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In Spotify's New Series 'Traffic Jams,' Recording Sessions Meet 'Carpool Karaoke'  

Spotify, as you may have heard, is eager to get into the original programming game with its own slate of exclusive shows. One of those shows is set to arrive, and it will offer a fresh spin on a format that has made huge gains on the Internet. It's called Traffic Jams, it comes from Russell Simmons' online network All Def Digital, and it asks producer-and-performer pairings to make music in the back of an SUV. Each Traffic Jams episode will feature its own pair of guests, with famous artist...

2017-03-30 06:58:43
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Top Musical.ly Stars Band Together For Music Video Promoting Trans Visibility  

A handful of top creators on hit lip-sync app Musical.ly have banded together on a music video ahead of International Transgender Day of Visibility on Friday. The video, set to John Mayer's Changing, features Musical.ly superstar Kristen Hancher​ (13 million fans), transgender creator Raegan Beast, nine-year-old Dance Moms star Piper Rockelle, and others. It tells the story of two friends growing up and dealing with the emotional ramifications of a gender transition, and also makes a poigna...

2017-03-30 06:57:15
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BBC To Tackle Fake News Epidemic During Inaugural NewFronts Presentation  

BBC.com will be making its first appearance at this year's NewFronts ad conference, the international news site announced today. Its presentation will take place on May 8 at 9:00 am ET. The NewFronts, hosted by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and now in its sixth year, serve as an opportunity for leading video publishers and platforms to showcase their latest initiatives for prospective advertisers. The BBC will make its NewFronts debuts as event regulars like Yahoo, BuzzFeed, and Fu...

2017-03-30 05:08:42
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The Story Behind McJuggerNuggets' YouTube Hit 'Psycho Series' Inspires Go90 Documentary  

One of the most popular channels on YouTube is McJuggerNuggets, which often cracks our Tubefilter charts and claims more than 1.3 billion views to date. Last year, that channel's leading man, Jesse Ridgeway, dropped a bombshell: His Psycho Series, in which he feuds with his "crazy" father and other members of his family, was completely staged. Now, the story of how that fake series affected the Ridgeways' actual lives is the subject of a new project. Complex Networks' Rated Red, Studi...

2017-03-30 05:07:30
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StyleHaul Signs Vlogging Couple Jess And Gabriel Conte  

Vlogging couple Jess and Gabriel Conte have signed their combined channel, Jess and Gabriel, to StyleHaul -- a multi-channel network in the fashion and lifestyle space. In addition to their vlog channel -- which the married couple launched roughly six months ago on the heels of their engagement, and which and has since amassed more than 1 million subscribers and 74 million lifetime views -- both Jess and Gabriel pilot their own respective YouTube destinations. Jess' channel, signed to Brave B...

2017-03-30 04:25:34
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Fund This: 'Language Academy' Brings Humor To The ESL Classroom On Kickstarter  

Project Name: Language Academy Asking For: $6,000 through Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $1,155 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 25 Description: The world of "English as a second language" study is getting its own web series. Philip Hoover and Jacob Farmer are the co-writers and co-directors of Language Academy, a comedy set in an ESL school that is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter. Language Academy plans to focus on the laughs generated by its cast

2017-03-30 03:58:45
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The First Book From Vice's Munchies Channel Will Feature Drunk Food From All-Star Chefs  

Since launching in 2014, Munchies has grown to become one of Vice Media's most popular digital destinations. Now, the food-focused hub, which counts more than 1.6 million subscribers, will attach its brand to its very own cookbook, titled Munchies: Late-Night Meals From The World's Best Chefs. The cookbook is the first of three that will be published out of a deal between Vice Media and Ten Speed Press. This time, the target is the often-sloppy, always-delicious world of late-night cuisine,...

2017-03-30 03:15:04
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Trippy Sci-Fi And Guest Stars Are On Display In Trailer For RocketJump's 'Dimension 404'  

12 days ago, we got our first look at Dimension 404, the upcoming sci-fi anthology series created by the team at RocketJump. Now, the full trailer for that show has arrived, and it gives viewers a closer look at the brand of trippy science fiction they can except from the six episodes that (fittingly) will arrive on Hulu on 4/04. Across its dozens of productions, RocketJump has wowed audiences with a combination of action-packed storylines, dazzling visual effects, and quick wit that fits the a

2017-03-30 01:31:27
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Music Messaging Startup Emoticast Raises $5 Million From Sean Parker, Ynon Kreiz, Others  

