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07/31/15: Top Gear’s former hosts headed for Amazon; Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ hits Netflix Oct. 16; The new Apple TV debuts this September

Top Gear's former hosts to return on Amazon

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.31.15 Good morning. It’s Friday July 31, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS   The former hosts of BBC’s Top Gear will get back behind the wheel for Amazon Prime. Richard Hammond, James May and controversial former host Jeremy Clarkson join Top Gear showrunner Andy Willman for […]

07/30/15: FB reports $4.04B revenue for Q2; Tig Notaro lands Amazon pilot, with Louis C.K. producing; Nokia debuts VR tech

FB reports $4.04B revenue for Q2, 968M DAU

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.30.15 Good morning. It’s Thursday July 30, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS   Facebook reported $4.04 billion in revenue during its Q2 revenue call yesterday, beating Wall Street expectations of $3.99 billion. The social network counted 968 million daily active users, a 17 percent year-over-year increase […]

07/29/15: Netflix renews BoJack Horseman, cancels Lilyhammer; Twitter reports $502M Q2 revenue via Periscope; The Onion set to parody VICE in new web series

Netflix renews Will Arnett's BoJack Horseman, cancels Lilyhammer

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.29.15 Good morning. It’s Wednesday July 29, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAYS TOP NEWS   Netflix rolled out season renewals, premiere dates and even cancellations at the start of the Television Critics Association‘s summer press tour yesterday. The streaming service picked up Will Arnett’s BoJack Horseman for a […]

07/28/15: Instagram headed for $600M in sales and $2.81B by 2017; BuzzFeed, iHeartRadio join Snapchat Discover; Al Roker experiments with Meerkat

Instagram to hit $600M in sales this year, $2.81B by 2017

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.28.15 Good morning. It’s Tuesday July 28, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAYS TOP NEWS   Instagram will top $600 million in ad sales this year, headed for $2.81 billion in earnings by 2017, according to a report from eMarketer. “We expect to see rapid growth in Instagram’s ad […]

07/27/15: Angelina Jolie heads to Netflix, while Billy Bob Thornton jumps to Amazon; Ora TV picks up YouTube’s ‘Rubin Report’

Angelina Jolie to direct original for Netflix

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.27.15 Good morning. It’s Monday July 27, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Watcheroo Premieres and Tune-in Alerts for July 27-31: – People Now at People.com, Monday-Friday at 8:30a ET and 11:30a ET: Guests include Real Housewives of NY star Ramona Singer, reality TV star Megan Edmonds, Tom Cruise, […]

07/24/15: Meerkat ups the ante with GoPro streaming; Sharknado3 social results are in; Netflix orders Spanish-language drama with Kate del Castillo

Meerkat ups ante with GoPro streaming

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.24.15 Good morning. It’s Friday July 24, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS   Meerkat is upping its game, adding support for GoPro cameras. GoPro3 owners can now stream their videos directly to Meerkat with an iPhone wireless connection. It’s one of several recent announcements, including the […]

07/23/15: Collective Digital Studio signs YouTube band Boyce Avenue; Jukin Media, Tiny Riot! partner on ‘The Pet Collective'; Crackle’s ‘Joe Dirt’ sequel scored 1M+ views in first five days

Collective Digital Studio signs YouTube band Boyce Avenue

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.23.15 Good morning. It’s Thursday July 23, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS   Collective Digital Studio (CDS) signed rock band Boyce Avenue, a group with seven million subscribers and over two billion views on YouTube. “We joined YouTube only two years after its launch, before being […]

07/22/15: New Form Digital, The Jim Henson Company unveil cast for PJ Liguori’s new series; Ovation TV to feature YouTube creators’ content; Cinema6, Moat create new audio, visual viewability standards

New Form Digital, The Jim Henson Company unveil cast for filmmaker PJ Liguori's new series

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.22.15 Good morning. It’s Wednesday July 22, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS   Collaborators New Form Digital and The Jim Henson Company unveiled the star-studded cast for filmmaker PJ Liguori’s Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, available on Vimeo On Demand on Sept. 15. Digital and traditional […]

07/21/15: Lorne Michaels’ film lands on Netflix July 30; Study: Brand video views increased 85% from last year; Eli Roth’s CryptTV hosts murder mystery on SnapChat

Lorne Michaels' film to hit Netflix on July 30

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.21.15 Good morning. It’s Tuesday July 21, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS   Netflix will premiere Staten Island Summer, the new film from Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels, on July 30. The comedy includes plenty of SNL vets, including Cecily Strong, Bobby Moynihan, Fred Armisen, Will […]

07/20/15: Hulu considering ad-free option; DEFY Media lands digital-first game show development deal; Taryn Southern to launch Moxy Hotels YouTube channel with new series

Hulu considering high priced, ad-free option for subscribers

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.20.15 Good morning. It’s Monday July 20, 2015, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Watcheroo Premieres and Tune-in Alerts for July 20-26: – People Now at People.com, Monday-Friday at 8:30a ET and 11:30a ET: Guests include YouTube stars Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla (Smosh: The Movie), Nick Lachey (Lachey’s Bar), […]

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