Date

Sun - 22.10.2017


YouTube

“The change in the industry right now is the most dramatic I've ever seen... Virtually every paper in the country is, if not diving head first, at least dipping [its] toes into video,” said videographer Chuck Fadley to the American Journalism Review.

That was nearly four years ago; it is now safe to say they are doing canon balls.

The New York Times, which started including videos with digital news stories seven years ago, now produces approximately 120 videos per month, and streams two live shows to its website every business day. The Wall Street Journal, which began shooting video more than three years ago, now produces about 50 clips per day, as well as nine live shows from around the globe. Meanwhile, the U.S. edition of the Huffington Post has recently unveiled HuffPost Live, a plan to stream live video to its website for 12 hours five days a week beginning on August 13.

Logically enough, the news content is attracted by the prospect of advertising revenue.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-07-23 15:03

From 2005 to 2010, the top-ranking websites have changed considerably, with only Yahoo, Google and MSN on the top 10 list from five years prior, according to Alexa. Google took the No. 1 ranking from Yahoo, which has dropped to No. 4. Meanwhile, relative newcomers Facebook,YouTube,Windows Live,Wikipedia, Blogger, Baidu and QQ are among the most popular sites on the Web detailed in World Digital Media Trends 2010, released by the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper project and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Nielsen categorises the top 10 global websites differently from Alexa, by organising the list by parent companies, some of which have a dozen or more websites included in the grouping. Google remains in the No. 1 position, and in this group, includes YouTube.

Microsoft, which includes Bing and MSN, takes the No. 2 spot, followed by Yahoo! sites, Facebook, Ebay,Wikipedia, Amazon, AOL, News Corp. Online (including MySpace) and Interactive Corp. The top 10 list represents between 27.3 percent and 83.9 percent of active reach on the Internet in December 2009, according to Nielsen.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-12-14 20:41

On Monday, Tech giant Samsung was the first advertiser to feature display ads on the mobile version of YouTube, The Next Web announced. Four different ad formats were displayed over a 24-hour time frame, each one containing links to the mobile Galaxy Tab YouTube site.

It ran a promotional campaign for its Galaxy Tab device titled "Life Without Limits," according to Marketing Magazine. The ads showcased the tablet's portability and its relative lower weight, when compared to other devices such as Apple's iPad.

Image from Tech Tree

The campaign would also present across in-game ads on the Sony Playstation, Facebook, Web searches and print ads. Furthermore, Samsung teamed up with newspapers the Financial Times and London's Evening Standard, Marketing Magazine added. The Times announced a Samsung Tab app that grants the device's users free access until December 1.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-03 16:12

CNN's first global research study into the power of news and recommendation (Powar) revealed that 27 percent of Internet users are responsible for sharing 87 percent of news links, MediaGuardian reported today. Each of these frequent users shares and average of 13 stories per week and receives at least 26.

According to the study, social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube continue to be the most powerful sharing tools and they are responsible for 43 percent of the articles shared. These sites are closely followed by e-mail (30 percent), SMS 15 (percent) and instant messenger 12 (percent), Journalism.co.uk reported.

Photo source: Virgin Media

At least 65 percent of the shared content is composed by news stories while breaking news and funny articles only represent 19 percent 16 percent, respectively.

Furthermore, CCN's research also found sharing patterns according to the geographic location of users. For instance, Americans share contents that they think could be useful for family and friends and Europeans focus more on stories related with work, The Guardian pointed out.

The study was conducted among 2,300 Internet users between June and August.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-10-07 22:09

According to a survey by analytical firm comScore, Facebook and Twitter have both reached the top 10 in Web resources in Russia, Lenta.ru reported today. In July 2010, Twitter's users reached 1.8 million, six times the number at the same time last year. Facebook, meanwhile, attained four times more visitors than in 2009, amounting to 3.9 million.


Yuliya Udovenko, marketing director of MindShare Interaction (worldwide media communications group), explained that there was a heightened interested towards international Internet projects in the country, Kommersant wrote. She added that advertisers were more likely to be interested in Facebook and YouTube.

Overall, Russia's Internet audience boasted a 31 percent hike since last year, rising to 43.3 million unique users over the age of 15, according to a comScore study of 100 top-ranking sites. Pornographic websites and Web outlets launched since summer 2009 were not taken into consideration. The study featured installing statistics software on 20,000 users aged 15 and above.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-09-15 21:02

Four out of five online Australians (81 percent), or 10.7 million people, viewed videos online in July. Total videos views almost reached a billion (970 million) in that month, according to a comScore new report on video viewing.

