Facebook has launched Watch, a new platform for television shows on Facebook, initially only available to a limited group of people in the US. It is intended to combat rivals such as Google’s YouTube and Snapchat video.
TecTime TV, the German thematic channel covering technology and multimedia, will return to the screens after a 7-month break.
Dutch public broadcaster VPRO is launching three international YouTube channels showing a selection of programmes with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.
German children’s and family entertainment producer and distributor m4e AG wants to extend its partnership with YouTube to increase content monetisation through advertising-based video-on-demand (AVOD).
Online video viewing will rise 20% in 2017, according to Zenith’s Online Video Forecasts 2017.
Dutch public broadcaster NPO is dropping support of its NPO app on smart TVs before 2014. The YouTube Flash app has also become obsolete.
BT has announced plans to distribute this season’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals to a wide audience. They’ll be free to view on YouTube, the BT website, BT Sport channels and the BT Sport app.
YouTube accounted for most traffic on Telenor’s mobile network in Norway during Easter.
Google has announced that YouTube Transactional reports now include the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) ID when that number is provided in an Avail.
German telco Deutsche Telekom will offer its mobile customers the possibility to use music and video streaming services from selected partners without reducing the high-speed data volume included in their tariffs from April 19, 2017.