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YouTube lines up channel expansion

With parent company Google revealing a software update to its Google TV service, YouTube has announced the arrival of a range of channels aimed at bringing an even broader range of entertainment for the site’s users. Writing in the official YouTube blog, Robert Kyncl, Global Head of Content Partnerships, suggests that “wonderful things happen when […]

October 31, 2011By Colin Mann

UK Internet users spend 240m hours per month watching video

In September 2011, the UK Internet population made over 785 million visits to online video websites – an increase of 36 per cent year-on-year, according to analysis from competitive intelligence firm Experian Hitwise. According to Experian’s report – Online Video: Bringing Social Media to Life – the majority of growth in this space has been […]

October 24, 2011

Microsoft YouTube channel hacked

Microsoft has recovered access to its You Tube channel after it was hacked over the weekend. Graham Cluley of security firm Sophos has reported that Redmond’s YouTube page had been hacked. All of Microsoft’s videos were taken down and replaced with videos calling on other YouTube users to upload their own or provide sponsorship. While […]

October 24, 2011

Sesame St YouTube invaded by porn hackers

Sesame Street’s YouTube channel has been taken offline after hackers uploaded pornographic videos. A message posted alongside the adult videos stated: “Who doesn’t like porn kids?” The Sesame Street account was taken offline within 20 minutes of the problem being spotted. YouTube said: “Our Community Guidelines prohibit graphic content. As always, we remove inappropriate material […]

October 17, 2011

Renren scores

China’s leading real-name social networking Internet platform Renren is to acquire 100 per cent of, a leading user generated content (UGC) online video sharing site in China in a $80 million cash deal. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions. Founded in 2005, […]

September 27, 2011

Ministry of Sound 300% increase in video

Base79, the UK’s leading digital rights management and monetisation company, has announced a 300 per cent increase in viewing figures and significant increase in revenue generation for the Ministry of Sound video catalogue. The increase follows Ministry of Sound licensing its catalogue of 500 video assets to Base79 (previously MyVideoRights). Using the Base79’s rights management […]

September 21, 2011

Wyplay offers the new “YouTube on TV” application

Wyplay, a specialist in TV-centric Operator software solutions, has integrated the “YouTube on TV” application into its client middleware and is now deploying it with its Vodafone customers. YouTube, a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, has developed a free YouTube application for the TV that lets users sit back and watch their favorite YouTube videos […]

August 31, 2011

Orange partners Dailymotion for localised advertising

Orange has signed an exclusive partnership with Dailymotion to deliver an integrated-advertising solution targeting specific audiences and localised content on Dailymotion’s video-sharing platform. Dailymotion’s video sharing platform reaches 114 million unique visitors a month worldwide, and 20,000 videos are added daily. The Orange Advertising Network will have the exclusivity to monetise and represent Dailymotion’s video […]

July 14, 2011

YouTube and Heineken targeted ad partnership

Brewer Heineken has signed a multimillion-euro advertising contract with Google to target consumers in Western Europe, the US and emerging markets. “The deal with Google will mainly focus on distributing our commercials on YouTube, in order to reach our target groups of 20-somethings, but will also include promotions such as banners on Google,” said Heineken’s […]

June 30, 2011

64% of iPhone users watching video

The ‘Living With Digital’ presentation at this year’s Futuresource Entertainment Summit revealed that as many as 64 per cent of iPhone users and 32 per cent of other smartphone users are watching video on their smartphones. Results of the ongoing consumer study were d based on consumer research carried out in the US, UK, France […]

June 29, 2011