When it comes to online video consumption, YouTube is still the go-to site for the majority of viewers in the US, with live TV broadcasts, and VoD site Netflix coming in a way behind. According to a recent report, 68% of respondents said it was the Google owned video portal that fulfilled most of their video viewing needs.
YouTubers BarelyPolitical have made a video that addresses the biggest complaints that users have about the site, including those big hits, Google+ integration, live-streaming issues, frustration with monetization, MCN’s, and lack of views. It’s hilarious and well worth watching.
YouTube has announced lots of new features, and the site’s new functionalities include the ability to upload video at 48 and 60 frames per second, something that the video-game streaming community has long been calling for. There’s a raft of new tools for creators too, including more opportunities to monetize.
YouTube will drop music content from indie artists who haven’t signed up to the site’s new premium music-streaming service. And we’re not talking obscure little bands here, but global megastar acts like as Adele, Radiohead, and Jack White – musicians for whom YouTube has been a major promotional tool.
According to a recent report, 36% of all U.S. adults, catch up on their news via online video, with those under age 50 the heaviest consumers of digital news videos. In fact, 48% of 18-to-29-year-olds, and 49% of 30-to-49-year-olds now watch online news video. But should traditional broadcasters be worried?
Can’t attend E3 2014? Join the hundreds of thousands of other gamers who are virtually attending the industry-only event via YouTube Live streaming, and real-time information updates. Brands like Sony are also using YouTube to reach fans throughout the event.
YouTube needs to spend less time comparing itself to cable networks and more time comparing itself to other video content properties, if it is to ride the threat that Yahoo could present to Google’s video service later this summer. We take a look at why the Yahoo plans could shake up YouTube and why it needs to stay focused.
If you are a video marketer, advertiser or producer, you should attend the 2014 Reel Video Summit for three key reasons: To keep up-to-date with industry trends, see new products and services, and maintain and build relationships. And, if you’re going to attend, then you might as well save up to $500 and register by Monday, May 25, 2014, right? See ya there!
The rumor that YouTube will pay $1 billion to acquire Twitch is great news for YouTube and makes perfect sense. Google created a great feature with Google hangouts and although they integrated it well with YouTube, it never gained traction as a community based streaming tool. Acquiring Twitch, even at the steep cost of $1 billion, would instantly give YouTube the top online streaming community.
Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.