Netflix, with 31 nominations. won nothing major at Monday's Emmy Awards.
Traffic to Upworthy continues to slump, but the viral video-sharing start-up is apparently generating some nice revenue numbers. Upworthy CEO Eli Pariser attributes the incoming cash to its native ad strategy, which, as Re/Code reports, has already helped the company beat its 2014 revenue goals. Still, copycat sites, and its continued dependence on Facebook refferal traffic, represent real issues for the start-up.
PBS Kids has a new app with Chromecast, which will be free, but allows for electronic sell-through of individual episodes because all of the episodes won’t be on the app forever.
From a pawn shop parody video for the Emmy Awards show featuring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, to Gatorade's in-store stunt with Peyton Manning, comedy video was prominent this week. But it also was the week that may be remembered for one of the worst ads ever, for a mall.
For the VMA show this Sunday on MTV and MTV.com, the network has stationed a production truck outside the award show site in California just to help advertisers have a place and equipment to create live ads--some of them created on the spot--that several sponsors plan.e
Nimble TV says if you’re a cable or satellite subscriber in New York or Chicago, you can watch some channels — mostly broadcast ones — on a Web-connected device for free. You pay Nimble for DVR functionality. So far, it's still in business.
Time Warner Cable signed a direct interconnection deal with Netflix, making it the fourth of the big four U.S. ISPs to sign paid peering agreements with the streaming video provider.
Fox Sports is working with YouTube Space LA on the production of a daily Web-video series for young audiences. “The goal is to produce four to 10 videos per day, centered on quick, snarky commentary to harness social buzz immediately as it hits the sports world,” Variety reports. “The videos, each about one minute long, are posted to Fox Sports’ YouTube channel as well as FoxSports.com.”
GooglePlay MusicKey, the apparent new name for the new YouTube/Google music service, will give users rare footage--including a lot of stuff users themselves at concerts, etc. have uploaded from to start with.
Nominations for the 4th Annual Streamy Awards were announced yesterday. The awards show celebrating excellence in online video is Sept. 7, when 14 categories will be given out. Remaining categories--there are 47--will be announced Sept. 4. A full list at the Streamys web site