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Comcast to launch YouTube on Xfinity X1

Comcast and Google have announced a deal that will see the YouTube app launch on Xfinity X1 across the US later this year.  X1 customers will be able to access…

YouTube to axe long, unskippable ads

YouTube to axe long, unskippable ads

YouTube is to set scrap “unskippable” 30-second advertisements on its video service. The Google-owned site has confirmed plans to instead focus on “formats that work well for both users and…

Vimeo launches review tools

Vimeo has announced the launch of all-new video review tools, which allow Vimeo PRO and Business members to seamlessly share, collect feedback and collaborate on video projects. With these new…

Adult content “hidden” on YouTube

Adult videos and pirate content are secretly being hidden on YouTube.  According to a report by TorrentFreak, pirates are using the site’s video hosting services to host the videos. YouTube…

Forscene launches UGC tool

Broadcasters and programme-makers can now incorporate user generated content into their edits and on social media with a new software development kit available on the Forscene cloud video platform. Dubbed…

YouTube goes 4K

Online video portal YouTube has added support for 4K streaming. The first major 4K video stream will be live coverage of The Game Awards on December 1st. In a company…

A third of kids watch mobile video daily

Futuresource has published findings from the 6th wave of Kids Tech, its consumer research programme specifically focused on children aged 3 through to 16 across the US, UK, Germany and…

YouTube driving mobile video growth in Africa

YouTube driving mobile video growth in Africa

Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, has released its latest Global Internet Phenomena Report focusing on Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.  The…

Facebook adds TV video streaming

Facebook is rolling out the ability for users to stream videos from Facebook to their TV, allowing them to enjoy their favourite videos on a larger screen through devices such…

Google acquires FameBit

Google has acquired FameBit – “a technology platform company that helps creators and brands find and work with each other through sponsorships and paid promotion”. Digital creators can set up…