Vevo owners mull sale options

The owners of music video hosting service Vevo are reportedly close to hiring Goldman Sachs to look at sale options for the company. According to Bloomberg, citing three unnamed sources, Vevo’s shareholders are exploring options including the sale of a majority stake in the company. Vevo is owned jointly by Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, Sony […]

Yahoo to roll out Vevo music video deal to Europe

Yahoo is set to offer access to Vevo’s catalogue of music videos, live concerts and events from its Yahoo Screen video site in Europe in the coming weeks. Through an extended partnership between the two firms, Vevo’s premium music video content will now be available on Yahoo Screen in the US and Canada. In the […]

Yahoo cuts music content deal with Vevo

Music video streaming service Vevo has cut a deal with internet service provider Yahoo. The content deal means Yahoo will get access to 75,000 music videos for its Yahoo Screen and omg! platforms in the UK. The UK deal follows similar agreements between Yahoo and Vevo in France, Italy and Spain. Vevo, often called the […]

Vevo launches Samsung Smart TV app

Music video service Vevo has launched an app for Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players, giving users access to its library of 75,000 music videos, original programming and live concerts.  The app will, by default, open to display Vevo’s always-on broadcast-style linear music channel, which it launched earlier this year. However, viewers can also select […]

Vevo launches in Germany

Music video service Vevo has launched today in Germany, marking its 13th country rollout to date.  Announcing the launch, Vevo said that going live in Germany was a “milestone” for the service and that German viewers will now be able to access more than 75,000 HD music videos, live concerts and original music programming from […]

Google takes stake in Vevo as YouTube renews deal

YouTube has renewed its agreement with music streaming site Vevo and YouTube’s owner Google has taken a stake in the business. Google has confirmed that it has taken a stake in the music streaming business, owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Group. According to reports in the Financial Times […]

Vevo looks to more device expansion

US music video service Vevo is planning to expand onto more TV platforms this year and is gearing up for a UK rollout for its recently launched US and Canadian online linear music channel. Speaking at the FT Digital Media conference on Friday, Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff said that in the last 30 […]

Vevo launches ‘MTV-like’ linear music channel

Music video website Vevo has launched a 24-hour linear music TV channel in the US and Canada. Universal Music and Sony-backed Vevo has initially launched the channel on the web and via Xbox and Roku set-tops, as well as on iOS devices and Android and Windows Mobile handsets. However, it also has expressed an ambition […]

Vevo launches in continental Europe

Universal and Sony-backed music video site Vevo is to launch today in France, Spain and Italy with country-specific versions of the service to launch in each territory. At launch, Vevo will add around 50,000 music videos from artists across the three countries. Vevo videos are already available via a YouTube channel in each of the […]