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August 2013 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

August 2013 Online Video Rankings: 47 Billion Videos Watched In U.S.

ComScore’s Online Video Rankings are out for August 2013 and there’s very little change from last month with the big players such as YouTube, Vevo, AOL and Fullscreen all holding on to their top positions.

18 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

18 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

Welcome to our weekly round up of online video news where we find out just how well the top YouTube Multi-Channel Networks are faring. BroadbandTV and VEVO announce record viewing figures and Maker acquire further funding for expansion. Oh, and there’s a hamster driving a truck too.

The Week In Video: Popstar Cats, NFL And The First Vine Movie

The Week In Video: Popstar Cats, NFL And The First Vine Movie

As ever, it’s been a news packed week in the world of video. There’s the first crowdsourced full length Vine movie in the works, the NFL Sunday Ticket might just be coming to YouTube in 2014 and Kevin Spacey thinks the television industry should raise its game to compete with VOD content.

Maker Buys Blip: Now Has Reach Outside of YouTube

Maker Buys Blip: Now Has Reach Outside of YouTube

Maker Studios has bought video platform Blip, which gives them a place outside of YouTube to generate ad revenue. It will be interesting to see if they can attract viewers off of YouTube and onto Blip, or at least make the kind of revenue they need to make off of YouTube to be viable.

Maker Is Creating Video Destination Site, Doesn’t Plan on Killing YouTube

Maker Is Creating Video Destination Site, Doesnt Plan on Killing YouTube

Maker Studios is creating a video platform for its creators to get some independence from YouTube. While Maker’s talent will likely remain with YouTube, and Maker’s new platform won’t be a direct competitor, the move is becoming more common for MCNs looking to create new revenue streams.

The Week In Video: Handbags At Dawn For Microsoft And Google

The Week In Video: Handbags At Dawn For Microsoft And Google

Google and Microsoft have been facing up to each other all week over the Windows YouTube app which has yet to be settled – although Google’s ‘Cease & Desist’ letter might hasten Microsoft’s decision about whether to allow ads and prevent downloads. In other news, YouTube’s ‘Comedy Week’ starts tonight – we can’t wait!

Ray William Johnson Throws Down Gauntlet to Maker Studios

Ray William Johnson Throws Down Gauntlet to Maker Studios

Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios back in October 2012, and then…things got ugly. Johnson is claiming that Maker Studios is holding his AdSense account and won’t give it back. And now that the original contract has expired, he says he still hasn’t gotten it. RWJ to Maker: Lawyer up.

The Week In Video: Funding, Streaming And Pushing Girls Off Cliffs

The Week In Video: Funding, Streaming And Pushing Girls Off Cliffs

There’s been a lot of news about this week and we catch up with some of the stories that we didn’t cover in depth. We love the look of the new Roku 3 and it’s on our shopping list for next month. We also catch up on the fascinating story of steaming media which is a big grown up 8 years old this year.

YouTube Networks Get Slammed By Zack James: The Continuing Drama of Joining A Network

YouTube Networks Get Slammed By Zack James: The Continuing Drama of Joining A Network

Today, New Media Rockstars posted a video from Zack James, aka OutbackZack, in which James fires out an angry tirade against networks Machinima and Maker.  Maker, of course, is no stranger to criticism after the Ray William Johnson separation.  James has deleted all of his …

YouTube Networks Get Their First Tabloid Story & It’s Getting Ugly – Ray William Johnson vs. Maker Studios

YouTube Networks Get Their First Tabloid Story & Its Getting Ugly   Ray William Johnson vs. Maker Studios

In October, Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios and tried to announce this in one of his videos in as nice a way as possible.  Unfortunately, there's no right way to say "Maker Studios and I are not together anymore," without people wondering, "What happened?" …

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