All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘channels’

Roku Gets a YouTube Channel, Complete with HD Streaming and ‘Send to TV’ Feature

Roku is the latest set-top device to get a YouTube app. Starting today, Roku 3 owners in the US, UK, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland can now stream YouTube videos on the big screen with their device – in HD when applicable. You can also shoot videos from your phone to your TV via Roku. “Control YouTube on Roku …

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YouTube Opens Up Live Streaming to All Channels in Good Standing

As long as you verify your YouTube account and it’s in good standing, you will soon be able to live stream video all across the globe. YouTube has just announced that they are opening up live streaming to all channels. Back in May, the company opened up live streaming to all channels with 1000+ subscribers, but now even the little …

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YouTube Users Have Longer Attention Spans Than You Think

If you think that it’s impossible to hold a YouTuber’s attention with a longer video, think again. According to YouTube reps speaking at a closed partners event this week, more then one-third of all of the video viewing time on the site comes from videos that are longer than 20 minutes (via GigaOm). It appears that many users’ attention spans …

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YouTube Opens Up Paid Channels in a Big Way

If your YouTube channel is in good standing and you have 10,000 existing subscribers, there’s a good chance that you can now charge users to view your content if that’s something you wish to try. YouTube has just announced an expansion to the paid channels pilot that will allow more partners to participate. Eligible partners in good standing with over …

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YouTube Celebrates All Things Geek with a Week of Exclusive Content

According to YouTube, over half of its top 20 non-music channels are dedicated to geek culture. And with that in mind, the video site decided that it was high time they hosted an international geek week. “There’s never been a better time to be a geek. From ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ to ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘The …

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YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere on the Web

In order to promote channel subscriptions (and to make it easier for channel owners to gain more subscribers), YouTube has just launched a subscribe button that’s embeddable on any site on the web. “The YouTube Subscribe Button lets you add a one-click Subscribe button to any page. The button lets people subscribe to your YouTube channel without having to leave …

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YouTube’s Paid Channels May Be Off to a Slow Start

Back in May, after much speculation, YouTube finally unveiled their first-ever paid channels. Most costing a few dollars a month, the paid channels put exclusive content behind a paywall, ultimately changing an aspect of YouTube that users are quite comfortable with. Mainly, getting stuff for free as long as they can put up with some ads every now and then. …

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YouTube’s New Channel Design Launches for Everyone

After some time spent beta testing, in which YouTube gave channel owners a choice to opt-in to the new YouTube One Channel design, the company announced last month that the clock was ticking – everyone would be switched over to the new design on June 5th. Well, today’s that day. If you hadn’t already switched to the new design, YouTube’s …

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YouTube’s New Channel Design Rolls Out to Everyone on June 5th

If you’ve spent some time on YouTube recently, you may have noticed that not every channel you land on looks the same. Some channels sport a new look that features a large header photo, social links, and a new design that reorganizes videos by category. This new design is called the YouTube One Channel, and YouTube has had it in …

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YouTube Live Streaming Expands to All Channels with 1000+ Subscribers

Back in April of 2011, YouTube launched YouTube Live, which offered live streaming capabilities to a select number of partners. Today, they’re announcing a massive expansion of the program which will allow tons of new channels to live stream content as they wish. Starting today, all YouTube channels in good standing (you know, following the YouTube Community Guidelines) with over …

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YouTube May Soon Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions [REPORT]

Over a year ago, YouTube started a big push toward making the site more channel-centric. Not only did they facilitate the launch of a bunch of new original content channels across all types of categories (sports, automotive, comedy, etc.), but they also changed up the way the site looks to encourage users to subscribe to channels. In all, Google invested …

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YouTube Launches New Campaigns Tool for Nonprofits

It’s campaign season, and YouTube has been an integral part of that by streaming the conventions and debates live on their Elections Hub. Now, they’re turning to another type of campaign. YouTube has just launched another tool to help the nonprofit organizations enrolled in their YouTube Nonprofit program. Now, YouTube wants to give channel owners a “digital thermometer” for their …

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Louis C.K. Talks reddit, Pushing the Comedy Limits, and More with Tony Hawk

