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08/22/14: ComScore: mobile users spend majority of time on apps, SoundCloud to compete with Spotify and incorporate ads, The Onion and Lenovo bring back fantasy football series in season 2

ComScore: mobile users spend majority of time on apps

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.22.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, August 22, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   VEVO debuted a new series called A.K.A, to interview artists on how they chose their stage names. The first ep features hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea (formerly known as Amethyst Amelia Kelly). Series [...]

08/21/14: Crackle’s Sports Jeopardy! kicks off Sept. 24, SnapChat diving into the ad biz, Netflix strikes another ISP fee deal

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.21.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, August 21, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Crackle series Sports Jeopardy! with Dan Patrick will premiere Sept. 24. Hosted by Emmy-winning sportscaster Dan Patrick, the weekly 30-minute program takes on the format of the iconic quiz show. More than [...]

08/20/14: Maker Studios grabs YouTube celeb from Fullscreen, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart’s ‘HeyUSA’ premieres on CNE’s ‘The Scene,’ Hulu renews ‘The Awesomes’

Maker Studios nabs YouTube celeb Lindsay Stirling

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.20.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, August 20, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Disney’s multi-channel network Maker Studios signed on YouTube musician Lindsay Stirling – a web celeb with 5.2 million subscribers on her main channel and 337,000 subs on her behind-the-scenes channel. Maker will [...]

08/19/14: PGA Tour enlisting YouTube stars for upcoming digital series, Sony PlayStation’s ‘Powers’ casts leads, Streamy Award nominees announced

PGA Tour enlisting YouTube stars for upcoming digital series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.19.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 19, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   The PGA Tour wants to put a younger face to the sport with help from a new web series pairing professional golfers with YouTube celebs. The show, Clubbed (wt), will be a [...]

08/18/14: Xbox Entertainment Studios may live to see another day, Nielsen: Social media fosters more TV fans, Mike Birbiglia joins Orange is the New Black cast

Microsoft may aquire  Xbox Entertainment Studios to Warner Bros.

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.18.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, August 18, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Xbox Entertainment Studio may not shutter after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Microsoft is in early talks with Warner Bros to acquire its TV arm. In July, Microsoft announced it [...]

08/15/14: : NBC debuts ‘A to Z’ pilot on iHeartRadio ahead of TV launch, Netflix lands exclusive rights to specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Handler and more, Comedy Central gets cozy with Youtubers in new series

NBC debuts 'A to Z' pilot on iHeartRadio ahead of TV launch

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.15.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, August 15, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   NBC announced a streaming video partnership with iHeartRadio to premiere the pilot for its new comedy A to Z seven weeks before its linear debut in October. Clear Channel and iHeartRadio will [...]

08/14/14: Vimeo dips into the YouTube talent pool in latest deal, Veronica Mars web series to debut on Sept. 15, Pinterest pins Vevo

Vimeo dips into YouTube talent pool in a new distribution deal

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.14.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, August 14, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Vimeo is dipping into YouTube’s talent pool in a new distribution deal with three major creators: Joe Graceffa, Taryn Southern and comicbookgirl19. Graceffa will debut a full-length version of his web series [...]

08/13/14: Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox update to appeal to cord-cutters, 5 Minutes With…Philo Broadcasting CEO Kevin Allodi, Twitter experiments with video advertising

Microsoft's upcoming Xbox update to appeal to cord-cutters

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.13.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, August 13, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Microsoft is still eying the TV business, despite shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios last month, with a new Xbox One update that allows users to stream live TV content to mobile and desktop [...]

08/12/14: BuzzFeed sets sights on video with $50M funding round, Amazon’s third pilot season expected Aug. 28, CNE debuts first original series on The Scene

BuzzFeed sets sights on video with $50M funding round

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.12.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, August 12, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   BuzzFeed is about to get much bigger…$50 million bigger. In a funding round led by the VC Andreessen Horowitz, The New York Times reports the company will use the new resources [...]

08/11/14: CBS’ next move: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, Cinedigm acquires first original series for upcoming ‘Con TV,’ Starz ‘Outlander’ premiere draws large audience online, VOD

CBS' next move: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 08.11.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, August 11, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   CBS wants to partner with the big players in the digital space to create original shows for Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video. CEO Les Moonves hinted at the move for CBS [...]

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