Quote of the day: Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, discusses data and privacy at our 2013 International Council Summit.
Full video can be viewed here.
AwesomenessTV creators Brian Robbins (R) and Joe Davola (L) explained how regular teens use YouTube to become world-famous celebrities.
Is social sharing just a fad? Tumblr seems the perfect platform to share this conversation. Hear thoughts from Bloomberg Media’s Paul Marcum, Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff, and Chartbeat’s Tony Haile.
"Tumblr is a network based on what you love, not who you know,"- Lee Brown, Global Head of Brand Partnerships, Tumblr.
Lee was one of many media executives (including Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff, left, and Charbeat CEO Tony Haile, right) to participate in the Return on Sharing Summit presented by The Paley Center for Media and ShareThis on April 30th, 2014. Full video of the event, which discussed the impact and significance of social sharing, is available online here.
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"Amazon has a vested interest in making sure it is present at every moment of possible consumption, which is all the time…. It wants to get into that television screen and start to build a relationship. Apple and Roku can’t do that, and Google can only do it with significant effort."- James McQuivey, Forrester Research http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/03/technology/amazon-firetv-set-top-box.html
We’re thrilled to announce that Evan Shapiro, president of Participant Media’s new TV channel, Pivot, will join the Media Council for a PaleyDialogue breakfast on Wednesday, May 7. It’ll be a return engagement for Evan, who gave a fantastic talk for our LA Media Council back in 2012, before Pivot launched in the summer of 2013. We look forward to getting an update.
And here’s a quick Pivot sizzle reel:
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
With the news that Disney has acquired YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million (plus an additional $450 million contingent on its post-acquisition performance), we took a look back to a conversation between Maker’s COO, Courtney Holt, and Maker investor Jon Miller from our 2012 International Council Summit. Back then, Maker was well on its way to hitting 2 billion monthly views, and a bullish Holt was looking forward to hitting “crazy numbers” in the coming year.
These days, “crazy numbers” means 5.5 billion monthly views.
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November 15: Courtney Holt, Maker Studios
Maker Studios, a company making their name on YouTube in a major way, was a new face at International Council this year. But they left a huge impact with our audience when Courtney shared the numbers they hit this year and their goals for the future.