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Game on for YouTube

31 August 2015 in -e.video

YouTube is taking on Amazon-owned Twitch with the launch of YouTube Gaming, with the new service pulling in all gaming-related videos and live streams from the YouTube platform.

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YouTube ad revenues to spike

26 August 2015 in -e.video

Wednesday metric: YouTube’s gross global advertising revenues worldwide will hit $9.5 billion this year, a spike of 25% on 2014, according to eMarketer estimates.

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PS games TV

11 August 2015 in -e.video

PlayStation VuePlayStation has rolled out its PlayStation Vue pay TV service for the PS3 and PS4 in two new US markets, in Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami-Fort Lauderdale areas. PS console owners there can now subscribe to PS Vue’s three multichannel television offerings, via the Access ($49.99 per month), Core ($59.99) and Elite ($69.99) services.

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Netflix’s southern push

6 August 2015 in -e.video

NetflixFollowing recent launches in Spain and Portugal, Netflix will swiftly become a major player in these markets, although the scale of growth will strongly depend on a number of factors, including pay TV partnership deals, content deals and marketing, says IHS.

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Twitch on TwitchCon

4 August 2015 in -e.video

Amazon-owned social video gaming Twitch has picked up RealSense Technology, ArenaNet and Wargaming as presenting sponsors of the first TwitchCon esports get-together in San Francisco in September.

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Chasing youth

3 August 2015 in -e.video

NBCUniversal is in the process of cutting a deal with Buzzfeed which will see it pumping $250 million into the digital publisher — if the transaction goes through, that would value Buzzfeed at around $1.5 billion. Old media outfit NBCUniversal is scared of losing its relationship with younger audiences, which is why Buzzfeed appeals to its execs.

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Brands pump up YouTube content

21 July 2015 in -e.video

Views of branded content from the leading 100 brands on YouTube have almost doubled over the past 12 months, while brand channel subscriptions are up 47% year-on-year. And according to research from YouTube and Pixability, brands are now actively managing their channels, with Interbrand Top 100 brands collectively uploading a video to the platform every 18.5 minutes.

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Latest News

Intel chips in on drones

31 August 2015 in Finance

Intel is taking flight with Chinese drones, having just stumped up $60 million of investment in Shanghai drone manufacturer Yuneec.

Ultimate sports

31 August 2015 in -e.showcase

Event-marketing outfit GMR Marketing has allied with SportBusiness Group to find the ‘ultimate apprentice’ to work at some of the world’s leading sports and entertainment events.

Game on for YouTube

31 August 2015 in -e.video

YouTube is taking on Amazon-owned Twitch with the launch of YouTube Gaming, with the new service pulling in all gaming-related videos and live streams from the YouTube platform.

Cash without contact

28 August 2015 in Finance

Friday metric: Contactless spending has spiked dramatically in the UK over the past year, according to data released by Barclaycard and Mastercard.

Brds on Rdio

27 August 2015 in Music

Music streamer Rdio has launched it ‘Promoted Music Experiences’ native advertising solution, with Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos the first brand onboard the initiative.

Bar à la BrewDog

27 August 2015 in -e.showcase

Spiky Scots brewer BrewDog is pushing deeper into Scandinavia with the opening of its third Swedish location, BrewDog Södermalm.

YouTube ad revenues to spike

26 August 2015 in -e.video

Wednesday metric: YouTube’s gross global advertising revenues worldwide will hit $9.5 billion this year, a spike of 25% on 2014, according to eMarketer estimates.

Keeping it private

25 August 2015 in -e.social

Three-quarters of online Arabs say they concerned that their personal information is no longer private, according to JWT’s 10 Trends for MENA 2015 report.

Corbyn tweets ahead

24 August 2015 in -e.social

Jeremy Corbyn has racked up a 34% share of Labour Party leadership candidates’ Twitter following, ahead of Andy Burnham with 29%, according to EMR.

Penguins on track

21 August 2015 in Publishing

Penguin has teamed up with Transport for London to offer Tube customers a daily choice of free stories and interviews to read or listen to during their journeys.