Birds-saving ad tops 'most shared' list; Netflix rescues Longmire

More online video news from across the Web:

> An advertising spot showing good Samaritans helping out birds is the second most shared ad of 2014 and the topper of the November Global Video Ads Chart. Story

> Netflix has rescued the cancelled police drama Longmire for a fourth season. Story

> The Nine Network of Public Media, PBS member station KETC-TV in St. Louis, will use the Piksel Video Platform to enable online broadcast and live streaming of its local programing. Press release

> Video is the fastest-growing category of online advertising spend in Australia, according to a Frost & Sullivan study titled "Australian Online General and Mobile Advertising Market 2014." Story

> Online media publisher Vox Media, producer of Vox.com and sports blog network SB Nation, has raised $46.5 million from investment firm General Atlantic, a source speaking off the record told USA Today. Story

> Sling Media has updated the software in its SlingTV/Slingbox 500 player with new YouTube features and more content options for viewers with full-screen playback at up to 1080p. Story

Cable News
> CBS threatened to remove its owned and operated stations and Showtime from Dish Network if renewals for retransmission and carriage aren't completed by Thursday at 7 p.m. EST. Article

Telecom News
> AT&T has confirmed with the FCC in a letter that it will go forward with its plans to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) GigaPower 1 Gbps service to 21 communities. Article

And finally… Amazon's first original live-action kid's series, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, will show up on Prime Instant Video in the U.K. with a target audience of children aged 6 to 11. Story

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