Tag: online video

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Live-video app Live.me launches ‘You Need The Code’ show

Everyone’s a broadcaster now, both in terms of the individuals streaming live video from their phones using apps like Live.me, and in the way these apps can themselves become commissioners of TV-style shows. Live.me...
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Genius and YouTube launch new ‘Song Stories’ video format

2018 is already a very active year for lyrics-focused company Genius: its latest $15m funding round was revealed in early March, before a partnership with Spotify on a podcast called Déjà Vu which was announced last week. Now...
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First BTS ‘Burn the Stage’ episode does 3.9m views in 15 hours

The first two episodes of K-Pop stars BTS’ new ‘Burn the Stage’ documentary series went live on YouTube overnight. The first episode was made available for free on the band’s own channel, with the second (and future)...
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K-Pop stars BTS are getting their own YouTube Red series

YouTube has been one of the main engines behind the global success of K-Pop band BTS in the last year. Now they’re getting their own series on its YouTube Red subscription service. The eight-episode series is called...
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Research claims 3% of YouTube channels get 90% of views

Views are no longer the most important currency on YouTube: it’s been watch-time for a while now – as shown by the fact that the platform’s new minimum requirements for ‘partner’ status include 4,000 hours of watch-time...
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YouTube debuts ‘Artist Spotlight Story’ for Camila Cabello

Last November, YouTube produced a mini-series of behind-the-scenes videos for Camila Cabello, focusing on the production of her ‘Havana’ music video. Now it has revived the partnership for what it’s describing as...
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YouTube adds new features for live-video broadcasters

The live-video competition between YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and other platforms is spurring rapid development of new features for broadcasters of all kinds – musicians included. YouTube unveiled its latest additions...
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Smaller channels gauging impact of YouTube’s new policies

As of 20 February, YouTube’s new monetisation policies went into effect, with channels required to have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch-time in the last year before they are allowed to be ‘monetised’...
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YouTube explains how it’ll punish ‘egregious’ creators

Vlogger Logan Paul wins this month’s award for being the least self-aware social-media influencer on the planet. Shortly after sparking outrage with a video shot in a Japanese forest infamous for attracting suicide attempts,...
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Twitch attracted 15m unique daily viewers in 2017

We were starting to wonder why Amazon’s Twitch live-video platform hadn’t published its usual year-end review of its stats. It turns out the company was turning the annual post into a comic strip. Among the key stats...
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Lino raises $20m funding round to build a ‘crypto YouTube’

Lino wants to build “a decentralised autonomous content economy, where content value can be recognised efficiently and all contributors can be incentivised directly and effectively to promote long-term economic growth”. Not...
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YouTube to stream Brit Awards outside the UK for fifth year

Is it that time of the year already? We mean the time when a press release lands in Music Ally’s inbox about YouTube and the BPI, and *doesn’t* mention the ‘value gap’. The British industry body has enlisted YouTube...