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Rightster gets 100mYouTube views per month

Rightster, the video distribution and monetisation specialist, delivered more than 100 million worldwide views and 100,000 social media shares in the month of September. The company jumped to 11th position in the most recent comScore YouTube Partner Channels rankings (August 2012), up from 16th position three months earlier. The Rightster multi-channel network has grown to […]

October 5, 2012

YouTube: “We do want partners”

In a keynote at The Next TV Summit, Alex Carloss, head of entertainment at YouTube/Google, stressed that the company is looking to partner with traditional content providers as well as fund new source of online content as part of its YouTube channel initiative. He argued results have been very promising, with around “20 channels now […]

September 21, 2012

YouTube face obscurer

To help protect dissidents using YouTube it has made available a new tool allowing people to obscure faces within videos uploaded onto its platform. “Visual anonymity in video allows people to share personal footage more widely and to speak out when they otherwise may not,” Amanda Conway, a YouTube policy associate, wrote in a statement […]

July 19, 2012

Top 5 YouTube channels drive 1.5bn monthly streams

May 2012 marked the first month that Nielsen has publicly reported streaming measurement on thousands of YouTube partners. The top five YouTube Partner channels, led by Vevo, Warner Music Group, Maker, Fullscreen and Machinima, combined for nearly 1.5 billion total streams. To put this into context, YouTube continues to be the top online video destination […]

June 26, 2012

YouTube: 72 hours of film uploaded per minute

YouTube has revealed that 72 hours of film are now being uploaded to its servers every minute as it marks seven years since going live to the public. User uploads – which include home videos, music and TV clips – have more than doubled in the last two years, helping the site attract four billion […]

May 21, 2012

Over 50% of pay-TV subs want access to YouTube

According to international research firm Parks Associates, 59 per cent of US broadband households want access to on-demand YouTube content through their pay-TV service, with the growing number of smart TVs and connected devices driving interest in online video options. Parks Associates reports over 80 per cent of viewers interested in YouTube opt for a […]

May 4, 2012

Napster social video on way?

Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning are reported to be readying their new video social networking service, Airtime, for launch. The service now has a site and is hiring developers, the Napster founders say Airtime  was inspired by Chatroulette, which allowed random people to communicate by video chat. Fanning has said the idea is to “smash […]

March 26, 2012

Youku, Tudou create China’s leading online video company

Chinese Internet television company Youku and Internet video company Tudou Holdings have signed a definitive merger agreement for Tudou to combine with Youku in a 100 per cent stock-for-stock transaction. Upon completion, the combined entity will be named ‘Youku Tudou Inc’. Youku’s ADSs will continue to be listed on the NYSE under the symbol ‘YOKU’. […]

March 13, 2012

YouTube app adds more functionality

Google has revealed it will add functionality to the YouTube experience on Google TV, including complete channel pages and the ability to browse by channel. Currently, users can search by topic area, but the search returns individual video results rather than the channels users see on the desktop version of YouTube. Accessed through Google TV, […]

February 14, 2012

YouTube: 4bn streams a day

Google’s YouTube is streaming four billion videos every day, a 25 per cent increase in the past eight months, according to the company. Meanwhile, about 60 hours of video is now uploaded to YouTube every minute, compared with the 48 hours of video uploaded per minute last May. Last week, Google said that its business […]

January 23, 2012