London-based mobile messaging startup Emoticast announced today a $5 million funding round from a flurry of bold-faced investors, including Napster co-founder Sean Parker, musician and entrepreneur will.i.am, famed DJ David Guetta, and former Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz. Founded in 2014, the company previously raised a $1.2 million seed round back in November 2015, according to Crunchbase. Emoticast is the company behind TuneMoji, an app that enables users to share GIFs from music videos with

2017-03-30 01:28:56
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Tyler Oakley, Todrick Hall, Joanne The Scammer Cover Latest Issue Of 'Attitude'  

Attitude magazine, a leading LGBT lifestyle publication in the U.K., has tapped three digital stars to cover its May issue in a feature dubbed Generation Hope: Taking on Trump. Appearing on the cover are vlogger Tyler Oakley, American Idol star-turned-digital powerhouse Todrick Hall, and Joanne The Scammer -- an over-the-top, drama-obsessed character created by former adult actor and comedian Branden Miller. There are three different versions of the cover, with profiles of each of the guys insi

2017-03-30 01:07:13
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Tyler Oakley, Todrick Hall, Joanne The Scammer Cover Latest Issue Of 'Attitude'  

Attitude magazine, a leading LGBT lifestyle publication in the U.K., has tapped three digital stars to cover its May issue in a feature dubbed Generation Hope: Taking on Trump. Appearing on the cover are vlogger Tyler Oakley, American Idol star-turned-digital powerhouse Todrick Hall, and Joanne The Scammer -- an over-the-top, drama-obsessed character created by former adult actor and comedian Branden Miller. There are three different versions of the cover, with profiles of each of the guys insi

2017-03-29 21:49:28
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In Spotify's New Series 'Traffic Jams,' Recording Sessions Meet 'Carpool Karaoke'  

Spotify, as you may have heard, is eager to get into the original programming game with its own slate of exclusive shows. One of those shows is set to arrive, and it will offer a fresh spin on a format that has made huge gains on the Internet. It's called Traffic Jams, it comes from Russell Simmons' online network All Def Digital, and it asks producer-and-performer pairings to make music in the back of an SUV. Each Traffic Jams episode will feature its own pair of guests, with famous artist...

2017-03-29 20:46:22
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Music Messaging Startup Emoticast Raises $5 Million From Sean Parker, Ynon Kreiz, Others  

London-based mobile messaging startup Emoticast announced today a $5 million funding round from a flurry of bold-faced investors, including Napster co-founder Sean Parker, musician and entrepreneur will.i.am, famed DJ David Guetta, and former Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz. Founded in 2014, the company previously raised a $1.2 million seed round back in November 2015, according to Crunchbase. Emoticast is the company behind TuneMoji, an app that enables users to share GIFs from music videos with

2017-03-29 15:32:51
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BBC To Tackle Fake News Epidemic During Inaugural NewFronts Presentation  

BBC.com will be making its first appearance at this year's NewFronts ad conference, the international news site announced today. Its presentation will take place on May 8 at 9:00 am ET. The NewFronts, hosted by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and now in its sixth year, serve as an opportunity for leading video publishers and platforms to showcase their latest initiatives for prospective advertisers. The BBC will make its NewFronts debuts as event regulars like Yahoo, BuzzFeed, and Fu...

2017-03-29 12:28:50
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The Story Behind McJuggerNuggets' YouTube Hit 'Psycho Series' Inspires Go90 Documentary  

One of the most popular channels on YouTube is McJuggerNuggets, which often cracks our Tubefilter charts and claims more than 1.3 billion views to date. Last year, that channel's leading man, Jesse Ridgeway, dropped a bombshell: His Psycho Series, in which he feuds with his "crazy" father and other members of his family, was completely staged. Now, the story of how that fake series affected the Ridgeways' actual lives is the subject of a new project. Complex Networks' Rated Red, Studi...

2017-03-29 10:42:12
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Fund This: 'Language Academy' Brings Humor To The ESL Classroom On Kickstarter  

Project Name: Language Academy Asking For: $6,000 through Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $1,155 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 25 Description: The world of "English as a second language" study is getting its own web series. Philip Hoover and Jacob Farmer are the co-writers and co-directors of Language Academy, a comedy set in an ESL school that is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter. Language Academy plans to focus on the laughs generated by its cast

2017-03-29 10:38:16
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The First Book From Vice's Munchies Channel Will Feature Drunk Food From All-Star Chefs  

Since launching in 2014, Munchies has grown to become one of Vice Media's most popular digital destinations. Now, the food-focused hub, which counts more than 1.6 million subscribers, will attach its brand to its very own cookbook, titled Munchies: Late-Night Meals From The World's Best Chefs. The cookbook is the first of three that will be published out of a deal between Vice Media and Ten Speed Press. This time, the target is the often-sloppy, always-delicious world of late-night cuisine,...

