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Cimorelli

eOne signs YouTube stars to original content deal

The producer-distributor has signed sibling singing group Cimorelli to a multi-year output deal aimed at creating and distributing original content for TV, film and premium digital platforms. (From Stream)

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BroadbandTV opens up shop in Big Apple

Founder & CEO Shahrzad Rafati (pictured) says its new Midtown Manhattan office will strengthen partnerships with big brands and advertisers.

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Lionsgate brings Panem to life on YouTube

The mini-major partners with YouTube to promote the next instalment of the Hunger Games franchise with a 5-episode original web series.

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A look through Netflix’s windowing strategy

Is Netflix really disrupting the film distribution model? Vuguru’s Larry Tanz and entertainment lawyers David B. Stern and Uri Fleming weigh in.

Life-After-Digital

TVO bows two web docs about life in the digital world

Life After Digital and “appumentary” Avatar Secrets will launch on TVO’s Future Now platform.

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Kidoodle.TV completes angel round, raising $10M

The investment in Calgary-based A Parent Media Co.’s kids SVOD service was led by Canadian lotto winner Tom Crist.

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Chasing the YouTube kid demo with Spindo TV

Toronto-based toy maker Spin Master and web animation distributor Mondo Media discuss plans for a new channel.

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Netflix takes on theater window with first day-and-date feature

The follow-up to Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will have its global premiere on Netflix and on select IMAX screens next summer.

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Lionsgate nabs rights to The Smosh Movie

The mini-major has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the feature film edition of the popular digital media brand for 13 to 17-year-olds.

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Just For Laughs bows YouTube channel with Maker

Featuring never-before-seen footage from the Just For Laughs archives, the new channel augments Just For Laughs’ other Maker-managed channel, Gags.

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Blue Ant teams with Scion for music vid series

The Toyota brand is sponsoring an original series in which up-and-coming musicians team up with visual artists and filmmakers.

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Why emotion trumps screen size for online content creators

Should creators tailor their visuals for smaller screens? Jay Ferguson (Guidestones) and other web series producers weigh in. (via Stream Daily)