NATPE: YouTube Red ‘beats target’, prepares launches

Susanne Daniels

YouTube Red is tracking ahead of the “ambitious” subs targets Google has set the streaming service, and will launch in a raft of new territories… 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

More than 1,000 YouTube creators reached 1m subs in 2016

Susan Wojcicki

More than 1,000 YouTube content creators reached a million subscribers last year, more than double the 2015 figure, according to the video site. In a… Read more

YouTube launches ‘Super Chat’, scraps Fan Funding

youtube super chat

YouTube has launched ‘Super Chat’, a new function that lets viewers pay to pin a comment to the top of the chat section during a… Read more

YouTube to promote talent with ‘On The Rise’ section


YouTube is adding a new ‘On The Rise’ section of its trending tab in the US in an effort to highlight and promote up-and-coming content… Read more

DISH subsidiary AirTV launches streaming device


AirTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH, has launched a new streaming device that integrates free over-the-air channels, Netflix, Sling TV and YouTube. The 4K Android… Read more

French parliamentarians approve ‘YouTube tax’

French National Assembly

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

YouTube orders musical original for Christmas

YouTube Red

YouTube has ordered an original Christmas special for its subscription Red service. The Keys of Christmas will be a special featuring Mariah Carey and YouTube… Read more

Social media platforms hail age of vertical videos

Patrick Walker

Content is increasingly being tailored for mobile devices, which are fast becoming the primary devices for viewing online video, according to executives from the leading… Read more

YouTube launches live 4K streaming

YouTube Game Awards

YouTube has launched 4K live streaming for both 360° videos and standard videos. The move is part the Google-owned online video platform’s push into live… Read more