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Google plots YouTube video subscriptions

Google is looking to launch subscription options for video site YouTube in a bid to boost revenues, the company has confirmed. The news follows a Financial Times report, which claimed that the new pay options could roll out as early as this week and would allow viewers to pay from US$1.99 per month, per channel. […]

YouTube reportedly planning subscription offering

YouTube is reportedly preparing to take its TV ambitions to the next stage by launching subscriptions for individual channels. According to US-based trade title Advertising Age, citing sources familiar with the plans, the Google-owned video sharing site has approached selected channel providers to ask them to submit proposals for paid channels that are likely to […]

MTG hires Google exec as chief digital officer

Modern Times Group (MTG) has named Google executive Rikard Steiber in the new role of executive vice-president and chief digital officer, effective February 4. MTG has also promoted Matthew Hooper to the new position of executive vice-president of group corporate communications, effective February 1, and has named Richard Beeston as vice-president of finance. Beeston will […]

New US privacy law will allow Netflix to link accounts with Facebook

US lawmakers have amended privacy laws, clearing the way for video services such as Netflix to more closely link subscriber’s accounts with Facebook and other social media. Netflix was among a powerful lobbying group calling for the amendment to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act. That group also included media heavyweights Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google, […]

Netflix bumped from Nasdaq 100 Index

Netflix has been dropped from the list of the top 100 companies on the US Nasdaq exchange and Discovery and Liberty Global have been added. Netflix’s share price has risen and fallen dramatically in recent times following key events including an aborted plan to split its service into separate streaming and delivery offerings  and its […]

Hulu launches second screen service on Nintendo Wii

Hulu has launched a second screen service with Nintendo. Hulu’s premium Hulu Plus customers can use the gamepad of the new Wii U console to access a range of second screen applications and find out more information about a given show while watching it on the main TV screen. Viewers can also watch content through […]

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