Tag Archives: YouTube

Imagen Televisión’s news channel on YouTube surpasses one million subscribers

Mexican free-to-air channel Imagen Televisión announced that its YouTube news channel has exceeded 1 million subscribers, becoming the first news media in Mexico to reach that number. The company received the Gold Play Button that the video platform gives to the most successful channels. The channel includes on demand news content, as well as complete [...]

The YouTube Kids app to improve parental controls

Googles YouTube Kids mobile app introduced new parental control options for America, Asia and Europe to improve security. These improvements arrive after several complaints by users who claimed that a faulty algorithm was letting content not suitable for children to slip in. Collections are one of the new features. They have content purged by Google [...]

YouTube removed 8 million videos in three months

YouTube announced that it has removed 8.3 million videos from its platform between October and December 2017. According to the company, the majority of these videos were mostly spam or people attempting to upload adult content. The information was included in YouTube’s first quarterly report. YouTube said that 6.7 million were first flagged for review [...]

Ecuador’s soccer teams live-stream their matches on YouTube

Due to the legal conflict over the TV rights, Ecuadorian teams Liga de Quito, Barcelona and Emelec decided to live stream their matches for the recent date of the local tournament on their YouTube channels. The match between Barcelona and El Nacional was available on the YouTube channel BSCtv and was produced by Digital Plus. [...]

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, [...]