Go To Team ups the e-sports ante with new hire
The firm has hired on 15-year-old Brendan Bryant, Jr. as a consultant for the vertical, as the demands for e-sports coverage grows.
Machinima reveals international roll-out for Combiner Wars
With a sizable audience in Asia and the increased vitality of the Chinese market, the network has placed an increased emphasis on international content.
Disney delves further into the fashion vertical with new digital series
Destination Disney Style takes a global look at fashion inspired by the House of Mouse, in an effort to capture older fans who grew up with Mickey and the gang.
The Friday Cheat Sheet
- Piracy: Streaming video counts for 75% of all illegal film and TV, study finds – Variety
- Welcome to Zuckerworld: Facebook’s really big plans for virtual reality – Bloomberg Businessweek
- Warner Music Group partners with streaming video platform Vadio – Billboard
- Gotta stream ’em all: Pokemon shows on Hulu are more popular than ever before – Mashable
Maker Studios announces layoffs
The MCN has weathered a tough two years since its acquisition by Disney, and has shed a chunk of its workforce in what it calls “strategic adjustments.”
Legendary to develop series based on Life Is Strange
The episodic game has won a BAFTA and Peabody, and been included in more than 75 “game of the year” awards and listings.
Amazon confirms plans for video launch in India
While the e-commerce giant is still mum on how many subscribers its SVOD boasts, its overall Q2 financials were strong, with a 34% increase in sales.
Tumblr moves to monetize blogs
Creators on the Yahoo platform could join the ranks of high-paid YouTubers and Instagrammers – but how big do they have to be to make money?
Netflix goes back to Stars Hollow Nov. 25
On top of the long-anticipated Gilmore Girls revival, the SVOD also announced premiere dates for series such as Chef’s Table and Black Mirror.
Indigenous Media takes on 60-second docs
Co-CEO Rodrigo Garcia on the inherently social, short-form series, which has already earned millions of views and offers to expand the IP.
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