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YouTube takes on TikTok with Shorts

YouTube takes on TikTok with Shorts

YouTube has unveiled YouTube Shorts – a new short-form video experience for creators and artists who want to shoot and share short videos on their mobile phones. Shorts will begin…

ECJ: ‘YouTube has no obligation to reveal pirate data’

ECJ: ‘YouTube has no obligation to reveal pirate data’

The European Union’s highest court has ruled that online platforms don’t have to disclose the personal data – email addresses, telephone numbers or IP addresses – of users who illegally…

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Research from King’s College London and Ipsos Mori reveals that people who get their news from social media are more likely to believe in such coronavirus conspiracy theories. In an…

Inscape’s new audience panel

Smart TV data company Inscape is expanding its suite of data offerings through the creation of a National Representative Panel (NRP). The provider of automatic content recognition (ACR) data, which…

Report: 1 in 3 Indians watches online videos, usually in Hindi

Who are the new Indian online video viewers? According to Google, they’re 15-34 year-olds (73 per cent) who Google videos whenever they wish to learn something. The search giant revealed…

Report: YouTube #1 source for kids mobile game info

Report: YouTube #1 source for kids mobile game info

Interpret newest GameByte report, which tracks the gaming behaviour of kids age 3-12 in the US, has revealed a clear leader in the video content wars among younger gamers. Across…

Dailymotion returns to normal streaming quality

On March 20th, video sharing site Dailymotion made the decision to reduce the bandwidth required to broadcast videos on its platform to address the risk of network saturation. The end…

YouTube Select solution for advertisers

Suggesting that helping users connect with their audience is its top priority, now having become especially important as digital takes precedence in how people interact, communicate, and stay connected, and…

Fans home videos to play out at Wembley Stadium

Fans home videos to play out at Wembley Stadium

A selection of the hundreds of videos uploaded by fans to social media using #FootballsStayingHome will be aired on EE’s big screens at Wembley Stadium on May 16th. The 27…

Research: Men prefer animated explainers

Men prefer to consume animated videos on YouTube when it comes to explainers, news and concept-based content, according to a recent analysis of YouTube viewership patterns by a news channel…

YouTube, Facebook delete Icke

YouTube and Facebook have deleted accounts held by conspiracy theorist David Icke. YouTube said said Icke had violated its policies on sharing information about coronavirus. The controversial figure had made…

YouTube Kids joins Freesat

Freesat, the UK FTA platform, has announced the addition of YouTube Kids to its 4K TV boxes and library of apps. Targeting kids under 13, YouTube Kids has become one…

JW Player launches Live Channels

JW Player, the independent video platform, has announced the launch of Live Channels, an enhanced live streaming solution that enables digital media companies to broadcast and monetise live without delay…

YouTube ad revenue up as broadcasters suffer

YouTube ad revenue up as broadcasters suffer

YouTube advertising revenues rose a third year-on-year in Q1 despite lockdowns – although growth was slowing in late March. Parent company Alphabet said YouTube ad revenue for the quarter was…

Forecast: Social video 20% of total digital video time

The UK’s lockdown measures due to coronavirus are having a measurable impact on the amount of time people are spending with digital and traditional media. In its latest time spent…

YouTube leads Italian streaming rankings

YouTube dominates the Italian streaming rankings, with 35.4 million unique visitors in December 2019, or 90 per cent of the total audience, based on Comscore research complied by daily Italia…

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