Tag: online video
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...
August 8, 2018
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...
August 2, 2018
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’...
August 1, 2018
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’...
July 25, 2018
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...
July 23, 2018
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...
July 20, 2018
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,...
July 18, 2018
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...
July 17, 2018
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,...
July 16, 2018
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...
July 16, 2018
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...
July 13, 2018
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...
July 13, 2018