ComScore: Netflix leads by US use and engagement

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Netflix has the highest household penetration and viewing time per month among the major OTT content services in the US, according to ComScore. The research… Read more

YouTube axes video annotations


YouTube has announced that content creators will no longer be able to add annotations to their videos as of May 2. In a blog post,… Read more

Social YouTube-viewing app Uptime goes live


A new Google-developed app for watching and sharing YouTube videos with friends, called Uptime, has gone live on the Apple App Store. The project was… Read more

Thinkbox: TV accounts for 75% of UK video viewing


TV accounted for 74.8% of UK video viewing last year, down slightly from 76% in 2015, though total video consumption was up year-on-year, according to… Read more

Channel 4: we are keeping up with Facebook

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Channel 4 now has 15 million registered All4 users and can compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in terms of online video viewing… Read more

YouTube launches live TV streaming service


YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to… Read more

YouTube viewers watch 1bn hours of content per day

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YouTube viewers are now watching a billion hours of content a day on the video service, according to company stats. Announcing the milestone, YouTube said… Read more

Google works on ‘removing headsets’ in mixed reality


Google is working on ways to reveal a person’s facial expressions when they are wearing a virtual reality headset. Using a combination of machine learning,… Read more

VR firm brings in Bacon from Endemol Shine

James Bacon

A UK-based, Maker Studios-backed virtual reality content producer has hired senior executives from Endemol Shine Group and YouTube channels group Jukin Media. Blend Media has… Read more

YouTube to cut 30-second unskippable ads


YouTube reportedly is due to axe 30-second unskippable ads from next year to focus on its other advertising formats. A spokesperson for Google confirmed the… Read more