Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Cynopsis: DIGITAL

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Continuing to bolster its streaming library, Amazon snagged streaming rights for Disney-ABC television shows Monday. The content company also re-upped streaming rights with Netflix, which has suffered subscriber losses, plummeting stock prices and customer discontent lately. Adding Disney-ABC shows to Amazon’s online offering gives the Netflix competitor more firepower to possibly snare some customers away from Netflix on the streaming front. Amazon said the deal expands its Prime Instant video library to 800 Disney-ABC titles, such as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb. Amazon expects to count nearly 13,000 movies and TV shows in its streaming library shortly, while Netflix boasts more than 51,000.


As part of its new original content initiative, YouTube has added Hearst and FremantleMedia to its mix of producers. The video site announced a new original channels project late last week that will include videos from My Damn Channel, EQAL and others. Plus, the well-known reality and game-show producers Fremantle will join the mix with a Pets & Animals channel. Fremantle has been a YouTube partner for several years with more than 50 channels already on the video site. Also, Hearst Magazines will develop two new channels for the YouTube initiative, relying on its experts from Car and Driver, Road & Track, and Popular Mechanics for the Automotive channel and Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Seventeen, and Realbeauty.com for the Fashion and Beauty channel. Both channels will launch in 2012.


Matchbin acquired Navteq Broadcast Media and closed a $22 million round of financing from investors including Level Equity, Greycroft Partners and vSpring Capital. The combined company will be called Radiate Media and will provide localized content, digital content management solutions and an advertising platform to more than 6,000 local and national advertisers through its network of more than 2,000 media partners.


Presidential candidates should have a social media following and should use it, according to a Digitas poll of social media users. The ad agency found that six of ten social media users want candidates to be on social platforms, and about four in ten say the information found on those platforms from candidates will help determine their voting choices.


Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants surpassed Fox’s The X Factor and MTV’s Jersey Shore in social buzz for the week ending Oct. 30, according to the latest data from social tracking service Social Guide.


Information technology company Harris Corporation teamed up with media software firm Marketron to offer combined data on media, advertisers, revenue and inventory across radio, TV, cable and digital venues. The companies are integrating the Harris NetGain system with Marketron’s Mediascape to give a deeper view into cross-platform ads.


Viacom Media Networks’ movie news and information site NextMovie , launched a tracking tool that provides real-time rankings of the top 25 movies at any given moment based entirely on social buzz. NextMovie draws nearly one million unique monthly visitors, the company said. The new tool has been created in partnership with social tracking platform Trendrr and is designed to provide a snapshot of the films people are talking about on Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere. MovieTracker will soon be available across MTV.com and VH1.com , the company said.


Powerhouse cable executive Linda Yaccarino is moving from the Turner family to NBCU. She was named President, Cable Entertainment and Digital Ad Sales at NBCU after serving as Executive VP and COO of Turner Entertainment Ad Sales & Marketing and Acquisitions. In her new post, she’ll report to Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment & Cable Studios, and Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman of NBCU Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media. In her new role, Yaccarino will oversee all cable entertainment and digital ad sales, including for networks such as USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy and others, as well as digital properties such as NBC.com , NBCSports.com , and iVillage, DailyCandy and more. She replaces Dave Cassaro.

Video technology provider Adap.tv hired ad veteran Brian Fitzpatrick as European Managing Director to grow relationships with agencies, ad networks and publishers across Europe and the United Kingdom. Since Adap.tv opened its U.K. offices in February and launched its marketplace there, the company has grown its European business by 300%. Fitzpatrick joins Adap.tv from MIG, a division of holding company WPP.

USA TODAY Sports Media Group hired Dave Morgan as the group’s Senior VP of Content and Editor-in-Chief, and named Peter Lazarus as Senior VP and Head of Multimedia Sales. They start November 1. Morgan joins from Yahoo! and Lazarus from Univision.

Rob DeMillo joins Revision3 as Chief Technology Officer. He previously served as an advisor. He has worked at Transpera, 4INFO and Third Screen Media.


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Still up for a little scare the day after Halloween? Then check out the new viral Web site for CBS Films The Woman in Black, slated for a 2012 release. The site takes visitors into the house features in the storyline. Using motion recognition within a computer visitors receive a customized photo, reportedly of their own eyes inside one of the film’s spooky images.

Later —  Daisy
Daisy Whitney, new media reporter and author of The Mockingbirds, filling in for Wayne Karrfalt for Cynopsis: Digital

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