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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.

YouTube Commits to VP9-supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

YouTube Commits to VP9 supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

Google has been trying to get their own video codec off the ground for years and it looks like they finally have the weight of the industry behind them as they demonstrate VP9 enabled 4K video streaming for YouTube at next week’s CES show in Las Vegas.

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For December 2013

The Top 20 Global Online Video Ads For December 2013

Christmas themes dominated the Top 20 most shared video ads for December 2013, of course, but YouTube Rewind 2013, Jean-Claude Van Damme’s splits and those everlasting Evian Babies also made an appearance.

Fun Video Friday: Of Course It’s The Christmas Edition

Fun Video Friday: Of Course Its The Christmas Edition

Christmas is just days away so we finally get to do a Christmas edition of Fun Video Friday at last. Albeit one that features Chuck Norris doing Van Damme, Godzilla fighting off King Kong and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Google blackmailing everybody of course.

YouTube Rewind 2013: A Peek Behind The Curtain With Portal A

YouTube Rewind 2013: A Peek Behind The Curtain With Portal A

YouTube Rewind 2013 has already attracted 44 million views in 9 days for a video that revels in the most innovative and infamous moments on YouTube in the past year. We take a look behind the scenes with Portal A who created and produced for the video for YouTube.

YouTube Ads Rewind 2013: The Ads You Chose To Watch

YouTube Ads Rewind 2013: The Ads You Chose To Watch

YouTube has already given us their top moments in online video content for 2013, and now they show us the video ads that made the most impact with viewers over the past year. These are the ads we shared, posted, tweeted and talked about.

November 2013: Americans Watched 9.2 Billion Minutes Of Video Ads

November 2013: Americans Watched 9.2 Billion Minutes Of Video Ads

189 million Americans watched 47.1 Billion hours of online video content in November 2013. and for the third month in a row AOL has maintained their position as #1 video ad property in the U.S. ahead of rival Google.

Will 2014 Really Be The Year Of The Tech/Media Merge?

Will 2014 Really Be The Year Of The Tech/Media Merge?

LinkedIn’s Big Idea List for 2014 includes the proposition that the big tech and media companies will merge even further to produce unique, original content across different platforms. But how viable a concept is this?

They’re Here! Facebook Start Testing Auto-Play Video Ads In News Feeds

Theyre Here! Facebook Start Testing Auto Play Video Ads In News Feeds

Facebook are finally rolling out auto-play video ads for selected users this week, in a move that could bank them as much as $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014. The ads will silently play in news feeds with users having the option to click or ignore.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil November 2013

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil November 2013

With the 2014 World Cup only months away, it’s no surprise that four out of the top ten watched video ads in Brazil last month were soccer related. Veteran rock legend David Bowie’s appearance for Louis Vuitton takes the number one spot though, with his Venetian Ball extravaganza.

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