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‘Dancing baby’ wins copyright case

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has affirmed that copyright holders must consider whether a use of material is fair before sending a takedown notice. The ruling came in…

Analyst: MCNs attractive to traditional media groups

Research by Ampere Analysis into Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) has found that the business model of MCNs is a good fit for many traditional media companies, which understand advertising business models.…

YouTube 8K video crashes computers

YouTube has launched support for 8K video, allowing users to watch videos in such high resolutions that it reportedly crashes their computer. The first 8K film, entitled Ghost Towns, is…

TV, movies still drive online video

User-generated content (UGC) or more broadly speaking, short-form video (from services such as YouTube and Dailymotion), has become far more than cats playing the piano, according to ABI Research. The…

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel

Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form…

Live video broadcasting becoming the new ‘selfie’

Video and visual technologies are becoming increasingly important for interacting with customers and each other, according to information technology research and advisory specialist Gartner. The firm predicts that by 2017,…

Verizon speed boost for content sharing

Recognising that people are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, with the trend expected to continue, US telco Verizon has confirmed that its FiOS residential customers will receive…

Twitter acquires SnappyTV

Twitter is boosting its video capabilities by acquiring Twitter, a cloud-based, live video platform that makes TV and live web streams social, mobile and viral. Terms of the transaction weren’t…

Vine TV Mode on web

Vine, Twitter’s video-sharing service, has enhanced its functionality by adding web availability. Writing in the Vine blog, Janessa Det, Engineer, says: “Today, we’re introducing a new way to experience Vine:…

YouTube now on Roku 3

YouTube now on Roku 3

Streaming service Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now on the Roku 3 player in the US, Canada, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The channel is expected…

RTL strikes BroadbandTV strategic partnership

RTL strikes BroadbandTV strategic partnership

European entertainment network RTL Group has formed a strategic partnership with Vancouver-based online video company BroadbandTV. RTL Group’s initial investment of €27 million for a 51 per cent stake is…

Facebook adds video to Instagram app

Facebook adds video to Instagram app

Following the launch of Twitter’s video-sharing app, Vine, Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that users will be record and share 15-second clips by tapping a video icon in the app. They…

Don’t twitter away the news

What is social media’s relationship to TV news? That’s the question we pose in the latest issue of Euromedia, which you can read here as a digital magazine. Is it…

YouTube hits 1bn monthly users

YouTube hits 1bn monthly users

In blog post, video-sharing website YouTube has revealed it now has more than a billion unique users every single month. “In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to…

Twitter launches Vine video-share service

Twitter launches Vine video-share service

Twitter has launched Vine, a mobile service that allows users to capture and share short looping videos. According to Twitter, as is the case with Tweets, the brevity of videos…

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