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With Subscriptions, YouTube Fires Shot Across Cable TV's Bow

With Subscriptions, YouTube Fires Shot Across Cable TV's Bow | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Video With a widely expected announcement to let some YouTube channels charge monthly subscriptions of 99 cents and up, Google is positioning its video site as the anti-cable TV: a video service willing to offer individual channels on the cheap rather...
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Expected news, but interesting timing in concert with the introduction of the "Television Consumer Freedom Act" by Sen. McCain http://lat.ms/10Aoxy1


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TV Everywhere Will Overshadow Hulu and YouTube

TV Everywhere Will Overshadow Hulu and YouTube | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

In the long term, place your bets on TV content. Hulu is glomming ad dollars and YouTube has traffic and now more original content. But according to a new research note from Needham’s analyst Laura Martin, those are small potatoes compared to the ad money TV media will bring with its content across platforms.  “We estimate that the rollout of TV Everywhere over the next 3-5 years could add approximately $12 billion of revenue annually to the U.S. television ecosystem,” says Martin. Not only will this scale “dwarf” current digital entities like Hulu and YouTube, but she sees this revenue as low risk and additive rather than cannibalistic of the TV business.  The lion’s share of this new revenue will be realized in advertising -- up to $10 billion a year, as content owners sell across TV, Web, smartphone and tablets. She also sees more revenue coming through the pipes, with the cable, satellite and telco delivery systems that could have the capability of charging for added value.  “We believe that TV Everywhere will be one of the primary drivers of valuation growth for today’s TV ecosystem over the next five years,” says the report.

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YouTube Unveils Movies for Rent and Content Partnerships

YouTube Unveils Movies for Rent and Content Partnerships | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
ouTube announced today that it is adding around 3,000 movie titles available to rent on demand for users in the United States, confirming rumors from late April that said Google's video service was looking to partner with major and independent studios to rollout premium content. YouTube is also bolstering its investment in content with its 20,000-plus partners. Through YouTube Next the platform is attempting to grow original content by bolstering YouTubeNextUp and following up on past projects like Partner Grants that helped fund content creators. YouTube is available on 350 million devices with two billion views a day. The aim for Google and YouTube is to attract users into the content honey pot of Internet video. Currently, according to YouTube, users are spending 15 minutes a day on the site yet five hours a day watching television. The goal for YouTube is to wipe away the line that is the difference between TV and online video.
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Google Forces Roku to Take Down Its YouTube Channel

Google Forces Roku to Take Down Its YouTube Channel | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Playing YouTube videos on your Roku player just a got a lot harder: Google made Roku take down a private channel that brought YouTube videos to the device, likely because it violated YouTube's terms of service.
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YouTube beta live streaming service

YouTube beta live streaming service | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
YouTube has launched a live-video streaming service in beta as it continues to build its live content offering.
YouTube has so far  offered one-off streams of music concerts and sports events and will cover the IPL.
YouTube Live will eventually be a permanent feature of the search engine, integrating live streaming and discovery tools.
Viewers can watch the programming at youtube.com/live, where they can view all live programmes and add events to their calendar.
The news follows reports that Google is planning an overhaul of the YouTube home page and is investing $100 million in original content.
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Amazon hiring creative execs for original programming

Amazon hiring creative execs for original programming | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

...While Netflix, Hulu and YouTube have already introduced their own original programming, the Amazon Studios project preceded all of those other initiatives. However, while Netflix, YouTube and others are sourcing their programming from professional production companies, Amazon took a different approach with its studio plans — it’s crowd-sourcing scripts and projects from a community of artists and optioning them for free.

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YouTube prepares to launch scheduled TV channels

YouTube prepares to launch scheduled TV channels | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is getting ready to launch as many as a dozen TV-like channels with scheduled content to lure viewers away from their TV screens. It is said to have been shopping the ideas around US media firms for several months.  It is said to have cut a range of content deals and is paying “from a few hundred thousand dollars to several million to content creators to create and curate videos for a channel”.
There is no word on what these channels might be, but not hard to guess. YouTube already has a range of categories for some of the TV shows it features including entertainment, comedy, drama food, news and travel where visitors can watch clips or whole episodes.  Some of this content such as Five Neighbours is brand new programming while other stuff like Big Brother series 1 is archive material. Until now this has not been scheduled, which is the big change that YouTube is looking to make.

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Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal

Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
The major studios, who were once leery of the video giant, now see it as a potentially lucrative platform as DVD revenues continue to plummet. Executives at the hold-out studios have a common reason for doing so -- they believe that YouTube and its parent, Google, have not taken adequate steps to stop supporting piracy sites. Their senior executives have told the internet behemoth that it needs to stop supporting pirate sites by linking them in searches and advertising on them, according to an individual with knowledge of the discussion.
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Web App Brings YouTube Live to the iPad

Web App Brings YouTube Live to the iPad | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
YouTube relies on Flash to deliver live video, and Apple doesn’t support Flash on its mobile devices. Sources within YouTube told me live video will be served to mobile platforms eventually, but there are no immediate plans to extend the live platform to iOS. However, that doesn’t stop a new web app called YTLive that seeks to serve these live videos to iOS users.
Here is how it works: You go to YouTube Live on your iPad or iPhone, copy the link to the stream you want to watch. Then you go to YTLive.co, paste the link into the web app’s form, and the live feed starts playing. The video app also supports full-screen playback, but occasionally seems to have some buffering issues.
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Google to Revamp YouTube With 'Channels' - WSJ.com

Google to Revamp YouTube With 'Channels' - WSJ.com | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it
Google Inc. is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of televisions that let people watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter. YouTube is looking to compete with broadcast and cable television, some of these people said, a goal that requires it to entice users to stay on the website longer, and to convince advertisers that it will reach desirable consumers. The site is planning a series of changes to its home page to highlight sets of "channels" around topics such as arts and sports. About 20 or so of those channels will feature several hours of professionally produced original programming a week, some of these people said. Additional channels would be assembled from content already on the site.
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