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Vlog Squadder Scotty Sire Drops Self-Funded Debut Album 'Ruin Your Party'  

Vlog Squad member Scotty Sire has released several rap and pop music videos on his YouTube channel, which counts 2.3 million subscribers. But now, the 26-year-old -- who counts 6 million followers across all platforms -- has taken the plunge with the release of his debut album, Ruin Your Party. The album, which hit No. 7 on the iTunes pop charts and No. 55 overall on Saturday despite some technical difficulties upon its digital release, was preceded by several singles, including "American Lo...

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2018-10-15 14:58:17



Ninja Continues Bid To Take Gaming Mainstream With 'Ellen' Appearance  

In August, Fortnite phenom Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins made waves when he asserted that he wouldn't stream with other women in a bid to shield his marriage from rumors of infidelity -- a seemingly radical and somewhat controversial statement given that female gamers often face more harassment and a lack of visibility as compared to their male counterparts. However, it turns out that Blevins may be willing to make an exception for the world's biggest daytime talk show host. The blue-haired 27-...

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2018-10-15 12:52:38



Indie Spotlight: In Comedy Series 'A Girl's Guide To Ghosting,' A Developer And Her Unearthly New Roommate Create An Anti-Dating App  

In comedy webseries A Girl's Guide to Ghosting, budding app developer Paige (Kirsten D'Addio) moves into a cheap room (as in, so cheap it has no door) in a shared house with a sleazy landlord -- but those are far from her only issues with the place. See, she has a new roommate, Tabitha (Michaela Fraboni). And Tabitha isn't exactly the kind of roommate who can save Paige a few bucks by splitting the rent -- she's an 1800s ghost who is not happy about Paige moving into her space. But wher...

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2018-10-12 22:50:28



Snapchat Just Released A Meme-Filled Set Of Lenses For Cats  

Snapchatters, get your cats ready for their glam shots. The messaging app has added cat-tracking Lenses so users' furry BFFs can appear right alongside them outfitted with slices of bread (an homage to the popular 'cat breading' meme), the 'deal with it' meme, googly eyes, a unicorn horn, and more — including, of course, a Lens that reveals cats in their true forms: as tiny, red-winged devils. Snapchat revealed the new Lenses on YouTube this morning. The social media app added in a capa...

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2018-10-12 20:21:42



This 2-Year-Old's YouTube Cooking Tutorials Are Scoring Hundreds Of Thousands Of Views  

Look no further than 8-year-old Ryan ToysReview for proof that youngster YouTubers can drum up mind-blowing viewership (25 billion lifetime views) and burgeoning business empires. But a two-year-old named Roman Belville is experiencing virality at such a young age that he makes Ryan look veritably ancient. Roman has only appeared in two cooking videos to date: a cake-baking tutorial (see below) posted on Aug. 22 that has accumulated 270,000 views, and a pizza-making follow-up on Sept. 19 that...

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2018-10-12 15:44:06



WarnerMedia To Launch Streaming Service In 2019, Comprising Content From HBO, Warner Bros., More  

WarnerMedia, a new media entity formed by AT&T following its acquisition of Time Warner, will be launching an as-yet-unnamed streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019 that will bring together contents from the company's entertainment brand portfolio, CEO John Stankey announced this week. Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, Stankey said that HBO will continue to be sold as a standalone — which means deals like the HBO add-on for Hulu (in which WarnerMedia owns ...

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2018-10-12 15:41:59



Instagram Network 'Doing Things Media' Surpasses 30 Million Followers, Hires New Sales Lead  

Atlanta-based Doing Things Media -- a Instagram network that owns popular meme accounts like Animals Doing Things (2.4 million followers) and Kids Doing Things (515,000 followers) -- has signed another channel that brings its collective follower count to more than 30 million. The company, which says it drives 750 million monthly views, has also announced a new hire to amplify its sales efforts. Animals Doing Things and Kids Doing Things feature user-submitted photos and videos of adorable and m

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2018-10-12 13:16:32



Instagram Testing Ability To Tap Through Certain Posts Rather Than Scroll  

Likely inspired by its wildly successful Stories format, Instagram is testing a new interface elsewhere across the app that would enable users to tap through posts rather than scroll. Instagram confirmed to Techcrunch that it is testing the capability within the 'Explore' section of the app, which features Instagram-curated posts that are customized for every user based on the people they follow or the posts that they like. The company said that it is "always testing ways to improve the exper...

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2018-10-12 11:24:28



Jeffrey Katzenberg Announces Shortform Subscription Service's Name, Confirms Deals With Guillermo Del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, Jason Blum  

Jeffrey Katzenberg's massively funded (to the tune of $1 billion) shortform startup finally has a name: Quibi, an amalgamation of the words 'quick' and 'bite.' And along with its new name come new announcements, namely that lauded producer Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), and producer Jason Blum (Get Out) have all signed deals to create new projects on the platform. Called by the project name 'NewTV' for the past two years of develo...

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2018-10-11 22:57:48



Jeffrey Katzenberg Announces Shortform Subscription Service's Name, Confirms Deals With Guillermo Del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, Jason Blum  

Jeffrey Katzenberg's massively funded (to the tune of $1 billion) shortform startup finally has a name: Quibi, an amalgamation of the words 'quick' and 'bite.' And along with its new name come new announcements, namely that lauded producer Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), and producer Jason Blum (Get Out) have all signed deals to create new projects on the platform. Called by the project name 'NewTV' for the past two years of develo...

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2018-10-11 22:57:48



YouTube Millionaires: Kiera Bridget's Content Is All About Chasing Her Wildest Ideas — And Taking Her Viewers Along For The Ride  

In the short amount of time between Kiera Bridget's YouTube channel hitting one million subscribers and Bridget sitting down with Tubefilter to celebrate this milestone, the 17-year-old pulled in a further 800,000 subscribers. That's not a typo — per internal Tubefilter data, she's recently been gaining an average of 109,546 subscribers per week, spiking her monthly view count to 45 million in August. Bridget, who also has 388,000 followers on Instagram and 54,000 followers on Twitter, ...

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2018-10-11 20:28:37



YouTube Millionaires: Kiera Bridget's Content Is All About Chasing Her Wildest Ideas — And Taking Her Viewers Along For The Ride  

In the short amount of time between Kiera Bridget's YouTube channel hitting one million subscribers and Bridget sitting down with Tubefilter to celebrate this milestone, the 17-year-old pulled in a further 800,000 subscribers. That's not a typo — per internal Tubefilter data, she's recently been gaining an average of 109,546 subscribers per week, spiking her monthly view count to 45 million in August. Bridget, who also has 388,000 followers on Instagram and 54,000 followers on Twitter, ...

