NewFronts schedule revealed
Those presenting in 2015 who weren’t at this year’s NewFronts: Machinima, Fullscreen, Discovery Digital Networks, Refinery29 and HealthiNation.
YouTube hires former Netflix VP Kelly Merryman
Merryman, who also previously handled digital distribution at Sony, starts in January as VP of content partnerships.
Vevo is looking for a new CEO
Rio Caraeff will leave at the end of the year, and an interim CEO has been named.
Former Disney animator expands Google’s mobile universe
Google is looking for engagement, not monetization, with Duet, a new interactive short created by Glen Keane (The Little Mermaid).
YouTube launches music service
YouTube Music Key will debut in beta in 7 markets at an initial price of $7.99 per month.
CRTC’s Jean-Pierre Blais defends tussle with Netflix, Google
“Good decisions cannot be based on anecdotes about how your teenager is using his smartphone or gaming system,” the chairman says.
Disney Movies Anywhere presses Play on Google deal
Disney has made a deal with Google to enable users to stream the digital versions of its movies on Android devices.
Mondelez to move 10% of ad budget to online video
The company behind Oreo and Cadbury brands makes a pact with Google that will see it produce new content with Fullscreen.
Canadian regulator backs down in tussle with Netflix, Google
Because the VOD platforms refused to provide key business data, the CRTC will write them out of its Let’s Talk TV proceedings.
YouTube to fund new content
“We’ll get our hands dirty,” says Alex Carloss, head of YouTube originals, in a blog post Wednesday.