2017-03-29 06:29:18
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Top Musical.ly Stars Band Together For Music Video Promoting Trans Visibility  

A handful of top creators on hit lip-sync app Musical.ly have banded together on a music video ahead of International Transgender Day of Visibility on Friday. The video, set to John Mayer's Changing, features Musical.ly superstar Kristen Hancher​ (13 million fans), transgender creator Raegan Beast, nine-year-old Dance Moms star Piper Rockelle, and others. It tells the story of two friends growing up and dealing with the emotional ramifications of a gender transition, and also makes a poigna...

2017-03-29 06:12:47
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Trippy Sci-Fi And Guest Stars Are On Display In Trailer For RocketJump's 'Dimension 404'  

12 days ago, we got our first look at Dimension 404, the upcoming sci-fi anthology series created by the team at RocketJump. Now, the full trailer for that show has arrived, and it gives viewers a closer look at the brand of trippy science fiction they can except from the six episodes that (fittingly) will arrive on Hulu on 4/04. Across its dozens of productions, RocketJump has wowed audiences with a combination of action-packed storylines, dazzling visual effects, and quick wit that fits the a

2017-03-29 04:07:09
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StyleHaul Signs Vlogging Couple Jess And Gabriel Conte  

Vlogging couple Jess and Gabriel Conte have signed their combined channel, Jess and Gabriel, to StyleHaul -- a multi-channel network in the fashion and lifestyle space. In addition to their vlog channel -- which the married couple launched roughly six months ago on the heels of their engagement, and which and has since amassed more than 1 million subscribers and 74 million lifetime views -- both Jess and Gabriel pilot their own respective YouTube destinations. Jess' channel, signed to Brave B...

2017-03-29 01:17:19
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Tubefilter Meetup On Wednesday: Bringing Alternative Mainstream—How Niche Female Programming Is Capturing Big Audiences  

It's back! By popular demand, the Tubefilter Meetup is coming back to Los Angeles. We've teamed up with SNARLED, one of the fastest-growing alternative women's networks, to bring a new series of meetups throughout the year focused on new creative and diverse female voices. For too long, the mainstream media has trivialized young women's needs, wants, and concerns with a deluge of vapid editorial. Traditional publishers struggle to maintain the "authenticity" they have been selling their a...

2017-03-28 17:45:33
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Vice, New Form Digital, Studio71 Among Presenters At MIPTV's Digital Fronts Showcase  

Between April 3rd and 6th, 2017, a blend of producers, distributors, brands, and other attendees will flock to Cannes for the annual MIPTV Media Market. As in recent years, this year's event will feature a handful of digital media companies, which will present upcoming programs to potential buyers. AwesomenessTV, New Form, Studio71 and Vice Media will all return to Cannes after making presentations at previous iterations of MIPTV. Several of those companies have undergone major changes over t...

2017-03-28 17:43:29
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Live.me To Celebrate First Birthday With Awards Show Extravaganza On April 29  

Live.me is celebrating its one-year anniversary next month with an invite-only birthday party in Los Angeles. Ahead of the April 29 fête, however, the nascent livestreaming app will host a slew of platform-wide contests and promotions. Live.me broadcasters, for instance, will have the opportunity to win tickets to the birthday party via an in-app contest dubbed the Beloved Broadcaster Battle. And for those who can't attend in person, the party will be livestreamed from the official Live.me a...

2017-03-28 14:34:08
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YouTube Star Anna Akana Snags Recurring TV Role In Freeform's 'Stitchers'  

Anna Akana has landed another notable acting gig. The YouTube star, whose vlogs and short films have allowed her to accrue more than 1.7 million subscribers on her primary channel, will have a recurring role in the third season of Stitchers on the ABC-run Freeform channel. Stitchers follows a group of operatives who enter the memories of recently deceased people in order to solve the mysteries related to those people's deaths. In her role, Akana will portray a medical examiner who joins the s...