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2018-10-11 20:28:37



Pocket.watch Is Compiling Past Ryan ToysReview YouTube Clips For Distribution On Hulu, Amazon  

Ryan ToysReview, arguably the biggest children's channel on earth, may have gotten his start on YouTube, but Pocket.watch -- the network to whom Ryan is partnered -- is envisioning a cross-platform future for the eight-year-old phenom. Pocket.watch has repackaged content from Ryan's channel (which has a cool 25 billion lifetime views) -- as well as content from its other kid-friendly creators including HobbyKidsTV, EvanTubeHD, JillianTubeHD, and CaptainSparklez -- into half-hour shows that it...

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2018-10-11 18:31:29



Pocket.watch Is Compiling Past Ryan ToysReview YouTube Clips For Distribution On Hulu, Amazon  

Ryan ToysReview, arguably the biggest children's channel on earth, may have gotten his start on YouTube, but Pocket.watch -- the network to whom Ryan is partnered -- is envisioning a cross-platform future for the eight-year-old phenom. Pocket.watch has repackaged content from Ryan's channel (which has a cool 25 billion lifetime views) -- as well as content from its other kid-friendly creators including HobbyKidsTV, EvanTubeHD, JillianTubeHD, and CaptainSparklez -- into half-hour shows that it...

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2018-10-11 18:31:29



Portal A, Kevin Hart, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Honored At First 'Streamys Brand Awards'  

Portal A won big at the first-ever Streamys Brand Awards -- an offshoot of the eight-year-old Streamys that served to recognize the year's biggest achievements in digital advertising. The Streamys Brand Awards were hosted by lifestyle YouTubers Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz (pictured above), who handed out a total of four statuettes yesterday evening in a ceremony that served to cap off the first day of IAB's inaugural NewFronts West. Portal A, the San Francisco-based original and branded cont...

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2018-10-11 17:49:56



Portal A, Kevin Hart, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Honored At First 'Streamys Brand Awards'  

Portal A won big at the first-ever Streamys Brand Awards -- an offshoot of the eight-year-old Streamys that served to recognize the year's biggest achievements in digital advertising. The Streamys Brand Awards were hosted by lifestyle YouTubers Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz (pictured above), who handed out a total of four statuettes yesterday evening in a ceremony that served to cap off the first day of IAB's inaugural NewFronts West. Portal A, the San Francisco-based original and branded cont...

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2018-10-11 17:49:56



The Season Four Trailer For Hit YouTube Premium Comedy 'Foursome' Is Here  

YouTube Premium's longest-running series is back. The fourth-season trailer for racy comedy Foursome dropped this week, and while it's still packed full of YouTube talent like leading lady Jenn McAllister (3.4 million subscribers) and Rickey Thompson (900,000 subscribers), the hit show's next installment is noticeably absent Logan Paul, who played McAllister's overbearing older brother Alec for the first three seasons. Paul was cut from the series in January following his widely-critic...

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2018-10-11 16:32:17



The Season Four Trailer For Hit YouTube Premium Comedy 'Foursome' Is Here  

YouTube Premium's longest-running series is back. The fourth-season trailer for racy comedy Foursome dropped this week, and while it's still packed full of YouTube talent like leading lady Jenn McAllister (3.4 million subscribers) and Rickey Thompson (900,000 subscribers), the hit show's next installment is noticeably absent Logan Paul, who played McAllister's overbearing older brother Alec for the first three seasons. Paul was cut from the series in January following his widely-critic...

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2018-10-11 16:32:17



James Charles And Kylie Jenner's YouTube Collab Nabs 11 Million Views In 2 Days  

Unsurprisingly, when you combine a billionaire reality star (who has arguably the most influential social media presence on the planet) with one of YouTube's top beauty gurus, the results are going to be combustible. James Charles latest YouTube collab with Kylie Jenner is currently sitting at No. 7 on YouTube's trending charts. Doing Kylie Jenner's Halloween Makeup (below), in which the 19-year-old transforms Jenner into a skull using products from her wildly popular beauty brand, has amass...

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2018-10-11 15:17:23



James Charles And Kylie Jenner's YouTube Collab Nabs 11 Million Views In 2 Days  

Unsurprisingly, when you combine a billionaire reality star (who has arguably the most influential social media presence on the planet) with one of YouTube's top beauty gurus, the results are going to be combustible. James Charles latest YouTube collab with Kylie Jenner is currently sitting at No. 7 on YouTube's trending charts. Doing Kylie Jenner's Halloween Makeup (below), in which the 19-year-old transforms Jenner into a skull using products from her wildly popular beauty brand, has amass...

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2018-10-11 15:17:23



Vine Revival App No Longer Named V2, But Public Beta Is Imminent  

Back in May, a mission to resurrect the defunct Vine app was postponed indefinitely due to legal and financial issues, said the project's leader, Dom Hofmann -- who was also one of the co-founders of the original Vine app. The second coming of the app, prospectively dubbed V2, was initially intended to be self-funded by Hofmann and launch last summer. Though larger-than-expected interest in the project meant that it would need outside funding -- a tricky situation for Hofmann given that he ha...

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2018-10-11 11:46:34



Vine Revival App No Longer Named V2, But Public Beta Is Imminent  

Back in May, a mission to resurrect the defunct Vine app was postponed indefinitely due to legal and financial issues, said the project's leader, Dom Hofmann -- who was also one of the co-founders of the original Vine app. The second coming of the app, prospectively dubbed V2, was initially intended to be self-funded by Hofmann and launch last summer. Though larger-than-expected interest in the project meant that it would need outside funding -- a tricky situation for Hofmann given that he ha...

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2018-10-11 11:46:34



Apple Will Reportedly Make Original Video Programming Free For All Device Owners  

After hiring former Sony television execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg last year, Apple has gone on a content spending spree -- with a reported annual budget of $1 billion to license and develop original shows. That said, the distribution strategy for the 24 projects that the company currently has in the works has remained something of a mystery -- though a new CNBC report sheds some light. While industry onlookers initially speculated that video efforts might live within Apple's popula...

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2018-10-11 10:50:21



Apple Will Reportedly Make Original Video Programming Free For All Device Owners  

After hiring former Sony television execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg last year, Apple has gone on a content spending spree -- with a reported annual budget of $1 billion to license and develop original shows. That said, the distribution strategy for the 24 projects that the company currently has in the works has remained something of a mystery -- though a new CNBC report sheds some light. While industry onlookers initially speculated that video efforts might live within Apple's popula...

