YouTube suffers major worldwide service outage

Google-owned video platform YouTube suffered a major outage on November 11, leaving users around the world unable to watch or upload content. Reports started to emerge on social media on Wednesday night that the service was down, before YouTube confirmed as much in a tweet at around 12:30am GMT. This was not just an issue […]

HBO Max, Apple TV, Netflix and other streaming apps confirmed for Xbox Series launch

A week ahead of their launch, Microsoft has confirmed the streaming apps that will be available on its new generation of Xbox consoles.  The company will release its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles on November 10, and announced the list of supported streamers in a blog post. The company confirmed that the big […]

Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming apps confirmed for PS5 launch

Sony has confirmed that Netflix, Disney+ and a number of other streaming services will be available on the upcoming PlayStation 5 games console when it launches next month. In a blog post, the company said that the PS5 will have a wide range of streaming apps on the console which will serve as many users’ […]

Nielsen to measure YouTube on CTV in US

  Ad measurement firm Nielsen has announced that it will begin to include CTV viewing of YouTube in its ratings.  The company has said that YouTube’s streaming TV inventory will be measured in its Digital Ad Ratings and Total Ad Ratings. It said that this will help media buyers and sellers to better understand and […]

YouTube tightens moderation policy to ban Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

Google-owned video platform YouTube has tightened up its content moderation policies to remove videos with misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines. YouTube first launched its Covid-19 Medical Misinformation Policy earlier this year, when fake news stories about the virus were running rampant on the site, but the company has said that it will now actively remove videos […]

US$4.5 billion sports highlights market dominated by YouTube viewing

YouTube has overtaken Facebook as the most popular social platform for viewing sports highlights, with this standalone market estimated at being worth up to US$4.5 billion. According to a new study from Ring Digital, 53% of Americans use YouTube as a regular way of watching sports highlights compared to 45% who use Facebook. This is […]

YouTube launches mobile-focused Shorts in India

YouTube has launched YouTube Shorts, a new format aimed at creators of short mobile phone videos of 15 seconds or less, with a beta trial in India. YouTube said it was launching an early version of the product with a few creation tools to test the concept. Creation tools include a multi-segment camera feature to […]

Virgin Media adds YouTube Kids

Liberty Global-owned UK operator Virgin Media has added the YouTube Kids app to its TV platform. YouTube Kidis is designed to provide a safe place for children to explore their interests and curiosity through online video. The app, which is available to all Virgin Media customers with a V6 set top box, allows parents to […]

International Judo Federation taps ODMedia for YouTube

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has signed a deal with ODMedia Group for management of its YouTube channel. Expoza, ODMedia Group’s specialised YouTube division, will handle all aspects including channel structure, content management and SEO optimisation for the premier online sports channel. ODMedia said that user-generated content and monetisation strategies would be applied to ensure […]

F1 to stream Nürburgring return for free on YouTube 

Google-owned YouTube will livestream the Eifel Formula 1 Grand Prix from the Nürburgring in Germany. The video platform has announced a deal with the leading motorsport competition to broadcast the October 11 race live on the F1 YouTube Channel for free in seven European markets. The race is notable for being the first time in […]

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