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Dailymotion partners with Viral Spiral


Dailymotion, the online video platform, has signed a partnership with Viral Spiral, an agency for creators of viral videos, which also helps producers leverage that content to drive audience and engage customers. The deal will give Dailymotion users access to thousands of the best videos from Viral Spiral, with new content being added weekly. CEO and Founder of Viral Spiral, […]

Rightster video views grow 147%


Rightster, the cloud-based global video distribution and monetisation network, has released an update on its average monthly video views and business developments, following the first three months of the year. Rightster continues to show strong growth in its video traffic, with average monthly video views for Q1 2014 estimated at 355 million per month, a 28 per cent increase on […]

Turkish court part lifts YouTube ban

A Turkish court has ruled that a blanket ban of YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be lifted, citing a supreme court ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on microblogging site Twitter. The state telecoms authority on March 27th blocked access to YouTube, Google’s video-sharing site, after anonymously leaked audio recordings appeared there purportedly […]

Turkey blocks YouTube

Turkey’s telecommunications authority has blocked YouTube, exactly a week after trying to prevent people from accessing Twitter and just three days ahead of local elections. The move came just hours after a leaked recording published on YouTube seeming to show a top officials discussing a possible attack against Jihadist militants in Syria. The block was announced on the telecommunications authority’s […]

YouTube: ‘We’ll catch channels who inflate views’


YouTube is stepping up efforts to catch users who fraudulently boost viewing numbers. It says “When some bad actors try to game the system by artificially inflating view counts, they’re not just misleading fans about the popularity of a video, they’re undermining one of YouTube’s most important and unique qualities.” “While in the past we would scan views for spam […]

German, French YouTube beating UK

YouTube’s 46 generic channels are doing better in Germany and France than those being viewed in the UK. A study by IHS Electronics & Media over the past year states that the German and French offering gathered an average of 14 million views, while the UK offering tempted just 11 million views. However, IHS suggests some valid reasons. The top […]

Aereo confirms Baltimore launch


Internet TV streaming service Aereo has revealed plans to launch its online television technology in the Baltimore metropolitan region on December 16th. The Baltimore metro area includes 11 counties across Central Maryland. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion earlier this year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Denver metropolitan areas. Aereo will announce additional launch […]

Dailymotion opens subsidiary in Japan

Dailymotion has opened a new subsidiary in Japan: Dailymotion Japan KK and moved to Tokyo with his first employees. With over 11 million unique visitors per month, Japan is Dailymotion’s third largest market behind France and the US with a strong audience growth in mobile in 2013. With its new offices in Tokyo, the new team aims to develop partnerships […]

YouTube enables offline viewing

From November, users will be able to download videos to watch later using the YouTube app on mobile devices. Other video apps like the BBC’s iPlayer already lets users download videos to watch later, which auto-delete in time. On its Creators blog, YouTube says users will be able to watch videos they’ve downloaded as long as their device goes online […]

Google overhauls YouTube app


Google has updated its YouTube app for Android and iOS systems in a bid to bring the mobile experience in line with that of the desktop. The redesigned interface allows users to swipe videos into the bottom right corner of the screen, allowing them to keep watching content whilst browsing the rest of the site. Other new features include the […]

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