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2018-10-11 10:50:21



Viacom Announces New Awesomeness, MTV, Comedy Central TV Shows To Premiere On YouTube, Twitter, Hulu  

Today at IAB's Digital Content NewFronts West, Viacom announced its plans to storm social media with new slates of programming across YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat. (Details of the Snapchat programming can be found here.) It also announced plans for teen/tween-focused network AwesomenessTV, which Viacom acquired in July. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2018-10-10 23:59:31



Viacom Announces New Awesomeness, MTV, Comedy Central TV Shows To Premiere On YouTube, Twitter, Hulu  

Today at IAB's Digital Content NewFronts West, Viacom announced its plans to storm social media with new slates of programming across YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat. (Details of the Snapchat programming can be found here.) It also announced plans for teen/tween-focused network AwesomenessTV, which Viacom acquired in July. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2018-10-10 23:59:31



Creators Going Pro: How Lifestyle YouTuber Mariale Marrero Manages Three Thriving Channels In Two Different Languages  

Her full name is Marialejandra Marrero, but to her millions of followers across the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds, she's simply Mariale — a Venezuelan beauty guru, a fashion enthusiast, and someone who's willing to tackle pretty much any food-related challenge, no matter how many antacids she'll need afterward, for her fans. Marrero, who recently became the face of Smashbox Cosmetics' Ablaze collection, maintains not one but three thriving YouTube channels, each with millions of...

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2018-10-10 20:05:37



Creators Going Pro: How Lifestyle YouTuber Mariale Marrero Manages Three Thriving Channels In Two Different Languages  

Her full name is Marialejandra Marrero, but to her millions of followers across the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds, she's simply Mariale — a Venezuelan beauty guru, a fashion enthusiast, and someone who's willing to tackle pretty much any food-related challenge, no matter how many antacids she'll need afterward, for her fans. Marrero, who recently became the face of Smashbox Cosmetics' Ablaze collection, maintains not one but three thriving YouTube channels, each with millions of...

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2018-10-10 20:05:37



Here's A Candid Breakdown Of Exactly How Much Twitch Streamers Earn Per Month From DisguisedToast  

Twitch streamer Jeremy 'DisguisedToast' Wang just gave folks a no-holds-barred look at exactly how much he makes on the streaming platform. Wang, who has just over 800,000 followers on Twitch and regularly hits 10,000 concurrent viewers in his streams, revealed in a YouTube video that he pulls in around $20,000 per month as what he calls a "base salary," plus any money he makes from sponsorships and brand deals. But Wang didn't stop there. He broke down all the ways Twitch streamers...

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2018-10-10 19:11:19



YouTubers Jacksepticeye And Wiishu Confirm They're No Longer Together  

Top YouTube gamer Jacksepticeye, whose real name is Sean McLoughlin, announced on Twitter that he and longtime girlfriend Signe 'Wiishu' Hansen ended their relationship earlier this year. Hansen, a Danish influencer, also tweeted about the breakup, and urged fans to support both her and McLoughlin moving forward. "It's hard for me to say this, but a couple of months ago Signe and I went our separate ways," McLoughlin said. He added that it wasn't easy, but, "Sometimes people chan...

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2018-10-10 17:02:33



Vox To Debunk Misconceptions About The News In Ad-Supported YouTube Original  

YouTube is teaming up with Vox Media for an ad-supported original series that will explore widespread misconceptions about the news and current events. The still-untitled show, produced by Vox Entertainment -- the media giant's studio arm -- will premiere on Vox's YouTube channel in 2019. While Vox is home to countless popular explainer videos, the forthcoming series will see its team of correspondents ask viewers what makes them curious or confused about the news -- and then find the answe...

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2018-10-10 16:53:45



YouTube's 'Brothers Green' Sign With Nashville-Based Made In Network  

Nashville-based multi-channel network Made In Network has added YouTube's other 'Green' brothers to its roster. Josh and Mike Greenfield -- not to be confused with John and Hank Green -- are the hosts of a popular cooking channel dubbed  Brothers Green Eats, which has amassed more than 1.2 million subscribers and 102 million lifetime views. The Greenfields, who live in Brooklyn, pride themselves on stoner-friendly dishes that don't require fancy equipment to make. They have created three ...

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2018-10-10 15:19:57



Ellen DeGeneres Taps Viral Star Kalen Allen, Ayesha Curry For Latest Digital Slate  

Ellen Digital Network (EDN), the digital production outpost (and mobile gaming and podcast publishing division) of Ellen DeGeneres' do-gooder media empire -- which counts 187 million social followers and 1 billion video views across all platforms -- announced yesterday a slate of four shows during its presentation at the inaugural NewFronts West in Los Angeles. One of those shows will feature digital star Kalen Allen, who shot to viral acclaim for his hilarious reaction videos to questionable ...

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2018-10-10 13:39:09



Snapchat Envisions TV For The Mobile Era With Slate Of A Dozen 'Snap Originals'  

While Snapchat has previously dipped its toes into the original programming waters -- perhaps most notably with its two-year-old Peter Hamby-hosted political series Good Luck America -- the company is today diving head-first into producing its own content with the introduction of Snap Originals. Beginning today, Snapchat will roll out a slate of a dozen scripted shows and docuseries -- all in vertical format. Three shows launched this morning: a Laguna Beach-set docuseries called Endless Summe...

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2018-10-10 11:57:35



Insights: Should You Give Facebook Another Portal Into Your Life?  

Facebook wants to get into your home. In what smacks of slightly desperate "us-also-ism," Facebook this week launched its Portal and Portal Plus hardware devices. The big question for consumers, after years of Facebook missteps on privacy, is whether you should let the Portal inside your door. I'd suggest maybe not. The devices come with 10- or 15-inch screens, and retail for $199 or $349. Expect a big ad blitz this holiday season. And given the devices' functions, form factor and price, you ...

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2018-10-09 22:50:37



Netflix Is In Final Negotiations To Purchase Its First Production Studio, Will Bring 1,000+ Jobs Per Year To New Mexico  

Netflix announced this week that it's in final negotiations for a milestone deal — the purchase of its first studio complex. The streaming giant intends to purchase ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, NM, and says it will produce $1 billion worth of its in-house projects there over the next 10 years. Projects confirmed for the complex include two currently-in-production series: dramedy Daybreak, which follows a 17-year-old outcast trying to find his missing girlfriend in the middle of the apocalyps...

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2018-10-09 20:21:12



Jake Roper Set To Release Unscripted YouTube Original With Ample Entertainment  

Jake Roper is set to launch one of his most ambitious projects yet. The science-inclined YouTube creator behind the Vsauce3 channel (which has 3.5 million subscribers and nearly 350 million views to date) will star in a 30-minute unscripted YouTube Original production based off his hit video "Could You Survive Home Alone?" Produced in partnership with Ample Entertainment, the special dubbed Could You Survive the Movies is set to debut on October 10 on Roper's aforementioned Vsauce3 chann...

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2018-10-09 20:19:11



Facebook Watch Sets Series Adaptation Of 'Limetown' Podcast With Jessica Biel  

Facebook has nabbed a compelling project for its fledgling video hub, Watch. The social network has tapped actress Jessica Biel to star in a 10-episode series inspired by the hit fictional podcast Limetown. Limetown, which bowed in 2015 amid a podcast renaissance set off by Serial, tells the story of a public radio journalist, who to be played by Biel, who is investigating the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. The first season of Limetown clocke...

