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YouTube reveals Royal Wedding streams reached 11.2 million

The live-stream of last weekend’s UK royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was viewed 11.2 million times on YouTube while live, according to the streaming platform. At peak viewership, during the couple’s exchange of vows, some 1.29 million people watched the even simultaneously, making the wedding the fifth most popular event ever streamed […]

YouTube commissions Priyanka Chopra series from Sundog

Independent producer Sundog Pictures has secured a series commission from digital platform YouTube. Entitled If I Could Tell You Just One, the series will follow Hollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (pictured) as she meets some of the world’s most successful and inspirational people. From actors and politicians to environmentalists and religious leaders, Chopra will talk to […]

BT premieres The Terror on YouTube in UK first

BT is giving the public a chance to watch the first episode of AMC’s thriller The Terror for free, live on YouTube next week. The first episode of BT TV’s The Terror will be available for 24 hours from 00.01am on April 24, for anyone in the UK, with a double episode also available for […]

Logan Paul ads suspended after YouTuber tasers dead rats

YouTube has suspended controversial YouTube vlogger Logan Paul soon after he tasered deceased rats in a video posted to his channel. YouTube’s Twitter account for vloggers today tweeted it had temporarily banned adverts from his channel “[i]n response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behaviour”. Paul caused widespread outrage after posting a video depicting a […]

eMarketer: YouTube ‘close to saturation’ in the UK

More than 90% of digital video viewers in the UK regularly visit YouTube with the platform “close to saturation”, according to eMarketer. The research firm’s first YouTube forecast for the UK market said that 40.4 million people, or six out of 10 people in the UK, will watch video via the YouTube app or website […]

Most UK kids now reject TV for personal devices – study

For the first time this year the majority of UK children view most video content on devices other than traditional TV sets, according to a new study into kids’ media consumption. It also noted that binge viewing is a “growing habit” among children. YouTube remains the top way for children to watch on-demand content, with […]

OTT value to reach $119bn by 2022

Over-the-top (OTT) providers of digital TV such as Netflix and Amazon, are set to reach the value of US$119.2 billion in 2022, according to a report by Juniper Research. Over the course of five years the value of the digital TV and video industry will jump by US$55 billion. It is predicted to jump from […]

Opinion: TV content – where’s the innovation?

Megan Goodwin, joint managing director of digital consultancy Interactive Rights Management, argues TV companies are running scared of innovation in both production and progamme making, and wonders where the real disruptors are coming from. It’s no secret that the TV marketplace is going through major upheaval at the moment. As Ofcom found in its Communications Market […]

Google: YouTube should not be regulated like a broadcaster

Google’s European president Matt Brittin has said it is “appropriate” that YouTube is not subject to the same regulations as broadcasters and newspapers. Speaking at an RTS event in London this week, Google’s president of EMEA business and operations rejected the idea that YouTube is essentially broadcaster and should be treated as such in the […]

‘Half of TV and video viewing on mobile by 2020’

By as early as 2020 half of all TV and video viewing will be done on a mobile screen, due to an increasing consumer preference for on-demand and catch-up TV over linear viewing. This is according to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, which claims that mobile video traffic will grow by around 50% annually through 2023 […]

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