Justice By Netflix? Hacking TV #0055

Hacking TV Podcast | August 14, 2016

Justice By Netflix? Hacking TV #0055

Welcome to a Super HOT edition of Hacking TV. This week. Documentary filmmakers take on serious topics, and hope to have a real impact on the world. Now a doc may be getting convicted murder out of jail. Is it Justice By Netflix? Then – Is Old Media eating all the “new media” startups – and is it a good thing? And – speaking of startups – we’ll check out a passel of new video startups who are doing some very cool things.All that – and more – on this week’s edition of Hacking TV.

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The Dead Pool. Who’s Falling In?

Hacking TV Podcast | July 31, 2016

The Dead Pool. Who’s Falling In?

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, buried in a slow summer week – tons of news. First. The dead pool. Three big web video/media co’s are slipping toward the edge of the cliff. Then, after weeks of talking about Apple, we turn our attention to Samsung. What’s really going on? And – do live video and mid-roll ads really fit? Facebook gives it a try. It’s all straight ahead – on this week’s edition of Hacking TV.

The Deadpool: 

 – Vine
– Vessel
– IBT Media

Facebook and YouTube are killing Vine: Half of Vine’s top 9,725 accounts have now deleted their profiles or stopped posting
http://www.businessinsider.com/vine-is-wilting-as-key-stars-exit-2016-7

Vessel Terminates Contracts, Explores Sale and New Product

Vessel Terminates Contracts, Explores Sale and New Product

IBT Media faces accusations of failing to pay staffers, severance

#IBTWTF: IBT Media faces accusations of failing to pay staffers, severance

What’s Up With Samsung? 

John Pleasants, Samsung’s Top Media Exec, Is Leaving (EXCLUSIVE)
John Pleasants, Samsung’s Top Media Exec, Is Leaving (EXCLUSIVE)

Do Live and Mid-roll Ads Really Fit together? 

Facebook Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ads in Facebook Live
http://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-testing-mid-roll-video-ads-live-sources/305274/

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(Note; I think the above list is plenty – but here are some other options we could add or replace).

Why a Former BuzzFeed Exec Is Betting That TV-Style News Video Can Work Outside TV
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-jon-steinberg-is-betting-916902

Plepler: HBO Now Has Strongest Quarter Ye
http://www.multichannel.com/news/ott/plepler-hbo-now-has-strongest-quarter-yet/406836

LinkedIn moves into video, starting with Quora-style Q&A from Influencers
LinkedIn moves into video, starting with Quora-style Q&A from Influencers

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Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV?

Hacking TV Podcast | July 31, 2016

Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV?

This week, what the Democratic Convention learned from YouTube.  There were lots of video clips and other than the bigname stemwinders, the speeches were as short as vlog posts. Then, on to the Olympics, where NBC plans to stream 4,500 hours of programming.
And we’ll find the juicy bits in what Amazon, Facebook, Verizon and other big companies told investors last week. I’m Saul Hansell and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and this is Hacking TV

Ratings

YouTube Releases Viewership Data for Political Convention Live Streams

ABC News Serves Up 28 Million Facebook Live Video Streams During Political Conventions (EXCLUSIVE)

Video Examples
Fight Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttscNOoAjA

Olympics
http://www.medialifemagazine.com/viewers-plan-watch-upcoming-olympics/
http://www.tvtechnology.com/resources/0006/rio-the-immersive-summer-games/278996

Earnings Tidbits
Apple
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/next-tv/apple-boss-drops-hint-about-tv-plans/158369

Verizon
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/streaming/verizon-eyeing-sports-go90-aol-yahoo-38514

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Hacking TV #0052 – Politics Goes To Philly

Hacking TV Podcast | July24, 2016

Hacking TV #0052 – Politics Goes To Philly

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, it looks like Tim Armstrong finally gets his dream of merging AOL with Yahoo. Will it turn into a nightmare. Then we are halfway through the political conventions. What role did streaming video play in Cleveland and will it be different in Philly?And new insights into how Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are playing video differently.I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell – snd this is Hacking TV.

