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YouTube Millionaires: DEFY Media Is "Keenly Aware" Strategy Pays Off

<i>Welcome to</i> YouTube Millionaires<i>, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing</i> …

BBC’s First iPlayer-Only Film Is A Digital Manifesto For A New Media Order

On Sunday the BBC released the first film commissioned for its on-demand iPlayer: a feature-length documentary about Afghanistan, called Bitter Lake, by experimental British filmmaker Adam Curtis. (If you live in the U.K. you can watch it here for the next 29 days.)<p>This follows a strategy update, …

Oil

Vimeo invests another $10 million in premium VOD content

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>One year after launching its VOD platform, Vimeo (S IAC) is doubling down on paid content by earmarking a total of $10 million …

Want To Know The Best Days And Times To Post YouTube Videos? Here's A Yearly Calendar.

One of the most common questions we get asked about YouTube over at <b>Frederator Networks</b> is, “When is the best time to post my videos?” It’s a simple …

Fullscreen Launches Film Division To Develop Feature-Length Movies With YouTube Stars

<b>Fullscreen</b> is financing digital programming with top-tier talent on mediums outside of the world’s largest video sharing site. The YouTube …

Viral Videos

Vimeo partners with Atlantic, CBS to take paid videos everywhere

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Fer Gregory / Shutterstock<p>IAC-owned video service Vimeo took the next step for its Vimeo On Demand platform Thursday: …

After a Year of Experimentation, BitTorrent Bundle Wants to Make Artists (and Itself) Money

After hitting the '100 million' milestone, BitTorrent, the data transfer protocol long associated with piracy, continues to try and clear its …

Mondelez (AKA Kraft Foods) Agrees To Huge Upfront Deal With YouTube

A major food corporation has committed to a multi-million dollar deal that could leave some traditional media execs feeling uneasy. <b>Mondelez</b>, the …

Sizmek

Bravo Creates New Web Series To Complement 'Best New Restaurant'

<b>Bravo Media</b> wanted to give viewers more than just another TV show with <i>Best New Restaurant</i>. The cable network created a web series called <b>Secret …

Ted Hope: 'I Am No Longer Going To Produce Films For My Living' (Guest Blog)

“I want to make films that lift the world and our culture higher — and our current way of doing things does just the opposite”<p><i>This post originally</i> …

CEO Leslie Moonves Explains CBS’ Streaming Strategy: “I Don’t Care Where You Watch Our Shows”

New technology may be the focus of the Consumer Electronics Show, but CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves argued on-stage today that tech may not be changing his business as much as you might think.<p>“At the end of the day, you still have to tell good stories,” he said during an interview with …

Media Industry

Disney’s Next Acquisition Could Further Its Digital Distribution

Disney made a splash last year when it acquired Maker Studios for at least $500 million to expand its position in online video, and its acquisition march is not done. It next target is likely to be something to further the company’s distribution across digital networks, according to one executive …

Intellectual Property

Top 10 Savviest Brands On YouTube In 2014

2014 was a big year for YouTube getting brands with household names to invest in the platform. The world’s largest video sharing site had an …

Details Unveiled For Twitter’s Native Video Player To Rival YouTube? [Update]

<b>Update</b>: A Twitter spokesperson tells us that the FAQ and terms are in reference to promoted video services for Amplify users, not the new video player that it plans to launch for consumers in the first half of 2015. Another spokesperson says there is nothing new to share at this time. Original …

Advertising

Mode Media To Launch Web Series Starring YouTubers Rachel And Byron Talbott

<b>Mode Media</b> wants to take the online video masses behind-the-scenes in the daily lives of YouTubers <b>Rachel</b> and <b>Byron Talbott</b>. The lifestyle media …

REDEF ORIGINAL: How YouTube MCNs are Conquering Hollywood

Despite the flurry of YouTube Multi-Channel Network M&A over the past 12 months, MCN skepticism continues to abound. Nearly every week, a client or …