After the coffee. Before remembering that whatever happens today will be a distant memory a week from now.
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 Barry Diller is still making waves. Also, if you are interested in receiving an email alert when the Morning Fix is live please send me a note and we’ll see if we can make it happen.
Daily Dose: CNN has dubbed its new morning show anchored by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan “New Day.” The show will make its debut on June 10 from CNN’s New York studios. For CNN’s new chief Jeff Zucker, who first rose to prominence as a producer for NBC’s “Today,” having a strong morning presence is a top priority. “New Day” will run from 6 to 9 a.m. Eastern time.
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 ABC will take part in the experiment as will several cable networks including Discovery and A&E. The television industry has been pushing Nielsen to do a better job counting viewers on the Web. The TV industry has a dream of one day being able to sell advertising based on one rating that factors in all the various platforms that people use to consume content. Details on the Nielsen test from the Wall Street Journal.
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 Tom Hanks for “Lucky Guy,” the Nora Ephron-written play about late tabloid columnist Mike McAlary. A rundown of the Tony Award nominations from the Los Angeles Times here and here and from the New York Times.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: New episodes of soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” are now available online.
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