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01/28/15: SnapChat unveils ‘Discover’ with 11 media partners; Twitter rolls out first native video feature; PBS Kids launches YouTube channel

SnapChat unveils 'Discover' with 11 media partners

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.28.15 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, January 28, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   SnapChat launched Discover, a new feature that caters to media companies and brand content. Until now, stories (photos, videos and advertising) disappear after being viewed on the app, but now they will [...]

01/27/15: AOL debuts new morning show ‘AOL Rise’; Amazon orders Casanova pilot; Facebook’s Oculus VR premieres short film at Sundance

AOL debuts new morning show 'AOL Rise'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.27.15 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 27, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Yesterday, AOL premiered two new series: AOL Rise and That’s Racist. Hosted by Mari White (ESPN), AOL Rise is a news entertainment show consisting of two-minute segments at 6a, 7a, 8a and [...]

01/26/15: Fullscreen announces film division; Flama lands content deal with Hulu; NFL debuts YouTube channel in new Google partnership

Fullscreen announces film division at the Sundance Film Festival

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.26.15 Good morning. It’s Monday, January 26, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Multi-channel network Fullscreen formed a new film division to bring digital talent to the movies. The MCN announced its Fullscreen Films slate at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, which includes: Lazer [...]

01/23/15: Vimeo entices publishers with new VOD platform; Hulu orders behind-the-scenes series from Freddie Wong, RocketJump; Animal Planet to stream Puppy Bowl pre game online

Vimeo entices publishers with new VOD platform

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.23.15 Good morning. It’s Friday, January 23, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   On the first day of the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, Vimeo announced the Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network. The platform allows partners to sell premium, ad-free content on their sites from Vimeo’s [...]

01/22/15: Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar unveils ‘Vessel’; Jesse Eisenberg to bring ‘Bream Gives Me Hiccups’ to Amazon; NBC turns to Tumblr to host Super Bowl TV spots

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar unveils 'Vessel'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.22.15 Good morning. It’s Thursday, January 22, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar officially opened the doors to his latest video venture, Vessel. The platform will distribute content for first-run distribution at least 72 hours in advance at a $2.99 [...]

01/21/15: Netflix reports 57.4M globals subscribers for Q4; NATPE: YouTube will bring back Originals Channels by end of year; Will Arnett creating next Netflix series

Netflix reports 57.4M globals subscribers for Q4

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.21.15 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, January 21, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Netflix hit 57.4 million global subscribers, adding 13 million and generating $1.3 billion in revenue, the streaming service announced in its Q4 earnings report yesterday. However, U.S. subscriber rate is down from a year ago, dipping to [...]

01/20/15: Amazon will jump into movies; Youtube will produce own Super Bowl halftime show; L’Oreal Paris launches search for beauty vlogger

Amazon orders Casanova pilot

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.20.15 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, January 20, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Amazon is taking on the silver screen, planning to acquire original movies for theatrical release and early-window distribution on its Prime Instant Video service. Feature films will not be available online the [...]

01/16/15: Maker Studios signs distribution deal with Vimeo; Comedy Gives Back and Electric Sheep open up ‘Comicure’; The Orchard and Fanclub Media join forces for sports action films

Vimeo entices publishers with new VOD platform

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.16.15 Good morning. It’s Friday, January 16, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. To mark Martin Luther King Day, Cynopsis will not publish on Monday, January 19. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Vimeo struck a deal with Maker Studios to use Maker content on the Vimeo-on-Demand platform. Maker still primarily [...]

01/15/15: Defy Media launches free movie streaming service ‘Movies on Break’; Crackle announces Joe Dirt 2 cast to join David Spade; IAB: Mobile users find content on web more than through apps

Defy Media launches free movie streaming service 'Movies on Break'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.15.15 Good morning. It’s Thursday, January 15, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Defy Media is launching a free service from Break.com called Movies on Break. The ad-supported product will feature 200 Lionsgate films available to stream online through Roku, Xbox and other mobile devices. [...]

01/14/15: Amazon signs Woody Allen to create TV series; Community will make its comeback on March 17; Ownzones partners with a Food Network celeb chef for new series

Amazon signs Woody Allen to create TV series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 01.14.15 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, January 14, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Woody Allen will write and direct his first TV series for Amazon. The company signed off on a full season of the Untitled Woody Allen Project, a half-hour series to be made [...]

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