Two of the leading names in online video advertising are due to merge, creating a new company that aims to become one of the biggest global players in the video advertising space. Ebuzzing and Teads, both French based, offer online video solutions to both publishers and advertisers and their merger promises more, much needed, inventory.
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Peter Oakley, the Internet Grandad aka Geriatric1927, has died at the age of 86. He was one of the very earliest success stories on YouTube and his channel was the world's most subscribed between August and September 2006. He uploaded his final video in February 2014.
After a week of rumors, Disney has just confirmed that it is acquiring YouTube MCN heavyweight Maker Studios in a deal worth an initial $500 million but possibly up to $950 million in the long run.
Just days after the Turkish authorities blocked Twitter in the country, access to YouTube could again be under threat as Google refuses to bow down to requests to remove certain videos. Turkey has also blocked access to Google's DNS servers which many were using as a workaround to get to social media networks.
User-generated mashups and other types of unofficial music video content are making the global music publishing industry a ton of money. Record labels are making more from ad revenue from mashups, lip-syncs and fan tributes than they are from their own official music videos.
So what do you think is the most effective online video marketing channel? Are you stuck in a company where you're using channels you think aren't effective? You wouldn't be alone as this new report shows vast discrepancies in what companies are using versus what they think most effective. Do you agree with these results or do you have different experiences in the workplace?
Videology took a look at four big campaigns they assisted with last year that all wanted to add digital video to their ad spends in order to achieve specific goals. In the end it runs down the accomplishments and obstacles of each. Overall, an interesting read and maybe a place to start when you are planning that next ad campaign.
YouTube is using a team of 'Super Flaggers' to identify and report offensive content that violates its TOS. Most of the 200-strong group are individuals, but there are some “government agencies or non-governmental organizations such as anti-hate and child-safety groups” involved too.
YouTube is developing a new child-friendly site in a bid to completely filter out those videos more suitable for adults than those under 10 years old. Google is talking to developers, and creators of children's content, to offer a site that parents can trust.
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.