Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Reveal Alpha Pay Streaming Service


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With YouTube forcing channels to sign onto their draconian revenue sharing scheme or face delisting, removing monetization due to false copyright claims, and squeezing out brand-sponsored videos for channels to make a little extra coin, there's a new trend brewing … [Read more...]

The CW Opens Streaming Doors Wide Open For Cord Cutters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the things that has hampered cord cutters from streaming what they want when they want it, is that some channels require you to log into your cable or satellite subscription before you can watch their shows. But The CW is changing all that. … [Read more...]

Teradek Updates Sphere Live Virtual Reality Platform


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Live streaming of events is all the rage, thanks to Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, and a host of others, which are airing events like product announcements, concerts, and more. But there's also an emerging market that's doing live streaming with virtual reality, … [Read more...]

BitTorrent Offering Grants To Content Creators


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Filmmakers looking to raise funds to complete their movies may want to look at BitTorrent. The file sharing software company and streaming network has created a special fund which will award content creators for releasing their projects online. … [Read more...]

NBA & Twitter Sign Deal To Broadcast Exclusive Content


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Looks like the NBA and Twitter have expanded content partnership that will bring exclusive original live programming and video to Twitter along with its adjacent products Vine and Periscope. This marks a two-year renewal with the NBA but it is also the first time … [Read more...]

One In Four U.S. Homes Have Cut The Cord For Streaming

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The cord cutting trend is accelerating as U.S. households seek to cut monthly costs by choosing between pay TV subscriptions and streaming the programming they want online, and you can bet big cable is getting pretty nervous. Is it time for cable and satellite … [Read more...]

RED & Outside Television Present REDirect Explore Film Contest


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Two years it was a Skateboard Video competition, last year we went surfing, and now, it's all about exploring, as RED has teamed up with Outside Television for the 2016 REDirect film competition. … [Read more...]

Don’t Share Your Netflix Password, It’s A Federal Crime

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While no bill was put forth in Congress to decree it as such, and only a day after the U.S. celebrated its liberty, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a decision that has profound impact on users of Netflix and other streaming media services. So if you … [Read more...]

YouTube Squeezing Out Brand Sponsored Videos

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) YouTube is once again flexing its draconian muscles by clamping down on creators who make brand sponsored videos outside of the Google's traditional brand-related initiative. Maybe instead of worrying about that, the streaming giant should focus on not scuttling … [Read more...]

Legion M Debuts As World’s First Crowdfunded Movie Studio

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When crowdfunding became popular, independent filmmakers had a tool by which to secure the hardest part of the filmmaking process, the money. One major portal, Seed&Spark, is completely dedicated to the filmmaking process. So it was only a matter of time before a … [Read more...]

BitTorrent Now Gives Creators 70% Of Streaming Ad Revenue


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When you hear the word BitTorrent, you automatically think of file sharing, and by extension, piracy (especially when it comes to Game of Thrones). But the majority of BitTorrent's traffic is for legitimate file sharing and transfer activity. One of the main uses for … [Read more...]

Mashable Buys CineFix To Expand Streaming Reach


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The multi-platform media company, Mashable, has made a huge move by acquiring CineFix. Aimed square at movie fans, both channels not only have similar shows, but have recently traded personnel. So it was only a matter of time before they became one voice. … [Read more...]

Sling TV Offers Great Deal On Apple TV To Push Service

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Thanks to a new update of tvOS, Apple TV users will be able to subscribe to Sling TV's live streaming service. And to get the word out, they're offering Apple's latest 'hockey puck' for only $89 (normally $149) when you subscribe. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Renting Camera Gear With ShareGrid


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The shared economy has become an affordable way to not only rent gear you don't have the budget to buy, but also to make a little extra money on the side by renting your gear in kind. There are several different websites for this like CameraLends and ShareGrid and I … [Read more...]

Indie Filmmakers Discuss Video On Demand Success

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Though some in Hollywood would tell you that the trend of the blockbuster is killing independent films and mid level budgeted features, last week at the annual PGA Produced By Summit, distributors and financiers of indie films had a more rosey outcome, and it's all … [Read more...] Launches iPhone App For Cloud Collaboration

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Often times when you're being asked to approve an edit, you're not in the edit bay but out in the world. Understanding that we live in a mobile world, has added an app for iOS to collaborate directly from the Cloud, anytime, anywhere. … [Read more...]