Posts Tagged ‘video’

Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

September 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

September 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism

September 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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BuzzFeed Names Andrew Gauthier Head of Video Division (Exclusive)

September 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

BuzzFeed has appointed Andrew Gauthier to executive producer of BuzzFeed Video, overseeing all shortform and episodic video content for the fast-growing Internet media company. In his new role, Gauthier, who is based in Los Angeles, will oversee a team of 40 producers. His promotion is part of a reorg coming after BuzzFeed announced the formation last month... Read more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Best Commercials Ever! [Video]

September 18, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

You may know him as the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner from when you were a gawky half-pint. Or the Hollywood action hero you wanted to be. Or you could've been one of the more than 38 million U.S. citizens he governated for a decade. In any case, everyone knows Arnold Schwarzenegger. Which has made him perfect for advertising around the world. Schwarzenegger, now 67, is clearly no stranger to the camera. And he's appeared in countless peculiar ads—many of which you may not have seen, because like other

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China Clamps Down on Foreign TV Streaming

September 12, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

China is reportedly getting ready to regulate the number of foreign television programs that online providers can stream in its country, The Wall Street Journal reported . The move means even fewer U.S. programs will make it onto the Chinese viewing menu. As of today, about half the content on popular Chinese streaming services comes from outside the country. But that all will change as the country limits foreign, streamed TV shows to 30 percent. (The Journal said it's unclear if that figure refers to the number of TV shows or episodes.) The U.S. shows that stand to lose are Netflix's wildly popular House of Cards and Warner Brother’s 2 Broke Girls. House of Cards, which is distributed by Sohu, one of the country’s largest video streaming services, reportedly attract millions of viewers a day despite its edgy storylines that criticize China. But popularity doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll stay on the air. In April, the country’s regulators yanked NCIS, The Practice, The Good Wife and The Big Bang Theory off Chinese video streaming services without giving a reason. The Big Bang Theory was reportedly pulling in 120 million viewers a month. The sudden blackout of popular U.S. shows is seen as an example of Chinese leaders keeping a tight grip on foreign media to counter the U.S.'s soft power and shore up China's own television industry. Last year, Chinese censors withheld box office receipts while negotiating a rise in tariffs on Western importers. Now, Chinese leaders want to become not only international exporters of finished goods but also dramas and soap operas, which amount to about 10,000 episodes a year

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ISIS’s Sinister Media Strategy, and How the West Is Fighting Back

September 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Here's an ugly truth: ISIS has a really effective brand strategy. Al Qaeda terrorists had a manifesto that claimed to represent the common man (the name means "The Base") and some grainy, boring video, but ISIS is going after the supervillain look as hard as it can. It's got a scary acronym (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also referred to as ISIL and the less Twitter-friendly IS), a huge online presence, and—not kidding—flashy "annual reports" since 2012. The people attracted to the organization vary across metrics like cultural background, age and sex. Granted, the data is all anecdotal so far, but a pair of French girls were detained on suspicion of planning to join the group; a 19-year-old Colorado woman was arrested trying to board a flight to Turkey to meet her jihadist boyfriend; and NBC Nightly News scored an interview with a North Carolina man who'd been detained in Turkey and prevented from entering Syria.

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Video: How Keith Olbermann Could Inflame Tensions Between ESPN, NFL

September 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The NFL is facing no shortage of criticism in the wake of the release of a video depicting Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his fiancée. ESPN commentator Keith Olbermann went so far as to suggest league commissioner Roger Goodell resign. He wasn’t even the only ESPN personality to go there; so did Jason... Read more

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Does Europe Have Enough Bandwidth to Handle the Netlflix Strain?

September 8, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

It's been established that the French in particular are skeptical about Netflix's upcoming continental rollout. But will French cinephiles even be able to stream their favorite Louis Malle films once the service shows up? Doubters worry that Netflix video traffic will crash European servers, especially in France and Germany, where Netflix plans to begin offering streaming video this month. According to Ookla’s Net Index , neither country is among the top 20 with the fastest download speeds. That concerns the head of media services for Deloitte LLP, who recently speculated that European networks “could be forced to their knees” by Netflix bandwidth requirements. A spokesman for Netflix in Europe told Bloomberg that countries where it currently operates, including the UK and the Netherlands, have never experienced “noticeable” problems with video traffic.

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Robert Downey Jr. Makes His Case for ‘The Judge’ at the Variety Studio (VIDEO)

September 7, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s only fitting that Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. play an on-screen father and son in “The Judge.” Their tight-kit bond was palpable when the two actors joined our awards editor Tim Gray at our Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival. When discussing finding humor in one particularly difficult scene — a bathroom... Read more

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