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YouTube's Revenue Revealed, And It's Much Worse Than Expected

Citing two sources, Efrati said gross revenue for Google from YouTube was $3.5 billion in 2013. After payments to partners, net revenue was only $1.5 billion. Efrati said YouTube is profitable.<p>Google never breaks out revenue figures for YouTube, so we're left to rely on estimates and reports.<p>The …

ScrewYouTube: People are finally realizing that YouTube screws musicians worse than anybody

Last month, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), a trade organization representing independent labels, accused YouTube of bullying small labels …

Zoomin.TV Soars In Online Video Rankings, Launches In The US

The company that calls itself “Europe’s largest MCN” is making a significant impact across the pond. <b>Zoomin.TV</b> has launched in the United States one …

Online Video Advertising Is Growing Many Times Faster Than TV, Search, And Most Other Digital Ad Markets

In a new report from BI Intelligence we explore the key drivers of the skyrocketing growth of video ads, examine the cost and performance of the emerging digital ad format, and look at the major players that are shaping the industry.<p><i>Here are some of the key trends we explore in the report:</i><p><i>In full,</i> …

Google Looks Beyond YouTube For Video Ad Dollars

Google has a new message for premium publishers: "Hey, let us help you sell your video ads."<p>Google has created a new ad-buying program for premium …

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator.<p>If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

Pay-TV

The Smart TV App Revolution Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know

Its next logical destination: the living room, via smart TVs and set-top boxes connected to the Internet. Smart TV apps would represent yet another threat to the struggling pay TV industry.<p>In a new report, BI Intelligence looks at the data and trends behind the TV app market, explains why it's …

YouTube's Mobile App Gets New Video Ad Format - And It's Native

Around 41% of traffic to YouTube comes from mobile devices and up until now monetizing that digital footfall has been tricky. However, the site looks …

Netflix Rolls Out Its Biggest TV Update Yet

Netflix is rolling out a major update for the Netflix on TV experience on Wednesday. The new look, which Netflix dubs "the biggest update in Netflix …

Need More Video Content? Try Stealing Some

When you watch a video on the Mail Online’s website, served in the Mail Online’s video player, after pre-roll ads sold by the Mail Online’s sales …

Facebook Won’t Launch Auto-Play Video Ads This Year

If you’re an advertiser waiting to hand Facebook a bag of cash to start running video ads on the social network in time for the holidays, it sounds …

Social Media

The Smart TV App Revolution Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know

Its next logical destination: the living room, via smart TVs and set-top boxes connected to the Internet. Smart TV apps would represent yet another threat to the struggling pay TV industry.<p>In a new report, BI Intelligence looks at the data and trends behind the TV app market, explains why it's …

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with …

The Many Internet-Video Options for TVs

Watching TV shows, movies and other video via the Internet on your big-screen television has become all the rage. But the proliferation of devices …

Smart TV

Why Social Media Is Driving Massive Online Video Growth

"Social" video is video that is influenced — in any part of the pipeline, from production to distribution — by social media. For audiences, discovery is no longer about flipping through channels or a TV guide, it's about listening to friends' recommendations and glancing at social media feeds.<p>In a</b> …

What Apple's Latest Acquisition Says About the Future of Apple TV

Apple just bought a small startup company you probably never heard of called Matcha.tv. Why is this important? Because it might, maybe, could …

Smart TV

5 Most Important Things I Learned About The Video Industry At Vidcon

<i>[Editor’s Note: Reece Pacheco is the cofounder and CEO of Shelby.tv. He previously worked in production and post production on national TV programs</i> …

Television is fighting a losing battle for the attention of Americans

Detailed within a new media consumption study conducted by eMarketer, 2013 is the first year in which digital online devices like laptops, desktops, …

Mobile Devices

How Social Media Is Driving Massive Online Video Growth

"Social" video is video that is influenced — in any part of the pipeline, from production to distribution — by social media. For audiences, discovery is no longer about flipping through channels or a TV guide, it's about listening to friends' recommendations and glancing at social media feeds.<p>In a</b> …

Soon You'll Be Able To Watch Live TV From Time Warner Cable Through Your Xbox

Xbox 360 users must be both an Xbox Live Gold Member and a Time Warner Cable subscriber to be able to use the app.<p>Gold members who also have a TWC subscription will be able to download the free app, sign in, and watch popular live TV channels such as CNN, Comedy Central, and AMC through their Xbox …

Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's a gutsy move to start a business in a territory dominated by a behemoth like YouTube. But New York City-based Shelby.tv co-founders Reece Pacheco and Dan Spinosa have carved out a growing niche for themselves against a seemingly …

YouTube Confirms Renewed VEVO Deal, Takes Stake In Company

YouTube confirmed that it has renewed its deal with music video distributor VEVO. Not only does the deal allow YouTube to keep VEVO’s videos on its site, but it also requires Google to invest in VEVO. Though the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Billboard estimated in February that it is …

Video Service Viki Hits 10 Million Mobile App Downloads

Viki, a Singapore-based global video site, has chalked up 10.2 million mobile app downloads – marking a nearly 7-fold growth from June last year when downloads stood at 1.5 million.<p>Viki noted in a blog post that on average, iOS users watched 2.5 times more content than Android users – but for the …

YouTube Pro Series Kicks Off with Four Videos: Working with Advertisers

We talked about YouTube Pro Series before, a series helping those who are turning YouTube into their main source of income. Yesterday the program got …