• Reese Witherspoon Platform Has Deal With Chernin, At&T
    Otter Media, the  company, co-owned by The Chernin Group and AT&T announced a deal with the actress for Hello Sunshine, a fem-forward video platform, available through many social media outlets. It also plans to produce for TV and movies.
  • Truckers Like Where Online Video Is Going
    The trucking industry is streaming down the information superhighway, as it once was called. “Clearly, video is something we want to leverage in the future to stay connected to our driver partners,” said Joe Weigel, director of marketing and communications at Celadon Trucking Services. The company often uploads video to YouTube and has even invested in a mobile video studio. 
  • Donald Trump May Be Seth Meyers' Best Friend
    Over the past six months, NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” saw its YouTube subscriber base jump 53% to more than 757,000. His view numbers have exceeded 36 million a month, up 143% from six months ago, according to the analytics firm OpenSlate. His no-holds-barred attacks on Donald Trump explain the jump
  • Amazon Prime Video Set For Big Expansion
    Starting next month, The Grand Tour will be available exclusively through Amazon, The Next Web reports. Referring to Amazon, TNW notes: “That means that its Prime Video service will expand worldwide.” As such, “That’ll give the company a chance to take on Netflix, which was already available in 60 countries and expanded to 130 more in January.”
  • PlayStation Vue Comes To Apple TV, Too
     Sony's PlayStation Vue broadband-delivered pay-TV service is now available on later model Apple TV set-tops — with the launch coming just before AT&T debuts its DirecTV Now rival.  Vue is also available on PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles, Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices, and Amazon Fire tablets.
  • Warner Bros. Gets All Of Machinima
     Warner Bros. bought into the gamer channel in 2014, which has 12 million subscribers, to the tune of around $18 million. As of yesterday, it owns it all, even as Warners Bros. itself  is in the midst of an $85 billion takeover by AT&T.
  • Apple Offers Better Revenue Slice To Streaming Apps
    Apple used to take 30% of the revenue paid by streaming apps when consumers downloaded them from the App Store. Now, that's down to 15%. Could it be a way to increase popularity of its new upcoming Apple TV app to be unveiled next month?
  • AOL To Lay Off 500
    In an interview with Recode, yesterday, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said that most of the cuts will come in its corporate units, while resources will be shifted more at mobile, video and data offerings going forward. He says video and mobile units will be "re-growing" next year. ”
  • Fake News Got More Engagement Than Real Thing On Facebook
    A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.
  • YouTube Stars Live Stream To Oppose Bannon
    Frequent collaborators Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley live streamed their opposition to the appointment of former Breitbart boss Steve Bannon as Donald Trump's top White House strategist.
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