2017-03-28 14:11:10
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The Supreme Court Declines To Hear Capitol Records' Copyright Appeal Against Vimeo  

A major court decision from last year looks like it will hold up. The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal brought by Capitol Records against the online video site Vimeo. Instead, the 2016 decree handed down by 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals on this matter will stand, thus maintaining the broad range of protections sites like Vimeo receive under the "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Capitol sued Vimeo in 2009 in an attempt to poke holes in safe har...

2017-03-28 13:03:41
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Apple Veteran's 'Rheo' App Seeks To Reimagine Channel Surfing For Online Video  

Rheo, a digital video startup founded by former Apple exec Alan Cannistraro, has named a new key hire as well as several content partners as it aims to build a platform that delivers short-form digital video in a way that mimics old-school channel surfing. Cannistraro is a Silicon Valley veteran who was a key architect behind the iBooks and iTunes U apps at Apple before joining Facebook, where he helped develop Autoplay video as well as the social network's Year In Review feature. Visit Tubefi

2017-03-28 13:02:31
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Facing $750 Million Ad Boycott, YouTube Implements Broader Demonetization Policies  

Analysts are predicting that Google will lose roughly $750 million as a result of an international ad boycott that kicked off last month when U.K. marketers discovered that theirr campaigns were running against extremist videos on YouTube. This represents a 7.5% cut to Google's overall revenues for 2017, which are expected to reach $10.2 billion, reports Business Insider, citing a note from analysts at trading company Nomura Instinet. A total of 250 brands have pulled ads from Google and YouT...

2017-03-28 11:50:02
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Rooster Teeth Film Sequel 'Lazer Team 2' Adds Two To Cast, Enters Production  

A second sci-fi adventure from the team at Rooster Teeth is well on its way. The digital content studio has announced that Nichole Bloom and Victoria Pratt have joined the cast of Lazer Team 2, which will be released through YouTube Red. Bloom (Superstore) and Pratt (Heartland) will portray new characters who will complement the four leads of the first Lazer Team film: Burnie Burns, Michael Jones, Gavin Free, and Colton Dunn. This will be the second time Dunn and Bloom have worked together, as

2017-03-28 10:09:47
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Both Fullscreen And BuzzFeed Opt Out Of 2017 NewFronts Lineup  

BuzzFeed and Fullscreen are both opting out of this year's Digital Content NewFronts -- an annual ad conference hosted by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) during which the industry's leading video publishers and platforms showcase forthcoming content and tech initiatives for prospective advertisers. In a statement posted to its website, Fullscreen confirmed its departure from the two-week-long ad conference, with newly-tapped general manager Pete Stein conceding that it was "an un...

2017-03-28 07:55:49
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Top 50 Live.me Broadcaster Rankings • Week Of 3/27/2017  

It's our 12th installment of our weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Live.me Broadcasters. We had an unbelievable response to our premiere edition, as industry insiders, established Live.me talent, and burgeoning broadcasters pored over the list to see who's making moves and which creators are worth tuning into on the nascent live streaming platform. And for anyone new to the Top Live.me Broadcaster Rankings, check out our brief explanation of how this chart came to be (Spoiler Alert: It has

2017-03-28 06:12:16
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Twitter Launches New Monetization Feature With Pre-Rolls On Periscope  

Twitter today announced a new monetization opportunity for video publishers via pre-roll ads that can appear before Periscope live streams. The ads will function much in the same way as traditional video ads on Twitter, according to a company blog post, and will tout a "brand-safe" component in that campaigns must be designed through Twitter's Amplify program, in which marketers can choose to run against premium content from publishers like MTV and the NFL. Given the boycott that YouTube ...

2017-03-28 05:57:55
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Sarah Silverman, Funny Or Die To Reach Across The Aisle With New Hulu Show  

Sarah Silverman will bring a politicized talk show to the streaming space. The comedienne will host a series with the working title I Love You, America, which will be produced by Funny or Die and distributed by Hulu. Deadline, which first reported the news of the pickup, explained that Silverman, despite being a staunch liberal, wants to use her new show "to connect with un-like-minded people" across the nation. At the same time, the initial report claims the series "promises to be funny....

2017-03-27 20:23:20
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YouTube Cartoons Are Duping Kids Into Watching Inappropriate Clips (Report)  

As more and more advertisers are boycotting YouTube amid concerns that their campaigns are running against hate-filled content, the BBC has uncovered a similar controversy within the realm of children's content. There are thousands of YouTube videos that look like they come from popular cartoon franchises like Disney's Frozen, Minions, and Thomas The Tank Engine, according to the BBC, but in actuality contain disturbing content that's not suitable for children. The journalist Laura June, ...

