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Yahoo, Vevo try again, expanding video licensing and promotion

Yahoo, whose music-streaming partnership with Vevo reportedly hasn't been generating much user interest, is taking another shot, announcing a new deal with the service to bring live concert events, original music programming and thousands of Vevo's music videos to Yahoo Screen.

Discovery recruits YouTube's Grace to lead New Form digital studio

Discovery Communications said Thursday that it recruited YouTube executive Kathleen Grace to run a new digital studio that will be focused on producing series which will be distributed through "a series of partnerships, with the possibility of expanded distribution across Discovery and other partner platforms."

Rumor mill: YouTube developing kids' network

YouTube is reportedly developing a site aimed at kids under 10 years old, with age-appropriate content and free of videos and user comments that parents would prefer their children not be exposed to. The site would be much more expansive than the Google-owned provider's current "safety" filter.

Viacom settles $1B lawsuit filed against YouTube

Viacom said Tuesday that it signed an agreement with Google which resolves a $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit that the media giant filed against YouTube in 2007, the year after it was acquired by Google.

CNN, NBCU vets launch over-the-top celebrity TV networks

Comcast, DirecTV and other pay TV distributors face new over-the-top video competition from TAPP (TV App), a startup led by former NBCUniversal Television Chairman Jeff Gaspin and former CNN CEO Jonathan Klein.

Netflix squeaks past YouTube as top OTT provider

For the first time since 2011, the number of Netflix viewers passed the number of viewers on Google-owned YouTube, a survey of 1,000 U.S. Internet users by RBC Capital Markets revealed. Hulu Plus trailed well behind the top two services.

Rumor mill: Disney in talks to buy Maker Studios for $500M

Maker Studios, a top-rated YouTube multichannel network, is reportedly in talks with Walt Disney Co. to be acquired in a deal potentially valued between $500 million and $900 million. It would be the largest investment to date in a YouTube-based property by a traditional content provider.

Jumping into a dynamic year for online video

Anyone who doesn't see 2014 as a year of large-scale changes to the way online video is marketed, packaged and perceived hasn't been paying attention. Cable operators and short-form content providers alike are preparing to take a bite out of the space occupied by Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

TiVo co-founders launch new QPlay streaming service

The QPlay is a Wi-Fi-connected box that streams playlists from a variety of online video sources, which can then be shared with friends or the public.

YouTube auditing some videos' views

YouTube said it has started to audit the views that videos receive on its site to cut down on fraudulent traffic. The move could be a boon to advertisers that seek greater accuracy and reliability in online ad metrics.