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comScore: 83% of US watch online video

The new May online video rankings from comScore show that 176 million US Internet users, or about 83.3 per cent of the US audience, viewed online videos last month, spending an average of 15.9 hours per viewer over the month. More than 5.6 billion viewing sessions were recorded that month by comScore. Most of the […]

June 20, 2011

YouTube in talks to avoid mobile video jam

YouTube division said it is in talks with all major mobile operators on an agreement to pool efforts to reduce the impact of video content on their networks. The world’s most popular video-streaming site is also in discussions with handset manufacturers, whose devices can help optimise the flow of data over increasingly clogged data networks. […]

June 10, 2011

YouTube €0.5m digital talent fund

YouTube is to invest €500,000 in a scheme to support UK digital talent. The YouTube NextUp fund will allow up to 25 people to win a €20,000 grant to develop their content on the video-sharing website, as well as a place on a “creator camp” that will give training in production techniques. To apply, creators […]

April 14, 2011

YouTube beta live streaming service

YouTube has launched a live-video streaming service in beta as it continues to build its live content offering. YouTube has so far  offered one-off streams of music concerts and sports events and will cover the IPL. YouTube Live will eventually be a permanent feature of the search engine, integrating live streaming and discovery tools. Viewers […]

April 12, 2011

Google plans YouTube content revamp

Google is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of Connected TVs, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar with the matter, YouTube is looking to compete with broadcast and cable television, which would entail enticing users to stay on the website longer, and […]

April 7, 2011By Colin Mann

YouTube offers Hollywood advances on ad revenue for stars

Google is enlisting Hollywood stars to supply original content for YouTube. It has been making the rounds of Hollywood’s biggest talent agencies, outlining plans to create a network of channels based around specific themes or niches, such as fashion, food and video games. It is offering stars cash advances against future advertising revenues in return […]

March 28, 2011

C4 and E.On cross-platform tie-up

Channel 4 and energy giant E.On are to co-fund a major cross- platform series called Future Family. The show will centre around a real-life family which lives in a house furnished entirely with energy-saving gadgets and technologies. The five-part series will follow the practicalities of the various energy-saving inventions, which will include futuristic kitchen appliances, […]

March 25, 2011

Netflix gains and engages viewers

Online video viewing data for January showed a 45 per cent increase in time spent on video in the US, and underscored that Netflix’s streaming video service continues to build momentum. Netflix has become the only paid video service to be a top 10 video site on the Internet when looking at total number of […]

February 16, 2011

Exclaim unveils connected photo-sharing app

Exclaim Mobility, provider of mobile photo sharing and socialisation applications, has unveiled Snap TV, a new application that will enable users to view and share their mobile photos in high quality through their Internet-connected televisions. The Snap TV application will be available for download in the coming weeks through the Yahoo Connected TV platform, which […]

February 15, 2011

Orange to buy 49% of Dailymotion

France Telecom’s Orange has revealed that it is in exclusive negotiations with Dailymotion, the world’s second largest online video site, with a view to taking a 49 per cent share in the operation. Once complete, the deal, valued at €58.8 million, will provide Orange with the opportunity to develop a complete multi-screen video offer From […]

January 25, 2011