• Season Four Of 'Downton Abbey' A Hit on Amazon
    The Website Hypable says that Downton Abbey is Amazon's most-streamed show of all time thanks to “millions” of customers watching it.
  • BBC Enlists Google To Sell Online Ads
    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.
  • The Fake Ad That's Getting Big Laughs At Cannes
    This ad, though a year old, got huge applause at the Saatchi & Saachi New Directors' Showcase, at the Cannes Lions fest. (Extremely NSFW)
  • Latino MiTu Raise $10 Million In Financing Expansion
    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 Cheering For Advertising-Friendly Vice Media
    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.
  • 'Almost Real' Goes To YouTube' Is Elaborate BBC Promo For Comedy
    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.
  • Big Audience For USA-Ghana World Cup Curtain Raiser
    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.
  • Google Reshaping YouTube With Subscription Music Service
    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.”
  • PewDiePie Grossed $4 Million in 2013, WSJ Profile Says
    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.
  • YouTube Filled With Videos Offering Stolen Credit Cards and How-Tos, Consumer Group Probers Say
    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.
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