Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

YouTube has just added 3,000 new movie titles for rent in the U.S. At the same time, YouTube is also bolstering its investment in the content that’s already being viewed by hundred of millions of people on YouTube. The 20,000+ YouTube partners — folks like Machinima, Annoying Orange and Ryan Higa — are producing original content for the web and commanding TV-size audiences for their own brand of programming….

The General Election in Canada on Monday, May 2, 2001, could turn out to be a real nail biter, but Canadians who tweet or post local results from the national election online before polling stations close in all six time zones face fines. So, while waiting patiently to discover the outcome, there will be plenty of time to watch the “Top YouTube videos of Canada Election 2011.”…

In an exclusive announced on Tuesday, The Wrap reported that YouTube will be launching a movie on demand service for mainstream Hollywood movies. The move touted as a challenge to the iTunes service includes Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Brothers and Universal, but so far Paramount, Fox and Disney have declined to join….

I’ve started to gather examples of contagious viral videos being shared on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs in preparation for the Next Gen YouTube Marketing session at SES Toronto 2011. And here are three candidates that could be included in my presentation….

Hot on the heels of their latest ‘Live’ landing page, is the news that the BBC’s coverage of the royal wedding will be streamed live on YouTube on The Royal Channel, dubbed “the Official Channel of The British Monarchy.” It is with some humility that, in discussion with Google’s PR team in the UK, SEW found out that this is an altruistic collaboration with Clarence House and the footage will be provided by the BBC….

Yesterday we reported that AOL leapt 5 spots to be the number 2 online video destination in March, according to ComScore Video Metrix. Where people go to watch online video metrics is currently a more interesting statistic than search share because, whilst the top position rarely changes (it’s always YouTube), the other players shift positions quite a lot….

This copyright lesson from YouTube featuring the homicidal, suicidal and just plain crazy cute fluffy characters of Happy Tree Friends highlights some of the risks of copyright infringement, and explains what sorts of content are subject to copyright. It also tells you what to do if you find your copyrighted work has been uploaded to YouTube….

First Orbit, a film made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man in space, and celebrate the first International Day of Human Space Flight is being featured on YouTube today. However, don’t expect a 10 minute short! The film is one hour and forty minutes long and recreates the entire journey made by Yuri Gagarin with footage shot from today’s international space station….

YouTube is reportedly ready to spend $100 million to develop original ad-supported programming to populate about 20 new niche “channels,” according to a Wall Street Journal report….

The Google Panda update set off fireworks on February 24. But an even bigger change to YouTube search results has slipped under the radar despite the fact that YouTube is the second largest search engine….