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Google opening London YouTube studio

Google has announced that it will soon open a new studio in London to help some of the most popular YouTube posters make their videos look more professional. Based in Google’s Soho offices in London, the creator space will include two studios, a green screen for backdrops, fully staffed editing suites and cameras based on […]

July 25, 2012

Cloudee forecast from Boxee

Web TV service Boxee is taking its first steps into the cloud, launching the Cloudee cloud offering aimed at allowing Boxee users to store and share personal videos with family and close friends. “We believe the cloud is going to play a major role in the future of TV and today we are taking the […]

June 5, 2012By Colin Mann

YouTube: 72 hours of film uploaded per minute

YouTube has revealed that 72 hours of film are now being uploaded to its servers every minute as it marks seven years since going live to the public. User uploads – which include home videos, music and TV clips – have more than doubled in the last two years, helping the site attract four billion […]

May 21, 2012

IMImobile, zeebox drive social media audience engagement

Global mobile data infrastructure and solutions provider IMImobile has integrated its Multi-Media Console (MMC) within the zeebox ‘Showtime’ platform. IMImobile’s platform provides broadcasters with a seamless way to aggregate audience content across a range of digital streams, including Twitter, Facebook, SMS, MMS, email and apps. The integration allows the broadcaster to edit, curate, and then […]

April 12, 2012

Update for Google TV

Admitting that the initial version of Google TV “wasn’t perfect”, Google has announced a software update aimed at providing a better user experience. Writing in the Google TV blog, Mario Queiroz, Vice President Product Management, and Vincent Dureau, Director of Engineering, note that with over three billion views a day, sites such as YouTube are […]

October 31, 2011By Colin Mann

YouTube to offer 25 linear channels

YouTube is to offer the first of about 25 professionally aggregated linear channels this January. The gossip is that Google is spending a total of about $150 million with the likes of FremantleMedia, Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine/Reveille group, Warner Bros and others to acquire its programming at a rate of about $5 million per channel – […]

October 17, 2011By Chris Forrester

Google debuts video AdWords

Google has launched an equivalent of AdWords for YouTube’s online video formats TrueView. Advertisers can now create and manage video campaigns across YouTube and the Google Display Network using the same AdWords interface that is used for search, display and mobile ads. Google has launched the service to boost uptake of its interactive video ad […]

September 28, 2011

Wyplay offers YouTube app

Wyplay, a specialist in TV-centric operator software solutions, has integrated the “YouTube on TV” application into its client middleware and is now deploying it with its Vodafone customers. YouTube has developed a free application for the TV that lets users watch YouTube videos on the big screen, in up to 720p HD video quality, with […]

August 31, 2011

IPO values Tudou at $3.2bn

Tudou has priced its initial public offering in New York, raising $174 million in a deal that valued the Chinese streaming video website at $3.2 billion. The offering is of six million shares priced at $29 each. The shares will begin trading on the Nasdaq market this week. Tudou originally filed for its IPO in […]

August 17, 2011 brings library to YouTube, which has compiled the largest collection of licensed Hollywood film clips on the web, will partner with Google to bring more than 20,000 HD clips to YouTube. Movieclips have announced that the clips will be available through the Movie Extras on the YouTube VoD platform, and also through the Movieclips YouTube channel. The clips […]

August 10, 2011