Category Archives: Online Video Advertising

Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches new streaming service

Vimeo announced that it has agreed to acquire Livestream and is launching a new service called Vimeo Live. Following completion of the acquisition, Livestream’s offering will be integrated with Vimeo to empower creators to capture, edit, stream, and archive live events, as well as host, distribute and monetize videos, the company explained in a press [...]

Facebook to spend up to USD 1 billion on original TV content

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook could spend next year as much as USD 1 billion on original content for its new video platform Watch, according to people familiar with matter. The figure, could fluctuate based on the success of Facebooks programming, said the report. A few weeks ago, the US newspaper also reported [...]

Warner Music Group acquires Spinnin’ Records

Warner Music Group announced that it has acquired the dance-music label Spinnin Records, which has one of the top YouTube channels, considering the number of subscribers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Music Business Worldwide said WMG has purchased the label for USD 100 million. Spinnin is based in Hilversum, Netherlands, and it [...]

France 24 launches in September Spanish-language channel based in Colombia

France 24 will launch a Spanish-language channel on September 25. Unitecnic, a subsidiary of Spanish company Mediapro, was selected for the commissioning of the new channel, which will be based in Bogota, capital of Colombia. France 24 in Spanish will initially offer a six hours-programming, which will include news, magazines and documentaries. The company is [...]

Popular YouTube to MP3 conversion website shuts down

The site YouTube-MP3, which allows users to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files, will shut down after losing a legal battle with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Last year, record labels Universal, Sony and Warner, among others, filed a lawsuit against the site. Now, both parties reached a private settlement agreement. Details are not [...]

Discovery to create shows for Facebook’s new video platform

Discovery Communications will develop premium mid-form shows for Watch,  the new platform for shows on Facebook. The media company announced that it will produce shows both inspired by leading Discovery Communications properties and created exclusively for Facebook. The first show of this agreement, Animal Planets Celebrity Animal Encounters is available from this week. In addition, [...]

Pocoyo expands in Brazil

Spanish company Zinkia Entertainment, producer of animated series Pocoyo, signed a master agent agreement with Dogs Can Fly Licensing to continue expanding the brand in Brazil. Dogs Can Fly will be in charge of the licensing and merchandising management rights for categories including toys, textiles, publishing and child care, and the advertising and promotional activities. [...]

Twitch goes after Latin-American audiences with live streaming of Mexican wrestling

Video game streaming platform Twitch streamed live on its website the Mexican wrestling event Triplemanía on August, Saturday 26th. This show is organized by the company AAA (Asistencia Asesoría y Administración). In order to attract Latin-American audiences, Twitch left the videogames a side temporarily to offer this new content. The show was available for free [...]

Minuto30 launches video platform with local content

Colombian news media Minuto30 announced the launch of Minuto30Play, its new video platform with on demand local content, which currently includes 18 channels. Soon, the service will incorporate another 15 channels, the company said in a statement. Minute30Play uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions for content delivery. Jorge Pareja, General Director of Minuto30 said that [...]

Facebook launches new platform for original TV shows

Facebook officially announced the launch of Watch, a new video platform featuring original TV shows. The company said that it is initially available to a limited group of people in the U.S and is planning to extend the access to more people soon. Watch is offered as a new tab. Shows are made up of [...]