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MrBeast now YouTube’s biggest channel

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, has overtaken T-Series as the biggest YouTube channel in terms of subscribers. Indian music label T-Series, which uploads content such as Bollywood movie trailers and music videos, has been recognised as the largest YouTube channel since 2019. But it was toppled by Donaldson – who was already the individual […]

June 4, 2024

Study: US homes consume 43.5hrs of video per week

A study from research firm Parks Associates, The Viewer Journey: Navigating Streaming Options, reveals US Internet households now consume 43.5 hours of video per week on average across all viewing devices, an increase of more than six hours from 37.2 hours in 2020. Additionally, 61 per cent of households watch paid streaming services on a […]

April 16, 2024

Research: Kids watching 106min of YouTube daily

Precise TV, the contextual video company, and Giraffe Insights, a kids and family research agency, have released their latest Precise Advertiser Report: Kids (PARK). The report unpacks the media consumption habits and purchase decisions of parents and kids aged two to 12 years old, aka Generation Alpha. The latest bi-annual PARK report confirms YouTube remains […]

February 29, 2024

NetRange enables TikTok on smart TVs

NetRange, an Access company and provider of white-labelled, turnkey smart TV and OTT ecosystems, has announced a collaboration with TikTok, to enable users of the social media platform to access TikTok content globally on TV through the NetRange Smart TV Portal. “With an installed base of around a billion smart TVs globally, and with particularly […]

February 2, 2024

Research: For Gen Z, everything is entertainment

As the first native smartphone generation, Gen Z consumers are entertainment omnivores. Their handheld devices allow them immediate access to a wealth of platforms and content and they are taking full advantage. The latest 2023 results of Hub  Entertainment Research’s annual Video Redefined survey shows that unlike their older counterparts for whom TV and movies […]

January 30, 2024

Irish regulator designates video-sharing platform services

Coimisiún na Meán, Ireland’s new body for regulating broadcasters, on-demand services, and online media, and supporting media development, has published details of the designation of ten services as named video-sharing platform services. The designation process for these services was completed during December 2023. The designated services are: • Facebook • Instagram • YouTube • Udemy […]

January 9, 2024By Colin Mann

DoubleVerify expands services to YouTube Shorts

DoubleVerif, the software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, has announced the expansion of its YouTube brand safety and suitability measurement capabilities to include YouTube Shorts. “Today’s announcement underscores our ongoing commitment to safeguarding brand equity and reputation across all media channels,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO, DoubleVerify. “Our  innovative offering on YouTube Shorts […]

December 13, 2023

IAS expands Total Media Quality to YouTube Shorts

Integral Ad Science (IAS), the media measurement and optimisation platform, has announced an expansion of its measurement capabilities on YouTube. IAS will now offer its brand safety and suitability measurement product to advertisers for YouTube Shorts inventory, as part of its existing Total Media Quality for YouTube product suite. IAS will now provide additional, valuable […]

December 12, 2023

New YouTube AI guidelines

YouTube has issued new guidelines for AI-enhanced videos uploaded to its platform. It said the new approach will put guardrails around videos that appear realistic but rely on AI tools. The company is also rolling out new labels to inform viewers when the video they’re seeing has been altered or synthetically created. “This is especially […]

November 14, 2023

Ofcom: VSP rules hard to understand

A report, Regulating Video-Sharing Platforms (VSPs), from UK comms regulator Ofcom lifts the lid, for the first time, on how easy it is for people to access, use and understand the terms and conditions set by six platforms: BitChute, Brand New Tube, OnlyFans, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitch. It also scrutinises how these VSPs communicate what […]

August 9, 2023By Colin Mann