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Verizon speed boost for content sharing

Recognising that people are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, with the trend expected to continue, US telco Verizon has confirmed that its FiOS residential customers will receive upload speeds that match their download speeds, making it easier and faster to share. This speed upgrade is free to current customers, and comes at a time when people are […]

Twitter acquires SnappyTV

Twitter is boosting its video capabilities by acquiring Twitter, a cloud-based, live video platform that makes TV and live web streams social, mobile and viral. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. In a SnappyTV blog, the platform says that together, the pair will create an even better platform for live, social content distribution. “When we created SnappyTV four years ago, […]

Vine TV Mode on web

Vine, Twitter’s video-sharing service, has enhanced its functionality by adding web availability. Writing in the Vine blog, Janessa Det, Engineer, says: “Today, we’re introducing a new way to experience Vine: on the web. Log in at to view your home feed and like, comment, and share videos just as you do on our mobile apps. You can also visit […]

YouTube now on Roku 3


Streaming service Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now on the Roku 3 player in the US, Canada, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The channel is expected to be available on additional player models in 2014. Writing in the Roku blog, Ed Lee, Vice President, Content Acquisition, says the YouTube channel rounds out Roku’s selection of streaming […]

RTL strikes BroadbandTV strategic partnership


European entertainment network RTL Group has formed a strategic partnership with Vancouver-based online video company BroadbandTV. RTL Group’s initial investment of €27 million for a 51 per cent stake is part of a planned series of investments in the company. The business partnership between the two companies creates a new platform for RTL Group’s digital strategy and allows the management […]

Facebook adds video to Instagram app


Following the launch of Twitter’s video-sharing app, Vine, Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that users will be record and share 15-second clips by tapping a video icon in the app. They can also apply filters to videos to add contrast, make them black and white or different hues. Speaking at a launch event held at Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters, Instagram […]

Don’t twitter away the news

What is social media’s relationship to TV news? That’s the question we pose in the latest issue of Euromedia, which you can read here as a digital magazine. Is it an opportunity of a threat? The answer is that it is both. Contributors to our piece take a pretty optimistic view. That’s not surprising as they are drawn either from […]

YouTube hits 1bn monthly users


In blog post, video-sharing website YouTube has revealed it now has more than a billion unique users every single month. “In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world,” says the YouTube team. “Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built […]

Twitter launches Vine video-share service


Twitter has launched Vine, a mobile service that allows users to capture and share short looping videos. According to Twitter, as is the case with Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (six seconds or less) inspires creativity. “Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create,” the company said in a […]

YouTube improves Content ID

YouTube has announced fresh updates to Content ID – the set of copyright policies and content management tools which aim to give rights holders control of their content posted on the site. Writing in the official YouTube blog, Thabet Alfishawi, Rights Management Product Manager, highlights three particular efforts that YouTube thinks improve Content ID for everyone. The first concerns a […]

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