If you were ever curious about what it would be like to see skateboarding legend Tony Hawk sit down and interview the greatest living comic, Louis C.K., wonder no more. Hawk caught up with Louis C.K. during one of the comedian’s tour’s stops in Detroit and proceed to discuss a wide range of topics including reddit, Louie, Dane Cook, and …

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New Bill Nye The Science Guy Show Coming To YouTube

When asked during a reddit AMA session three days ago whether or not he would consider doing new episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Nye said Yes, yes. But, it would have to be with the right producers, and it would have to be a less unfavorable contract. I put my heart and soul into that thing; everybody …

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HUNGRY: New Food-Centric YouTube Channel Launches July 2nd

It would be hard to think of a type of television that has seen a popularity spike as large as food-centric television in the past few years. At some point, people decided that it’s just as fun to watch people make food as it is to make it themselves – at least sometimes. With that revelation, the Food Network entered …

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YouTube to Promote Auto-Generated Channels More

In order to help users find topics, channels, and videos they will enjoy, YouTube today announced that it will be promoting auto-generated channels in more places around the site. These channels will be popping up in the “Recommended for You” section of the site, the channels page, and video pages. The announcement came on The Official YouTube blog, where Mur …

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YouTube’s New Ad Model: Channel Sponsorships

YouTube is rolling out a new ad model option for 96 YouTube Channels. Rather than selling television style ads to certain demographics, they will now sell full sponsorship for certain YouTube channels. The ads include display, overlay and pre-roll; so basically they will cover the entire page with an ad preceding the video. The annual price tag for sponsorship is …

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YouTube Launches Channel To Follow Burma Elections

Burma (or the Republic of the Union of Myanmar) is opening up its doors to the rest of the world and allowing media to take part in chronicling this year’s by-elections. On April 1st, millions will vote, and YouTube has set up an elections channel to cover it. On Sunday, April 1, millions of voters in Burma will cast a …

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Indian TV Shows Are Taking Over YouTube

Polish your dance shoes and put on your fighting mitts, YouTubers, because the online video site announced today that its updated the Shows page so as to include over 19,000 episodes of various Indian television shows. That may sound like a staggering, even unbelievable number but when you consider the fact that shows like Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have …

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Disney Kids’ Shows Start Popping Up on YouTube

You probably haven’t noticed it, but Disney is in the process of adding a bunch of their full-length shows to YouTube. Over the last week or so, dozens of episodes from Disney original series have popped up on their channel. As of right now, kids (and adults, of course) can enjoy episodes of Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Hannah …

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YouTube Channels Get New Look March 7th

Time is ticking to update your new YouTube channel. YouTube unveiled its new channels look in December, but are trying to have everyone caught up by March 7th. The update includes new templates for channels and new features across the site to connect users with their favorite channels. YouTube recommends the following checklist to get you up to speed: Featured …

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Bill Maher To Kick Off Yahoo Comedy Channel With New Standup

On Thursday night, Bill Maher will take the stage for his new comedy special, CrazyStupidPolitics: Live From Silicon Valley. The show will take place at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, but you can watch it live, and for free via Yahoo. Actually, you can only watch in through Yahoo. Bill Maher’s new special marks the debut of …

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YouTube Adds New Sports Channels

In their continuing push to make the site a more channel-driven experience for users, YouTube is

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YouTube Adds New Automotive Channels, Ups Original Content Offerings

YouTube has always been a good place for automotive fanatics, and today YouTube is announcing the addition of a couple new car channels, one of which sports a brand you may recognize. The first new channel comes to you from Motor Trend. Here’s what the Motor Trend Channel will offer users: Get your automotive adrenaline charge right here on the …

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YouTube Taps Tony Hawk, Adds New Sports Channels

YouTube, in their current quest to make the site more channel-oriented, has announced a new set of channels that deal with an already-popular topic on YouTube – action sports. The four new channels are Alli Sports, Network A, Red Bull Channel and RIDE. Here’s how Youtube describes them: Alli Sports: Whether you want tips from your favorite athlete on how …

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