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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 vine.co 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Google opening London YouTube studio

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Google has announced that it will soon open a new studio in London to help some of the most popular YouTube posters make their videos look more professional. Based in Google’s Soho offices in London, the creator space will include two studios, a green screen for backdrops, fully staffed editing suites and cameras based on both DSLR and cinema technology.

Cloudee forecast from Boxee

Web TV service Boxee is taking its first steps into the cloud, launching the Cloudee cloud offering aimed at allowing Boxee users to store and share personal videos with family and close friends. “We believe the cloud is going to play a major role in the future of TV and today we are taking the first step towards a Boxee [...]

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