All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Online Video’

Verizon to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion

By Mike Shields and Thomas Gryta for The Wall Street Journal Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant’s growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising. The all-cash deal

YouTube Reveals Its New Content Plan for 2015

By Bree Brouwer for Tubefilter Back in the fall of 2014, YouTube announced it would bring back an incarnation of its $100+ million Original Channels initiative and fund originals once again from some of the site’s most prominent and promising creators. The video

Yahoo to Invest in Original Web Series Programming

By Mike Shields and Douglas MacMillan for The Wall Street Journal Yahoo Inc. is raising its ambitions in online video, with plans to acquire the kind of original programming that typically winds up on high-end cable-TV networks and streaming services like Netflix, people

Amazon Rebrands LoveFilm Video-On-Demand Service

By Mark Sweeney for The Guardian Amazon is hitting back at Netflix in the UK by rebranding its LoveFilm video-on-demand service. LoveFilm, bought out by Amazon three years ago in a deal worth nearly £200m, will be folded into the

CBC’s Pilot Project “Animal News Now” Needs Your Feedback!

The CBC needs your help to decide the future of Animal News Now, a pilot project with CBC Kids produced by Worldwide Bag Media, FanTrust client. Vote now to put the series in production! We at FanTrust believe that children

Maker Studios Launches ‘Maker Made’ Ad Service

By Sam Gutelle for TubeFilter With its acquisition of Blip and its recent $26 million funding round in the books, Maker Studios has continued its rapid growth. The multi-channel network has launched Maker MADE, a service that offers the network’s

YouTube Hits Monetize on New Platforms

YouTube kid’s channel Pancake Manor taps FanTrust for strategic business development. Popular YouTube producer Pancake Manor, has selected FanTrust Entertainment Strategies to help build international relationships for its massively popular kids videos and channel. “FanTrust not only helped guide us

The House of Cards effect: Netflix tops $1B in Q1 revenue, near 30M U.S. subscribers

By Janko Roettgers for PaidContent.org Looks like House of Cards has been working for Netflix: The streaming service made more than $1 billion in revenue for the first time in its corporate history in Q1 of 2013, according to financial results published