DAZN teams with YouTube to bring NFL Game Pass to UK and Germany

Sports streamer DAZN has teamed up with YouTube to make NFL Game Pass available as a Primetime Channel in the UK and Germany.    The pair said the Game Pass collaboration markes the launch of their global partnership and is a significant step forward in delivering premium sports content to American football enthusiasts in the UK […]

YouTube announces raft of new features and updates

YouTube has rolled out a raft of new features and design updates for its service, spanning both use and content creation. The video site is launching a ‘stable volume’ feature that will be automatically turned on to reduce jarring differences in volume. It will also add an option for viewers to automatically increase the speed […]

YouTube’s Primetime Channels debuts in the UK

YouTube has launched Primetime Channels, its super-aggregated streaming bundle in the UK, which allows users to browse, subscribe to and watch premium content from streaming services via YouTube. Launching today, users in the UK can pay and watch premium services from a range of streaming services. The Primetime Channels lineup includes content rom Paramount+, Lionsgate+, […]

YouTube scraps ad-free Premium Lite plan

YouTube is getting rid of its Premium Lite, ad-free low-cost subscription plan, which is available in select territories across Europe. The Premium Lite offering for €6.99 per month ran for two years, launching in 2021 across Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The Google-owned video-content platform emailed customers informing them it will […]

YouTube launches new AI tools to boost short video creation

YouTube has launched a series of new features, including AI-infused tools, to help content creators. The new tools include Dream Screen, a new experimental feature that allows creators to create AI-generated video or image backgrounds to shorts by typing an idea into a prompt. According to YouTube, Dream Screen enables creators to set backgrounds such […]

3SS adds YouTube as content partner for 3Ready

TV technology provider 3SS has added YouTube as a content partner for its 3Ready video entertainment platform and ecosystem. The company says that deeper integration of the YouTube recommendation API into 3Ready will enable video service providers and carmakers to cherry-pick from among the array of YouTube content to deliver to customers. This includes integration […]

YouTube looks to new TV features as ad and subscription revenue rise

YouTube contributed to Google parent Alphabet’s strong showing in the second quarter, with YouTube ad revenue growing to US$7.665 billion, up from US$7.34 billion last year. Alphabet now plans to bring new features to YouTube’s presence on connected TV, which is seen as a key growth platform for the video streaming service. On the Alphabet […]

Vevo’s Wham! channel reaches 1bn views

The global music video network Vevo has revealed its dedicated Wham! channel has reached over 1 billion views since its launch. The company said the WhamVevo channel on YouTube has hit an all-time peak for views following the launch of the Netflix documentary on the 80s band, with an uplift of 69% in video views […]

YouTube hikes prices for Premium offerings

YouTube plans to rise prices for its YouTube Premium subscription plan in the US from $11.99 to $13.99 per month. According to the Google-owned video content service, the YouTube Music Premium plan has also been increased from $9.99 to $10.99 per month. It marks the first price increase for US subscribers since launching the YouTube […]

YouTube reportedly testing online gaming

YouTube is testing an online gaming product among employees, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, citing internal company communications, the Alphabet-owned video site is testing a new product called Playables, with games including arcade game Stack Bounce being tested internally. The Journal reported that games can be played […]

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