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50% YouTube ads are skippable

50% YouTube ads are skippable

Up to 50 per cent of all video ads served on YouTube are now skippable says the company. YouTube introduced the skippable format, In-stream, last December as the first of…

Update for Google TV

Update for Google TV

Admitting that the initial version of Google TV “wasn’t perfect”, Google has announced a software update aimed at providing a better user experience. Writing in the Google TV blog, Mario…

YouTube lines up channel expansion

YouTube lines up channel expansion

With parent company Google revealing a software update to its Google TV service, YouTube has announced the arrival of a range of channels aimed at bringing an even broader range…

UK Internet users spend 240m hours per month watching video

In September 2011, the UK Internet population made over 785 million visits to online video websites – an increase of 36 per cent year-on-year, according to analysis from competitive intelligence…

Microsoft YouTube channel hacked

Microsoft has recovered access to its You Tube channel after it was hacked over the weekend. Graham Cluley of security firm Sophos has reported that Redmond’s YouTube page had been…

Sesame St YouTube invaded by porn hackers

Sesame St YouTube invaded by porn hackers

Sesame Street’s YouTube channel has been taken offline after hackers uploaded pornographic videos. A message posted alongside the adult videos stated: “Who doesn’t like porn kids?” The Sesame Street account…

Renren scores 56.com

Renren scores 56.com

China’s leading real-name social networking Internet platform Renren is to acquire 100 per cent of 56.com, a leading user generated content (UGC) online video sharing site in China in a…

Ministry of Sound 300% increase in video

Base79, the UK’s leading digital rights management and monetisation company, has announced a 300 per cent increase in viewing figures and significant increase in revenue generation for the Ministry of…

Wyplay offers the new “YouTube on TV” application

Wyplay, a specialist in TV-centric Operator software solutions, has integrated the “YouTube on TV” application into its client middleware and is now deploying it with its Vodafone customers. YouTube, a…

Orange partners Dailymotion for localised advertising

Orange has signed an exclusive partnership with Dailymotion to deliver an integrated-advertising solution targeting specific audiences and localised content on Dailymotion’s video-sharing platform. Dailymotion’s video sharing platform reaches 114 million…