Tag: online video
Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants
Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
October 17, 2018
Snapchat reveals its first ‘Snap Originals’ short-form TV shows
Snap, Inc’s ambitions to do more with original, produced video in its Snapchat app are well known. Last night, the company unveiled its first slate of ‘Snap Originals’ shows, which it has commissioned from a group of...
October 11, 2018
eMarketer breaks down US digital-video advertising predictions
Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for digital video advertising in the US, which includes a new number for YouTube. “This year, YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net US video ad revenues,...
October 10, 2018
European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota
The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
October 5, 2018
Facebook launches Premieres interactive-video format
Facebook has announced the official launch of its ‘Premieres’ format, which enables people to “release a pre-recorded video as a live moment” on the social network. The idea being that new videos can be turned in...
October 3, 2018
SoundCloud starts recording artist sessions in its Berlin studio
SoundCloud is the latest music-streaming service to start recording exclusive sessions in its own studio – in this case, in the company’s Berlin studio. The sessions will be branded ‘First on SoundCloud: Studio Sessions’...
September 26, 2018
Spotify releases 17 tracks and 34 videos of Paul McCartney’s Abbey Road gig
Sir Paul McCartney is on track for his latest number-one album, and a carefully-planned promotional campaign has been playing its part. We wrote last week about plans for a livestreamed McCartney concert on YouTube, but then on...
September 17, 2018
Videos are top digital-music consumption format in India
While MusicWatch is focusing on the US, Nielsen’s latest report turns its attention to India – a country where it claims 94% of the online population listens to music, based on its latest survey. The India Music 360 report’s...
September 12, 2018
EC to set new quotas for European content on video services
The European Commission is set to require video-streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to make at least 30% of their content in Europe, while also giving European shows ‘prominence and visibility’ on their...
September 5, 2018
YouTube enlists its creators to campaign against EC’s Article 13
This month, the European Parliament will have a fuller debate and a new vote on its plans for copyright reform, including the much-discussed Article 13, which will cover safe harbour for internet platforms.
September 5, 2018
T-Series tipped to overtake PewDiePie for YouTube subscribers
We’ve been covering the rapid growth of Indian music firm T-Series’ YouTube channels (in terms of their subscribers) in recent months. Now the company’s main channel could be set to dethrone the biggest YouTube star...
August 31, 2018