Post Tagged with: "YouTube"

Mode Media crosses a billion video views in charge to be FB and YouTube alternative
/ October 20, 2015 12:37 pm
Mode Media crosses a billion video views in charge to be FB and YouTube alternative

VentureBeat reports "Mode Media, the company that offers a video-heavy hub for professional content producers, announced today that it streamed more than 1 billion videos views and had 25 million unique visitors in August.". Read More

YouTube Creator Studio app gets monetization and analytics upgrades
/ October 19, 2015 11:12 am
YouTube Creator Studio app gets monetization and analytics upgrades

Streamdaily.tv reports "Following feedback from creators, YouTube has made several updates to its Creator Studio app for Android and iOS. As of Oct. 16, the app comes with a redesigned interface and contains a broader range of creator controls and tools. Creators now have more than 50 new metrics they can examine, giving them insight into a variety of areas, including what devices their views come from, and what the top search terms are that lead to their videos.". Read More

Alibaba submits $4.2B offer to buy Chinese video streaming giant Youku Tudou
/ October 16, 2015 10:48 am
Alibaba submits $4.2B offer to buy Chinese video streaming giant Youku Tudou

VentureBeat reports "In a massive bet on Internet video, China’s Alibaba announced today it has made a $4.2 billion bid to acquire Youku Tudou. The move is not entirely shocking. Last year, Alibaba invested $1.22 billion in the company, which offers a YouTube-like service in China. That gave Alibaba and its investment partner, Yunfeng Capital, an 18.5 percent stake each in Youku Tudou. Now, facing its own concerns about slowing growth, Alibaba is grabbing the rest of the company.". Read More

YouTube Starts Selling Subscriptions — For Its Gaming Channels
/ October 15, 2015 10:35 am
YouTube Starts Selling Subscriptions — For Its Gaming Channels

Re/code reports "We already knew YouTube was planning to launch two paid subscription services. But here comes a third one. Sort of. Starting today, a handful of gaming-related channels on the world’s largest video site will start selling $4-a-month subscriptions, formally dubbed “sponsorships.” But these aren’t subscriptions in the usual sense of the word: All of the videos on those channels will continue to be free for everyone, regardless of whether you pay.". Read More

‘The economics don’t make sense’: Freddie Wong on why it’s easier to make shows for Hulu than YouTube
/ October 14, 2015 12:43 pm
‘The economics don’t make sense’: Freddie Wong on why it’s easier to make shows for Hulu than YouTube

Digiday reports "Freddie Wong is a pretty big name on YouTube. His RocketJump channel, which he co-founded in 2006, has more than 7.6 million subscribers and 1.2 billion lifetime views. Wong has built a devout following who love his style of action- and SFX-heavy comedy shorts. He’s also done something that many of his colleagues have yet to even try — make a successful TV show on YouTube. His show “Video Game High School,” which ran for three seasons, has more than 110 million views on YouTube. And a lot of those views happened on episodes that ran for 30-40 minutes.". Read More

Machinima launches first original PlayStation Vue series
/ October 2, 2015 9:23 am
Machinima launches first original PlayStation Vue series

Streamdaily.tv reports "All Systems Go! and Sandbox now appear on the OTT service, which launched in May. The two shows are hosted by two popular figures in the gaming sphere — All Systems Go! is hosted by former Dweebcast host Andy Riesmeyer (pictured, right), and Sandbox is hosted by Minecraft vlogger Jerome Aceti (also known as JeromeASF), who has more than 3.8 million subscribers on YouTube.". Read More

Lobster, The Marketplace For User-Generated Content, Strikes A Deal With YouTube
/ October 2, 2015 9:21 am
Lobster, The Marketplace For User-Generated Content, Strikes A Deal With YouTube

TechCrunch reports "Lobster, the platform for licensing user-generated content on social networks, has today announced its biggest partnership to date by way of YouTube. Now, users can request a license to download and use YouTube videos from their contributors for a flat, one-time fee.". Read More

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