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Cars and comedy dominate YouTube ratings

German motoring channel Motorvision (pictured) is the most-watched original YouTube channel in the EU. It has garnered 69 million views, placing it top of the list of official YouTube channels in the EU region. French comedy channels Studio Bagel and Ponk are the second and third most-watched with 63 million and 53 million respectively. BBC […]

Peter Chernin buys into YouTube channel operator

Peter Chernin’s investment vehicle has bought a stake in Base79, the digital company that operates a bouquet of YouTube channels. The Chernin Group (TCG) has paid US$10 million for a 25% stake in the company, which said it will use the cash to invest in technology and to launch channels in new territories. The company […]