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PewDiePie Now Has His Own YouTube Network Within Maker Studios
/ January 15, 2016 12:17 pm
PewDiePie Now Has His Own YouTube Network Within Maker Studios

TechCrunch reports "PewDiePie is launching his own multi-channel network called Revelmode. You may remember that PewDiePie was part of Maker Studios, Disney’s successful MCN. PewDiePie isn’t really parting ways with Disney as PewDiePie is working with Maker Studios for this new MCN. Revelmode is an imprint of Maker Studios with Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie in charge.". Read More

Disney partners with Alibaba to launch DisneyLife streaming box in China
/ December 15, 2015 11:27 am
Disney partners with Alibaba to launch DisneyLife streaming box in China

VentureBeat reports "Disney is teaming up with Alibaba to launch its on-demand streaming service, DisneyLife, in China. All content will be served up by Wasu Media Network, in which Alibaba owns shares. This represents only the second market for DisneyLife, which had launched exclusively in the U.K. in late November.". Read More

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Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz to Exit; Courtney Holt Upped
/ December 15, 2015 11:19 am
Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz to Exit; Courtney Holt Upped

Variety reports "Ynon Kreiz, CEO of Disney-owned Maker Studios, is stepping down as of Jan. 11, and will be replaced by second-in-command Courtney Holt, who will become executive VP and head of the company.". Read More

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PlayStation Vue gets boost from Disney, ESPN
/ November 6, 2015 1:14 pm
PlayStation Vue gets boost from Disney, ESPN

Streamdaily.tv reports "ESPN, the Disney Channel, ABC Family, ABC-owned local stations and 14 other networks will now be available as channels on the PlayStation Vue platform. Users will be able to watch the content live-streamed or subscription on-demand.". Read More

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Maker Studios Plans Marvel, Lucasfilm Series for Verizon’s Go90
/ October 29, 2015 12:12 pm
Maker Studios Plans Marvel, Lucasfilm Series for Verizon’s Go90

The Hollywood Reporter "The Disney-owned YouTube network announced Thursday a deal that will make go90 the exclusive home to eight new series, including cross-country adventure Geekenders starring gamers Jesse Cox and Brooke Lawson on a road trip to popular U.S. tourist stops. Other originals planned for go90 include Marvel's Off the Rack, where stars experience the latest Marvel stories through discussions and reenactments, and In A Galaxy, which will look at the lives of 22 Star Wars super fans. ". Read More

‘Apps Are the Future of TV’? Not So Fast!
/ October 26, 2015 2:29 pm

Re/code reports "Though it’s true that streaming services, mobile devices and DVRs have taken a toll on same-day viewing and related ad revenue, that predictable decline has been slow enough for the networks to experiment with other revenue streams. Today, they all have lucrative deals in place with some combination of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (which is owned outright by NBCUniversal, Disney ABC and Fox.) In fact, according to Morgan Stanley, Netflix spends nearly twice as much licensing shows from the broadcast networks as they do on all their original programs combined.". Read More

ESPN Videos Go Dark on YouTube
/ October 23, 2015 10:57 am
ESPN Videos Go Dark on YouTube

Variety reports "Nearly all of ESPN’s video content on YouTube has become unavailable, because of unresolved rights issues related to the upcoming launch of the YouTube Red subscription service. Disney, ESPN’s parent, has signed an overall deal to participate in YouTube Red, according to a YouTube spokeswoman. However, ESPN is not part of the subscription service at launch “due to rights and legal issues,” she said.". Read More

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