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2018-10-09 18:46:32



YouTube Sponsors New All-Women Songwriting Camp 'SheWrites,' Which Explores What It's Like To Produce Music Without Men  

Two dozen female music-makers recently gathered in YouTube's Los Angeles Space for SheWrites, a new women-only songwriting camp sponsored by YouTube and founded by longtime industry insiders Charlie McClean and Violet Skies. The camp, which included attendees like star violinist Lindsey Stirling (who got her start on YouTube and now has more than 11 million subscribers) and Mozella, the songwriter behind Miley Cyrus' hit "Wrecking Ball," was intended to foster honest, raw music made in ...

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2018-10-09 17:34:18



YouTube To Net $3.4 Billion In U.S. Ad Revenues This Year, eMarketer Estimates  

Market research firm eMarketer  found in its latest ad spending forecast that YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net video ad revenues this year in the U.S. -- a 17% uptick over last year. YouTube derives 73% of its ad revenues from video in the U.S., according to the firm, and represents 11% of parent company Google's total U.S. ad revenues. While the eMarketer forecast also took a look at comparative spending on other social video platforms -- including Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter ...

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2018-10-09 15:11:13



YouTube To Collaborate With Joseph Gordon-Levitt On Hourlong TV Special  

YouTube is tapping another Hollywood star as it ramps up its slate of ad-supported originals. The video giant is joining forces with actor-entrepreneur Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a one-hour special that will showcase the 37-year-old's startup HitRecord -- a platform enabling creatives of every stripe to collaborate on short films, music, books, and DVDs (and receive fair compensation for their work). The show, bowing on YouTube in 2019, will invite people from around the world to join the HitRe...

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2018-10-09 13:32:10



Colleen Ballinger Launches Her Own Miranda Sings-Inspired 'Lipstik' Brand  

Given the inordinate amount of influencer-fronted beauty launches that proliferate on YouTube, it seems only inevitable that Miranda Sings -- whose smeary red lips have become something of an iconic look -- would get in on the (apparently lucrative) action. The character creation by YouTuber Colleen Ballinger is beloved as much for her delusions of grandeur as her unique style choices, including severely-parted hair, sweatpants, and hastily-applied lipstick. And today, fans who want to emulat...

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2018-10-09 12:12:42



Family Vlog Forefather Shay Carl Leaves Disney Digital Network For New 'Social Bluebook' MCN  

Shay Carl Butler, co-founder of one of the earliest YouTube multi-channel networks, Maker Studios -- which was subsequently acquired by Disney for $675 million and folded into a new entity dubbed the Disney Digital Network last summer -- has left company. Butler, the proprietor of one of the seminal family vlogging channels The Shaytards -- which has upwards of 5 million subscribers -- is joining a brand new MCN from influencer marketing software startup Social Bluebook and Bent Pixels, which h

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2018-10-09 11:39:52



Freddie Wong, Gary Vaynerchuk, Anna Faris Join Lineup For IAB's Inaugural NewFronts West  

NewFronts West, a two-day event kicking off tomorrow in Los Angeles, marks the first time that the digital media buyer-aimed circus will venture from its home turf in New York City. And while the International Advertising Bureau (IAB), which annually hosts the NewFronts, announced this year's publisher presenters in August, the organization has added some notable star wattage to its speaker roster, including celebrities who hail from both traditional and digital media. Starting tomorrow, New...

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2018-10-09 00:40:02



Indian Children's Channel ChuChu TV, Which Has 20 Billion Views, Readies Global Licensing Push  

Big moves are currently happening in the YouTube children's category. Last month, a U.K.-based venture called Little Baby Bum -- which is the ninth most-viewed YouTube channel in the world thanks to its nursery rhyme videos -- was acquired for a reported $8 million. And now, another player in the space is making waves. Chennai, India-based ChuChu TV says that it now has three videos that have crossed the 1 billion views mark, an impressive feat given that only about 100 videos have hit 1 bil...

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2018-10-08 15:32:31



After Scandal, Manny MUA Plots YouTube Return With Self-Produced Docuseries  

Yet another one of YouTube's beleaguered beauty gurus is plotting his return. Following a firestorm last month that saw both Laura Lee and Manny 'MUA' Gutierrez lose hundreds of thousands of subscribers -- she for racist tweets that surfaced from 2012, he for accusations of social climbing -- both went dark on all of their social platforms for weeks. Lee returned with a re-apology two weeks ago, as well as promises to take her content in a new, more altruistic direction. And now, Gutierrez --...

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2018-10-08 12:55:26



Rooster Teeth Partners With DC For 'RWBY', 'gen:LOCK' Comic Books  

Following its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner -- which has since been renamed WarnerMedia -- telecommunications giant AT&T is finding new synergy between new and existing brands. WarnerMedia-owned comic book publisher DC Entertainment, which is behind iconic franchises like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, has pacted with Austin-based Rooster Teeth to create comic books inspired by two of the digital network's flagship series. Comic book and graphic novel adaptations of RWBY and ...

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2018-10-08 11:27:14



Alisha Marie And Remi Cruz To Host First-Ever 'Streamys Brand Awards'  

After nabbing the experiment-happy Try Guys to host this year's flagship presentation, the Streamy Awards has tapped close friends and leading lifestyle influencers Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz to host a breakout event honoring notable achievements in digital marketing. Dubbed the Streamys Brand Awards, the inaugural ceremony is set to take place during the inaugural West Coast edition of the NewFronts on Oct. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET at NeueHouse Hollywood. While the Streamys serve to recognize notew...

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2018-10-05 20:29:18



YouTube TV Adds Ability To Fast-Forward Through Ads On DVR'd Shows  

YouTube TV has rolled out several new features in hopes of separating itself from a growing pack of competing skinny bundle services. In addition to rolling out the ability to pause membership for up to six months -- during which time all stored programming remains intact -- the service will now enable viewers to pause, rewind, and fast-forward their DVR'd recordings. Most significantly, this means that viewers can fast-forward through commercials while watching pre-recorded movies or shows. ...

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2018-10-05 15:22:59



Insights: Should Amazon Snap Up Struggling Snapchat?  

Snapchat's disappearing market cap. How Snap went from golden child to sinking sister is one of the abiding mysteries of the digital-media industry. But its combustible mix of promising technology, teen adoration, "olds" mystification, management missteps, and stockholder disaffection has sent share prices to all-time lows and speculation about the company's future to all-time highs. Early last week, Snap announced a notable partnership with Amazon: Point your app at a product or bar code, an...

