Yahoo – Is The Deal in Jeopardy? Hacking TV #0059

Hacking TV Podcast | September 26, 2016


Is Yahoo’s Verizon Deal In Jeopardy? Hacking TV #0059

Dreams and disappointments aplenty on this week’s Hacking TV. Starting with cruel reality, Yahoo had to confess that it was the victim of the biggest identity hack in history two years ago, but it only found out right when it was trying to sell itself to Verizon. Meanwhile the egos of the video publishers on Facebook took a hit last week, when they found out the company overstated the time people spent watching their video… by 200 percent. On the optimistic side, AT&T says its yet to be introduced streaming service will be bigger than DirecTV within five years. And Snapchat continues to dream big, now introducing its own line of sunglasses, with a wireless video camera built in. I’m Saul Hansell and I’m Steve Rosenbaum. And this is HackingTV.

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Netflix: The Great And Powerful – Hacking TV #0058

Hacking TV Podcast | September 19, 2016


Netflix: The Great And Powerful – Hacking TV #0058

This week – taking stock of the size of Netflix and the Hollywood blowback it’s creating. Then Verizon. It’s video effort has no blowback. In fact, so far there’s barely a gentle breeze. And we’ll pause for a moment to remember Mode Media, which let out its last breath last week. Finally, the story of a Czech man who earned hundreds of thousands of royalties because he captured Hillary Clinton’s wobbly escape from the 9/11 ceremony. Is that too high a price? Wobbly or not, we’ve got that and more on this week’s edition of Hacking TV. I’m Steve Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell

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Study measuring college value prizes engagement over elite

Job placement and income have traditionally been key yardsticks for assessing the value of a college education. But a Gallup-Purdue survey of more than 30,000 graduates in all 50 states focuses on whether graduates have had a good life in terms of well-being, satisfaction and career engagement. Judy Woodruff talks to Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, a partner in the study.


How do you assess the value of one’s degree and of higher education overall as a graduate moves forward? Many studies have looked at job placement and income as a key metric. But a new study measures it differently, focusing on whether a graduate has a good life in terms of well-being, satisfaction and engagement in a career.
The report comes from a survey of more than 30,000 graduates in all 50 states. It was done by Gallup in partnership with Purdue University and the Lumina Foundation.

Earlier this week, I spoke with the president of Purdue, also the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels.

And, for the record, the Lumina Foundation is a funder of the NewsHour.

Mitch Daniels, welcome to the NewsHour.

Cheddar Gets A Bunch Cheesier – Hacking TV #0057

Hacking TV Podcast | September 12, 2016


Cheddar gets a bunch Cheesier – Hacking TV #0057

If you could have one Streaming Video Wish – What would it be? Welcome to Hacking TV. The Podcast that makes your dreams come true – or at least tries.
This Week Amazon is exploring a big move into streaming sports.And we compare radically different video strategies at two venerable publishers: Time Inc and the New Yorker. Things at Cheddar, which wants to be the CNBC for millennials, are getting even Cheesier.
And in goodbyes, Snapchat is giving up on local stories while TiVo may abandon the TV set. I’m Steve Rosenbaum, and I’m Saul Hansell, It’s all on this week’s edition of Hacking TV.

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YouTube Censorship? Hacking TV #0056

Hacking TV Podcast | September 5, 2016

YouTube Makers Cry Censorship! Hacking TV #0056

Hey – We’re BACK.  Ready to Hack another season of the wild ride from old flat TV to the new, live, always on Web. First up – the audience is shifting.  The VMA and the Olympics show that TV viewing is falling and streaming is not picking up the slack. Then – YouTube’s double backflip. Are they supporting creators, or censoring them?  A commentary says the shift to video means we are in a post text world? But what if all the video is awful? All that and more on this weeks edition of Hacking TV. 

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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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