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What The 25 Most-Followed Instagram Accounts Show Us About The Platform

1/25<p>#25 – @kevinhart4real<p>Kevin Hart<br>29,132,179 followers<p>You don’t always have to be #onbrand. Kevin Hart is a comedian and to most people that’s really all they know about him, but his Instagram isn’t just tons of clips of him doing standup or advertising his next show. Instead, most of them are him …

Instagram

Video series on Facebook are already driving higher engagement, which is a good sign for Facebook Watch - Digiday

People would rather watch multi-episode video shows and other serialized programming than one-off videos, publishers are finding, which bodes well …

Advertising Industry

Media Companies and Buyers Are Finally Getting Serious About Data and Audience-Targeted Advertising

This year’s upfront market ended up being far healthier across the board than many had anticipated. Yet no sector was stronger than data-based …

Advertising

NBCUniversal’s Ad Sales Queen Upended the Industry Once Before. Now She’s at It Again

When the dust settled after this summer’s upfront negotiations concluded, it’s no surprise which ad sales chief had once again secured the biggest …

Advertising

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebees — here are the businesses they like the least

Millennials' preferences are killing dozens of industries.<p>There are many complex reasons why millennials' preferences differ from prior generations, including less financial stability and psychological scars from growing up during the recession.<p>"I think we have got a very significant psychological …

Millennials

Here’s Another Reason Why the NFL Is Struggling: Football Fans Are Watching Fewer Games at Bars

Football may be America’s most-watched sport, but the National Football League’s sinking ratings last year has observers questioning how the league …

Advertising Industry

Scoop: NBC's daily Snapchat show posts monster numbers

In less than a month, over 29 million unique viewers have already watched "Stay Tuned," NBC News' daily Snapchat Discover show, Axios has learned.<p><b>Why</b> …

TV

Meet the streamers using Twitch to pay for college

As she neared 24 straight hours of playing <i>Dead Space</i>, Kaitlyn Richelle watched in shock as a $250 donation flashed across her screen. “That’s the goal,” she shouted. “That’s the tuition.” She paused her Twitch stream, struggling to get a full sentence out. She had just raised $5,000 to help pay for …

Twitch

Tribeca’s TV Festival aims to be a curator for television’s ‘golden age’

A lot has changed since the Tribeca Film Festival debuted in 2002. Netflix and Amazon, for instance, hadn't even launched their video-streaming services -- and now they're both two of the biggest players in the TV and movies industries. The event, founded by Robert De Niro and producer Jane …

Robert DeNiro

Apple will become a major player in Hollywood by spending $1 billion on original TV shows and movies

After poaching two TV veterans in June to run its TV and movie business, Apple is ready to drop $1 billion in the next year to make original content, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.<p>That makes Apple a real player in Hollywood, something the town has been anticipating ever …

Netflix

Netflix Lures Shonda Rhimes Away From ABC Studios

Netflix has signed Shonda Rhimes to a multi-year production deal, ending a 15-year relationship with ABC Studios that yielded hits from “Grey’s …

TV

AMC Entertainment's Fire Sale Has Begun -- The Motley Fool

Mere days after reporting a terrible quarter, AMC divests its stake in a movie distributor.<p><b>AMC Entertainment</b> (NYSE:AMC) isn't wasting any time …

Stocks

Here Are the Shows Coming Exclusively to Facebook Watch, Its New Original Video Hub

Late Wednesday night, Facebook announced the roll-out of its TV-like programming slate for its new vertical called Watch, which will feature original …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

YouTube's Fastest-Growing Audience Is In the Living Room and Advertisers Want in

There's a great migration happening among the citizens of YouTube, and it's not in the direction one might assume.<p>Although most digital content …

Televisions

Facebook Muscles Into the Online Video Scene

Facebook is moving into short-form, professional video with Watch. It is a latecomer to the field, following similar moves by rivals such as Twitter, …

Facebook

Why Brands and Agencies Are Preparing for the Era of 6-Second Ads

Let the upcoming fourth quarter be known as the incubator phase of the six-second video ad unit, a few industry players echoed in recent days. Next …

Advertising

There are 6 major services that let you stream live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

Everyone in the tech industry wants your eyeballs.<p>More specifically, an increasing number of tech companies are trying to attract the millions of "cord-cutters" who have ditched cable for services that stream live TV channels over the internet.<p>Hulu's flashy new live-TV service is the latest to join …

Televisions

Facebook is officially launching its big attack on TV

Facebook's push into becoming a destination for original TV shows begins Thursday with the launch of its redesigned video tab, Business Insider has learned.<p>The new tab will be called Watch and will showcase a slew of shows from the likes of BuzzFeed, Tastemade, Condé Nast Entertainment, and ATTN, …

Facebook

R.I.P. Seeso: NBCUniversal’s Comedy Streaming Service Will Shutter “Later This Year”

After months of rumors, Seeso has confirmed it will close its doors later this year. The NBCUniversal-owned comedy-centered SVOD service made the …

Streaming

The ad industry is still hilariously corrupt, report says

Ad agencies are using smoke-and-mirror tricks to drive up production costs on their clients' dime, according to a new report from an advertiser trade group.<p>The Association of National Advertisers, which reps big brands like Procter & Gamble, General Motors, and Walmart, found that advertising …

Advertising

Discovery Leads $10M Series A for Here Be Dragons VR Studio

The studio has worked with Kathryn Bigelow and U2 since launching in 2014<p>Virtual reality studio Here Be Dragons has raised $10 million in Series A …

Virtual Reality

Call of Duty World League finals start this week with $1.5 million at stake

The Call of Duty World League will come to a head this week with a finale tournament in Orlando, Florida, where a prize pool of $1.5 million is at stake. Thirty-two teams will compete in the finale of the second CWL season to see who is the best at the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision’s …

Call of Duty

Cable TV Cord-Cutting Reaches "Fastest Rate of Decline on Record"

Dish is hit hardest in Q2 as nearly 1 million subscribers vanish and new digital competitors emerge.<p>Americans are cutting the cable cord at an …

Smart TV

The Best-Sponsored YouTube Content Isn't Dedicated To The Product

YouTube is, without a doubt, a force to be reckoned with. In fact, Victor Anthony, a tech analyst from CNBC, recently said if YouTube were a stock, …

Marketing

Traders are making huge bets that millennials are destroying movie theaters

Short sellers know you stayed home watching Netflix instead of going to the movies last night. And they're making wagers to profit from that very fact.<p>They've boosted short interest — a measure of bets that share prices will drop — in the four largest North American movie theater chains to the …

Movies

Netflix Lands Coen Brothers' Anthology Series 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'

The Western anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier.<p>The Coen brothers are headed to Netflix.<p>The streaming giant has picked up …

Netflix

Disney to Kick Off an ESPN Streaming Service in 2018

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced it has accelerated its investment in BAMTech, the live-streaming company spun off by Major League Baseball …

Televisions

Disney is ditching Netflix in 2019 to launch its own streaming service

Bad news if you were just getting used to all of the new Disney stuff hitting Netflix: that deal is on the way out.<p>Disney has just announced plans to end its distribution agreement with Netflix in 2019, instead opting to launch its own streaming service sometime during that same year.<p>The …

Netflix

Exclusive: Snap's first original series grew 45% in 2 seasons

In its second season, Snapchat's first original program, "Good Luck America," averaged over 5 million unique viewers per episode, Axios has learned. …

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