TubeStart, which describes itself as a crowdfunding platform for YouTube content creators, is set to begin collecting funds soon. The company says it will give YouTube contributors tools to make money beyond the traditional advertising offered by Google.
Fullscreen, a multichannel network (MCN) and large publisher of YouTube videos, has been sued by the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) over alleged copyright infringement.
Viacom has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate its 2007 copyright infringement claims against YouTube and make sure a different judge hears the case. Federal Judge Louis Stanton of the Southern District of New York has twice dismissed the lawsuit, and each time Viacom has appealed to a higher court.
Apparently there was a lot of pent-up demand for Google Chromecast, the $35 streaming stick that plugs into HDTVs and lets users grab online content like YouTube, Netflix and other streaming services and puts it on TV.
This month, another auction for Hulu ended in a familiar result: Its owners decided to keep it. The episode is the latest evidence to support the thesis that major transactions involving online video distributors will be scarce for the foreseeable future.
YouTube channel partners who have begun offering paid subscriptions to their content have yet to see a huge influx of paying viewers, Variety reported after talking with some of those partners. But those involved largely say they're willing to wait and see if activity improves.
Online video content creators could see an increasing share of the money advertisers spend on TV spots if the amount of time consumers spend watching video on mobile devices continues to grow. That was one of the many salient points made by Needham & Co. analysts Laura Martin and Dan Medina in a report they published this week on the future of TV.
YouTube doesn't want to stand in the way of its content partners making more money. That was among the messages delivered by Dror Shimshowitz, head of product for YouTube creators and curators, at the TV of Tomorrow show here Wednesday.
A patent ruling last week could make it more expensive to show pre-roll ads to online video viewers.
With over-the-top OTT video services threatening to choke even the most robust mobile networks, Telenor Group is tapping Alcatel-Lucent to help it optimize Internet traffic over its 2G, 3G and LTE mobile networks markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia.