July 2, 2016 |
Journalist David Farrier thought he was onto a goofy, fun little story when he stumbled on an online video of a new sport called "competitive tickling" that showed four young men tickling a fifth into submission. There was also a call for entries that promised would-be tickling athletes $1,500 and free room and board in Los Angeles for participating in the contest. A New Zealand reporter and documentary filmmaker who specializes in the odd and the weird, Farrier was fascinated and he reached out to the company that produced the vid. Jane O'Brien Media replied in a strange, hostile missive informing the openly gay Farrier that they refused to have any "association with a homosexual journalist.
November 4, 2014 |
A 12-year veteran of SEPTA's transit police is facing criminal charges after allegedly masturbating on the Broad Street Line while off-duty, agency officials said. Officer Kevin Fant, 44, facing charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness, was expected to surrender Monday night to the Philadelphia Police Department, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. "Disgusting and shameful," Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel 3d tweeted late Monday afternoon. SEPTA's social media team was tipped off Oct. 25 to an online video showing a man masturbating on a Broad Street subway car. The video was originally posted in August.
September 30, 2014 |
Ask 4-year-old Jaime Rojas what he is - Mexican like his dad or Puerto Rican like his mom - and he answers with a big grin: "Mexi-Rican. " But Sunday was all about his maternal side as the family from Newark, Del., watched the Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway under a sunny Caribbean-blue sky. "It's nice to remember where you're from," said Melanie Rojas, 25, a nutritionist who was born in the United States...
March 5, 2014 |
Comcast Corp., seeking to broaden its Internet services and make money on streamed TV content, is negotiating to purchase a San Mateo, Calif., company that inserts and tracks advertising in Internet and mobile video. Comcast is reportedly looking to pay $320 million for seven-year-old FreeWheel Media Inc. Comcast, the nation's largest cable-TV company and residential Internet provider, already owns the Seattle-based thePlatform, which manages and hosts on-demand video for Comcast and other companies.
June 19, 2013 |
With online video the wave of the future, Comcast Corp. has taken a financial stake in a Los Angeles-area company with 10,000 "channels" of younger musicians, comedians, and other video-content creators on YouTube. The company is the two-year-old Fullscreen Inc. - which comScore, which provides digital analytics, calls one of the largest independent YouTube networks. Financial terms were not disclosed. Comcast is participating in the venture with the investors Chernin Group and WPP Digital.
May 3, 2013 |
When it comes to online video, men aren't the boss anymore. Rapidly growing in numbers and influence, female viewers are reshaping original programming at major platforms such as AOL, Hulu, and YouTube. WIGS, YouTube's popular women's channel, marks its first anniversary with the premiere Friday of the second season of Lauren , a powerful drama about rape in the military starring Troian Bellisario, Jennifer Beals, Bradley Whitford, and Raymond Cruz. Founded by filmmakers Jon Avnet ( Fried Green Tomatoes )
May 1, 2013
Team to probe Afghan crash WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday it was sending a team of investigators to Afghanistan to assist local authorities with their investigation of a U.S. cargo airline crash that killed all seven crew members on board. The plane, a Boeing 747-400 operated by National Air Cargo, crashed Monday just after takeoff from Bagram Air Base. The crew members were all American citizens, the board said. The accident site is within the perimeter of Bagram Air Base.
March 18, 2013 |
One of this spring's most anticipated TV shows isn't actually on TV. It's on Netflix. Hemlock Grove , a creepy werewolf thriller directed by horror maestro Eli Roth, will premiere April 19 on the subscription video-streaming site. It's part of a new wave of sophisticated, polished online scripted shows that - finally - have propelled online video into the big leagues. With backing from major studios and creative spark from Hollywood A-listers including Tom Hanks and Jerry Seinfeld, online platforms including Yahoo!
February 24, 2013 |
A former Villanova University student has been charged with taking clandestine videos of three females, one 17, and posting them to pornographic websites. Tyler Jones, 20, hid his iPhone in the bathroom of a residence in Switzerland and filmed three guests undressing, Radnor Township police said Friday. Police said Jones uploaded the videos to two pornography websites from his dorm room. None of the women was affiliated with Villanova. On Dec. 20, one of the women - a 30-year-old living in Brooklyn, N.Y. - contacted Radnor police after she learned that a video of her undressing had been posted, police said.