The Skinny: I got to see an ostrich up close last night. I don't know why ostriches and camels are my two favorite animals. These days it doesn't take much to excite me. Tuesday's headlines include a look at the duo behind a popular YouTube channel, and media mogul
Going places. Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch, the duo behind YouTube's FreddieW channel, have attracted lots of viewers and even caught the eye of some Hollywood heavyweights with their efforts. The efforts of the USC grads even attracted advertising from Chrysler. The Los Angeles Times goes inside the FreddieW channel to see what makes it click.
Making waves. Media mogul Barry Diller was in a feisty mood Monday. Speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference, Diller took shots at the broadcasters trying to shut down Aereo, the startup company that distributes over-the-air channels via the Internet. Diller, a backer of Aereo, said trying to stop the company or other new forms of distribution is akin to putting your hand in front of a train. He also said the legal fight over Aereo is over, which led Fox to go all Frank Stallone on Diller and declare that it's "far from over." More on Diller's remarks from the Los Angeles Times and Reuters.
Add them up. Nielsen is going to start testing a new service to measure online viewing of television. Broadcast networks Fox, NBC and
A big slate. Yahoo unveiled several new shows with some familiar faces attached to them during a presentation to advertisers on Monday in New York. For Yahoo, adding more content and attracting advertisers will be crucial for the company's future. More on its plans from the Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles Times.
Not too kinky. The musical "Kinky Boots" landed 13 Tony nominations followed closely by "Matilda," which got 12. Also nominated was
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