YouTube has already given us their top moments in online video content for 2013, and now they show us the video ads that made the most impact with viewers over the past year. These are the ads we shared, posted, tweeted and talked about.
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YouTube is coming to Roku after three years of wrangling and Glass owners get more features including the ability to send and receive Hangouts and upload videos to YouTube. More on these and other stories of the last few days in online video and cable from ReelSEO.
189 million Americans watched 47.1 Billion hours of online video content in November 2013. and for the third month in a row AOL has maintained their position as #1 video ad property in the U.S. ahead of rival Google.
Facebook are finally rolling out auto-play video ads for selected users this week, in a move that could bank them as much as $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014. The ads will silently play in news feeds with users having the option to click or ignore.
With the 2014 World Cup only months away, it's no surprise that four out of the top ten watched video ads in Brazil last month were soccer related. Veteran rock legend David Bowie's appearance for Louis Vuitton takes the number one spot though, with his Venetian Ball extravaganza.
WatchMoJo, one of YouTube's biggest partner channels saw its account terminated yesterday for alleged copyright infringements - even though these claims had been swiftly released by licence holders like Fox. The channel is now back but it's been a turbulent few hours for them.
Netflix binge-watching is a real, actual thing with 73% of subscribers in a new survey confirming that they will happily watch 2 to 6 shows in one sitting. Over half of respondents like to have someone to binge-watch with too.
There's a Christmassy theme for this week's pick of our favorite videos. Grumpy cat stars in an ad that will benefit rescued cats across America with every view, plus there's a mouse decorating a teeny Christmas tree. No, really. And we celebrate along with everyone who hates the festive season.
YouTube live streaming is opened up to every user at long last, Netflix gets more mainstream TV type nominations and Instagram gets private video messaging. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.
It's just two weeks to Christmas and we are bringing you absolutely no festive-flavour Vines. Instead we have a paper ski-scene from Nokia, Gandalf meeting Gandalf and Oreo slam-dunking their way through another great super short-form clip.