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Newsflare matches donations to assist Ukrainian Refugees

Newsflare, the licensing platform and marketplace for user-generated video (UGV), is offering its 45,000 global membership of filmers the option to donate their earnings to the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR).  Newsflare will match every donation made in support of the charity, whose aim is to make sure refugees can safely escape their […]

April 12, 2022

Ofcom: 30% internet users don’t question misinformation

More than a third of UK internet users are unaware that online content might be false or biased, according to research from media regulator Ofcom. Every minute sees 500 hours of content uploaded to YouTube, 5,000 videos viewed on TikTok and 695,000 stories shared on Instagram. Given the sheer volume of information at the touch […]

March 30, 2022

Research: Gen Z favour both TV and short-form video

While the media lifestyles of Gen Z – a generation that has never known a world without Internet – are dominated by social media and music streaming, this diverse audience of streamers view long-form TV content with as much frequency as short-form video content, according to Horowitz Research’s State of Gen Z 2021 study. The […]

March 3, 2022

XroadMedia delivers record-breaking 2021

XroadMedia, leading specialists in innovative and ground-breaking content discovery and personalisation solutions, has recorded the highest growth in revenue and best financial results in the history of the company. In 2021 revenues have grown 40 per cent year-on-year, which continues the trend of XroadMedia’s fast expansion in the content discovery, personalisation and targeting market. 2021 […]

February 28, 2022

Newsflare hires Mamouzellos

Newsflare, a licensing platform and marketplace for user-generated video (UGV), has announced the appointment of Nick Mamouzellos as its new Head of B2B Growth Marketing.  The first senior hire since attracting £5 million Series B funding, Mamouzellos will play a leading role in Newsflare’s accelerated growth strategy as it stakes its claim as category leader […]

February 10, 2022

Research: 5m Brits spend full working day on VoD

Research from digital experience specialist Acquia shows just how much Covid is catalysing the time Brits are spending on screens as the UK continues to navigate working from home and the pandemic. The research shows that up to 5 million people in the UK are currently watching seven or more hours of streaming video content […]

January 20, 2022

MrBeast biggest YouTube earner in 2021

Jimmy Donaldson, the 23-year-old US YouTuber and philanthropist better known as MrBeast, was YouTube’s highest-earning content creator in 2021, according to business magazine Forbes. Donaldson’s elaborate stunts and big money giveaways have generated more than 10 billion views on the video-sharing platform, earning him some $54 million (€47.2m). He has overtaken 10-year-old game and toy […]

January 14, 2022

Newsflare closes Series B investment round

Newsflare, a licensing platforms and marketplace for user-generated video (UGV), has closed a Series B accelerator funding round to fuel faster growth. The £5 million (€5.9) investment will be used to increase Newsflare’s global footprint, grow its team, and expand its Studios and Marketplace business across Europe, North America and Asia. This funding round, led […]

January 13, 2022

Fact checkers: YouTube fails on fake news

YouTube spreads disinformation and misinformation worldwide and is not doing enough to tackle fake news on its platform, according to a global coalition of fact checking organisations. A letter signed by more than 80 groups, including Full Fact in the UK, says the platform is hosting content by groups which spread Covid misinformation, and videos […]

January 12, 2022

German watchdog sets sights on Google

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office the Bundeskartellamt has delivered its decision that Alphabet Inc., Mountain View, USA, and therefore also its subsidiary Google, is subject to extended abuse control by the competition authority. A newly-introduced provision under the German Competition Act (Section 19a of the German Competition Act (GWB)), which entered into force in January 2021, […]

January 6, 2022By Colin Mann