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Twitch Announces A Swath Of New Creator Tools And Expansions To Its Esports Program - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--This past weekend, at its annual TwitchCon gathering, Twitch unveiled a range of new and upcoming tools, including two large expansions of its esports program, that are meant to help creators find, connect with, and grow their audiences.
October 29, 2018 Go to Tubefilter




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Amazon Launches an Ad-Supported Free Streaming Service - Cord Cutters News

Cord Cutters News--After denying reports that Amazon would launch a free ad-supported streaming service they did just that today.
January 10, 2019 Go to Cord Cutters News

Netflix's upcoming content crisis, in one chart

Vox--The biggest shows on Netflix are shows owned by other companies.
January 09, 2019 Go to Vox

Cracking the Case of Murdered Actor Sal Mineo

The Hollywood Reporter--Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, the best-selling author of 'L.A. Confidential' delves into police files from 1976 and revisits the complicated two-year pursuit of the Oscar-nominated star's killer — told here from the point of view of the detectives who painstakingly worked the case from West Hollywood to Michigan.
January 01, 2019 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast for First Time, FX Reports

Variety--Streaming services snatched their biggest piece of the TV pie ever in 2018. According to FX’s annual report on the number of scripted originals on TV, the number of streaming shows has surpas…
December 14, 2018 Go to Variety

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WarnerMedia's Tiered Streaming Plan Takes Shape

The Hollywood Reporter--Netflix and Hulu will be hardest hit if the AT&T-owned service follows Disney's lead and claws back franchise movies and TV shows as deals expire.
December 05, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

Podcasts Could Spark a New Golden Age of Investigative Journalism

Bello Collective--Listeners are flocking to programs that go deep (and spend big) to expose wrongdoing.
November 27, 2018 Go to Bello Collective

Media companies are launching streaming services to survive - here's how they can thrive

Business Insider--Consumers having been “cutting the cord” for years now and there’s little reason to believe that this phenomenon will slow down any time soon.
November 24, 2018 Go to Business Insider

Better Local Journalism, by Local Reporters, Is the Goal of a New Database

NYTimes.com--Shoeleather aims to connect journalists outside New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco with editors across the country.
November 20, 2018 Go to NYTimes.com

YouTube TV paying $35.72 per subscriber in programming for $35-a-month service, analyst says

fiercevideo--The fact that a video giant like YouTube has entered the pay-TV market with a loss-leader product is, of course, of significant concern to cable companies and other linear pay-TV operators.
November 14, 2018 Go to fiercevideo

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YouTube's Recommendation Algorithm Suggests Increasingly Longer Videos, Study Finds

Tubefilter--A new study from Pew Research Center took an in-depth look at YouTube’s polarizing recommendation algorithm and found that the more they watch, the more users are nudged toward progressively longer and increasingly popular videos. Only 5% of videos recommended to researchers had less than 50,000 views at the time they were recommended, while 64% of recommendations had more than 1 million views. T
November 08, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

Twitch Adds 235,000 Streamers to Revenue Program in 2018, 6,800 Partners

Variety--Twitch CEO Emmett Shear expressed the importance of community on the platform and revealed new tools that will help build stronger communities during his keynote address at TwitchCon Friday morning
October 28, 2018 Go to Variety

5 Incredibly Simple Strategies to Help You Win With Video Marketing

Entrepreneur--One study has predicted that 82 percent of internet traffic will go to video content by 2021. Isn't it time you jumped in?
October 25, 2018 Go to Entrepreneur

We needed to re-educate the market on Hulu: The video streaming provider's CMO explains why it needed a refresh

Business Insider--The competition may be heating up, but Hulu has plenty of things going for it, says its CMO Kelly Campbell.
October 17, 2018 Go to Business Insider

Popular YouTuber 'The Fitness Marshall' Breaks Down His Four-Year Ad Earnings -- And It's Pretty Slim - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--Last week, YouTuber ‘Toobz,’ who has around 5,500 subscribers and recently hit one million views, posted a video detailing his total ad earnings from YouTube to date: a meager $389.07. Now, Caleb Marshall, aka ‘The Fitness Marshall,’ has done the same — and the results are similarly slim.
September 04, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

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The Best Way to Shoot a Video by Yourself

Wistia--Let Trevor show you the easiest way to shoot a video by yourself!
August 29, 2018 Go to Wistia

Netflix Unveils 5 New Unscripted Originals

The Hollywood Reporter--Brandon Riegg, vp unscripted originals & acquisitions at the streamer, on Thursday announced a cooking competition, a series about magicians who died performing tricks and an English soccer club as he outlined his vision at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
August 26, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

Disney's Streaming Service: Lower Price Than Netflix; 2019 Launch Date

Tom's Guide--Disney's building its own Netflix-like streaming service, but which content is it taking away from competitors?
August 06, 2018 Go to Tom's Guide

Netflix Still Isn't Fully Acknowledging Looming Competition From Disney

The Motley Fool--Disney is entering the streaming space swinging next year, but Netflix still doesn't seem overly concerned.
July 30, 2018 Go to The Motley Fool

Jeffrey Katzenberg-Led WndrCo Closes $1 Billion Funding; Disney, Fox, WB Among Investors (Report)

Variety--Jeffrey Katzenberg has brought in a clutch of major Hollywood companies as investors in WndrCo, the mobile-video venture the former DreamWorks Animation chief co-founded last year. According to a C…
July 27, 2018 Go to Variety

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Do Traditional Media Companies Really Want to Be Netflix?

Inc.com--Netflix crashed and burned with its latest earnings release. For media companies going all in on streaming, Netflix's struggles should make them think twice.
July 24, 2018 Go to Inc.com