Tag Archives: YouTube

BRB selects WildBrain to manage its kids’ content on YouTube

BRB Internacional, one of Spain’s leading producers, distributors and licensors of kids’ content, with more than 30 brands, has selected WildBrain as exclusive global manager of its YouTube catalogue. The deal took effect January 1, 2018, and seeks to increase BRBs audience on YouTube, where its channels accumulate more than 400 million views per year, [...]

YouTube unveils new monetization rules

YouTube announced stricter monetization rules, in a move that seeks to prevent inappropriate content. The company modified the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) through which creators begin earning money from advertising. The company changed the eligibility requirement for monetization to 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. Previously, the channels had [...]

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices

Google announced that is pulling its YouTube app from Amazons Echo Show and Fire TV devices in response to the refusal of the retail company to sell some of its products. The Internet giant announced this week that it blocked access to YouTube on Echo Show and plans to remove YouTube from Fire TV video [...]

YouTube removes inappropriate children’s videos

YouTube has removed more than 150,000 videos from the platform with offensive content directed at children. The decision came after several advertisers suspended their ads because they were displayed alongside the inappropriate content. YouTube says it has terminated more than 270 accounts and turned off comments on over 625,000 videos targeted by child predators. Finally, [...]

Vivo launches new plans with data bonus for video, music apps

Brazilian operator Vivo (Telefónica) has launched new post-paid plans called Vivo Familia- that include a data bonus for exclusive use in selected music and video applications. Through Vivo Familia’s ‘Double Play’ customers automatically get extra data to use selected apps like YouTube, Spotify, Vivo Music, Studio +, NBA and WatchMusic. For example, customers with the [...]

Telefónica launches gaming platform in Brazil

Brazilian operator Vivo (Telefónica) announced its strategy for the online gaming market, which includes the launch of the digital platform Games4U (developed by Terra), as well as sponsorship of an eSports club and the new season of “Game Changers”. The new Games4U service brings together about 300 games to download on mobile and play online, [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca discuss multiscreen strategies

During the first day of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference held on October 3 & 4 in Mexico City, executives of the main Mexican networks, Televisa and TV Azteca, discussed the transition to OTT and the importance of producing multiscreen content. Diego Leonel de Cervantes, Chief Digital Officer of TV Azteca, [...]

NexTV Series, the most exclusive conference on the future of TV and OTT, comes to México

NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis, will gather the main TV, OTT and online video companies around the debate on the future of TV. The 7th edition of the conference will be held on October 3 and 4 at the Presidente Intercontinental hotel in Mexico City. More than 50 [...]

Comcast integrates YouTube app into X1 set-top boxes

Comcast announced the nationwide launch of YouTube on Xfinity X1. YouTube content will be accessible via the X1 voice remote and YouTube videos will be featured throughout Xfinity on Demand. The partnership between Comcast and Google was announced in February this year. At that moment, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts stated the companys was planning to [...]

Televisa and TV Azteca to discuss about FTA and multiplatform strategies at NexTV Series Mexico & Central America

Executives of Televisa and TV Azteca, the main Mexican networks, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, on October 3 & 4, to discuss the future of free-to-air TV and the evolution towards multi-screen platforms. The conference, organized by Dataxis, will be held at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel in [...]