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Google plans YouTube content revamp

Google is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of Connected TVs, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar…

YouTube offers Hollywood advances on ad revenue for stars

Google is enlisting Hollywood stars to supply original content for YouTube. It has been making the rounds of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, outlining plans to create a network of channels…

C4 and E.On cross-platform tie-up

Channel 4 and energy giant E.On are to co-fund a major cross- platform series called Future Family. The show will centre around a real-life family which lives in a house…

Netflix gains and engages viewers

Netflix gains and engages viewers

Online video viewing data for January showed a 45 per cent increase in time spent on video in the US, and underscored that Netflix’s streaming video service continues to build…

Exclaim unveils connected photo-sharing app

Exclaim Mobility, provider of mobile photo sharing and socialisation applications, has unveiled Snap TV, a new application that will enable users to view and share their mobile photos in high…

Orange to buy 49% of Dailymotion

France Telecom’s Orange has revealed that it is in exclusive negotiations with Dailymotion, the world’s second largest online video site, with a view to taking a 49 per cent share…

euronews’ new dimension

euronews’ new dimension

International news channel euronews has unveiled a range of developments which it claims will take the channel to a new dimension. As 2011 gets under way, the service is switching…

YouTube continues to dominate US online video rankings

comScore, provider of digital world data, has released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 172 million US Internet users watched online video content in November. The total…

YouTube videos get longer

YouTube said that was lifting the 15-minute limit on uploaded videos, beginning with a subset of users. The change comes as YouTube tries to get people to watch its videos…

Google acquires Widevine

Shortly after announcing a series of measures better to protect against copyright infringement, Google has revealed it is to acquire digital media solutions provider Widevine with the intention of  improving…