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2018-10-05 14:58:25



Team 10 Ex-COO Nick Crompton Claims Jake Paul's Pranks Are Fake In Dawson Docuseries  

In the fourth episode of Shane Dawson's The Mind Of Jake Paul docuseries, one of Paul's former business partners and close friends makes a claim about the rambunctious prankster that's both somewhat revelatory and also blindingly obvious. Nick Crompton, the departed COO of Paul's vlogger-group Team 10, confirmed to Dawson that all of the pranks Paul has pulled in his vlogs -- including ones that have caused him to become the subject of legal action, and even resulted in the departure of o...

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2018-10-05 13:12:09



Abrams Artists Agency Signs Chloe Morello, Luke Korns, And Jordyn Jones  

Abrams Artists Agency, a Hollywood talent firm that boasts a sizable digital contingency, has added a quartet of beauty and lifestyle creators to its roster. The agency's latest signings include Australian beauty vlogger Chloe Morello, docu-vlogger/filmmaker Luke Korns, multi-hyphenate Jordyn Jones, and male makeup artist Lou Flores. All of the influencers will be housed within Abrams' alternative programming, digital media, licensing, and branding department. Morello hails from Australia,...

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2018-10-05 11:26:29



YouTube Millionaires: Donut Media Is About Slick Chassis And Fast Wheels — And Cutting Gatekeeping Out Of The Car Community  

Like many other car-focused channels on YouTube, Donut Media's has no shortage of gorgeous cars. The company, which revealed earlier this year that its channel pulled in a seven-figure revenue in 2016, then doubled those earnings in 2017, regularly uploads videos populated with supercharged racecars, handfuls of sleek Lamborghinis, the raw muscle of vintage hot rods, and much, much more. But the team behind Donut Media — including co-founder and CEO Matt Levin, a former product head at A...

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2018-10-04 23:10:28



Dan & Phil Fans Can Soon Feast Their Eyes On The 'Interactive Introverts' Tour Film  

YouTube's favorite duo of self-proclaimed introverts, Dan Howell and Phil Lester, are gearing up to unleash a film about their recently-concluded 2018 global tour, appropriately named Interactive Introverts. The pair — whose combined YouTube channel DanAndPhilGAMES has 3.1 million subscribers and an average monthly view count in the tens of millions — said on an Instagram Story that editing of the film is complete, and that they've recorded a director's commentary that is "two stra...

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2018-10-04 22:20:20



The All-American High School Film Fest Showcases The Best Young Filmmakers From Around The World — And Connects Them To One Another  

Thousands of high school students from around the world are about to pour into New York City not for the latest YouTuber pop-up shop or Supreme drop, but for the sixth annual All-American High School Film Festival. Started back in 2012 by Tom Oliva and Andrew Jenks (whom you may recognize from his acclaimed documentary films and series Andrew Jenks, Room 335 and MTV's World of Jenks, as well as the fictional webseries It's About a Girl), the festival has received tens of thousands of submis...

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2018-10-04 18:26:44



Jukin Launches New Ad Tool That Creates 6-Second Spots With User-Generated Content  

Jukin Media, which has built its business on a vast trove of user-generated videos, is looking to help advertisers create and distribute six-second ads. The company has launched a tool today called UG:06 that creates six-second spots with Jukin clips, which can then be distributed throughout the company's network of proprietary social channels. "Six-second ads are proven to be an effective way to engage consumers, particularly on mobile devices," says Jukin founder and CEO Jonathan Skogmo...

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2018-10-04 17:11:46



The Try Guys Named Hosts Of 8th Annual Streamy Awards, With Liza Koshy, Patrick Starrr To Present  

The Try Guys have some big shoes to fill. Following YouTube star Jon Cozart's wickedly funny turn as host of last year's Streamy Awards, the comedy quartet has been tapped to headline this year's show. The Try Guys -- comprising Ned Fulmer, Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld -- rose to renown on BuzzFeed with viral clips in which they attempted various uproarious feats, including labor pain simulation and swimming with sharks. Since the launch of the supergroup in 20...

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2018-10-04 15:38:41



8% Of People Admit To Watching YouTube Videos While They're Driving — And Vlogging While Behind The Wheel Is Rampant  

A recent study has shown that 'Netflix and chill' may have some much more dangerous competition: 'YouTube and drive.' A new study has shown that 8% of people admitted to watching YouTube videos while actively driving a car, and a further 4% of respondents admitted to doing the same with Netflix. The study, run by online driving education site DriversEd.com, also found that 18% of drivers admit they check social media apps like Instagram and Facebook, which of course also have video componen...

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2018-10-04 14:48:11



Fullscreen Signs 10 Creators, Including FaZe Tfue, Nia Sioux, The Ireland Boys  

Amid a change in ownership that saw the departure of founder and CEO George Strompolos, Fullscreen is moving full speed ahead with 10 additions to its illustrious creator network -- which helps YouTube stars with talent management, monetization, merchandising, and more. All told, the latest roster of stars hail from a diverse array of content verticals and count 30 million followers across YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch. They are: professional Fortnite player and FaZe Clan ...

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2018-10-04 13:06:01



Hank Green's 'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing' Debuts At No. 1 On New York Times Best Sellers List  

After hitting shelves last week amid widespread critical acclaim, sales for Hank Green's debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, appear to be following suit. The novel, about a bisexual art school student who inadvertently makes first contact with aliens, has debuted at the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list in the 'Hardcover Fiction' cartegory . This marks the novel's first week on the charts, which serves as a de facto measure of success within the publishing industry. In th...

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2018-10-04 11:11:49



Creators Going Pro: Brandon Rogers Is “An Ambassador For The Weird Side Of YouTube”  

Every single video Brandon Rogers has uploaded to YouTube in the past four years has gotten more than one million views. In August alone, his colorful skits — colorful both visually and definitely in content, considering Rogers has labeled many with an all-caps "OFFENSIVE" in the title — netted more than 33 million views. In fact, Rogers' boisterous, attention-grabbing content regularly garners more than 50,000 views per hour and 21 million views per month, so it's no surprise his upl...

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2018-10-03 21:29:52



Fans' Dedicated Effort Makes Late Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson A YouTube Millionaire  

Thanks to an organized push from fans, late actor Stefan Karl Stefansson's YouTube channel has hit one million subscribers. Stefansson, most famously known for his role as the much-beloved-by-fans villain Robbie Rotten in cult fave children's show LazyTown, passed away in August at age 43 from bile duct cancer, which he'd been battling since 2016. Stefansson joined YouTube in 2009, and though he wasn't incredibly active — he posted 20 videos; more have been added by family members...

