Tag: online video

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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...
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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...
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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...
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SACEM excited by SVOD growth, less so by YouTube

Songwriters and composers will benefit from the growth of subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services following in Netflix and Hulu’s footsteps. That’s according to Cécile Rap-Veber, director of licensing and international...
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Research claims YouTube is 11x bigger than Facebook for video

In April, Facebook said that it was seeing 4bn daily views of native videos uploaded to its service, although that number has surely increased since. It sparked plenty of debate about what kind of rival Facebook is presenting...
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Conde Nast strikes new Snapchat Live Stories deal

Music is only indirectly involved in magazine publisher Conde Nast’s new deal with Snapchat, but it’s a model worth examining for any label considering how they might work with the social app. Actually, calling Conde...
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Verizon follows Comcast in launching own online video service

Earlier this week, US telco Comcast launched its Watchable online video service, with 30 partners drawn from the world of MCNs and digital studios. Now rival Verizon is getting in on the act with its own new service: Go90....
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Deadmau5 explains why he’s broadcasting on Twitch

Joel Zimmerman – aka Deadmau5 – was one of the first musicians to adopt live-video platform Twitch seriously, streaming his gaming and recording sessions alike to a growing audience on the Amazon-owned platform. He’s...
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Comcast launches ‘Watchable’ online video service

American telco Comcast is getting into the online video game, as predicted a few weeks ago, with a service called Watchable. It has launched in the US as an online and mobile video service available to anyone, not just Comcast’s...
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Twitch takes on YouTube with video uploads

Recently, YouTube moved to compete with game-livestreaming service Twitch by improving its own livestreaming features – and by making them a focus of its new YouTube Gaming app. Now Twitch has responded with its own move:...
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Facebook adds 360-degree videos to its news feed

We already know Facebook is very interested in virtual reality (VR) from its $2bn acquisition of Oculus VR. But VR isn’t just about headsets in 2015: it’s also about 360-degree videos being watched on smartphones, with...
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MCN Fullscreen is launching its own subscription service

“Off-YouTube” is a hot phrase in the online-video world right now, as multi-channel networks and YouTubers alike seek alternative platforms to complement (not replace) YouTube, and reduce their reliance on a single distribution...