ScreenPro comment: Australia's national broadcaster has won an International Emmy award for its experimental comedy series #7DaysLater.
The series, which aired on ABC2, allowed its audience to shape each episode using social media. The results were produced for broadcast a week later.
It was described by the ABC as a "digital crowd-sourced comedy series".
ScreenPro comment: Millions of people pirate Game of Thrones instead of paying for it. One of the prime reasons is the hefty price tag that comes with a premium subscription, which isn't really a surprise if you look at the costs in some countries. Honestly, would you pay $500 to follow the latest season?
ScreenPro comment: The Comcast-owned media company has announced a video initiative through which at least a dozen series will be released digitally through NBC’s online platforms, Hulu (of which NBCU owns 32%), and video-on-demand services.
ScreenPro comment: At 36, Leung is too old now to play himself as a teenager. That task has fallen to 23-year-old John Luc, a YouTube sensation from the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 'Playing a 17-year-old is very easy because I act like a 17-year-old,' says Luc, whose YouTube channel, mychonny, has had more than 150 million views.
ScreenPro comment: ndiegogo has gotten a face lift. While the name, business principles and basic philosophy remains the same, the crowd funding platform has gotten a new logo and a redesigned website.
ScreenPro comment: In our case, that meant getting things for free or at a very low cost in about 3 weeks. Ambitious.. yes? Crazy? Mais non! We managed to do it and deliver a pretty funny and interesting trailer for our deadline. Although it did create a few hilarious lessons that I thought I’d share with all of you fine folks.
ScreenPro comment: Amazon is in the hits business. The company never reveals specific sales numbers for its Kindle and Kindle Fire products except in words like "best-selling," but Amazon sells tablets and ebook readers in the millions. Starting today, it probably has a third hit on its hands: the Fire TV, its new media streamer. And that’s no accident.
ScreenPro comment: There are currently over 33,000 films trying to raise funds on Kickstarter alone which doesn’t include films raising money on other worthy platforms such as IndieGoGo and Seed and Spark, among others.
ScreenPro comment: Hulu is getting serious about its programming. In his first major hire since taking the helm at the premium online video destination and subscription service in October 2013, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins has announced via the Hulu blog that Craig Erwich will be Hulu’s Senior Vice President and Head of Content.
ScreenPro comment: Reports are surfacing that Yahoo will be launching its own YouTube-like service in the coming months. As part of this service, Yahoo would need to lure top talent away from YouTube with the promise of more ad revenue.
ScreenPro comment: Independently produced Web series give opportunities to the under-represented to represent themselves in multidimensional ways—people of color, people with disabilities, LGBT people, women of a certain age or who defy the Hollywood mold of beauty.
ScreenPro comment: Chromecast plugs into the HDMI slot of your TV and connects it, via Wi-Fi, to any number of applications that can stream and beam videos, music, web pages, images, games, podcasts and all manner of other media to the big screen.