Robert Kyncl

YouTube Red to launch in multiple markets this year

YouTube Red, the Google-owned video site’s paid offering, will launched in multiple markets internationally this year, according to chief business officer Robert Kyncl. Kyncl, interviewed by French financial daily Les Echos, said that YouTube’s deal with Univeral Music last month gave it the licenses to distribute the Universal Music catalogue on both a free and pay basis […]

YouTube exec Robert Kyncl releases book celebrating the site

YouTube’s chief business officer, Robert Kyncl, has released a book subtitled “how YouTube and the new creators are transforming our lives”. Streampunks, published by Penguin Random House-owned Virgin Books, hits shelves this week and is co-authored by Google speechwriter and communications manager, Maany Peyvan. The book shines a light on a “new class of independent […]

YouTube’s business has accelerated, but traffic trails Netflix

YouTube’s business accelerated in the last 18 months amid an influx of online video competition, though the company trails Netflix in terms of traffic, according to Robert Kyncl. Speaking at the DLD conference in Munich this morning, YouTube’s chief business officer admitted that YouTube trails Netflix by share of web data traffic, describing its rival […]

YouTube gears up for subscription music launch

YouTube is gearing up to launch a subscription music offering, despite failing to sign licensing terms with a number of independent record labels.  Speaking to the Financial Times, YouTube’s head of content and business operations Robert Kyncl said that it had agreed terms with labels representing 95% of the music industry, but would start to […]