1. THE NEWS:  Verizon.

Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce an exclusive $5 billion deal
http://www.recode.net/2016/7/23/12263772/verizon-and-yahoo-set-to-announce-exclusive-5-billion-deal-as-other-bidders-drop-out

As Verizon Prepares To Buy Yahoo, Here’s A Look At The 4 Years That Led Here
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenrosenbaum/2016/07/22/as-verizon-prepares-to-buy-yahoo-heres-a-look-at-the-4-years-that-led-here/#180ee9541ece

2. The Battle: Politics

Top Beltway reporters promulgate absurd false equivalence on Clinton, Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2016/07/14/top-beltway-reporters-promulgate-absurd-false-equivalence-on-clinton-trump/

Social media’s inescapable presence at the RNC
http://www.cnet.com/news/rnc-donald-trump-republicans-facebook-twitter-snapchat-cleveland/

3.  The Back Page – is YouTube Getting Competition:

Some Media Companies Cool on YouTube Distribution
http://www.wsj.com/article_email/some-media-companies-cool-on-youtube-distribution-1469095200-lMyQjAxMTE2NDI1MTIyOTE3Wj

YouTube Expands, Tweaks TrueView Video Ads
http://adage.com/article/digital/youtube-renames-revamps-trueview-ads/305072/

Snapchat talks with Hollywood about bringing shows to the platform

Snapchat talks with Hollywood about bringing shows to the platform

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How Will Web Video Impact The GOP Convention?

Hacking TV Podcast | July17, 2016

How Will Web Video Impact The GOP Convention?

it’s time for another edition of Hacking TV. This week – The attempted   Coup in turkey plays out in digital video.Then,can curated content help Vevo and Bittorent come back. And we parse an in-depth interview with Apple’s Eddie Cue—what’s straight and what’s spin. Plus Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti fights back against accusations of plagiarism. And looking ahead to the political conventions, what role will Facebook play? I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell.

POLITICS:

Social censorship Turkey
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey during reported coup attempt

Facebook Live feed of CNN Turk broadcasts studio takeover by military
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/15/12204480/cnn-turk-facebook-live-stream-turkey-coup-military

BIT TORRENT / FB AND THE CONVENTIONS

BitTorrent Now’s music and video streaming app comes to iOS, Apple TV
BitTorrent Now’s music and video streaming app comes to iOS, Apple TV

BitTorrent Launches Streaming News Network at Republican Convention
http://adage.com/article/digital/bittorrent-launches-news-network-republican-convention/304940/

Facebook plans live video push during conventions
http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/07/facebooks-convention-plan-live-225474

APPLE:

Eddy Cue on Apple’s TV Plans and Why Netflix Isn’t a Competitor
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eddy-cue-apples-tv-plans-910093

Here’s what Apple really meant to say today about its plans to sell web video
http://www.recode.net/2016/7/14/12188984/apple-skinny-bundles-web-tv-hollywood-reporter

VEVO:

How Vevo Wants to Leapfrog YouTube By Taking Cues from Snapchat and Tinder
How Vevo Wants to Leapfrog YouTube By Taking Cues from Snapchat and Tinder

BUZZ FEED THEFT:

Why some YouTube stars accuse Buzzfeed of ‘stealing’ their ideas
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/07/07/buzzfeed-has-industrialized-the-viral-video-but-independent-youtubers-want-to-take-it-back/

JONAH PERETTI RESPONDS:
View story at Medium.com

Facebook Updates on “Live” Policy After a

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Facebook Live, Citizen Journalism – And Difficult Choices.

Hacking TV Podcast | July11, 2016

Video Just Became Serious
Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week – Live video turns a disturbing and important corner. Even as Facebook says it wanted to have less NEWS content – the events in Dallas and Minnesota make that virtually impossible.So,  what happened in those hours after Philando Castile was shot by a white policeman was live streamed by his fiancée on Facebook Live. The day before, video of another African American, Alton Sterling, being shot dead by the police in Baton Rouge, LA, went viral on the social network.Then, in Dallas a sniper by the name of Micah Xavier Johnson, a war veteran shot dead five policemen and grievously injured another two. And – because the conventions are just about a week away,  We’ll look at how the Political Conventions are shaping up to be an online video hotbed. I’m Steve Rosenbaum. I’m Saul Hansell. And this is Hacking TV. 

