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The Week in Online Video News & Views: 16th March 2014

The Week in Online Video News & Views: 16th March 2014

Twitter hires a serious ex-YouTuber to beef up, and monetize, its video offering, Netflix is helping the UK government track inflation, and TWC is being sued by the city of Los Angeles. More on these and other stories of the week, from ReelSEO.

At Last! UK Gets Google Chromecast Release 9am March 19th

At Last! UK Gets Google Chromecast Release 9am March 19th

Rejoice, UK lovers of streaming media. After a considerable (and baffling) delay, Chromecast is set to hit the shelves in Britain this coming Wednesday. PC World, Dixons and Currys will be selling the dongle from 9am on the 19th March.

STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

The BBC is rolling out a new version of its world famous iPlayer for computers, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs - and we have to say that the new features make it look very cool. Those outside the UK will need VPN access if they want to watch the latest Top Gear or Downton Abbey episode though.

UK Broadcaster Channel 4 Removes All Long-form YouTube Content

UK Broadcaster Channel 4 Removes All Long form YouTube Content

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.

Channel 4 Commission YouTube Creatives For Original Broadcast Content

Channel 4 Commission YouTube Creatives For Original Broadcast Content

Channel 4, one of the most innovative broadcasters in the United Kingdom, are teaming up with UK YouTubers to create original short form content which will be broadcast via the TV network, their Video on Demand platform and YouTube itself.

UK Love Affair with Online Video Continues - Up 45% [Report]

UK Love Affair with Online Video Continues   Up 45% [Report]

YouTube is the third most popular site in the UK (after Google and Facebook) so it's no coincidence that the British made 10.6 billion visits to video sites in Feb 2013. That's an incredible 323 million hours spent just watching video content in the UK alone.

Machinima Spreads to the UK

Machinima Spreads to the UK

Machinima already reaches practically everyone in the world with their American-based channel. But creating content that is more local is a great idea, that's why Machinima has expanded to the UK with their own channel. And the UK is not the only place Machinima will likely land.

YouTube: Available as Satellite App, Not A Channel. Wait, What?

YouTube: Available as Satellite App, Not A Channel. Wait, What?

Yesterday it was reported that UK satellite TV provider Freesat is making YouTube available as a channel in their lineup.  It will, in fact, be an HTML5 app that will allow Freesat users to access YouTube.  So all that hullabaloo about YouTube turning into a ...

Is a YouTube/Vevo Deal Imminent?

Is a YouTube/Vevo Deal Imminent?

In a deal rumoured to be worth around $50m for a 10% shareholder stake, YouTube look set to invest in music distribution group Vevo. Uncertainty has clouded their partnership since December 2012 when both parties failed to reach an agreement regarding their current contract. The ...

2012 Video Metrix Shows Viewing Stagnant, Exploding Video Advertising

2012 Video Metrix Shows Viewing Stagnant, Exploding Video Advertising

Since I went through all the trouble of making a set of cool charts and graphs to track the whole year of comScore's Video Metrix for 2012, I thought I would also take the time to do a bit of post-year analysis. While there were ...

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