News round-up: Netflix axes ‘Resident Evil’ & film exec; YouTube CBO to exit

Netflix axes ‘Resident Evil’ & film exec Netflix has cancelled horror series Resident Evil after just one season and just a little over a month since its debut. The streamer has reportedly opted not to renew the show, which is based on the popular video game franchise of the same name, due to low ratings […]

YouTube eyes aggregated ‘channel store’

Google-owned YouTube is reportedly set to launch its own video streaming channel store. YouTube will join the likes of Amazon, Roku and Apple in launching what is being referred to internally as a ‘channel store’. The platform, which is said to have been in development for at least 18 months, would allow consumers to access […]

YouTube’s UK chief Ben McOwen Wilson steps down to join Google Play

YouTube’s UK chief Ben McOwen Wilson is to leave the Google-owned AVOD streamer after more than a decade with the company. McOwen Wilson, who is currently regional director for YouTube EMEA and MD of YouTube UK & Ireland, will depart today to take up a new role leading the Google Play app store in EMEA from […]

YouTube global originals boss moves to Pinterest

Social media firm Pinterest has appointed YouTube’s global head of originals, Nadine Zylstra, as global head of programming and originals. In the newly created role, Zylstra will build and drive Pinterest’s programming and originals strategy. The company said that she will also be responsible for “driving innovation in content development and distribution, and leading and […]

UK subscribers embrace SVOD in face of cost-of-living crisis

Overall SVOD subscription numbers are increasing in the UK, despite the country’s current cost-of-living crisis, with 80% of households subscribing to at least one service, as of this month. The data comes from new research by analyst firm Omdia, which also shows that YouTube and BBC iPlayer are the UK’s most popular online video services. […]

Netflix, YouTube & Hulu power US streaming to new record high in April

Netflix, YouTube and Hulu helped power streaming in the US to another record high for market share in April, according to recently released data. According to Nielsen’s The Gauge monthly TV viewing snapshot, streaming captured 30.4% of total TV viewing in the US in April. This was up from 29.7%, a previous record high, the […]

Exclusive: YouTube-owner Google looks to create diverse scripted ‘pathway’

YouTube owner Google is looking to bring more diverse voices into the scripted side of the industry by providing a route to market for under-represented creatives. Elle Roth-Brunet, head of content & entertainment partnerships at the internet giant, told TBI here at SeriesFest in Denver that it wants to provide a “pathway” for under-represented directors […]

BBC & YouTube alum lands at Condé Nast Entertainment

Former BBC and YouTube exec Victoria Jaye is joining Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) to oversee its video offering. Jaye becomes VP of digital video programming & development for Europe, reporting into CNE’s Ezzie Chidi-Ofong, SVP of digital video. In the newly created role, Jaye will work on local-language content video content around Condé Nast’s brands […]

How to bridge the divide in teen TV

As linear viewership among teens and tweens continues to decline, Mark Layton finds out what’s enticing this audience away from the TV set and how ‘traditional’ broadcasters are attempting to engage them The number of teens and tweens watching broadcast TV has been on the decline for several years now. While the figures vary from […]

YouTube cuts originals as Susanne Daniels exits

YouTube’s global head of original content, Susanne Daniels, has resigned after more than six years at the US-based video-sharing giant, amid an ongoing refocusing of the company’s content strategy. Veteran TV exec Daniels joined YouTube in 2015 at the launch of the company’s premium SVOD tier and during her time at the Google-owned company, was […]

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