• Jump From A Plane With Your Go-Pro, Show It Live On Meerkat
    In the Periscope vs Meerkat battle. Now, some GoPro users will be able to stream video live from their action cams, Meerkat said at VidCon in Anaheim.
  • Forecast: Mobile Video To Take 60% Of All Data Usage By '18
    Technology research company Gartner forecasts that global mobile data traffic will reach 52 million terabytes in 2015, an increase of 59%  from 2014. Gartner predicts that growth will continue through 2018, with mobile video taking over a majority of total usage, hitting 60% by 2018. Gartner recommends communication service providers raising data caps to meet consumer needs.
  • Going To The Dogs: Pet Collective Site Won't Stay, Wants To Fetch New Subscribers
    Fremantle North Americas Tiny Riot started The Pet Collective, a site for interesting doggies,  in 2014, and now it has grown to 562,705 subscribers and more than 170 million views. It also has a following on social media, including Facebook, where it’s garnered 523,000 “likes.” Now it's partnering with Jukin Media to acquire more user-generated content to drive up views and subscribers. 
  • Susanne Daniels, MTV Programming Chief, Leaving For YouTube
    Susanne Daniels will take the newly-created post leading YouTube's vice president of originals, as the site heads towards a pay version. Alex Carloss, who has led YouTube’s original programming efforts, will continue, with his team now reporting into Daniels.
  • Hulu Is Meeting More People In The Living Room
    As more people begin using OTT devices in their living rooms,  one of the winners is Hulu. From Q1 2014 to Q1 2015, its share of iiewership on OTT devices rose from according 44% to 58%, along with viewership declines on laptops and desktops.  
  • AP, British Movietone Putting 1 Million Archival Minutes on YouTube
    The Associated Press  and British Movietone are  uploading more than 1 million minutes of clips to YouTube — covering news events dating back to 1895 — which the news org said will be the largest collection of archival news content on the Google-owned platform to date.
  • Nearly Everybody Except The Networks Signing Up For YouTube Pay Site
    Partners accounting for more than 90 percent of YouTube viewing have signed on to YouTube's new service,  the company, but the networks haven't yet, sources tell Bloomberg .  
  • Maker Will Close Blip.Tv A Month From Now
    It has 900,000 users but its days were numbered as soon as Disney got a hold of Maker. 
  • A Porn Website Offers Google Cardboard For VR Experience
    Bo-Doink started sending them out last week, and ran through the requests for the first 10,000. More are on order. The Google Cardboard goggles are mailed out, possibly in a plain brown wrapper? 
  • TV's Not Going To Pot--Yet--In Denver
    A Denver station is coming close to deciding to air its first commercial for marijuana. But...is it a gateway ad category? The Scripps station has decided to consult with its attorneys first. 
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