Vivendi taps Streamroot for OTT TV

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi has tapped OTT TV specialist Streamroot to provide technology to deliver its streaming video services. Streamroot is providing its Streamroot DNA platform to help… Read more

Dailymotion to launch new app as part of strategic repositioning


Vivendi-owned YouTube rival Dailymotion plans to launch a new app in April as part of a strategy to create a prime video destination that people… Read more

French parliamentarians approve ‘YouTube tax’

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French parliamentarians have approved an amendment to the country’s budget that is intended to see the advertising revenues of free online video services such as… Read more

Third of US broadband homes watch UGC 10 days per month


Nearly 35% of US broadband homes watch user-generated video on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion at least 10 days per month, according to Parks… Read more

Vivendi to reposition Dailymotion, Studio+ set for launch

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Vivendi is to reposition and revamp the user experience of online video site Dailymotion next year. The company said it expected the changes to enable… Read more

Dailymotion changes reportedly leading to big staff losses

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French YouTube rival Dailymotion has seen almost half of the staff employed at the time of its acquisition by Vivendi last year leave, and the… Read more

Makers OTT platform launches in the UK

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The digital Makers Channel has launched in the UK. The service will be run in the UK by Makers MD Eline van der Velden who has… Read more

Canal+’s Saada takes over at Dailymotion


Vivendi has appointed Canal+ chief Maxime Saada to take over the presidency of video-sharing and aggregation site Dailymotion from Cédric Tournay, who is leaving the… Read more

Dailymotion expands programmatic advertising deal with AOL Platforms

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French video website Dailymotion has expanded its advertising partnership with AOL Platforms, enabling advertisers to purchase Dailymotion’s global, multi-screen, in-stream inventory directly through ONE by… Read more

Vivendi reportedly upping stake in Dailymotion


Vivendi has taken an additional 10% stake in online video site Dailymotion, according to local reports. The move means that Vivendi now holds over 90%… Read more