Update: Universal Offering $3.8 Billion To Buy DreamWorks Animation


Updated: THR is reporting Comcast is buying Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion, plus the assumption of $300 million in debt. Jeffrey Katzenberg, who will receive a buy out of $21.9 million, will not run the company moving forward. Instead, he will serve as special consultant to NBCUniversal, and … [Read more...]

Twitter Shocks Industry By Securing Streaming For NFL Games


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Amazon and Verizon the top two streaming companies vying for exclusive worldwide rights to Thursday Night Football, the NFL decided to award the franchise to... TWITTER? … [Read more...]

JVC GY-HM660: Mobile News Camera With Built-In Live-Streaming, IFB


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) JVC has introduced a new mobile news camera called the GY-HM660, which includes live-streaming capabilities directly from the camera. They also include a built-in IFB channel, or Interruptible foldback (or feedback), for communication with the station on a … [Read more...]

Animation Software Used On Futurama Goes Open Source


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Do you have an idea for a cool animation project, but you haven't gotten a studio to invest in it? Well there's good news, the software that was used to create Fox's Futurama and Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke is going open source. … [Read more...]

Apple’s First Original TV Project All About The Apps

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) How many times have we heard the phrase "there's an app for that." It's almost a punchline now, but it's also gotten to the point that it's very much true. So when Apple started considering what would be the topic of their first original series, it just seemed natural … [Read more...]

Trailer: First Look At Netflix’s Voltron


Voltron is back! By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Netflix started their original programming with shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black but has expanded into several different genres. They've even given new life to older properties like Fuller House and Arrested Development, … [Read more...]

Distribber Can Get Your Film Sold & Seen Online


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Indie filmmakers are always looking for ways to not only get their films seen, but sold and distributed, and a website called Distribber promises to not only accomplish both goals but to do it both online and VOD on cable. And the best part is, you don't have to give … [Read more...]

MUBI Is The Netflix For Indie Film Lovers


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're the type that spends most of your time at a small theater watching indie films, rather than the latest blockbuster at the multiplex, then Netflix is likely not going to suit your streaming needs. But MUBI might, especially in China. … [Read more...]

GoPro Updates Desktop, Buys Video Editing Apps


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Part of GoPro's plan for righting a floundering ship is to get simpler, focusing on a smaller product line, and giving users better tools by which to edit and share their content. Lagging 4th quarter sales and a disastrous launch of the overpriced Hero4 session, the … [Read more...]

YouTube Responds To Content Creator Fair Use Complaints


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With content creators griping about having their monetization taken away from a copyright complaint system rife with abuse, YouTube has officially responded, promising to listen. But will they? … [Read more...]

Axanar’s Star Trek Copyright Strategy A Calculated Gamble


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As we all know, Paramount is coming down hard on Axanar Productions, and their one million crowdfunding campaigns to make a professional-level Star Trek web series. But the legal action that the studio is taking may actually be more of a gamble than some realize, on … [Read more...]

Content Creators Lobbying YouTube For Fair Use Exemptions

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you haven't heard, just after the first of the year, YouTube enacted a more restrictive copyright control policy which has been wreaking havoc with content creators being able to provide reviews, let's play videos, and other content which run afoul of the new … [Read more...]

Pixar & Khan Academy To Teach Basics Of Animation Online


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When it comes to animation, it can be argued that Pixar Studios is the state of the art. From Toy Story to Cars to Inside Out, Pixar has put together a non stop series of hits, with few hiccups. But to keep that string going, you have to always be looking for the … [Read more...]

How Cable Cutters Will Be Streaming the Super Bowl


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Short of heading down to the local sports bar and slugging down beer and greasy nachos to watch the game, is there any way for a cord cutter to stream the Super Bowl 50 live in the comfort of your own home? Well, we've got your back. Here's how: … [Read more...]

Interview: Cam Winstanley, Author Of Noir Future Thriller B-spine

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Cam Winstanley is the British author of B-spine, a crazy, futuristic and neo-noir thriller that is epic and definitely a dark tale of what the future could bring. The story is about is set in 2098, and is about 'the North American Union and biotechnology isn’t … [Read more...]

Ad Blockers Costing YouTube Content Creators Revenue


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) These are tough times for content creators over at YouTube. You'd think that with the streaming portal being bigger than ever, that there would be happy times, but with the recent problems with copyright complaint system, also comes news that Ad Revenue has plummeted … [Read more...]