2017-03-27 12:29:56
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Rudy Mancuso To Open For Justin Bieber During Purpose Tour In Brazil  

Rudy Mancuso, who rose to fame on Vine and is now building a massive following on YouTube, is set to hit the road this weekend with pop luminary Justin Bieber. Mancuso will open for Bieber during two stops on his Purpose Tour in Brazil on April 1 and 2. This will mark the first time that 25-year-old Mancuso has performed in front of tens of thousands of fans, and his set will comprise both original music and covers, during which he will play all instruments, including piano, guitar, and drums.

2017-03-27 12:08:21
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Rosanna Pansino To Release First Baking Range With Cooking Company Wilton  

Rosanna Pansino, who hosts one of YouTube's foremost cooking shows, Nerdy Nummies, and who counts roughly 8.1 million subscribers on her eponymous channel, has announced her next major business venture: a nerd-leaning baking line. Pansino created the range, which has been dubbed The Ro Collection, alongside Wilton, an Illinois-based food and crafting company founded in 1929 with whom she has also collaborated on 23 branded videos on her YouTube channel over the years. She made the official an...

2017-03-27 11:52:14
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Defy Media Brings The 'Honest Trailers' Brand To The World Of Anime  

For more than five years, Honest Trailers has served as YouTube gold for Defy Media, the company that owns and operates channels like Smosh and ScreenJunkies. Now, for the second time, the Emmy-nominated series is getting an expansion, this time to the world of anime. As in the movie and video game versions of Honest Trailers, Honest Anime Trailers pokes fun of popular franchises by skewering questionable character development, world-building inconsistencies, half-baked plots, weird scenes, and

2017-03-27 09:51:36
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'Moonlight' Director Barry Jenkins' Next Project Is A TV Series At Amazon  

Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of last year's Oscar winner for best picture, Moonlight, is venturing into the digital space for his next project: an adaptation of Colson Whitehead's highly acclaimed The Underground Railroad novel into a limited series for Amazon. Whitehead's opus won the 2016 National Book Award for fiction and tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves on a Georgia plantation who decide to hatch an escape plan on the Underground Railroad, which, in Whitehead...

2017-03-27 08:57:51
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Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels • Week Of 3/24/2017  

It's another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels and the site's youngest star is still on top. Chart Toppers Ryan ToysReview held onto its first-place position on the U.S. chart for an incredible 30th week in a row. Young Ryan's eponymous YouTube destination for all your favorite unboxing and playtime videos shot up 17% to top out at almost 195.4 million views. Kinda far behind in the #2 spot is WWE. World Wrestling Entertainment's YouTube

2017-03-27 07:23:35
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Keli Network Raises $2 Million To Make More Videos On Platforms Like Facebook  

The increasing degree to which Facebook's algorithm has prized video in recent years has given birth to a new generation of social video publishers. One of the companies that has best connected with the Facebook audience is Keli Networks, a company that runs three popular Facebook channels. With its latest move, Keli has announced that it has raised $2 million in funding, which it will use to expand its operation. The $2 million investment was led by Partech Ventures, with Broadway Video Vent...

2017-03-27 06:28:32
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YouTube Star Casey Neistat Is Bringing Back His Vlog  

Last November, YouTube star, filmmaker, and entrepreneur Casey Neistat announced his plan to end his daily vlog, which had previously propelled him to the upper echelon of the online video community. Four months later, Neistat is once again planning to deliver regular updates on his channel. As he prepares to launch a new company alongside CNN, he will revive his vlog to offer insights on his creative process. While Neistat has shared plenty of videos over the past four months, his latest one m

2017-03-27 05:34:53
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Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 3/24/2017  

It's another installment of the weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide and Indian entertainment is still on top. Chart Toppers T-Series' streak at the top of the charts begins anew as the YouTube outpost of the self-described largest music label and movie studio in India claimed the #1 spot for the second week in a row with just about 298.3 million views. Ed Sheeran is still in second place. The British singer-songwriter's online video music library is sti

2017-03-25 15:51:24
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A Look Back At The First Vines Ever From King Bach, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, Logan Paul, And More  

The voting for BEST VINES EVER is well underway over on Snakt. And fans are creating their own compilations and remixes from the more than 150,000 six-second clips originally created by over 400 of the site's biggest stars. One interesting throwback one we stumbled upon comes by way of Snakt user @lemonhead, who aggregated the first uploads from 10 well-known enterprising and early creators into one creative mix. It's both interesting and entertaining to see the first efforts from the laundry l

2017-03-25 02:06:13
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Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, And YouTube All Want NFL Streaming Rights  

The battle for live streaming supremacy has moved to the gridiron. According to a report from Recode, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and YouTube have all made overtures to the NFL, which is selling the streaming rights for its Thursday Night Football slate. Whichever tech company ultimately secures the TNF deal will gain access to a slate of games that are aired on major TV networks like CBS and NBC. While the quality of Thursday night play has been widely criticized, there's no doubt that the ga...

