Tag: online video
T-Mobile US’ Binge On data-free video doesn’t include YouTube
Remember US telco T-Mobile’s Music Freedom offer, where people using a selection of streaming services don’t pay data charges on that usage? Now the company is doing a similar thing for online video. Its new initiative...
November 11, 2015
Snapchat has tripled its daily video views to 6bn
Last week, Facebook announced that it now generates 8bn daily video views on its social network. Over the weekend, though, mobile app Snapchat revealed that it is hot on Facebook’s heels on that particular metric. Snapchat...
November 9, 2015
Tidal follows Spotify into original video shows
Tidal’s latest tactic to drive subscriptions is original video content, with the announcement of a pair of shows that will be exclusive to Jay-Z’s streaming service. No Small Talk is a stand-up comedy series, with...
November 3, 2015
Apple teams up with Chris Milk’s Vrse for U2 VR video
Apple’s future ambitions in virtual reality have been the topic of some discussion in the tech world, but the company is already exploring VR with a music angle. Having sponsored a 360-degree video for The Weeknd’s...
October 28, 2015
YouTube Music Key beta will shut down in November
Last week, we reported on the announcement of YouTube Red, a new premium subscription tier for YouTube that will include the music features slated for the standalone YouTube Music Key service. So what is happening to the...
October 26, 2015
DisneyLife subscription service will include music
Disney’s UK division is launching a new subscription service called DisneyLife, which will include access to films, TV shows, e-books and music. It’s due to launch in the UK before Christmas as an iOS or Android app,...
October 22, 2015
Report claims 5% of YouTube videos drive 95% of views
New YouTube stats! Get yer new YouTube stats here! Video analytics firm Tubular has published a mini-report on just how fat the fat head of YouTube is, compared to its long tail. “There are 58.6 million videos on YouTube...
October 21, 2015
YouTube preparing exclusive content for subscription launch
Pencil this Wednesday – 21 October – in your calendar as the day we may find out more details about YouTube’s plans for a £10-a-month subscription tier. Recode reported that YouTube will reveal a slate of original...
October 19, 2015
Study claims online video is now matching TV (for some people)
Brand consultancy Millward Brown has published some results from a study of the viewing habits of 13,500 people across 42 countries, with the headline finding being that online video viewing appears to be matching traditional...
October 15, 2015
Facebook testing a videos-only news feed
Viewing of native videos on Facebook has been climbing steadily over the past year, although it’s been a few months since the social network announced its last public stat of 4bn daily views. Now, though, Facebook has...
October 14, 2015
Snapchat shutting down its own ‘Snap’ Discover channel
Just how popular is the ‘Discover’ section of social app Snapchat? It launched early this year, and after initial reports of millions of video views for partners like Vice and MailOnline, it’s all gone a bit quiet recently. Now...
October 13, 2015
Report claims music-videos service Muzu to be liquidated
Irish firm Muzu was one of a handful of music-focused challengers to YouTube in its day, albeit on a much smaller scale. Now it seems the end of the road may be in sight, with Music Business Worldwide reporting that Muzu...
October 12, 2015