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EC reaches copyright compromise

EC reaches copyright compromise

The European Commission has reached an agreement on new copyright rules, including the controversial Article 13 requiring internet platfroms to obtain authorisation from rights holders at the point of posting.…

Report: Kids shunning YouTube for more interactive media

Report: Kids shunning YouTube for more interactive media

Market research firm Kids Insights, who conduct regular surveys into the attitudes and preferences of children and tweens, has published its latest trend predictions for the next 12 months. The…

Study: YouTube Enthusiasts still prioritise TV

Study: YouTube Enthusiasts still prioritise TV

YouTube Enthusiasts have an inherent affection for the YouTube platform but that doesn’t mean they exclusively desire only digital-based, snackable, UGC content, according to a VAB study. In fact, YouTube…

YouTube bans ‘dangerous prank’ videos

YouTube videos that feature dangerous or emotionally distressing pranks have been banned from the video-sharing platform. The move comes in response to so-called “challenges” that have sometimes resulted in death…

Victoria Beckham launching YouTube channel

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has announced she is launching her own YouTube channel.  The former Spice Girl – and wife of retired footballer David Beckham – said the channel will…

Study reveals why different forms of TV and video co-exist

Study reveals why different forms of TV and video co-exist

The average UK viewer now watches nearly 5 hours of TV and other video a day, according to The Age of Television study conducted by research and strategy consultancy MTM…

Reuters expands UGC offering with Newsflare

Reuters, the multimedia news provider, is further expanding its content offering to Reuters News Agency customers through a partnership with Newsflare, a provider of eyewitness and trending video. The Newsflare…

LADbible acquires Unilad

Unilad – owned by Bentley Harrington which went into administration earlier this month – has been bought by rival LADbible. The two companies thrive on the social media scene by…

IHS: YouTube turns to premium subs to raise revenue

IHS: YouTube turns to premium subs to raise revenue

To address rising competition in the advertising market, Google-owned YouTube is diversifying its business model by rebranding and expanding its YouTube Premium subscription service and other measures to raise revenue,…

Study: Can telcos monetise UGC?

According to Cisco’s global report on video streaming, 76 per cent of mobile traffic will be video by 2019 and Smart Insight says that more video is uploaded in 30…

Forecast: Online viewing to exceed an hour a day

Forecast: Online viewing to exceed an hour a day

Global consumers will spend an average of 67 minutes a day watching online video this year, up from 56 minutes last year, according to Zenith’s Online Video Forecasts 2018. By…

US consumers watch 2+ hours video a week on computer

Video research from Parks Associates reveals US broadband households watch an average of two hours of alternative content on a computer each week from sources including Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube, Vimeo,…

YouTube adds channel memberships

YouTube has rolled out new monetisation and engagement features for users who upload content to its video-sharing website. Speaking at the VidCon 2018 conference in California, YouTube chief product officer…

YouTube launches paid services in UK

YouTube launches paid services in UK

YouTube has launched two new streaming services – YouTube Music and YouTube Premium – in the UK and 12 other new countries. YouTube Music will enable users to listen to…

Dailymotion Player updated

Dailymotion has released a new version of its online video player offering for publishers. The company says that its Dailymotion Player allows companies to deliver flawless streaming experiences across their…

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