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2018-10-03 18:09:22



Twitter Now Lets Its Publishing Partners Rake In Global In-Stream Video Ad Revenues  

Twitter announced this week that its publisher partners -- including bold-faced names like BuzzFeed, Disney, and Viacom -- can now globally monetize their videos on the social media platform using in-stream ads. Previously, publishers only earned ad revenue from views in areas where they were based -- so, a company based in the U.S. would earn revenue on views in the U.S., but not views from, say, Brazil. The platform said in its announcement that in the first half of 2018, in-stream ads genera

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2018-10-03 14:59:18



Leading European MCN Divimove, Which Reps NikkieTutorials And Enzo Knol, Names New CEO  

Divimove, the Berlin-based multi-platform network that represents YouTube superstars like vlogger Enzo Knol, beauty creator NikkieTutorials, and martial artist Flying Uwe, has appointed a new chief executive. Tobias Schiwek (pictured above), who currently serves as chief digital officer of German production company UFA, will assume the top role on Jan. 1. He will succeed Divimove's trio of co-founders and managing directors, who have opted to step down from the executive suite: Brian Ruhe, P...

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2018-10-03 12:35:02



BBTV To Help Digital Musicians Secure Distribution On Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, More  

BroadbandTV (BBTV), the Vancouver-based digital network mammoth, has unveiled a suite of new services to help emerging musicians find wider distribution opportunities. The company's just-launched Distribution & Label Services will leverage BBTV's relationships with Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Pandora. BBTV will distribute emerging works on the aforementioned platforms, and will also work to highlight its artists' tracks in curated play...

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2018-10-03 11:39:58



SoulPancake's New Series Spotlights Female Entrepreneurs Who Crowdfunded Their Booming Businesses  

The first episode of feel-good content studio SoulPancake's new six-part webseries Funded in America is now live on its YouTube channel. 'Hoops and Hijabs' is hosted by businesswoman and beauty guru La La Anthony and -- like the rest of the series -- was produced in partnership with T-Mobile and crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The installment spotlights women entrepreneurs Fatimah Hussein and Jamie Glover, who are making game-changing athletic gear after crowdfunding nearly $40,000 in ...

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2018-10-02 20:56:31



Instagram Exec Adam Mosseri Assumes CEO Role In Wake Of Co-Founders' Departure  

Exactly one week after Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the Facebook-owned company over a reported rift with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram has announced a successor: Adam Mosseri, the current VP of product. Mosseri, a longtime Facebook employee who was pegged as Facebook's most likely choice last week, previously spent two years running the social network's News Feed team, and just moved to Instagram in May of this year. As part of moving into...

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2018-10-02 18:36:54



1 Year After Launching Native Player, Reddit Is Driving 1 Billion Monthly Video Views  

One year after launching a native video player -- which is now available to all users except for those on its private and NSFW communities -- online forum Reddit has reached 1 billion monthly video views. While Reddit also enables creators to share videos from other platforms, like YouTube, the impressive milestone refers to this proprietary player, according to Digiday, which now accounts for more than 50% of all video viewership on Reddit. Last month, Reddit users posted or uploaded a total

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2018-10-02 18:36:38



Facebook Rolls Out 'Premieres', Which Let Creators Debut On-Demand Videos As Live Events  

Facebook announced the expansion of a trio of new video tools today, namely the rollout of a previously-announced feature called Premieres -- which gives content creators the ability to debut pre-recorded videos as live events -- to all Pages globally. Premieres -- which test partners have used to debut trailers, new series episodes, and other exclusive footage -- aims to enable an audience to experience a piece of content for the first time as a community, Facebook says, and ignite real-time c

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2018-10-02 16:32:15



Viacom Names AwesomenessTV Co-Founder Brian Robbins President Of Nickelodeon  

Viacom has named longtime entertainment executive Brian Robbins the new president of massive kids' network Nickelodeon, effective immediately. Robbins will be moving to Nickelodeon from his current film production position as president of Paramount Pictures' Players division, where part of his work involved developing co-branded Nickelodeon and Paramount features. Robbins resume includes Good Burger (a film adaptation of Nickelodeon's '90s hit All That), The CW's Smallville and One ...

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2018-10-02 15:57:45



Jack Maynard, Elle Mills, Patricia Bright Named 'Featured Creators' For First VidCon London  

Viacom's VidCon announced today the initial round of Featured Creators set to attend the inaugural VidCon London gatherin, which is slated to kick off on Valentine's Day at the ExCel convention center. The roster of 30 U.K. and U.S.-based YouTube stars includes: creator-host Jack Maynard; beauty and lifestyle vloggers Saffron Barker, Anastasia Kingsnorth, and Roxxsaurus; vlogger-filmmaker Elle Mills; fashion creator Mark Ferris; comedy duo Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs; vlogger-author Hank ...

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2018-10-02 14:47:20



Fullscreen Study Finds Avid Gamers Have Twice As Much Discretionary Income As Non-Gamers  

In honor of Advertising Week, digital network Fullscreen released today new research that portends an intriguing demographic shift in the gaming world. The study -- conducted by Fullscreen, its Rooster Teeth division, and consumer research firm Magid -- found that 42% of so-called 'power gamers,' or those who play for 10 or more hours per week on a PC or gaming console, are parents. And power gamers also tend to have considerable spending power, Fullscreen found, with two times as much di...

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2018-10-02 12:35:25



Ad Giant Denstu Aegis Acquires 'Branded', The Live Events Firm Behind YouTube Fanfest  

Branded, a leading events producer in the Asia Pacific region that serves as YouTube's global partner on its FanFest initiative -- which gathers top creators for live performance and meet-and-greet festivals globally -- has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network, the London-based digital subsidiary of the Japanese ad giant. Following the acquisition, Branded -- which also produces the Asian entertainment industry conference All That Matters, as well as It's A Girl Thing, an event designed to...

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2018-10-02 11:12:53



Channel Frederator Network Announces $1 Million Creative Fund To Support Its 3,000+ Members' Projects  

Channel Frederator, the YouTube-focused multichannel network branch of the animation hub, has established a $1 million creative fund exclusively for members of its network. Any of its more than 3,000 network members -- including 5 Minute Crafts (35 million subscribers), Jaiden Animations (4.6 million), and Domics  -- can pitch a project to receive funding, which is intended to help creators "push the bar creatively," the company says. Applications are available now, and all members of Cha...

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2018-10-01 18:49:22



YouTube Launches New Ads That Let Users Make Third-Party Purchases Without Leaving The Site  

YouTube's advertising engine is about to get even smarter. Google, YouTube's parent company, announced at Advertising Week today that it will be introducing sale-closing tools called "ad extensions for video" that, in some cases, could allow users to purchase third-party goods like movie tickets without ever having to leave YouTube. The company also said these ads will be targeted based on users' viewing habits and searches on the site. So, if someone searches for or watches trailers ...

