Fullscreen, Facebook reports $2.91 billion revenue, Target debuts YouTube series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.24.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, July 24, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Facebook reported $2.91 billion in Q2 revenue during its earnings call yesterday, topping analysts’ $2.8 billion prediction. The results also showed a 61 percent increase in mobile advertising revenue and 62 percent in advertising revenue. The social [...]

07/23/14: Apple’s smartwatch ‘iTime’ should debut in October, Fine Bros. debut entire channel for ‘React’ series, Microsoft tops revenue, but profit falls short

Apple's smartwatch will be called 'iTime', reports Q3 results

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07/22/14: Netflix surpasses 50 million subscribers in Q2 earning report, Yahoo to stream film ‘One Chance’ week before theatrical release, FXX sheds details on The Simpsons digital hub

Netflix and AT+T ramp up streaming speed

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.22.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS Netflix kicked off the week of tech company’s earning reports by revealing that the service surpassed 50.02 million subscribers (from 48.35 subs in Q1). The U.S. alone accounted for 36.24 million customers, with [...]

07/21/14: Fullscreen announces YouTube and Vine social festival, Five Minutes with PBS’ ‘Everything But The News’ Steve Goldbloom, Amazon looking ahead to fourth pilot season with ‘Mad Dogs’

The Chernin Group and AT+T close to closing in on Fullscreen for $200-$300 million

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.21.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 21, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Fullscreen announced its first interactive social festival, called InTour, featuring the MCN’s creators such as YouTube celeb JennXPenn (1.3 million followers) and Connor Franta (2.9 million). The event will also include Vine [...]

07/18/14: Microsoft to lay off 18,000 and cut Xbox Entertainment Studios, Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ series nabs ‘True Blood’ actress, AOL, Ora.TV and The New York Times nominated for Emmys

Microsoft to lay off 18,000 and cut Xbox Entertainment Studios

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.18.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, July 18, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Microsoft’s bad news kept rolling in yesterday after Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs in the next 12 months, with Xbox Entertainment Studios getting the boot shortly after. Head of Microsoft’s Xbox [...]

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