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 […]

Vivendi acquires 80% of Dailymotion

Vivendi has acquired an 80% stake in French video site Dailymotion for €217 million. Vivendi said that its acquisition of majority control of Dailymotion would enable the latter to accelerate its growth programme and international expansion as well as giving it access to music and audiovisual content from Vivendi’s other subsidiaries, Universal Music and Canal+ […]

France TV signs MCN deal with Studio 100 Media

The distribution arm of France Televisions has struck a deal with Studio 100 Media to mange several of the latter’s brands as French channels on YouTube and Dailymotion.  France TV Distribution’s MCN francetv division will make kids series Blinky Bill, Flipper & Lopaka, and pre-school animation Zigby available on the free digital platforms. “We are […]

Vivendi in exclusive talks over €217 million Dailymotion bid

Vivendi is in exclusive talks with Orange about buying an 80% stake in French video site Dailymotion for €217 million, the firms confirmed today. Under the terms of the negotiations, Orange will retain a 20% stake in Dailymotion, which will take on an enterprise value of €265 million. Vivendi said the deal represents an important […]

Vivendi confirms Dailymotion bid

Vivendi has confirmed that it has made an offer for Orange-owned video site Dailymotion, as Hong Kong-based telecoms company PCCW ruled itself out of the running. In a one-line statement issued today, French media giant Vivendi said it had “submitted an offer to Orange regarding Dailymotion,” following press reports that it has made an offer […]

Orange to hold talks to sell Dailymotion stake to PCCW

Orange is set to enter into exclusive talks with Hong Kong-based telco PCCW to sell a 49% stake in Dailymotion, its online video portal, according to a Wall Street Journal report. According to the Journal, citing un-named sources familiar with the matter, Orange has told its board that will begin exclusive negotiations with PCCW in […]