Video

Verizon & Hearst's AwesomenessTV to Form Mobile Video Service
April 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

Verizon Communications is trying to get a little more awesome. On Wednesday, the company announced that it had struck a deal to acquire a 24.5 percent stake in AwesomenessTV, the digital entertainment network for teenagers and young adults. The companies also are planning to create a new subscription-based, short-form mobile video service. It is aimed…

Facebook Wants News Organizations to Use Facebook Live, and It’s Paying Some of Them to Do it
April 6, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Facebook demonstrated on Wednesday it's serious about Facebook Live with a big update to the livestreaming feature that offers several tools aimed at broadcasters and viewers alike. The features, which are available beginning today, include real-time reactions (such as "like" and "love"), the ability to broadcast a live video within a self-contained group and additional video…

People Magazine to Launch True-Crime TV Series with Investigation Discovery
March 30, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Investigation Discovery and People magazine are partnering for a 10-part series that tackles some of history’s most notorious crime stories. “People Magazine Investigates” will focus on the stories behind headlines, emphasizing the impact on families, potential new evidence and interviews. The series is yet another reflection of TV’s mania for true-crime stories, which is Investigation Discovery’s…

Turner Plans to Spend $100 Million Expanding Bleacher Report
March 25, 2016 at 9:05 am

Turner plans to spend $100 million on Bleacher Report over the next three years to help build out the digital sports property. The plan is to funnel the cash into hiring more staff and producing original video series and franchises, as well as short-form content designed to travel well via social media, according to Turner…

Facebook Introduces Daily Video Metrics for Publishers
March 25, 2016 at 8:49 am

Facebook today announced that it’s adding daily measurements of how much people watch videos posted on the social network. Until now, people could see things like the number of views, the number of unique viewers, and the number of minutes that a video was viewed. Now, video publishers can find out how many minutes a…

Press Release: Meredith, Unconventional Studios Announce Video Content Partnership
March 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

NEW YORK, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) (www.meredith.com) the leading media and marketing company serving 100 million American women and seventy-three percent of U.S. millennial women (26 million), today announced a strategic partnership with Unconventional Studios to create and distribute entertainment and lifestyle video content that resonates with the millennial audience. Unconventional Studios,…

Slate’s Keith Hernandez: Being All-In on Platforms Isn’t Feasible for Most Publishers
March 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

The hot topic of conversation for most publishers these days is around platforms. Publishers are rushing to put content on Facebook, Google and elsewhere. They’re building out Snapchat content teams. But all that flurry of activity comes at a price. For a midsize publisher like Slate, with 115 employees, that means making choices on where…

Press Release: Frequency and Bonnier Corp Strike Distribution Deal
March 10, 2016 at 2:12 pm

LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Frequency and Bonnier Corp. announced today a new multi-year video distribution deal which makes Bonnier’s premium video channels available to Frequency’s customers and their audiences, across all platforms, globally. “Bonnier provides an incredible range of premium content,” said John Wells, VP of Business Development at Frequency. “It is engaging, timeless, and of the…

How Video Buoys Print & Digital Revenue for Model Railroader
March 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Editor’s Note: The below video is excerpted from the webinar “Innovative Revenue Streams for Niche & Special Interest Publishers.” Kalmbach Publishing’s flagship title Model Railroader boasts an incredibly loyal following, with a print circulation of 138,000, 1.4 million pageviews per month, and a 36% open rate on its weekly newsletter. But model railroad enthusiasts are…