The Website Hypable says that Downton Abbey is Amazon's most-streamed show of all time thanks to “millions” of customers watching it.
BBC Worldwide is working with Google’s advertising divisions to sell its TV and digital video ad inventory, an executive disclosed at the Cannes Lions fest.
This ad, though a year old, got huge applause at the Saatchi & Saachi New Directors' Showcase, at the Cannes Lions fest. (Extremely NSFW)
MiTu, the multi-channel network that appeals to a multi-cultural YouTube audience has raised a $10 million Series B funding round led by Upfront Ventures. Since its launch in 2012, it has racked up more than six billion views across its network, which entertains more than 39 million bilingual subscribers.
YouTube is packaging this high quality content like Vice as part of its Google Preferred advertising platform. It likely costs more than your average YouTube ad, and because it’s serialized content with repeat viewers, it looks a lot like TV, which advertisers like. Vice solves another of YouTube’s problem with advertisers—the fact that viewers don’t watch for very long.
BBC has put Almost Royal Goes to YouTube on the online video site but only as a promotion for the TV show, not its own thing. In the video "Almost Royal" stars interview YouTube stars like Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Megan Camarena.
All told, in the U.S. an average of 16 million people watched the Monday game live on television, with at least 1.4 million more watching (legally) online, says Capital New York's Alex Weprin.
Confirming widespread reports, Google says YouTube is about to get a music subscription service, and in the process, take down a ton of free content. As Billboard reports, “acts like Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend … are likely to be pulled down as the world’s largest video service has been unable to reach an agreement with the some of the leading independent labels, including the Beggars Group.”
YouTube star PewDiePie may have grossed $4 million in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reports in a profile of the gamer guy with 27 million subscribers, more than any other YouTube star. WSJ and Tubefilter seem to surprised.
Digital Citizens Alliance, a watchdog group, went searching on YouTube for ways to illegally get credit card numbers, turned up 16,000 results and hundreds of places selling stolen cards. Videos selling illegal credit card info was accompanied by Target, Amercan Express and other advertisers without their knowledge.