Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Cynopsis: DIGITAL
08.23.13

Good morning. It’s Friday, August 23, 2013, and this is your first early morning digital briefing.

NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS

Fraggle Rock, the classic Jim Henson show that ran for five seasons, is now available on Hulu Kids!  Streaming-video companies have been battling over kids’ content for months and Hulu Kids! has not only come up with Fraggle Rock, but the other nine series that make up The Jim Henson Family TV collection.

Speaking of Hulu, it may not have scored an Emmy nomination yet for any of its original programming, but it’s giving itself another opportunity with a new show. The four-part Run, which features Lennie James of Snatch and The Walking Dead fame tells the story of a group of seemingly unconnected characters living on the wrong side of the tracks in London.

CONTENT EVERYWHERE

Netflix shareholders were unable to convince a federal judge to order the company to “pay damages for misleading them about business prospects for its streaming operations,” Reuters reports. The case had been underway since January of last year in the months after a large number of Netflix subscribers stopped subscribing and its share price fell when the company briefly considered spinning off its DVD business.

Apple is negotiating with such companies as Disney’s ESPN, Time Warner’s HBO, and Viacom about providing content for an actual Apple TV, Quartz reports, rather than the set-top box that the company produces now. Intel, Sony, and Google are also trying to launch their own pay-TV services, so the race is on. Bloomberg says that ESPN has discussed presenting its “whole suite of products” to other Internet-based TV services as well. “We’re not going to offer one-offs,” John Skipper, president of the Disney-owned sports behemoth, told Bloomberg. Skipper also noted that online providers would need to “pay carrier fees equivalent to or greater than those paid by cable and satellite TV providers.” ESPN may have talked to Apple and others about using its content somewhere down the road, but right now, it has a deal with the Dish Network that will expire at the end of September. Skipper says hat the two sides have had some “very constructive discussions and it’ clear we’re on a path to get a deal done,” Multichannel News reports.
In Other Words: ESPN is open to exploring any new ways to distribute its content, and every other major network should embrace the same openness with the way viewer behavior is shifting.

People apparently don’t mind their videos six seconds or shorter. Twitter‘s video app Vine, which only launched in January, now is claiming 40 million users.


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MOBILE ADVERTISING

Mobile advertising is growing so rapidly that it will pass those on desktops by 2017, according to a new report from eMarketer. Leading the way will be search ads; mobile accounts for 22% of all search ads this year and is expected to grow to 60% by 2017. It was at 2% only three years ago. About half of all spending on display ads will be in mobile’s column by 2017 as well. Other key findings:

  • Mobile search ads should be worth $4.34 billion this year, up from $3.95 billion in 2012.
  • Mobile display ads should bring in $3.81 billion in 2013, up from $3.38 billion last year.
  • Mobile ad dollars overall will more than double from last year to $8.5 billion.
  • Video-ad revenue on mobile and desktops is expected to hit $4.1 billion this year and rise to $9.2 billon in 2017.

ADVERTISING

News Corp. is bringing its programmatic buying in-house. Rather than using outside ad networks to handled automated sales, the owner of the Wall Street Journal is constructing its own programmatic system with the help of the Rubicon Project in L.A., Crain’s New York reports. It has taken a year for News Corp. to finish up its relationships with other ad networks and it will discontinue whatever ones are left as it debuts its News Corp. Global Exchange in the next few weeks.
In Other Words: Programmatic buying is picking up quickly and the more companies can bring it in-house, the higher the margins will be.

MOBILE GAMING + APPS

Nintendo and Sony once ruled the mobile gaming world, but they have been surpassed by both Apple and Google Play, according to the latest report from IDC and App Annie. When it comes to revenue, mobile games on the 1.25 billion smartphones and 180 million tablets across the globe are slowly crushing the games on less than 200 million handheld systems. Other key results:

  • Google Play game spending passed that of gaming-optimized handhelds in the second quarter.
  • Consumer spending on games for iOS App Store and Google Play combined rose to four times that of gaming-optimized handhelds.
  • Games represented more than 40% of app downloads as well as more than 70% of app revenue in both the iOS App Store and Google Play.
  • Google Play revenue continued to come mostly from Asia Pacific, particularly Japan and South Korea.

Dungeon Keeper was once a PC strategy game. Electronic Arts is relaunching it, though, as a mobile game for iOS and Android devices. Designed by Mythic, the game allows players to manage their own dungeons and the monsters within.

BlackBerry has about 235,000 apps that are built for its system. Almost 50,000 of them have been made by one developer, Hong Kong’s S4BB, according to BerryReview. Meanwhile, due to BB’s tenuous financial state, plenty of other developers aren’t even bothering to develop BlackBerry apps at all.


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08.23.13

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