Vivendi taps Streamroot for OTT TV

Vivendi has tapped OTT TV specialist Streamroot to provide technology to deliver its streaming video services. Streamroot is providing its Streamroot DNA platform to help improve quality of experience and cut operating cost across group companies, the company said. The platform employs what Streamroot describes as a distributed and multi-source approach to content delivery. Vivendi […]

Dailymotion to launch new app as part of strategic repositioning

Vivendi-owned YouTube rival Dailymotion plans to launch a new app in April as part of a strategy to create a prime video destination that people will go to looking for videos that match their tastes, and that can push videos to users based on their personal requirements, according to a report in French financial daily […]

French parliamentarians approve ‘YouTube tax’

French parliamentarians have approved an amendment to the country’s budget that is intended to see the advertising revenues of free online video services such as YouTube taxed for the first time. Despite opposition from the government, which rejected the tax during discussions on its budget for 2017 a month ago, the country’s National Assembly has […]

Third of US broadband homes watch UGC 10 days per month

Nearly 35% of US broadband homes watch user-generated video on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion at least 10 days per month, according to Parks Associates. The firm’s new OTT research claims that 75% of US broadband homes access user-generated web content at least once per month, with men more frequently watching user-generated video than […]

Vivendi to reposition Dailymotion, Studio+ set for launch

Vivendi is to reposition and revamp the user experience of online video site Dailymotion next year. The company said it expected the changes to enable Dailymotion to expand its user base from its existing 400 million users. At the same time Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine used Vivendi’s first-half analyst presentation to reveal that short-form […]

Dailymotion changes reportedly leading to big staff losses

French YouTube rival Dailymotion has seen almost half of the staff employed at the time of its acquisition by Vivendi last year leave, and the outfit’s Palo Alto base is set for closure, according to a report by French financial daily Les Echos. According to the paper, over 100 employees out of 220 have left […]

Makers OTT platform launches in the UK

The digital Makers Channel has launched in the UK. The service will be run in the UK by Makers MD Eline van der Velden who has made several digital shows for Endemol Beyond and Dailymotion. The free OTT channel, which has been optimised for mobile viewing, curates videos and webisodes from various sources and also has […]

Canal+’s Saada takes over at Dailymotion

Vivendi has appointed Canal+ chief Maxime Saada to take over the presidency of video-sharing and aggregation site Dailymotion from Cédric Tournay, who is leaving the group. Saada, who is already vice-president of Dailymotion, will combine his new role with his existing position as CEO of Canal+. He will focus on developing further synergies between Dailymotion, […]

Dailymotion expands programmatic advertising deal with AOL Platforms

French video website Dailymotion has expanded its advertising partnership with AOL Platforms, enabling advertisers to purchase Dailymotion’s global, multi-screen, in-stream inventory directly through ONE by AOL, the US web company’s cross-screen programmatic ad platform. Dailymotion Exchange (DMX), Dailymotion Advertising’s global and premium video marketplace, has worked on an OpenRTB integration with ONE by AOL, enabling […]

Vivendi reportedly upping stake in Dailymotion

Vivendi has taken an additional 10% stake in online video site Dailymotion, according to local reports. The move means that Vivendi now holds over 90% of the video sharing site’s capital. Vivendi initially acquired 80% control of Dailymotion from Orange earlier this year. According to the latest reports, which first appeared in financial daily Les […]