A viewer on average watched more than seven hours of video, which means that the time Australians spent on online video rivals that on social networking site Facebook, which totaled about eight hours a month, The Australian reported.

Over 55 percent of the video viewed, or 539 million videos, were on Google-owned sites, and 99 percent of these were watched on YouTube.

Microsoft sites, including Ninemsn - a joint venture between PBL Media and Microsoft - were ranked on the second spot with 29.6 million videos (3 percent), followed by Facebook (12.5 million, or 1.3 percent).

Yahoo! was on the sixth spot, with 5.9 million videos (0.6 percent), while Fox Interactive Media, including social networking site MySpace, was on the eighth (4 million views, or 0.4 percent) and Telstra (3.1 million views, 0.3 percent) was on the ninth.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-09-10 00:18

Google is planning to launch a pay-per-view movie service on YouTube, according to a report in the Financial Times, sify news reported.

The Internet giant is talking with major Hollywood studios. If negotiations go well, YouTube could begin showing the latest movie content on demand by the end of the year, according to The Financial Times, Information Week reported.

This service will directly compete against Netflix, iTunes and Hulu, as well as the rapidly dwindling neighbourhood video stores.

According to the report, YouTube would charge up to $5 per film - about the same amount that cable and satellite TV charge for pay-per-view movies.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-08-30 23:33

YouTube is allowing users to upload longer videos - increasing the time limit from 10 minutes to 15 minutes, Mashable reported Friday. Full-length video has always been available to YouTube partners, paidContent noted.

Why is the time limit being raised now? The video sharing site has recently finished improving its Content ID system, which makes it easier to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners, the site explained in a blog post by product manager Joshua Siegel.

"Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today. We will continue our strong commitment to provide advanced technology and tools to protect the rights of small and large copyright owners worldwide. We'll also do everything we can to release incremental improvements like this one that benefit our video creators," the blog, posted Thursday, stated.

YouTube has said there are currently no plans to extend advertising to videos of non-partners, according to paidContent.

To celebrate the added five minutes, the video sharing site is having a contest called "15 Minutes of Fame," in which users can upload a 15 minute video, tag it "yt15minutes," and upload it by Wednesday. Winners will be featured on the YouTube homepage.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-08-02 16:00

YouTube is testing a new feature, called the YouTube News Feed, in collaboration with the University of California at Berkley's Graduate School of Journalism, according to an announcement by the company, WebProNews.com reported yesterday.

The news feeds will appear on the company's news and politics video blog, CitizenTube, and will feature news videos and latest uploads on YouTube, along with strong visuals from non-traditional sources. Video updates will be posted to the CitizenTube Twitter account as well.

"Whether it's an altercation between a Congressman and a student in Washington, D.C., violent attacks against ethnic minorities in Kyrgyzstan, or oil washing up on a beach in the Gulf Coast, videos uploaded to YouTube by both amateur reporters and professional journalists move through the media ecosystem with a sophistication and speed greater than ever before," Steve Grove, YouTube Head of News & Politics told WebProNews.com.

While maintaining its focus on non-traditional sources, the company is increasingly gaining a prominent place in the news media. On successful completion of tests, this new feature may take a step toward being a major news destination.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-06-15 20:02

In March 2009, more than 149.4 million unique users viewed 14.47 billion online videos in the United States, according to comScore Video Metrix. Each viewer watched 96.8 videos on average. More than 5.9 billion videos were viewed by over 100 million unique viewers at Google sites, which includes top video sharing brand YouTube. Google sites alone accounted for 40 percent of total videos viewed, and each viewer watched 59 videos on average on Google sites, SFN's World Digital Media Trends 2009 reported.

Other online video properties on the list included Fox Interactive Media, Hulu, Yahoo! sites, and others. However, they only owned a very small share of videos compared to Google sites, as well as average videos per viewer.

In the United Kingdom, total online video unique viewers accounted for 26.8 million in January 2008, and were up to 29.6 million one year later, which increased 10 percent.

Google sites were also on top in the United Kingdom, with 20.7 million unique viewers in January 2008 and 23.7 million one year later, up 14 percent. Its YouTube property contributed the majority of the viewers, with 20 million in January 2008 and 23.5 million in January 2009, up 17 percent.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-04-06 03:11

Syndicate content

© 2015 WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Footer Navigation