2017-03-24 22:36:11
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Here's The Trailer For 'Kings Of Atlantis,' The First YouTube Red Original Series For Kids  

YouTube Red is getting ready to host its first original series directed at kids, and logically, it is turning to a subject child viewers love: Minecraft. The trailer has arrived for Kings of Atlantis, a series created by and starring the duo behind the popular Minecraft channel TheAtlanticCraft. Kings of Atlantis is an animated series that stars Cody and Joe, the two creators of TheAtlanticCraft. As the name of their channel implies, many of the their videos take place underwater, and in their

2017-03-24 22:30:44
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Kassem G Is Back On YouTube With A New Live Show  

A creator with a long history on YouTube has returned to the world's top video site. Kassem G (real name Kassem Gharaibeh), who gathered millions of subscribers and 439 million views on his personal channel thanks to web series like California On and Going Deep, has posted his first new video in seven months: a 52-minute live show set in a yard behind an old trailer. The untitled show is a collaboration between Gharaibeh and the comedy network Jash. In its first (and thus far only) episode, G...

2017-03-24 21:25:20
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Indie Spotlight: 'Neil, Patrick, And Harris' Is Conjoined-Triplet Comedy  

If you're going to make a show about young people trying to make it in the big city, you might as well make that show as over-the-top as possible. One of the wildest, most outrageous web series concepts I've ever seen is on display in Neil, Patrick, and Harris, which follows a trio of conjoined triplets as the pursue their dreams in show business. The protagonists of Neil, Patrick, and Harris are Neil (Shannon Kiely), Patrick (Kimberly Aboltin), and Harris (Hollie Lee), and they are an aspir...

2017-03-24 20:58:22
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Insights: Digital Reckonings—Residuals, Royalties, And Zero Ratings To Come  

I'm normally an upbeat man, particularly as I glory in a flower-filled spring, two happy progeny and lots of cool stories. But amid the boom days of Silicon Beach in its post-Snap-IPO glow, why do I keep seeing dark clouds elsewhere in the digital-media business? Some of this is Silicon Valley's fault. A flurry of recent stories kvetched about a slowdown in venture-capital funding, the almost-literal mother's milk for newly birthed startups. Mix in a lack of big-dollar exits the past year...

2017-03-24 11:35:52
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Legendary's 'CelebriD&D' Is Another High-Powered 'Dungeons & Dragons' Web Series  

Legendary Digital Networks is hoping to capitalize on one of its most beloved web series by bringing a new show to Alpha, its subscription video on-demand service. The show in question is called CelebriD&D, and it features a cast of TV, film, and digital media notables who will gather together to play Dungeons & Dragons. The dungeon master for CelebriD&D is Matthew Mercer, who also hosts the popular web series Critical Role on the Legendary-owned Geek & Sundry channel. Merce

2017-03-24 11:17:03
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Creators Can Still Enter To Win BEST VINES EVER!  

Since we announced our epic contest and awards for Vine (complete with a promo video from the Epic Voice Guy himself, Jon Bailey) a laundry list of over 400 talented creators with recognizable names have entered the fray. That list includes King Bach, Brittany Furlan, Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, the National Basketball Association, Thomas Sanders, Turner Sports, Justin Bieber, Anwar Jibawi, Brandon Bowen, Brandon Calvillo, ChloeLMAO, David Dobrik, The Gabbie Show, Jerôme Ja...

2017-03-24 08:37:03
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Game Developer Cuts JonTron From Title Following Anti-Immigrant Remarks  

Jon 'JonTron' Jafari has been removed from a video game called Yooka-Laylee by U.K. developer Playtonic after the YouTube star made several incendiary, far-right statements in recent weeks about immigration and race. Jafari, who counts roughly 3.1 million subscribers on his own gaming channel, and who co-founded a network of gaming channels called NormalBoots, according to Gizmodo, tweeted his support for Iowa Representative Steve King's anti-immigrant statement that "We can't restore o...

