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YouTube launching ad-free subscription service

YouTube launching ad-free subscription service

Google is preparing to launch an ad-free YouTube subscription service. The online video portal is in the midst of “fine-tuning the experience” which is likely to launch in a few…

Chromecast passes 1bn streams, YouTube views up 50%

Chromecast passes 1bn streams, YouTube views up 50%

Chromecast, Google’s HDMI dongle that has been on the market for 18 months, is still riding high.  According to analyst group NPD, Chromecast was the top selling streaming device throughout…

Dailymotion launches gaming platform

Orange’s video streaming platform Dailymotion has announced the launch of Dailymotion Games, a new live-streaming platform dedicated to gaming. The website, games.dailymotion.com, offers the gaming and electronic sports community a…

Vloggers must label advertorial content

Video bloggers (‘vloggers’) must make it clear when they are paid to promote products, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned. The new guidance was issued following an investigation carried…

Minecraft YouTube videos near 50bn views

Minecraft YouTube videos near 50bn views

Online video firm Octoly has published a report showing that by June 2014, videos featuring content from video-game Minecraft had been watched 30.8 billion times, with only 183 million of…

YouTube considers ad-free subs model

YouTube considers ad-free subs model

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, has said that YouTube is considering new ways to charge viewers for watching, as an alternative to seeing the advertising that has been YouTube’s main…

4.4bn views of YouTube games channels in Sept

4.4bn views of YouTube games channels in Sept

YouTube games channels have become one of the most popular categories on Google’s online video site, with the 100 biggest receiving nearly 4.4 billion video views in September alone –…

YouTube plans Fan Funding

YouTube plans Fan Funding

YouTube has revealed plans for channel owners to make money by soliciting donations from their viewers. YouTube Fan Funding will be tested soon with a limited number of channels in…

ILOOK turns YouTube channels into TV apps

ILOOK has launched as a new OTT pay-TV platform for YouTube channels. The platform instantly converts YouTube channels into mobile TVapps that behave like television networks. Through this easy-to-use technology,…

Musicians attack YouTube fees

Musicians attack YouTube fees

Musicians want the EU to intervene in a row over the rates YouTube is offering small music labels to include them in a new service. They are accusing YouTube business…