Tencent eye up stake in China’s biggest video streaming service iQIYI

Tencent Holdings are looking beyond music at a stake in what has been described as China’s equivalent to Netflix. Tencent Holdings are notorious for making investments in some of the biggest tech and digital companies…

TikTok named a threat to YouTube as it makes 2020 it’s year

TikTok was already rocketing up app charts around the world and now with the world on lockdown it’s making more connections than ever. YouTube are the long-standing video giants and it’s long been thought that…

YouTube are introducing ‘chapters’ that split videos into skippable segments

YouTube are taking inspiration from that long-forgotten format the DVD for a new feature being rolled out now. Do you remember the button on your old DVD player remote, usually next to the fast forward…

Google unveil YouTube-8M, a database of 8 million videos

Google have revealed their new massive dataset of 8 million videos that use YouTube Video IDs to allow the research and understanding, modelling and learning of videos. Taken from Google’s research blog: Many recent breakthroughs…

YouTube will live stream all of ‘The Streamy Awards’

YouTube have been announced as the official streaming partner of The Streamy Awards, an awards ceremony for online video creators. The Streamy Awards have announced that the world’s largest and most popular video hosting site,…

Hulu Sale Cancelled – All Current Shareholders will Stay

The Hulu sale has always been on-again and off-again. Hulu has now confirmed via their blog that they will stay with current shareholders and not sell off the company. Hulu is currently owned by 21st…