Obama authorizes sanctions against cyberattackers; Disney, Microsoft execs join Netflix board

More online video news from across the web:

> President Obama has authorized the first sanctions program that targets cyberattackers, either individuals or groups, that damage or disrupt U.S. infrastructure and networks or steal trade secrets. Story

> Verizon's entry into the virtual MVPD forum may be an ad-supported OTT service. Story

> Walt Disney Co. veteran exec Anne Sweeney and Microsoft legal executive Brad Smith have joined Netflix's board of directors. Release

> Amazon signed a multiyear licensing deal with content distributor Bleecker Street that will make many of the distributor's movies exclusively available on Prime Instant Video. Release

> Streaming Media East will feature an online video marketing workshop taught by the head of Clear Online Video. Post

> More than one in 10 UK viewers have seen online video content that is "concerning." Story

And finally… April Fool's pranks multiplied online, including Petco's "dog on a stick" selfie stick harness for narcissistic pets to record themselves at will. Story

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