Yahoo Won’t Be Acquiring Dailymotion [Report]

Yahoo Won’t Be Acquiring Dailymotion [Report]

By Chris Crum May 1, 2013

Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo was about to buy a controlling stake in French video site Dailymotion. The company was in said to be in for as much as 75% of the company. The Journal …

Adap.tv Adds Dailymotion As A Partner

Online video advertising marketplace Adap.tv has added new publishers including Dailymotion, Redlasso, Blastro, Clipsyndicate, Mindjolt, Nabbr and Videojug.

Adap.tv’s onesource (ato) platform allows publishers to better optimize their online video inventory with video ad-trafficking, yield optimization and simple syndication management tools. Since its launch six months ago, the adapt.tv marketplace has had a 90 percent repeat buy rate, an increase in average campaign budgets by 15 times and more than 100 daily campaigns bidding on 900 market placements.

Dailymotion Introduces New Video Player

Dailymotion said today it has launched a new Web video player as part of a series of website improvements aimed at offering a better video experience for users, content partners and advertisers.

The chromeless player was rewritten to be less resource intensive for faster loading and playback. The cleaner interface features improved headers, larger buttons and more streamlined controls for video sharing. Improved search pages and related video recommendations make it easier for users to find videos they are looking for.

Dailymotion In Music Video Deal With Warner

Warner Music Group has entered into a licensing agreement with online video sharing site Dailymotion.

Warner will offer music videos via Dailymotion’s website in the U.S., Europe and North Africa.

Dailymotion Partners With EMI On Music Videos

Dailymotion has reached a deal with EMI Music to offer the record label’s library of music videos on its website, mobile site, iPhone app and the Dailymotion channel on Internet connected TVs.

Beginning in April, Dailymotion users will be able to view EMI music videos from artists including Coldplay, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, David Guetta and others. The agreement makes use of Dailymotion’s ad platform, which will show ads with EMI videos on all three screens.

YouTube Most Popular Video Site In France

France saw widespread growth in online video viewing during the past year, as audience size and video engagement both increased significantly, according to a new report from comScore.

The number of online video viewers in France increased 36 percent to 34.6 million, while the number videos viewed grew 141 percent to 5.4 billion. The average time spent viewing videos online nearly doubled to 11.7 hours per viewer in September.

Dailymotion Gets Hulu Content
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Video site Dailymotion is now streaming content from Hulu as the result of a partnership between the two entities. This comes shortly after Hulu ordered TV.com and Boxee to stop using its content.

Dailymotion Celebrates Its Independence

Video sharing site Dailymotion doesn’t have a billion-dollar payday awaiting it from Google as YouTube did, but they have plenty of traffic and a working relationship with Viacom.

Dailymotion Defines HD Playback

High definition video content placed on the Dailymotion website will be re-encoded to 720p for an improved viewing experience.

Dailymotion Ads Avoid Intruding On Video
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Toasters and Companion Logos are in as the video entertainment site Dailymotion tries to match delivering the marketing message with people’s rejection of intrusive ad formats.

Social Networks And Advertising

A third of online advertisers in Europe plan to create their own profiles on social networking sites in the next year.

New Fingerprinting To Detect Copyrighted Videos

Online video sharing site Dailymotion says it will install a "fingerprinting" system that will enable it to automatically remove copyrighted videos off the site.

Dailymotion Draws In $34 Million
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In terms of U.S. market share among video-sharing sites, Veoh is in sixth place, and in June, it received $26 million in funding.  Just ten days ago, Metacafe, the eighth place site, collected $30 million.  And now Dailymotion, which is in tenth, got $34 million.  Um . . . right.

Dailymotion iPhone Ready

Video sharing site Dailymotion, said today that an iPhone compatible version of the site is now available.

Skype Partners With Dailymotion

Independent video sharing site Dailymotion and Skype announced a partnership today that will put a Dailymotion channel on Skype and provide access to video content from the site.

DailyMotion Makes Deal With RDF USA

DailyMotion just sealed a deal with RDF USA, and although you might not be familiar with either of these companies, they’re both pretty big in their own way – DailyMotion received 37.6 million unique visitors in June, and RDF, well . . . RDF produces “Shaq’s Big Challenge.”

Dailymotion Officially Launches In U.S.

Dailymotion, an independent video sharing site has launched a U.S. version of their site. The U.S. site launches with the MotionMaker program that identifies and rewards contributors to the Dailymotion community.