Archive for category: video

Unscripted Producer 44 Blue Launches Virtual Reality Studio
/ May 12, 2015 3:49 pm
Unscripted Producer 44 Blue Launches Virtual Reality Studio

Hollywood Reporter reports "Unscripted TV outfit 44 Blue is looking to bring its stories to life through virtual reality with new studio Ovrture. Launched Tuesday, Los Angeles-based Ovrture will produce 360-degree content based on 44 Blue TV projects Lockup on MSNBC and Nightwatch on A&E. The studio will also create VR content in music, sports, scripted, animation, social impact and brand marketing categories.". Read More

The pay-TV industry is bleeding subscribers
/ May 12, 2015 3:05 pm
The pay-TV industry is bleeding subscribers

DigiDay reports "Industry-wide contraction could accelerate as digital video grows in prominence, Internet connections improve, and “over-the-top” (OTT) services such as Netflix and Hulu make it easier to pipe top-notch video content through the Web to living room TVs. “This is a very real threat [for the pay-TV industry] that is going to occur,” said Erik Brannon, senior analyst at IHS Technology. “It may not be a question of if, but when.”. Read More

Is VR Getting Real?
/ May 11, 2015 11:43 am
Is VR Getting Real?

Multichannel reports, "Virtual reality is getting real. And while technology and business challenges remain, neither of which are trivial, VR is capturing the attention of an evolving ecosystem comprising content developers, postproduction companies, pay TV providers and more.". Read More

How Elite Daily is building a millennial video strategy
/ May 11, 2015 11:17 am
How Elite Daily is building a millennial video strategy

DigiDay reports "The millennial-aimed publisher, which was acquired by Daily Mail’s parent company DMG Media in January, doubled its video team from eight to 16 full-time employees last month. It boasts a respectable 10 million monthly views per month on YouTube and is focusing heavily on Facebook, where it sees the majority of its traffic originate and has published some videos that crack 1 million views." . Read More

Amazon Greenlights Six Kids Pilots
/ May 11, 2015 10:56 am
Amazon Greenlights Six Kids Pilots

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Amazon Prime members will be able to watch and vote on the four animated episodes and two live-action episodes during the company's next kids pilot season this summer.". Read More

Dish Drops 134,000 Satellite-TV Subscribers in Q1, Blaming Programming Disputes
/ May 11, 2015 10:21 am
Dish Drops 134,000 Satellite-TV Subscribers in Q1, Blaming Programming Disputes

Variety reports "The company, in a regulatory filing Monday, cited competition for the subscriber loss as well as “multiple programming interruptions and threatened programming interruptions” with Turner Broadcasting, 21st Century Fox and certain local TV stations.". Read More

Spotify’s success hinges on original video content
/ May 8, 2015 11:15 am
Spotify’s success hinges on original video content

VentureBeat reports "Spotify is planning to enter the video-streaming space, according to a Wall Street Journal report, but it’s a move that would see it go up against a number of big players." . Read More

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