Satellite operator DirecTV and two other bidders have offered more than $1 billion apiece to buy Hulu according to sources.
The Hulu service has more than 4 million subscribers and generates revenue of about $700 million through subscriptions and a free ad-supported service.
Hulu offers ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, TBS, and many other networks and studios.
In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world. Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences. Advertisers have taken notice: all of the Ad Age Top 100 brands are now running campaigns on YouTube. And today, YouTube is announcing a new milestone: YouTube now has more than a billion unique users every single month. Read More
French Montana drops an in studio video for “Back Of The Benz” featuring Jadakiss, off his “The Come Up DVD Vol 23″
Jadakiss drops an official video for his verse to Trae Tha Truth’s “I’m On 2.0″.
Filmmaker Ruth Hogben collaborates with award-winning musician Kanye West to create a film for his single Lost in the World. The song, which features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, is taken from West’s fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Hogben’s piece breaks the mould of popular rap aesthetics while still celebrating the extraordinary talent that has made West a modern icon.
Jay-Z and Will Smith are putting their money where your camera is — and are backing a new video-sharing application Viddy. Viddy is to video what Instagram is to photos and there are already 10 million registered users with 300,000 new members joining daily.
Brett O’Brian, the app’s founder, says Jay, Will, Shakira and Twitter founder Biz Stone have bought undisclosed shares in the company and will use their influence to expand its reach.
Follow GWOP Mag founder on Viddy @BeezyTarantino
Stunna and Khaled interrupt our regularly scheduled program to plug Birdman’s new ventures including Truk Fit and new production company.
After more than a two-year wait (since the 5D Mark II was released), Canon finally revealed the highly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark III at a press launch today, along with a few other new accessories.
Sporting a 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the new dSLR comes with a whopping 61-AF point autofocus system, an ISO range of 100 to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400) and does 1080p full-HD video recording in 30, 25 and 24fps.
It will be available at the end of March.
YouTube now sees 4 billion views per day. That’s a 25 percent increase over the past eight months, the company told Reuters.
The last time YouTube released this data was in May 2011, when the company was celebrating its sixth birthday. At the time, YouTube was seeing 3 billion views per day, an increase of 50% over the past 12 months. That’s the equivalent of every U.S. resident watching at least nine videos per day.
Previously, YouTube hit the 2 billion views per day mark in May 2010, which the company noted was “nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major U.S. television networks combined.” So, it goes to reason that YouTube now has four times the viewership of the prime-time network audience. Wow.
– Every second, one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube.
– 9 month’s worth every two hours.
– A decade of video every day.
– A century’s worth of video every 10 days.