YouTube has announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as its managing director of emerging markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
UK-based Play Sports Group (PSG), part of Discovery, has launched a German-language version of its Global Cycling Network (GCN).
Ziggo Sport, VodafoneZiggo’s sports centric YouTube channel, has signed on with ODMedia Group.
Russia’s State Duma has passed the third reading of a law that will fine audiovisual services such as YouTube for redistributing TV channels in Russia that are not registered as media or which are no longer broadcasting.
The biggest German streaming service for free movies, Netzkino, has broken the 1 million subscriber mark on its YouTube channel.
Comcast’s video ads business Freewheel has accused Google of hiding behind privacy concerns as a means to prevent it from selling ads for clients with YouTube channels.
YouTube is not worried by competition as it helps raise its game, according to Cécile Frot-Coutaz, head of YouTube, EMEA.
Zattoo takes its B2B white label concept for network operators to Google’s Android TV Operator Tier programme.
More than half (51%) of all German households now own a smart TV set. In 2018 it was 46%, in 2017 just 42%.
YouTube has returned to Amazon Fire TV, with the official app available worldwide on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition and all Fire TV Edition smart TVs.