2017-03-24 08:32:43
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Twitter Mulling Development Of A Paid Subscription Option  

Twitter is mulling the release of a premium, paid service, and it is currently distributing a survey to prospective users to weigh potential interest. A subscription service could present a new revenue stream for 11-year-old Twitter, whose ad business continues to struggle. The monthly service would exist within TweetDeck, according to The Verge, which is a Twitter service for advanced users enabling the management of multiple timelines on the same interface. The advanced features and would tar

2017-03-24 08:32:16
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PepsiCo, Walmart, Others Join YouTube Ad Freeze As Top Trade Organization Demands 'Brand Safety'  

Several more major brands have pulled their advertising from YouTube following the discovery last month that campaigns were running against extremist videos on the platform from the likes of David Duke and others encouraging terrorism and propagating hate-speech. The latest companies to pull their ads from the video platform include Pepsi, Walmart, Starbucks, FX, General Motors, Dish, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, and Lyft, Variety reports. They join AT&T, Verizon, GSK, and Enterprise

2017-03-24 06:52:42
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The Young Turks Hires 3 New Staffers As Crowdfunding Campaign Hits $1.5 Million  

After launching a crowdfunding campaign last December to fund four new investigative teams, digital progressive news network The Young Turks (TYT) has announced three new hires in honor of surpassing $1.5 million of its $2 million goal. Jonathan Larsen (above l.), who previously served as the senior executive producer of politics for Al Jazeera America, has been named managing editor of TYT -- a newly created role. Additionally, former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan (c.) and David Sirota (above r.),

2017-03-24 01:41:20
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Hulu Unveils Harrowing 'Handmaid's Tale' Trailer, Will Debut Series At Tribeca Film Festival  

The full trailer for one of Hulu's most anticipated original series, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's beloved dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, has finally arrived. The series, starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, recounts life in a totalitarian society called Gilead, formed after the United States is plunged into disarray by environmental disasters. Only a few remaining women are fertile, and they are forced to serve as handmaids, or sexual servants whose aim is to repopulate the worl...

2017-03-23 19:47:31
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Lexus-Branded L/Studio Platform Hosts Cooking Web Series About Food From Movies  

It's been awhile since we last checked in on L/Studio, the platform that once hosted hit series like Web Therapy and Cop Show, but the Lexus-branded outlet is still chugging along. Now in its eighth year, it continues to distribute new programs, the latest of which is Film to Table, a cooking show that recreates iconic dishes from movies. Film to Table features host Jason Roberts as its chef de cuisine. In each episode, he will pick out and cook up his favorite movie foods, with special guest...

2017-03-23 16:05:24
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Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels • Week Of 3/17/2017  

Ryan ToysReview held onto its first-place position on the U.S. chart for an unbelievable twenty-ninth week in a row. The YouTube outpost for videos of the eponymous Ryan's unboxing and playtime prowess dipped 15% in its weekly view count, but still amassed almost 167.6 million views on the week. Not so far behind in the #2 spot is WWE. World Wrestling Entertainment's online video repository of clips, promos, and behind-the-scenes footage stayed relatively constant in its view count, slamming dow

2017-03-23 10:44:44
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Google To Advertisers: Viewers Pay 2.4 Times More Attention To Ads With Sound Than Silent Ads  

YouTube's pre-roll ads have caused some controversy of late, but the video site wants to remind agencies and brands that its videos can still offer a strong connection between advertisers and consumers. The latest statistics published via Think With Google reinforce the idea that viewers pay more attention to YouTube ads than their TV counterparts. They also compare YouTube ads to others that play without sound, ultimately noting that viewers pay much more attention to the spots they can hear....

2017-03-23 10:27:18
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YouTube Stocks Up On 360-Degree Music Videos From Artists Like Gorillaz  

YouTube knows that to sell a premium service, you need to have great, exclusive content. That's why the video site has produced so many original programs for YouTube Red, and it's also why we're now seeing a lot more 360-degree content for the recently-launched Google Daydream device. In particular, YouTube is touting its large collection of all-angles music videos, to which it recently added a new offering from Gorillaz. YouTube's 360-degree music videos are designed to be watched on V...

2017-03-23 10:15:01
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Twitch Appoints Former Ellation Exec Michael Aragon SVP Of Content  

Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch has hired gaming media veteran Michael Aragon as its brand new SVP of content. In this role, Aragon will seek to grow Twitch's content offering by leading the following teams: global broadcaster partnerships, eSports, Twitch Studios, content development, and content marketing. He will report to the company's CEO, Emmett Shear. "What makes Twitch different from other live video platforms are the social and interactive elements that have helped cultivate ...

