Vice has been a point of reference for alternative news for years but now they've gone (almost) mainstream with a news and current affairs platform that promises the most hard-hitting coverage from their 1000 on-the-ground- local reporters.
After confirmation that more viewers than ever are accessing their content via mobile devices, the BBC is trialing a new bite-sized news service on Instagram's short-form video platform. Due to run for a month, the BBC are keen to see how the feature appeals to users of the site.
BBC iPlayer viewing on tablets overtook PCs and laptops for the first time ever over the Christmas period. The service also received the most download requests in its history with the Dr Who Special generating 2 million unique downloads across all devices.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has removed all their long-form content from their 4 main YouTube channels, in a bid to drive viewers to their Video on Demand service, 4oD. Shows like The IT Crowd, The Inbetweeners and Come Dine with Me are no longer accessible to YouTube users.
Google officially confirm there have been problems with the new YouTube comment system, and the Beastie Boys take legal action against Goldieblox over copyright infringement. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.
The cable industry has been facing some real challenges over the past few years, the least of which is cord cutting. Now Comcast must be feeling the sting of all those lost subscribers because they're starting to dream up new ways to monetize content via more video advertising.
The French High court takes action over video piracy, Nielsen and Comcast climb into bed over video advertising and Doritos gets nasty for Super Bowl. More on these and other stories of the day from ReelSEO.
YouTube's live streamed Music Awards Show was either a great success or a damp squib, depending on whether you bought into Spike Jonze's vision. It certainly generated a lot of headlines for the site today. This, and other news from the day in online video.
BBC iPlayer receives over 8 million visits per day and the corporation is now appointing a new controller of the platform to bring it in line with its other linear channels. The catch up and streaming service will also start providing some content before it's been broadcast and will offer more ad hoc streaming for one off events.
It's been a week where we've seen YouTube announce that offline viewing is coming to mobile apps but Vevo aren't happy with YouTube's plans and already look to have opted out. Meanwhile, Vimeo actually rolled those features out on their own app upgrade, beating YouTube by a couple of months. These stories and others in this week's round up of news.