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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