NBA & Twitter Sign Deal To Broadcast Exclusive Content

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Frame.io Launches iPhone App For Cloud Collaboration

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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, Frame.io has added an app for iOS to collaborate directly from the Cloud, anytime, anywhere. … [Read more...]

Detecting 3 Brilliant Crime/Drama Streaming Series From The UK

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What does a) The Sixth Sense, b) The X-Files and c) Downton Abbey all have to do with the triad of cable crime/drama series described below? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Not to keep any viewers in unnecessary suspense, the answers to the above are: a) the hero "sees dead people" in River; … [Read more...]

Netflix Expands Exclusive Disney Deal

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Huge news coming out of Netflix, as the streaming service is set to launch the next phase in their exclusive deal with Disney. Back in 2012, the streaming service grabbed headlines with a multi-step deal that began with TV shows. Now, starting in September, Netflix … [Read more...]

Indy Mogul Returns To YouTube After 3 Year Absence

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of the most popular channels on YouTube for budding filmmakers to learn how to make movies in their own backyard was Indy Mogul. With a fun host making props, costumes and hilarious test footage, the channel had millions of followers thanks to the fun comedy of … [Read more...]

Arrested Development Season 5 Will Definitely Happen: Hurwitz

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Arrested Development was a brilliant comedy that never seemed to find its audience while it was broadcast in the early- to mid-2000s, despite having some of the best writing in television history. After three seasons, Fox cancelled the series in 2007, and the … [Read more...]