YouTube launches UK movie rental service

YouTube has launched a movies-for-rent service in the UK following last month’s launch of a service in Canada. A US service was launched in May. The Google-owned video site is making about 1,000 titles available in the UK from major Hollywood and British studios, including new releases Hanna, Fast Five and Red Riding Hood, library […]

YouTube reported to be finalising deals

Online video service YouTube is reportedly in the process of finalising deals with major Hollywood studios and other international content providers to launch online channels on its platform. The Google-owned platform has requested that some of the content for the channels is ready by the end of November ahead of an early 2012 launch, according […]

Rebranded MyVideoRights raises £2.75 million

MyVideoRights, the online rights exploitation company, has received a cash injection of £2.75 million (€3.2 million). It will use the money to develop apps for smartphones, connected TVs and tablets and to expand within Europe and the US. The money comes from MMC Ventures, YouTube EMEA partnerships director Patrick Walker and former Endemol exec Peter […]

Samsung brings YouTube 3D to connected TVs

Samsung and YouTube have teamed up to deliver 3D content to connected TV users. Samsung announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany that the two parties will update the YouTube app available on Samsung Smart TVs to make it capable of delivering 3D content. Samsung claims users will have access to thousands of […]

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