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Opera TV Snap for Dailymotion

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Opera Software has announced the launch of a next-generation TV app technology, with the ability to transform online video into apps for connected TV – at zero cost and all in less than a minute. The new Opera TV Snap technology has already found its first partner in Dailymotion, empowering its official users to reach new audiences on millions of [...]

YouTube tips on making profitable content

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YouTube is launching a new video series offering advice for content creators on how to turn their hobbyist channels into money-making enterprises. The ‘YouTube Pro’ the series will explore topics like attracting and managing advertisers, crowd-funding and recording content. The videos in the series, which will be posted at the end of each month, will feature contributions from past YouTube [...]

Chernin, Comcast and WPP back Fullscreen

Online video company Fullscreen – the premier global YouTube network for creators and brands – has closed a round of Series A funding. The round was led by The Chernin Group along with Comcast Ventures and WPP. “Fullscreen’s mission is to empower a new generation of video creators to reach online audiences on a global scale,” said Fullscreen CEO and [...]

YouTube triples mobile ad revenue

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YouTube has tripled its mobile advertising revenue in the last six months, and a key factor may have been the removal of the YouTube app from Apple’s iOS software. The news comes from a Bloomberg interview with YouTube’s vice president of sales Lucas Watson who commented: “It’s a huge part of our business, and we know that’s where it’s headed.” [...]

Heineken launching YouTube series

Heineken the brewer is to launch a YouTube TV series. The online series, entitled Dropped, is part of the latest stage of Heineken’s global multimillion-pound ad campaign which continues with a new TV ad, The Voyage. Heineken described Dropped as a “social experiment”, with members of the public encouraged to live outside their boundaries and cope with unusual experiences, like [...]

YouTube: 100 hours uploaded every minute

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Google’s video-sharing giant YouTube has marked its eighth birthday by revealing that 100 hours of content is now uploaded every minute. The YouTube blog says “When YouTube’s site first launched in May 2005, we never could have imagined the endless ways in which you would inspire, inform and entertain us every day. Today, more than 100 hours of video are [...]

Over a billion visits a month to UK video sites

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Insights taken from the Experian Hitwise online competitive intelligence tool reveal that visits to online video sites now account for five per cent of all online usage compared to four per cent in 2011. UK Internet users are now making over a billion visits a month to video sites, an increase of 16 per cent year on year. In February [...]

Freesat: 3m sales,YouTube launch

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has revealed that it has sold its 3 millionth product, taking gross retail sales to well over £1 billion, four years after the service first launched in 2008. It also confirmed that YouTube will soon be available on the platform, claimed as a first for free British TV. Freesat added 55,000 new households in [...]

YouTube pay-TV

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Google’s YouTube is set to start asking users to pay subscriptions to access some of its content starting in the spring. The first such channels could be available around Easter according to reports, with YouTube expected to charge between 60p (€0.74) and £3 a month. The company has held talks with several video producers, asking them to submit applications to [...]

Dailymotion free live streaming

Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video streaming site, is breaking new ground by allowing creative people and organisations to distribute live content for free. This will allow users with valuable material, such as press conferences, concerts, sports events, or fashion shows, to stream their footage live to Dailymotion’s 106 million users. This tool has previously only been available for “Premium [...]

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