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Oculus Quest will launch with YouTube

A native version of YouTube will be available on the Oculus Quest VR headset when it launches on May 21. As announced by the company in a blog post, the app will offer both traditional 2D and 360-degree videos. Google has historically taken its time in launching YouTube on third-party hardware. That Quest will have […]

YouTube confirms shift from pay to free for premium content

YouTube has confirmed that its premium content will be available for free as the business shifts to an ad-supported model for originals. The Google-owned platform used its NewFront presentation in New York on Thursday (May 2) to reveal that originals such as Cobra Kai will live on on the platform, but will be moved in front of […]

Amazon and Google end trade embargo with major new service pact

After a year-long unofficial moratorium on doing business with each other, online platforms Amazon and Google have announced that, in the coming months, the two companies will launch the official YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, as well as the Prime Video app for streaming to Chromecast and […]

YouTube boosts TV offering with Discovery, Epix and OWN, hikes up price

YouTube has boosted its US TV offering by adding eight new channels from Discovery to its line-up, in addition to offering streaming service Epix for an extra charge and promising to bring on board and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) later this year. YouTube has added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, […]

YouTube channels with over a million subscribers doubled in 2018

YouTube channels with more than a million subscribers nearly doubled in the last year, while the number of creators earning five or six figures from the platform grew more than 40%. These figures were revealed by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in an open letter posted to the YouTube Creators blog,  looking back on the past […]

Ofcom: TV ‘of lessening importance’ as kids spend more time online

Children in the UK aged five to 15 now spend around 20 minutes more online, in a typical day, than they do in front of a TV set, according to Ofcom research. The UK broadcast regulator’s annual study on children’s media use noted that while TV sets are still used by almost all children, TV […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and YouTube rank top among Brazilian viewers

Netflix and YouTube are consistently Brazilian internet users’ first choice of video services across all devices, according to IHS Markit. The research firm’s survey sample found that 28% of Brazilians  turn to Netflix first when looking for something to watch, followed by YouTube at 24%. Among pay TV households, fewer than 50% of Sky Brasil […]

YouTube removes 7.8m videos for breaching site rules in Q3

YouTube removed 7.8 million videos that violated the platform’s guidelines in the three months from July to September, according to company stats. YouTube said that 81% of the removed videos were first detected by machines, not viewers, and that 74.5% of these machine-detected videos had never been viewed. “The vast majority of attempted abuse comes […]

French broadcasters slam YouTube campaign against Article 13

French broadcasters and organisations representing rightsholders have banded together to condemn what they describe as Google and YouTube’s “massive and unprecedented campaign of disinformation” against the EU’s revised copyright directive, currently at the stage of ‘trilogue’ discussions between the European Council, Parliament and the Commission. In an open letter that thanked French culture minister Franck […]

YouTube urges content creators to speak out against Article 13

YouTube is encouraging content creators to speak out against the European Parliament’s copyright reform initiative, claiming new legislation would force it to “block the vast majority of uploads from Europe”. The video giant has launched a ‘Save Your Internet’ website and is using a corresponding hashtag to mobilise its userbase, urging content creators to make videos, tweet […]

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