YouTube Rewind: The Top Videos, Music Videos, and Channels of 2013
2013 has been a huge year for YouTube. Between a spiffy new layout, acontentious updated comments system, and more viral videos than you can shake a stick out, this has been one for the ages. Celebrating the best of 2013, YouTube has gathered together the top trending videos, music videos, and channels of 2013 for the annual YouTube Rewind.
Streaming Video News
Will Arnett, Aaron Paul Headline New Netflix Animated Comedy ‘BoJack Horseman’
Netflix has announced its second original animated series, an adult comedy called “BoJack Horseman” starring Will Arnett and Aaron Paul.
Revision3, VEVO Arrive on Google’s Chromecast
Google’s Chromecast device, which allows users to seamlessly flip videos from their mobile apps and laptops to a connected TV screen, now offers access to two more premium video services: Revision3 and VEVO.
Disney Also Pitched Marvel Series to Amazon, Hulu and Pay-TV Providers
Before Disney clinched a pact with Netflix to develop series built around fourMarvel characters, the Mouse House approached other distributors including Amazon.com, Hulu and pay-TV operators, CFO Jay Rasulo said at an investor conference.
VOD Service Distrify Partners with Tank Top Movies
Distrify, the direct-to-audience video-on-demand service and online social cinema marketing banner, is partnering with film discovery start-up Tank Top Movies, a film website launched by Tank Top TV.
Warner Takes Netflix-Style Service for Old Movies to iPads
Warner Bros. has launched an iPad tablet app for its subscription-streaming service for classic film and TV titles, a sign the premium-priced offering has been getting some traction among Hollywood history buffs.
The Haps With Apps
Video Effects App Vivoom Taps AwesomenessTV for New Campaign
Video-editing app Vivoom is partnering with AwesomenessTV to create a new branded campaign built around creators JennXPenn and Cimorelli.
Hearst Pushes For Ban On Aereo
Online video company Aereo poses a threat to over-the-air broadcast services, the TV company Hearst says in new court papers.
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia Says Company Selling Out Capacity in Some Cities
Since launching nearly two years ago, Aereo has been a consumer success, CEO Chet Kanojia said at an annual investor conference Tuesday.
PBS Digital Teams with Magnet Media on a Pair of YouTube Series (Exclusive)
PBS Digital Studios has partnered with Magnet Media’s original content arm, Magnet Media Originals, to develop and produce two new web series for the PBS’ video network on YouTube.
YouTube Expected to Channel $5.6 Billion in Revenue This Year
Earlier this year YouTube crossed the billion-user mark, and now it’s poised to surpass the five-billion-dollar mark.
BART BAKER CELEBRATES LORDE PARODY VICTORY, CRITICIZES YOUTUBE COPYRIGHT SYSTEM IN LATEST VIDEO
Fresh off his ‘Royals’ parody video’s reinstatement on YouTube, Bart Baker released a statement video yesterday celebrating his victory and also thanking his fans for their support and Lorde’s music publisher for correcting the problem. Toward the end of the video, Baker pleads for YouTube to makechanges to their copyright system.
YouTube Has Influenced Purchase Decisions Among More Than Half Of Consumers
Fifty-three percent of consumers in the U.S. say videos on YouTube have influenced their purchase decisions at least once, according to a survey conducted by Walker Sands.
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NINTENDO VIDEOS COPYRIGHT FLAGGED IN YOUTUBE’S LATEST CONTENT ID SWEEP
YouTube Unleashes Strange Storm Of Copyright Claims On Video Game Content Producers
YouTube, game publishers and video creators have always had something of an uneasy relationship. Video content creators, those who make gameplay videos or review games on YouTube, have gone through approved services like Machinima to make games content for years now.
Dailymotion Acquires Interactive Video Tech Company Jilion
Dailymotion has acquired video tech company Jilion. According to the Jilion blog, the technology provider will integrate its SublimeVideo technology into the Dailymotion platform.
Web Video Startup Ooyala Raises $43 Million
We saw a smattering of ad tech IPOs this year, and there are a bunch of companies that are supposedly lined up for next year. Here’s one you likely won’t see going public in 2014 — at least not in the beginning of the year:Ooyala, the Web video startup.
Mobile Video Ads Get Cut Down to Size
Growth in mobile video use has created a rift between publishers and brands: Publishers are creating more short-form videos ideal for mobile viewing, but marketers remain relatively uninterested in tailoring ads to run against them.