eMarketer: US virtual reality use to climb 110% this year


Virtual reality usage will grow by 110% in the US this year, but will not reach mass adoption “in the foreseeable future”, according to eMarketer.… Read more

BT to provide 360° and 4K UHD Champions League final for first time

BT Sport

BT is to provide coverage of the Champions League football final in 360° video for the first time. The telco will make 360° coverage of… Read more

YouTube previews site redesign, introduces ‘dark theme’

YouTube's new 'dark theme'

YouTube has started to preview a revamped design, which includes a ‘dark theme’ that turns the background of the site black.  Announcing the new look,… Read more

Google surges despite YouTube ad controversy

Sundar Pichai

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reported large growth in both revenues and profits, driven by gains in its core advertising business. The results showed little signs… Read more

YouTube launches Kids app on smart TVs

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YouTube is launching its YouTube Kids app on smart TVs around the world. As of yesterday the app is now available on LG, Samsung, and… Read more

Parks: Two fifths of Americans visit video sites once a week


Some 39% of US broadband households visit a video sharing site like YouTube at least once a week, according to Parks Associates. The research firm… Read more

Netflix discusses ‘YouTube envy’ and faith programming

Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings

Netflix bosses have told investors they have ‘YouTube envy’ and are looking to global shows to drive viewing numbers. They went on to say they… Read more

ComScore: mobile now the ‘go-to’ destination for video

Ericsson mobile video

Mobile is now the ‘go-to’ destination for most video viewers, according to ComScore research. The firm’s analysis claims that in the UK, mobile now accounts… Read more

YouTube blocks ads on channels with under 10,000 views

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YouTube is pulling ads on channels with under 10,000 views, in a bid to “determine the validity” of a channel before it is monetised. Announcing… Read more

YouTube TV streaming service goes live


YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The… Read more