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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…

YouTube ads generate $15bn revenue in 2019

YouTube ads generated $15.15 billion (€13.7bn) in revenue in fiscal 2019, with $4.72 billion in Q4 alone, reported parent company Alphabet. The figure is up from the $11.16 billion revenue…

Manners drives WildBrain Spark & CPLG divisions

WildBrain, a global kids and family content and brands company, has appointed Steve Manners to drive a new business development initiative designed to maximise opportunities for brand licensors and content…

Liverpool 4 Barca 0 most watched YouTube vid of 2019

Liverpool 4 Barca 0 most watched YouTube vid of 2019

YouTube has revealed that Liverpool FC’s comeback against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final has been crowned the most watched video on YouTube for UK users in 2019. A highlight…

Research: 18% UK teens have deleted social media apps

MediaCom’s 2019 Connected Kids research has revealed the extent to which young people are recognising the negative impact of social media on their lives, with nearly 1-in-5 (18 per cent)…

YouTube U-turn on status ID overhaul

YouTube has reversed a decision that would have seen many of its popular video-streamers stripped of their ‘verified’ status badge. The proposed change was supposed to make the ID check…

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