Tag: online video

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s NewTV startup raises $1bn in funding

Imagine if your startup’s SEED funding round was for a cool billion dollars? That’s the case for NewTV, which is the online-video startup being launched by former Disney and DreamWorks exec Jeffrey Katzenberg and former...
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YouTube launches artist spotlight story for J Balvin

Latin star J Balvin is making waves on pretty much every digital platform: he even unseated Drake (briefly) as the most-listened-to artist on Spotify earlier this year. Now YouTube is celebrating his rise with its latest...
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Researcher suggests Facebook is working on ‘Talent Show’ feature

Could the world’s biggest social network have plans to park its tanks on the X Factor and The Voice’s lawns? Researcher Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered what may be plans for a new Facebook feature called ‘Talent Show’...
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Twitch launches Creator Camp to teach livestreaming skills

Amazon’s live-video platform Twitch wants to help people build audiences on their channels. It has just launched a site called Twitch Creator Camp, taking a leaf out of YouTube’s playbook (or, indeed, its actual ‘Playbook’...
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YouTube reaches new milestone: 1.9bn logged-in monthly users

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has revealed a new milestone for the service: 1.9 billion logged-in users a month, up from 1.5 billion in June 2017. Wojcicki published the figure in a blog post giving YouTube channel-owners...
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K-Pop companies team up to create ‘the Korean version of Vevo’

YouTube has played a significant role in the spread of K-Pop music far beyond its homeland of South Korea, from Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ to the recent global success of BTS – and plenty of artists in between. Now a group...
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Maple Media to launch blockchain-powered live-EDM streaming

While we take a break from trying to find new words to describe the 368th startup promising to revolutionise ticket sales with the blockchain, here’s another spin on using the technology for musical purposes. Maple Media,...
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Musical.ly channel Flighthouse spreads its wings to YouTube

Social app Musical.ly isn’t just about individual creators (or ‘Musers) – it has also seen the emergence of some new channel brands focused on music. Flighthouse, for example, which is generating a billion monthly views...
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Netflix sees its next 100m subscribers coming from India

The Financial Times has a good piece on video-streaming service Netflix’s ambitions in India where it’s starting to invest more money in original shows and films. It quotes CEO Reed Hastings speaking at a Delhi conference,...
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Maroon 5 frontman to exec-produce eight-episode YouTube series

The video for Maroon 5’s single ‘Sugar’ has been popular on YouTube, with nearly 2.7bn views so far for the band’s exploits crashing wedding receptions. YouTube liked it so much, it’s now commissioned an entire...
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YouTube launches ‘Copyright Match’ tool for its creators

YouTube has rolled out a new copyright-protection tool, but this one’s aimed more at the creators on its platform than it is at entertainment rightsholders. It’s called Copyright Match, and in a blog post addressed...
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Social app Triller turns on money-making features for users

We’ve written about smartphone app Triller before: first when it launched in 2015 as an app to help people create their own music videos for tracks, and again in June this year when it signed a licensing deal with Universal...