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Could 2015 Be The Year YouTube REALLY Takes Off?

YouTube has witnessed unprecedented growth since Google acquired it in 2006. But could 2015 be the biggest year yet in the site's history? We take a look at some of the possible changes ahead for YouTube, and what that could mean for the industry.
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AOL Partners with Miramax on Free Movie Streaming

Miramax is sorting out a deal with AOL to run ad-supported full-length films on the latter's On network. This is the first foray into long-form for AOL, so many eyes will be watching, from both a technical aspect (can they pull it off) and from a consumer aspect (I can watch Pulp Fiction without a subscription?). It also could become the case study on how to fully monetize a massive movie library since Miramax already has multiple SVOD deals.
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Global Online Video Association Formed, for the Betterment of Online Video

A group of YouTube MCNs and other digital video companies have got together and founded GOVA - the Global Online Video Association. Its goals include working to set industry standards, support those with investments in original digital content and work toward better monetization and wider utilization of that content for advertising and marketing.
Netflix Loses A Chunk of Content As Studios Switch Alliances netflix loses warner 360x240

Netflix Loses A Chunk of Content As Studios Switch Alliances

Netflix just lost Warner Bros., MGM, and Universal from its streaming archive, as those studios have now decided to move to Warner Archive Instant. The move illustrates the difficulty a rental service has (not to mention the difficulties consumers have) when it comes to all the different choices created by exclusivity.