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ScreenPro comment: In time for SXSW this year, we’ve combed through the schedule of panels and presentations to see what might interest you digital video enthusiasts the most. Check out our guide to the music, film, and interactive festival this year:
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ScreenPro comment: Is YouTube winning the battle for millennials? Younger viewers have begun to consider YouTube as their go-to viewing hub over traditional television. Not only did 13- to 24-year-olds report that they were more entertained by YouTube content than traditional TV shows, according to Defy Media’s new Acument Report: Constant Content, but they also espouse lots of respect for YouTube creators. In fact, 69% of those between 13 and 17 suggested that YouTube stars could be perfectly successful TV or movie stars.
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ScreenPro comment: The first few days of the major conference in Austin, Texas, have been dominated by talk about the meteoric rise of Meerkat, a live-streaming application built on top of Twitter, as well as discussion of Twitter's attempt to handicap the service by cutting off its access to the networks' social graph.
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ScreenPro comment: Trying to define the future of the massive video-sharing site is like trying to define the future of the written word. It’s no single genre. It encompasses the future of the moving image as a whole.
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ScreenPro comment: YouTube videos can be big business for top independent content creators. These are the YouTube stars who have huge online fanbases — even though most people have never heard of them.
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ScreenPro comment: It will likely be another three months until Netflix’s next major expansion into continental Europe, but the streaming video service is already making new friends and enemies in the targeted countries.
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ScreenPro comment: Jimmy Fallon has a successful YouTube channel, but that doesn’t make him a YouTuber, at least according to the latest “YouTubers React” video from The Fine Bros.
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ScreenPro comment: After landing a role in a major motion picture, YouTube’s favorite German DJ is taking a crack at TV. Flula Borg, a musician known for his idiosyncratic personality, will star in Cuckoo, an NBC comedy pilot based of a hit BBC Three series.
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ScreenPro comment: THE streaming video on demand service Stan has confirmed it will commission new Australian content specifically for its platform. Stan’s CEO Mike Sneesby confirmed the SVOD joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media will announce its first local commission “within weeks”.
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ScreenPro comment: YouTube Kids officially launched today, providing children five and under with an app that won’t allow them to stray beyond age appropriate video content. With content from DreamWorks TV, Jim Henson, Mother Goose Club, National Geographic Kids, Reading Rainbow, and other family-friendly content creators, the free, ad-supported service debuts with a set-up that’s specifically meant for kids—big buttons for navigating the app and bright, engaging images for them to explore.
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ScreenPro comment: NBCUniversal is continuing to explore direct-to-consumer digital distribution in an effort to offset declining TV ratings and reach younger viewers who are either cutting the pay-TV cord or have never paid for it to begin with. The company wants to launch a comedy subscription video service later this year, offering a mix of TV and original programming, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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ScreenPro comment: Geico realizes YouTube viewers are more inclined to skip a pre-roll ad than stick around to watch the whole clip. To solve that problem, the insurance company famous for its commercials decided to capitalize on the first five seconds of its ads in a new pre-roll campaign dubbed “Unskippable Videos.”
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ScreenPro comment: Through a new deal, New Form Digital will soon be expanding its production opportunities. The digital studio from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Discovery Communications has entered into an exclusive partnership with Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky‘s production company, Is or Isn’t Entertainment.
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ScreenPro comment: The unidentified street artist Banksy has re-emerged in Gaza to create a political mini-documentary about life inside the war-torn region. In the short film, posted to his official website on Wednesday, the artist appears to enter Gaza via underground tunnels before emerging through a metal door and into the rubble.
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ScreenPro comment: An organization might seek to 'connect to' its customers or constituents. Connection is a form of permission, the ability to deliver value to the people who request it. Vertical connection creates the ability to communicate and delivers a barrier to entry. Most online stores are connected to their customers. Most freelancers seek to connect to their clients. Most teachers work to connect to their students.
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