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2018-10-01 17:07:55



Logan Paul Says Shane Dawson Is “Genuine,” But Calls Docuseries “Extremely Misleading”  

Like the rest of the internet, Logan Paul has strong opinions about Shane Dawson's long-winded The Mind Of Jake Paul docuseries, which is chiefly attempting ascertain whether Logan's younger brother, Jake, is a sociopath. While Logan has kind words for Dawson, who he says is "paving the landscape of what could be the future of YouTube," he also says in a new vlog that certain aspects of Mind are "extremely misleading" -- namely the fact that Dawson is feigning ignorance about his ...

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2018-10-01 13:15:45



YouTube Collabs With Dior To Give 7 Creators Backstage Access During Paris Fashion Week  

YouTube, having hired industry vet Derek Blasberg to lead a new division dedicated to fashion and beauty partnerships in June, was out in full force at Paris Fashion Week. (While YouTube is chock full of homegrown fashion and beauty creators, Blasberg's role primarily consists of recruiting top brands and industry pros to create content for the platform). In addition to hosting a star-studded bash with Victoria Beckham and Kendall Jenner, YouTube joined forces with luxury house Christian Dior ...

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2018-10-01 11:17:48



Indie Spotlight: In Comedy Webseries 'IndigNation,' Three Wildly Different People Ditch America To Create Their Own Country  

In IndigNation, three very different people band together to create their own nation after getting tired of the U.S.'s political sphere. The series' first episode, 'The Name,' premiered on YouTube Sept. 25, and introduces viewers to exhausted ex-political aide Wes (Philip Casale), witty flower-child activist Beth (Lyssa Mandel), and self-obsessed, wine-drinking housewife Eleanor (Melissa Harkness). The three aren't exactly cozy bedfellows — as evidenced by their struggle, throughout...

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2018-09-29 03:07:58



Twitch Viewers Band Together To Fund A Streamer's Life-Saving Trip To The ER  

Twitch gamer Mike 'qik1' Iarossi was livestreaming when, having suffered from an unknown illness for days, he suddenly became too sick to go on. He told those watching his stream that, because he has no health insurance, he was planning to stick it out with his symptoms for a week, until he could see a doctor at his local free clinic in Akron, Ohio. But his viewers -- some of whom had been watching Iarossi, a former Nintendo world champion, for years -- weren't willing to take that chance....

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2018-09-28 19:17:27



Insights: Streaming Giants Are Remaking Awards Season, Just Like Everything Else in Hollywood  

It's Awards Season in Hollywood. It's pretty much always Awards Season in Hollywood these days. But that's what happens in an era where awards make your show or movie (or network, studio or streaming service) stick out above the deluge of programming washing over our eyeballs. Amid an era of Peak TV and multi-billion-dollar programming budgets, awards signal to consumers that they're getting the good stuff. And right now, we're seeing the streaming giants take over awards season and mold it to...

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2018-09-28 13:06:28



Netflix To Launch Third European HQ In Paris, Unveils 7 French Series And Films  

Netflix has opened doors on a brand new Paris headquarters -- a somewhat conciliatory move given the streamer's past skirmishes with France's Cannes Film Festival as well as the nation's strict theatrical windowing rules and other entertainment industry regulations. In Europe, Netflix also has offices in Amsterdam and London, as well as a production hub in Madrid. The company previously had a small office in Paris, which shuttered in 2016 as the streamer reportedly sought a nation with be...

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2018-09-28 12:38:27



YouTuber Daniel 'PeeWeeToms' Thomas, Who Vlogged His Battle With Lung Cancer, Has Passed Away  

YouTube star Daniel 'PeeWeeToms' Thomas, who had been frankly documenting his battle with a rare form of lung cancer since 2015 to widespread support, passed away this afternoon. His parents, brothers, and wife took to his channel to thank his audience for their support, and to announce that they will be posting videos on the channel in the future -- including some "surprises" Thomas prepared, his mother said. "Honestly, we really want to thank you, our entire family," one of Thom...

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2018-09-28 10:05:55



This Nifty Tool Estimates How Much Money YouTubers Can Make From AdSense Vs. Selling Merch  

Ecommerce app Sellfy has put together a nifty tool that can not only estimate a YouTuber's potential AdSense earnings based on their monthly view counts, but can also estimate how much they would be able to increase those earnings if they sold merch. The company aggregated data from more than 2,500 YouTube-linked stores and found that YouTubers who sell merch can make up to 10 times more revenue than those who subsist exclusively on ad earnings. When a creator enters their monthly views into ...

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2018-09-28 09:17:06



Abrams Artists Agency Launches Digital Creator Network Alongside Bent Pixels  

Top talent agency Abrams Artists (AAA), which represents a slew of creators in the digital space -- including beauty vlogger Alissa Ashley and dance phenom Dytto -- is launching its own multi-channel network of sorts for clients who aren't otherwise partnered. Dubbed Abrams Digital Network, the nascent venture is a collaboration between AAA and Bent Pixels, which bills itself as a tech-based "revenue accelerator" in the digital video realm. The ensuing content network, which is now live...

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2018-09-28 08:42:19



Digital Food Network Tastemade Premieres First Feature Film  

Digital food and lifestyle network Tastemade, which rose to renown via short-form online cooking shows -- and subsequently segued onto television -- has officially debuted its first feature film. The company's inaugural documentary, Funke, chronicles the Los Angeles chef restaurateur Evan Funke and his journey in mastering the art of handmade past, per Variety. The film premiered this week at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Submarine Entertainment -- a sales, production and distribution co...

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2018-09-28 08:16:06



YouTube Hosts Celeb-Packed Party In Paris For Derek Blasberg-Led Fashion Foray  

In honor of Paris Fashion Week, YouTube's newly-tapped head of fashion and beauty partnerships, Derek Blasberg, hosted a star-studded cocktail party yesterday at the home of the U.S. ambassador to France. The fete, which featured a concert by Haim and a DJ set by designer Virgil Abloh, served to unofficially herald YouTube's entry into the fashion and beauty world. Blasberg, a celebrated journalist and author, has been tapped by the video giant to court publishers and brands to create conte...

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2018-09-28 01:48:52



Facebook Goliath Keli Network Raises $14 Million, Renames Itself 'Jellysmack', Hires Former 'Mashable' And Red Bull Execs  

Keli Network, the New York-based digital publisher that racks up massive views on Facebook, has announced a $14 million funding round, a name-change to the more consumer-friendly Jellysmack, and the appointment of several new top executives, including former Mashable Studios head Eric Korsch and former Red Bull North America commercial head Brent Spitzer. At the same time, Jellysmack (a 'smack' is the word for a group of jellyfish, according to the company), said it plans to open up a new produ

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2018-09-27 19:25:17



Conspiracy Vlogger Is Arrested For Threatening To Kill YouTube Employees  

A right-wing conspiracy theorist YouTuber arrested last week by the FBI has made his first appearance in court. William Gregory Douglas, 35, was arraigned in an Oregon district court for allegedly cyberstalking and threatening YouTube employees. A report from the FBI shows Douglas, who on social media platforms goes by LiamXmaiL Revolution -X-, started making threats against YouTube on Aug. 23. In now-deleted tweets, he wrote, "you want a bigger mass casualty aka shooting let's see what I c...

