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Newsflare reaches £8m creator payments

Newsflare, the user-generated video (UGV) platform for media organisations, social publishers, broadcasters, TV production companies and brands, announced it has paid out more than £8 million to talented video creators…

Study: YouTube viewing shifts to Connected TVs

Study: YouTube viewing shifts to Connected TVs

Integral Ad Science (IAS) a global player in digital ad verification, has released research revealing that consumers prefer YouTube to all other ad-supported streaming services on Connected TV (CTV), while…

Zig Zag creates Southgate doc for YouTube Originals

Zig Zag creates Southgate doc for YouTube Originals

Zig Zag productions will deliver the Raise Your Game with Gareth Southgate documentary in June as part of YouTube’s Originals series, ahead of the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament. This feature…

Report: Americans watch 42min of mobile video per day

Report: Americans watch 42min of mobile video per day

During the pandemic year, Americans watched nearly 42 minutes of video per day on their mobile devices, with growth in time spent on video apps paced by Gen Z (up…

YouTube removes 30,000 vaccine misinformation clips

YouTube removes 30,000 vaccine misinformation clips

YouTube has removed more than 30,000 misleading Covid-19 vaccination videos in the past five months. A YouTube spokesperson told the BBC that the videos contradicted vaccine information from the World…

YouTube: “Viewers leaving behind traditional primetime”

YouTube: “Viewers leaving behind traditional primetime”

In December 2020, over 120 million people in the US streamed YouTube to their TV screens, according to a blog post from Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer at YouTube. Furthermore,…

YouTube: “Trump ban not permanent”

YouTube: “Trump ban not permanent”

Susan Wojcicki, YouTube’s chief executive, has said the video-sharing platform may lift Donald Trump’s suspension, if the threat of “real-world violence” decreases. Wojcicki said the Google-owned company will look at…

Universal pulls music from Triller

Universal pulls music from Triller

Universal Music has removed all of its tracks from video sharing app Triller after alleging payments are being withheld to its artists. Triller, a TikTok rival, allows users to create…

Netgem: Xmas TV viewing up 27% from 2019

Netgem: Xmas TV viewing up 27% from 2019

In a Christmas period like no other, Netgem, the end-to-end TV service for the UK’s growing ‘Altnets’ and challenger ISPs, reveals the busiest ever Christmas season on record, with a…

YouTube suspends Trump channel

YouTube suspends Trump channel

YouTube is the latest social network to suspend US President Donald Trump, joining the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The Google-owned video sharing service has prevented Trump’s account from…

EFL anti-piracy campaign

EFL anti-piracy campaign

The EFL, which administers the second, third and fourth tiers of professional football in England, alongside all 72 of its member Clubs, has launched a campaign aimed at discouraging the…

Is social video the future of retail marketing?

Is social video the future of retail marketing?

Superdrug, the UK’s second largest health and beauty retailer, has invested heavily in its digital strategy, moving many aspects of its marketing to digital channels during 2020. This has included…

Research: Lockdown Brits becoming more creative

Research: Lockdown Brits becoming more creative

Everyday creativity is on the rise as the UK is finding more time to pursue new hobbies with 55 per cent of people now more creative with their time than…

Ofcom publishes video-sharing platform guidance

Ofcom publishes video-sharing platform guidance

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published a guide to the new regulatory requirements for UK-based video-sharing platforms (VSPs) – online video service where users can upload and share videos. They…

Nielsen to measure YouTube CTV inventory

Nielsen has announced that YouTube’s streaming TV inventory will be measured in Digital Ad Ratings and Total Ad Ratings to help media buyers and sellers better understand and verify audiences…

Report: 46% UK take new SVoD sub in last 6 months

Report: 46% UK take new SVoD sub in last 6 months

Online video is more popular than ever with the average global viewer watching nearly eight hours (seven hours, 55 minutes) per week. With consumers homebound during the pandemic, 46 per…

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