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DCA: “YouTube only pulls content in face of public disdain”

YouTube’s plans to take down videos promoting hate speech and extremism – by removing thousands of videos promoting neo-Nazism, white supremacy and bigotry – continues Google’s modus operandi of taking…

PewDiePie, DLive live streaming partnership

PewDiePie, DLive live streaming partnership

DLive, a disruptive live streaming platform that leverages blockchain technology to reward both creators and viewers, is now the exclusive live streaming platform for famed content creator, PewDiePie. As the…

T-Series ousts PewDiePie as most-subbed YouTube channel

Indian channel T-Series – which shares Bollywood movie trailers and music videos – has become the most subscribed-to channel on YouTube, overtaking Swedish gamer PewDiePie. T-Series curently boasts around 15,500…

BitMovio open beta gamified video entertainment

BitMovio open beta gamified video entertainment

BitMovio has launched an open beta for its next-generation gamified video entertainment marketplace. The launch delivers an expansive update on content creator and consumer interactivity as well as access to…

YouTube bans comments on kid’s content

YouTube bans comments on kid’s content

YouTube has confirmed it will switch off comments on almost all videos featuring under-18s, in an attempt to “better protect children and families”. A number of brands stopped advertising on…

Study: “YouTube to blame for Flat Earthers”

Study: “YouTube to blame for Flat Earthers”

A research study conducted by Texas Tech University has revealed that YouTube is the biggest culprit in the rise of “Flat Earthers” – a growing community of people who worryingly…

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,…

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