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The 30 YouTube Channels That Have Surpassed 10 Billion Lifetime Views - Tubefilter

Let this sink in: the fastest channel to hit 10 billion <b>YouTube</b> views — a rarefied feat that has only been accomplished by 30 channels to date — is …

New Media

People are using Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime in very different ways

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime may be competitors, but they serve their audiences in very different ways.<p>People use Netflix most often to watch original series, Amazon to watch movies, and Hulu to watch TV shows from other networks, a report from Hub Entertainment Research shows. The firm surveyed …

Netflix

Amazon Has a Plan toBecome Profitable. It’s Called Advertising

For more than two decades, Jeff Bezos has famously sacrificed profit for growth, persuading Wall Street that Amazon.com Inc. was best served pouring …

Advertising

YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Is Bigger Than Just Ads

Thomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a major star, but his content has attracted an …

Advertising

9 Ways Networks and Streaming Rivals Are Fighting Back Against Netflix This Year

The Television Critics Association’s winter press tour comes to a close today, capping 14 days in which approximately 40 broadcast, cable and …

Televisions

Cowboy Up: NFL Playoff Ratings Are Down 16%

The NFL's season-long ratings crunch has carried into the playoffs, as the absence of a number of marquee franchises have made for some tough …

Green Bay

Kevin Durant will assist other athletes questing for YouTube stardom

After launching a first-for-an-NBA-player YouTube channel showcasing his off-the-court life, Golden State Warriors star and 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant now wants to help other athletes start their own video empires.<p>Today, Thirty Five Media, owned by Durant and his business partner Rich …

Basketball

Roku Is Introducing an OTT Advertising Measurement Service

As TV viewing habits continue to change significantly, marketers are searching for other ways to engage with these fragmented audiences. For …

Televisions

Fury as YouTube slashes advertising from thousands of channels

YouTube stands accused of cutting income for its vloggers after it dropped advertising from thousands of channels in an attempt to weed out "bad actors" on the website.<p>The video sharing website has changed its rules about which channels are allowed to have adverts for the second time in nine …

Advertising

Amazon's 15 original comedy TV shows, ranked from worst to best

Over its first few years of making original TV shows, Amazon has quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the comedy category.<p>Unlike its lackluster original dramas, multiple Amazon comedies have won Emmys and Golden Globes.<p>Its comedy "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" about a 50s …

TV

Over-the-top viewing hours doubled in 2017

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Global viewing of over-the-top (OTT) video services content more than doubled to 12.6 billion hours in 2017, according to a study …

Digital Media

OTT ROUND UP: Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and Britbox Make Headlines

<b>It’s a little over two weeks into the new year and OTT services are making a buzz.</b>Amazon StudiosThis morning, Amazon Studios announced a new overall …

This cryptocurrency correction is a good thing

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Cryptocurrency

YouTube will try to prevent the next Logan Paul fiasco by cutting off the cash

YouTube sees one central element to its problems: money.<p>On Tuesday the company announced changes to how videos on the platform make money, adding in …

Logan Paul

Amazon makes it easier to find live shows on Fire TV

While most movies and TV shows on Amazon Channels are available on demand, a few of them can be watched live at the same time they're broadcast on traditional TV. If you use a Fire TV stick to watch television and movies on the big screen, you might now see a new row of available live programming …

Smart TV

Snap Execs Explain the Key to a Successful TV Partnership and Their Push Into Scripted Shows

During the past two years, Snap, Inc. has partnered with almost all major TV media companies to create exclusive, original content for the platform. …

Advertising Industry

Adobe’s Newest Labs Project Can Track In-Store Customers in Real Time

Imagine walking into a grocery store, toward the produce aisle, but then getting a ping on your phone that the cookies you bought last week are on …

eCommerce

Adweek’s Arc Awards: Recognizing the Best Brand Storytelling of 2017

January is an interesting month for storytelling. At the outset you have the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This annual …

Advertising

Is a Trivia App the Answer to Questions About Live Streaming?

These are heady times for the creators of HQ Trivia.<p>The app, which broadcasts live shows to iPhones and iPads twice a day, has taken off since its debut in August. Its ability to attract tens of thousands of people to log in for each 15-minute segment in hopes of winning money by answering a dozen …

Ryan Seacrest

Turner CEO: The biggest growth in video will happen in mobile

CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks with John Martin, Turner chairman & CEO, discusses the importance of the AT&T-Time Warner merger for his company.

Mobile

The 15 shows Netflix has canceled, including 'Lady Dynamite' that was just cut after 2 seasons

As Netflix has ramped up its original show production, it has also had to do some high-profile canceling, even cutting some fan favorites.<p>Most recently, Netflix announced that it would cancel comedian Maria Bamford's "Lady Dynamite" after two seasons. The show was well-received by critics, though …

Netflix

Axios Media Trends

Good morning and Happy Friday. We're bringing you a special edition of Axios Media Trends in light of the news yesterday that Facebook will be making …

Trends

With $35M In Investments, TUBI TV Has Established Itself As A Leading Free Streaming Service

In the world of streaming, the paid-subscriber model is seeing competition from free-to-the-consumer ad-supported options such as Tubi TV, the largest free ad-supported streaming network. Tubi Inc.’s founder and CEO, Farhad Massoudi, confirms Tubi has over 20 million installs and is luring millions …

Netflix

'Is this really worth it?': Here's what publishers are saying behind closed doors about Facebook's News Feed changes

• <b>Publishers are scrambling to try and figure out whether Facebook's big algorithm change will impact their business.</b>• <b><br>Many are confused and anxious, while others see a big win for quality publishers.</b>• <b><br>There is a sense of betrayal among some media companies, given how active Facebook has courted the</b> …

Digital Media

Marketers Say Facebook’s News Feed Update Will Be ‘Nail in the Coffin’ for Organic Posts

Prioritizing posts from friends that generate engagement will reduce the reach of brands’ unpaid posts and may raise ad prices<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly and<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Suzanne Vranica<p>Suzanne Vranica<p>The Wall Street …

Facebook

Why Facebook's news feed shake-up may be a smart move to squeeze more money from publishers

• <b>Facebook will change its news feed so that people will see more updates from friends and family, and fewer organic posts from news publishers and brands.</b>• <b><br>It's a drastic change for Facebook, which thinks that "passive" news consumption is bad for people's mental health.</b>• <b><br>But it's also a canny</b> …

Facebook

YouTube may review its most popular channels for offensive content

It became pretty clear last year that YouTube has a content problem. Last spring, companies like AT&T and Verizon pulled ads because they were found to be appearing alongside extremist videos. And it was hit with another round of ad-pulling later in the year when reports surfaced that a portion of …

Logan Paul

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is changing its news feed so it's actually 'good for people'

• <b>Facebook plans to change how its news feed works, playing up status updates from friends and family.</b>• <b><br>On the flip side, it will deemphasize news articles and anything published by brands.</b>• <b><br>Facebook is trying to foster "meaningful interaction" and make Facebook more of a force for good, CEO Mark</b> …

Facebook

Digital Entertainment Impact Report: Execs to Watch in 2018

Introduction<p>In our fourth annual Digital Entertainment Impact report, <i>Variety</i> spotlights leaders making a mark ina world of virtually infinite content …

Startups