Live Footage of Shootings Forces Facebook to Confront New Role

Facebook issues streaming guidelines after Castile shooting video goes viral
http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2016/0709/Facebook-issues-streaming-guidelines-after-Castile-shooting-video-goes-viral

Facebook vows to only delete graphic live video used to mock victims
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/07/facebook-live-video-philando-castile-community-standards/

Facebook brings in live stream policy, but it might not be enough
http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/opinion-technology/facebook-live-video-stream-policy-will-it-be-enough-2904786/

Facebook Updates on “Live” Policy After a Week of Violence
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-updates-live-policy-week-141502353.html

Facebook explains censorship policy for Live video
Facebook explains censorship policy for Live video

New Challenge for Social Media: Policing Violent Live Videos
http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-challenge-for-social-media-policing-violent-live-videos-1468199203

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YouTube and Facebook – And Vidcon in Anaheim

Hacking TV Podcast | June 7, 2016


YouTube, Facebok – and Vidcon
This week we see important new moves from YouTube and Facebook At Vidcon in Anaheim, Youtube is contrite. Meanwhile in the House of Representatives, where no one is every contrite, Democrats turn to Facebook Live when Paul Ryan cuts of C-Span.That and more on Hacking TV. I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell and this is Hacking TV.

Vidcon:

‘Make YouTube Great Again’ CEO Wojcicki: ‘I Hear You’
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenrosenbaum/2016/06/24/make-youtube-great-again-ceo-wojcicki-i-hear-you/#5456760c7fbf

YouTube Red Buys ‘Step Up,’ Its First Big-Budget TV Drama

YouTube now lets you livestream right from its mobile app
http://venturebeat.com/2016/06/23/youtube-now-lets-you-livestream-right-from-its-mobile-app/

Politics:

Facebook’s newest live video hit: Livestreams of the Congressional sit-in
http://www.recode.net/2016/6/23/12015208/facebook-congress-sit-in-live-video

TV feed of House Democrats’ sit-in cut off
http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/06/video-feed-of-house-democrats-sit-in-cut-off-224667

Democrats’ Gun Violence Sit-In: Facebook Touts More Than 3 Million Live Streams Viewed
Democrats’ Gun Violence Sit-In: Facebook Touts More Than 3 Million Live Streams Viewed

Facebook / Amazon deals and growth

Amazon has doubled its performance in a hot market over the last year, and is pulling away from Apple
http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-video-usage-continues-to-climb-2016-6?op=1

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live
http://www.wsj.com/article_email/facebook-signs-deals-with-media-companies-celebrities-for-facebook-live-1466533472-lMyQjAxMTI2NzIwMTcyMjE1Wj
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How Funny Is The Web – Really?

Hacking TV Podcast | June 21, 2016


This Week – How Funny Is The Web – Really?
This Week – How Funny Is The Web – Really?
A special edition- where we look at web comedy.
from the grand old sites like My Damn Channel and Funny or Die to the newcomers like NBC’s SeeSo and Turners Super Deluxe Comedy. we’ll dig in and search for laughs – this week on Hacking TV
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Tronc makes videos with bots; Snapchat news gets newsier; BBC goes all-in on VR kilts

Hacking TV Podcast | June 12, 2016

Searching for a content model that works

  1. From tronc [nee Tribune Company]: Bots making 2,000 news videos a day.
  2. From Snapchat: News that is actually newsy.
  3. From the BBC: VR of her majesty’s birthday parade.
  4. From YouTube: Tension between the elites and the masses.

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The Wizard Of Bezos!

Hacking TV Podcast |  June 6, 2016

 

    The Wizard of Bezos comes out from behind the Curtain – on Hacking TV. And Roku… can they beat Google? The CEO says they can… 
    In Chapter #3 – The Future of TV:  Mobile,  or AI -or Both? and almost 20 Million Dollars is poured into the already massively funded Web Video Space.

    All that, and more on this weeks edition of Hacking TV.

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