Report: YouTube to up ads on music videos

YouTube is reportedly planning to up the number of ads that heavy music listeners are served between music videos. According to a Bloomberg report, YouTube will make the move in an effort to push people who use YouTube like a music streaming service to pay for its new premium music offering. “There’s a lot more people […]

FremantleMedia CEO leaving to join YouTube

  FremantleMedia CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz is leaving the RTL Group-owned production and distribution giant to lead YouTube EMEA. Her exit comes after 23 years at Fremantle and its predecessors, and a process is already underway to find a successor. Frot-Coutaz (above right) is understood to have a twelve-month notice period, but is unlikely to work […]

YouTube launches first creator studio in MENA

YouTube has opened its first YouTube Space in the Middle East and North Africa region, having launched its latest creator studio in Dubai. The YouTube Space is located at Dubai Studio City, a production facility owned by local investment company TECOM Group. It is designed to be a place where YouTubers can learn, connect and […]

YouTube and MLB expand partnership

YouTube and Major League Baseball (MLB) have expanded their partnership with MLB Network joining the YouTube TV channel line-up in the US for the first time. As part of the agreement, YouTube TV subscribers will also soon be able to add streaming service for an additional fee. YouTube TV’s expanded baseball coverage comes as […]

YouTube Red taps TiVo for music metadata

Google has selected TiVo Music Metadata to provide artist data and images for YouTube Red, YouTube Music and the Google Play Music store. Through the deal, YouTube and Google will be able to connect music videos to artist pictures and songs, offering what TiVo described as a “more immersive entertainment experience”. “In addition to the […]

YouTube adds new live streaming functionality

YouTube has announced live streaming functionality that will introduce new ways for viewers to watch live videos and for content creators to interact with their community of fans. Live streamers can now add a location tag to mobile live streams and viewers can explore other videos shot in the same place by clicking on the […]

Facebook ‘closing the gap’ on YouTube in mobile video

Facebook is “rapidly closing the gap” on YouTube in terms of mobile video traffic, according to a new report by Openwave Mobility. The Mobile Video Index study, which is based on data from more than 30 mobile operators, said that while YouTube remains the most popular service for mobile video, Facebook is making strides in […]

Little Dot launches Real Stories SVOD offering with Simplestream

Production outfit Little Dot Studios has tapped technology provider Simplestream to launch a subscription video-on-demand service based on its Real Stories channel. The SVOD service, which builds on an existing YouTube channel, will be available across international markets with the exception of the UK, where the service will be advertising-supported. Real Stories currently offers over […]

YouTube to roll out Red to 100 countries

YouTube plans to roll out its subscription offering YouTube Red to around 100 countries this year, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki. Speaking at the Code Media conference in California, Wojcicki described Red as “really a music service,” which it now plans to expand into many more markets after agreeing music licensing deals. The service lets […]

eMarketer: 78% of digital video viewers watch on their phone

More than three quarters of digital video viewers globally will use their mobile phones to watch digitally streamed content in 2018, according to eMarketer. The research firm said that 1.87 billion people – almost a quarter of the world’s population – will watch video over a mobile phone this year, almost double 2014’s figure. This […]

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