Monday, August 31, 2015

Around The Net

  • Cox Launches Flare Kids for Child-Friendly ContentPR Newswire

    Cox Communications is launching a new app, Flare Kids, that is designed to help families find popular, child-friendly video content online, the company announced this week. ...Read the whole story

  • 'Difficult People' Renewed On Hulu, Despite DifficultiesStreamDaily

    The show about two pals whose insults always go over the line has been renewed for a second season, despite a joke that some viewers found indefensible. ...Read the whole story

  • YouTube Gaming Getting Good ReviewsThe Verge

    The early reviews are in, and Google appears to have done a respectable job with its new gaming platform. “While the difference between YouTube Gaming and Twitch isn't all that pronounced on Android, YouTube unsurprisingly looks much slicker (and well-organized) than Twitch on desktop,” The Verge notes. “It also does a fairly good job of culling non-gaming content from its library.”  ...Read the whole story

  • MTV Dealt With Snapchat For VMAsVariety

    To capture young audiences not used to watching TV anymore (!!!), it concocted “VMA” Live Story for Snapchat, giving them access to red carpet, backstage and other parts of the event that may not necessarily be seen on TV. Advertiser included Taco Bell, Verizon, American Legacy and Covergirl — Snapchat offered only four 10-second slots for marketers.  ...Read the whole story

  • Epix Walks To Hulu From NetflixMashable

    Netflix announced Sunday that it has chosen not to renew a deal with Epix, the cable provider with domestic streaming rights to "Hunger Games: Catching Fire." That movie, along with other big names like "World War Z" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," will disappear from Netflix at the end of September. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings earlier told investors that Epix content did not have "particularly large" viewer numbers ...Read the whole story

  • Epix Cutting Off NetflixRe/code
'Vice' Reporters Detained in Turkey

Vice reporters have apparently run afoul of the Turkish government, which has been employing increasingly repressive measures against news organizations reporting on the confused, violent situation in the country's east. ...More