• Hulu Plus in Danger of Losing WWE Wrestlng
    USA Network might have a hard time holding on to the wrestling franchisee and digital next-day rights to shows would also become part of any new licensing deal with a TV network. That could be trouble for Hulu Plus.
  • Adweek Cites Media Companies That Have Questions About OneScreen
    OneScreen, an audience-extension firm Touchstorm employed is at the core of questionable Web traffic that has shaken the video operations of several media companies, including Meredith Corp., Bonnier Corp. and HealthiNation among others.
  • AOL Continues Bounce to the Top in November comScore Numbers
    AOL drew 73 million viewers and FacebookI had more than 66 million unique viewers, according to comScore's November tally. The number of total viewers was down, and so was the number of videos, from the month before.
  • Could Netflix or Hulu Swallow Up Some Content Producers in 2014?
    OTT services could “act as a catalyst for M&A activity” in 2014, auditor KPMG has predicted. In short, it's possible in 2014 the TV content providers could acquire producers of content. The media industry has been changing so fast there's no time to stand on the sidelines to see how things shake out.
  • Hulu's New 'State of Syn' Will Also Become a Game on Google Glass
    The full eight-episode season of "State of Syn" premieres in January on Hulu while the companion game will come a month or two later. With only (maybe) 40,000 Google Glass games out there, it's not being done to make a fast buck, but to test the concept and get stories...just like this one.
  • Take a Look at Facebook's New Auto-Play Ad Format
    The new auto-play ads, which should debut this week for the film "Divergent" in what Facebook is calling a test, will begin immediately on a user's laptop or smartphone, but with no sound unless the user chooses it.
  • NBC Starts Now to Verify Subscribers for Winter Olympics Content
    NBC said today that authenticated pay TV subscribers can start verifying their subscriptions now, in anticipation of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia that begin Feb. 7. The network says the "vast majority" of the coverage will be available to authenticated users online and via mobile apps. Viewers are to visit NBCOlympics.com/liveextra. 
  • MarketWatch Creates A Calculator to Help Viewers Decide About Cutting the Cord
    You put in what you watch on TV, and how much you really want to watch, and it will tell you how much you'll pay/save.
  • Number of Video Ads Up by 205%! And 57% Not Viewable!
    Gee, that sounds like a problem, says ad-serving firm Vindico. The problem, say some, is auto-play mechanisms.
  • Leaked Facebook Video Ad Sales Doc Tells Reps How to Beat YouTube,TV
    The 32-page document details Facebook’s plan to beat television with reach and YouTube with targeting, and spills the beans about an overhaul to video insights slated for Q1 2014.
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