Dawn Ostroff has big, big plans for Conde Nast's video arm, as befits a woman was a top executive at the CW and Lifetime.
Sky News says Yahoo has offered around $250 million to acquire Fullscreen Inc., one of the largest independent content producers for YouTube. But this rumor has been around before, and besides there are other potential bidders who stand at least as good a shot.
A look at how much you'd spend, or save, using various add-on services. This one is a little more exhaustive, maybe even exhausting.
Digital food network Tastemade has raised $25 million in an investment round, led by Scripps Networks Interactive. Scripps owns the Food Network and Ulive, both of which make original programming around food and lifestyle.
Starts with a pretty nifty Rube Goldberg countdown, and then some great stats...
At Google's I/O developers conference, Re/Code hears Google is going to announce a set-top box code-named Molly.
Jason Kilar revealed new details about his top-secret video venture. According to Hulu’s former CEO, the new platform is named Vessel, it’s all about content, and it’s backed by Benchmark, Greylock and Jeff Bezos’ investment arm, Bezos Expeditions. “Sources say [Kilar] has raised about $75 million in this round, which gives you an idea of his ambitions,” Re/Code reports. Earlier this year, Kilar pitches top publishers on the idea of creating a new “window” for their digital content, which he would offer to consumers via a subscription product, according to Re/Code.
Yahoo's advertising revenue is in decline and to stem that trend, CEO Marissa Mayer is pushing more online magazines on popular topics where readers/viewers will stop, linger--and see commercials. But that will be harder to do in an increasingly app and mobile environment.
Michael Isikoff, former Newsweek and NBC News reporter, is joining Yahoo News as its chief investigative correspondent. He will start in August, joining some New York Times reporters and TV star Katie Couric.
EMarketer forecast says there will be 80 million smart TVs by 2018 but (from 50 million now), but third-party devices like Roku, Chromecast, etc. will remain the dominant connected TV portal.