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2018-09-27 14:58:46



YouTube Millionaires: Artist Stan Prokopenko Teaches The Internet How To Draw Everything From Bone Structure To Butts  

Artist Stan Prokopenko shares his knowledge with more than 50,000 students every single day. On his YouTube channel ProkoTV, he teaches literally everything there is to know about drawing from the ground up — and in case you're thinking art lessons are stodgy, just know one of his most recent drawing tutorials is called How to Draw BUTTS!!!. Last month, Prokopenko's 50,000-plus views per day translated to nearly two million views total, his highest month ever, and also brought in 40,000 s...

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2018-09-27 13:21:44



Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Kills Off Kevin Spacey In Trailer For Final Season (Watch)  

Longtime House Of Cards viewers are likely waiting with bated breath to see how the series will resolve in its final season amid the departure of star Kevin Spacey, who was accused by fellow actor Anthony Rapp of unwanted sexual advances when Rapp was just 14 years old. After scrapping several other projects it had in the works with Spacey at a reported loss of $39 million, Netflix subsequently said that the final season of House Of Cards -- which arguably put the streaming giant on the map as

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2018-09-27 13:10:50



Netflix And Amazon Are Doubling Original Programming Slates To Compete In Crowded Space (Study)  

Netflix and Amazon will be doubling their homegrown content catalogs in the future, with Netflix set to produce more than 250 new originals and Amazon set to produce at least 100. Netflix is leaning into the success of series like Stranger Things by commissioning more sci-fi projects -- as well as comedies -- while Amazon is picking up originals across the genre board, says a new study by analytics firm Ampere Analysis, as reported by The Hollywood Repoter. Big spending on originals isn't a...

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2018-09-27 13:05:23



BuzzFeed's 'Romeo Likes Juliet', A Queer And Interactive Retelling, To Air Live On Instagram  

On Oct. 9, BuzzFeed will begin releasing an eight-day, interactive, all-women retelling of Romeo and Juliet that will play out across seven Instagram and IGTV profiles in real time. The story, Romeo Likes Juliet, is not only an opportunity for the BuzzFeed Originals experimental team to give one of the world's most classic tales a queer twist, but a chance to roll out a story where "the audience [can] interact with the characters in different ways," its producer, Jennifer Berky, told The ...

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2018-09-27 12:46:01



Fine Brothers Entertainment Developing Slate Of 4 TV Shows With JASH, Fly On The Wall, More  

Fine Brothers Entertainment (FBE), the YouTube-bred entertainment giant best known for its beloved React series, has announced four new in-the-works series with an eye toward distribution on linear television. The co-production deals include an unscripted docuseries with Fly On The Wall Entertainment (the studio behind CBS' Big Brother), a news show with digital comedy upstart JASH, and a live-action college comedy series produced in conjunction with the live-action story authoring tool Eko. ...

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2018-09-27 12:07:47



Amazon Promotes Senior Exec Julie Rapaport To Lead New Division For Big-Budget Films  

Amazon Studios has promoted senior executive Julie Rapaport to serve as co-head of its movies division, where she will lead a new unit focused on big-budget projects that appeal to wider audiences. This seems to align with Amazon's overarching content strategy on the series side as well, as it moves away from arthouse pieces like Transparent toward tentpole properties like Lord Of The Rings. Rapaport will work alongside movies co-heads Ted Hope (who will oversee prestige titles) and Matt Newm...

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2018-09-27 01:18:14



Warby Parker Sets Its Sights On Anna Akana For Cat-Eye Glasses Collab  

Stylish prescription glasses retailer Warby Parker, which donates a pair of glasses to someone in need for every sale, has once again looked to the digital creator circle for its latest collaboration. After pacting with Tyler Oakley on a limited edition collection back in 2016, the company is linking up with another bespectacled vlogger: Anna Akana, who has amassed 2.4 million subscribers on the strength of her short films and pithy vlogs featuring self-help missives and social commentary. Aka

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2018-09-26 18:35:02



YouTube Has Partnered With Facebook-Owned Oculus On YouTube VR App For The Oculus Go  

YouTube has partnered with Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus to bring a YouTube VR app to Oculus's popular low-cost headset, the Go. Oculus Go product manager Sean Liu announced the forthcoming app — but did not provide an ETA for its release — at Facebook's Oculus Connect VR developer conference in San Jose, Calif., today. Once loaded into the Oculus Go, the app will give users access to more than 800,000 VR-optimized videos made by YouTube creators and the video giant itself...

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2018-09-26 16:23:26



YouTuber Tyler Oakley Feted For LGBTQ Advocacy Work On Cover Of 'The Advocate'  

Longtime YouTube star Tyler Oakley, who has become one of the platform's most prominent LGBTQ voices, has increasingly harnessed his platform for advocacy work in recent years. Now, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard -- a University Of Wyoming student who was beaten, tortured, and left to die as a result of his sexuality -- Oakley is gracing the cover of The Advocate magazine. The storied LGBTQ publication calls Oakley "an icon for a new generation of activists...

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2018-09-26 11:40:30



YouTube Channel Yes Theory Got Will Smith To Bungee Jump Over The Grand Canyon, And Millions Are Watching  

Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by hurling himself out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon, answering a challenge presented in February by the members of YouTube channel Yes Theory. The bungee jumping event was produced by YouTube and aired live on Smith's channel, where he has garnered 3.5 million subscribers since joining the platform in December 2017. A crystallized eight-minute video of Smith's prep and jump is, at the time of posting, trending at No. 3 on YouTube, with nearly...

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2018-09-26 10:02:38



Creators Going Pro: How Maymo The Beagle Went From A Fleeting Viral Sensation To The Center Of A Full-Fledged YouTube Business  

If there's one thing the internet loves, it's adorable animals, and Maymo the Lemon Beagle is no exception. His channel, which has nearly 2.5 million subscribers and more than one billion views, features Maymo alongside his canine siblings Potpie and Penny in wacky, often prop-filled adventures as they encounter everything from giant strawberries to Christmas zombies. The channel hit a whopping 110 million views last December, and since then has netted more than 50 million views per month,...

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2018-09-26 07:48:54



CollegeHumor Launches Paid Subscription Service 'Dropout' For Uncensored Content, Comics  

CollegeHumor, the IAC-owned online comedy brand, has launched a pay subscription service dubbed Dropout that it says will offer longer-form uncensored content for between $4 and $6 per month. The mixed-media platform -- which is currently available on the web, with native apps to roll out for both iOS and Android later this year -- will include original series and other visual storytelling mediums like chat stories and digital comics. Members will also be able to communicate with show creators

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2018-09-26 04:20:07






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