• Facebook Could Gobble Up A Good Chunk Of TV's Advertising Revenue By 2017, Wall Street Analyst Says
     Facebook is poised to siphon off a large chunk of spending from TV budgets in the next two years, says Nomura, a Wall Street research firm. The world's biggest social service has the potential to generate $3.8 billion in revenue from video advertising by 2017, triple its expected haul this year.
  • New York Times Likes the AppleTV Idea
    Looks like somebody on the editorial board is about to cut the cable cord.
  • With A Few Tweaks, CuriosityStream Launches
    During the beta testing of CuriosityStream – the new SVOD platform just launched an dedicated to exploring science, technology, civilization and the human spirit – it was discovered that customers have little interest in paying $3.99/month to watch programs in 720p, when for just $2 more, they can get it in 1080i.
  • Good News For Digital, Bad News For Everybody Else In February
    The overall U.S. ad market dropped 4% in February from a year ago, and the only major growth story was digital advertising, which spiked 30%.
  • SlingTV Adds A&E Networks To Its Lineup
    Sling TV announced it will offer select channels from A+E Networks, including History and Lifetime, by the end of the month, and has introduced two new add-on packages that run $5 per month.  SlingTV will also become available via Xbox One consoles. 
  • New Video Sharing Site Offers A Better Deal For Creators
    The new video, photo and text sharing platform 8 (Weare8.com) launched last week with an impressive list of high-profile partners, including celebrities Usher, Patricia Arquette, Jamie Oliver and Donna Karan, as well as the Sundance Channel and the multi-channel network OK Media.But, for creators, the big news is that 8 offers them 80% of advertising revenue generated from their content, if they choose to accept ads.
  • YouTube Shows Advertisers 'Behind The Scenes'
    YouTube debuted a series of ads profiles the production and execution of successful ad campaigns. The aim of the “Behind the Scenes” videos, which Google produced, is to show brands and their agencies how to create more compelling video content.
  • Viacom Deals With TubiTV On Movie Titles
    Tubi TV, an advertiser-supported online streaming service and Viacom, made a deal that will bring dozens of well-known Viacom titles to the content provider that began in 2014
  • Yahoo, ABC News, Strengthen Alliance
    ABC and Yahoo are expanding their 2011 partnership to include a daily segment on “Good Morning America” built around personalities from Yahoo, broader distribution of clips from ABC shows and contributions from Yahoo's Katie Couric  
  • Is YouTube Headed To "Lose The Biggest Halftime-Lead" Ever?
    As it goes into its eleventh year, YouTube is massively big, but some say competitors are grabbing its gold. Says one ad executive, "It's much easier to share videos on Facebook."
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