StudioNow buys Bluwave Productions
The acquisition adds 40 people to the StudioNow team, doubling the video production company’s head count.
AOL makes Android TV deal with Google
AOL’s video library is now available on 16 different connected TV devices.
Tim Armstrong hopes AOL will be doing the disrupting
The CEO reveals a new diversity initiative with the IAB, and talks about how AOL is finally digging itself out of “the worst merger in history.”
James Franco: Eccentric taste with mass market appeal
New AOL series is an ideal format for the actor/filmmaker who name-drops poet Hart Crane but also expresses a love of ’80s kitsch like Dirty Dancing.
YouTube’s U.S. ad revenue to hit $1.13B: study
According to figures released by eMarketer, U.S. digital ad revenue is booming and the streaming giant will grab an 18.9% market share for 2014.
AOL’s James Franco series to debut next week
Making a Scene With James Franco will be released in batches, with the first 3 episodes available Sept. 17 on the AOL Originals homepage.
AOL’s True Trans to debut in October
Series that documents rock singer Laura Jane Grace’s life will premiere the day before National Coming Out Day.
StudioNow raises $5M, expands to NYC and San Fran
The video company, which was acquired by AOL in 2010 for $36.5 million but spun out last year, also announced key new hires Wednesday.
One by AOL has a new global partner
Programmatic spending is expected to reach $35 billion globally by 2017, and media agency Havas’ global trading desk Affiperf wants to stay ahead of the game.
AOL ups Marta Martinez to head of video sales
Martinez will be expected to keep AOL’s sales momentum going – the company has already sold half of its 2014 originals inventory.