Francisco Varela

YouTube’s Varela on the future of TV

The days of linear TV channels being the predominant way people consume TV are numbered, according to Francisco Varela, head of platform partnerships at YouTube. Speaking on a panel focusing on the shape of TV in 2020 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, Varela said that linear channels “only exist because you […]

YouTube experimenting with pay TV EPGs

YouTube is starting to experiment with making its channels available on IPTV operators’ EPG as part of partner-led initiatives to extend the platform and keep viewers engaged. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, YouTube’s global director of mobile and platform partnerships, Francisco Varela, said that the video site is working with operators in a […]

YouTube hits a billion and says TV is a priority

Bringing fully featured YouTube to the TV is a key priority for the video portal, according to Francisco Varela, global director of platform partnerships. Varela’s comments came as YouTube announced it now has more than a billion unique users every month. In a blog post, YouTube added that almost one in two people on the […]