2017-03-23 10:01:07
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YouTube Millionaires: Mr. Kate Stands “For An 'Anything Goes' Mentality”  

If you're looking for ideas on how to spruce up your space, you might as well turn to Mr. Kate. The DIY YouTube channel, hosted by the husband-and-wife duo of Kate Albrecht and Joey Zehr, offers ideas for interior decoration, fashion, and style. After starting off as a humble blog, Mr. Kate has taken off after coming to YouTube, where the channel's OMG We Bought A House series has served as a particularly popular attraction. Now, Mr. Kate, recently partnered with Kin Community, has more than one

2017-03-23 09:24:14
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YouTube Updates Its Automatic Captions To Catch Common Sound Effects  

Captions now adorn more than a billion YouTube videos, and the video site is making sure to keep its text add-ons up to date. A blog post reveals that YouTube's automatic captions are now able to recognize three common sound effects and include them in its messages to hard-of-hearing viewers. The sound effects in question are applause, laughter, and music, which YouTube chose to encode within its automatic caption system because they are common and because their respective meanings are unambi...

2017-03-23 07:28:25
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NBCUniversal To Team With YouTube On Forthcoming NextUp Creator Camp  

YouTube is partnering with NBCUniversal for a forthcoming NextUp camp to be held at the YouTube Space NY in May. NBCUniversal will provide workshops and skill-sharing sessions led by its top execs at NextUp -- a weeklong camp launched by YouTube in 2011 that helps creators take their channels to the next level by teaching camera, lighting, and sound techniques, as well as channel development strategies. NBCUniversal, which owns TV channels like NBC, Syfy, and E! as well as film production compa

2017-03-23 07:01:44
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Diary Of A Web Series: How To Score Your Web Series  

Step one: Have money. Step two: If step one was successful, skip all remaining steps.* *Note: Step two applies to every single thing in life. Step three: Have musician friends. Step four: Like your musician friends. If they main Hanzo, skip to step six. Step five: Like your musician friends' music. If steps four and five are complete, skip to step nine. Step six: Score your show with your friends' music without telling them. Step seven: No, don't do that. That's fucked up. Step e...

2017-03-23 03:51:49
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Instagram To Roll Out Obscuring 'Screens' Atop Sensitive Photos And Videos  

Instagram is rolling out a new feature to protect users from seeing inappropriate content in their feeds with a new "screen" that will appear over sensitive photos and videos, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom wrote today in a blog post. The update will arrive soon. The screen will be applied to posts that don't necessarily violate Instagram's community guidelines -- and which are removed from the service -- but to posts that have been reported by other users as offensive and then subseq...

2017-03-23 03:32:15
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Sofia Vergara's 'Raze' Media Venture Announces Board Appointment, Key Hires  

Raze, the digital media venture co-founded by the actress Sofia Vergara that will furnish news, lifestyle, and beauty content for Hispanic viewers in the U.S., has announced several key hires and the appointment of Joe Abruzzese to its board. Abruzzese is the former president of ad sales for Discovery Communications. The fleet of new hires, per Variety, includes former Viceland marketing executive Rafael Sandor, who has been named Raze's chief creative officer, as well as journalist Daniel He...

2017-03-23 01:18:31
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Pocketwatch, Led By Team Of Digital Media Vets, Raises $6 Million To Create Network Of Kids Content  

If you've paid attention to our Tubefilter Charts recently, then you know that children's content is making a huge mark on YouTube. From sing-alongs to toy reviews to whatever this is, videos aimed at kids receive billions of views per week. Now, a new media company is looking to take advantage of the massive market for family-friendly online videos. Pocketwatch, led by former Maker Studios exec Chris Williams, ex-Nickelodeon president Albie Hecht, and Hollywood dealmaker Jon Moonves, has r...

2017-03-22 21:08:58
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David Beebe, Architect Behind Marriot's Content Studio, Has Left The Company  

David Beebe, who has served as the VP of global creative and content marketing at Marriott International for the past three years, has exited the company, effective today. In his role, Beebe founded and oversaw various content divisions within the company, including: the Marriott Creative Agency, a marketing outfit; Marriott Content Studio, its original productions hub; Marriott Traveler, a travel and lifestyle editorial platform; and Marriott M Live, a real-time marketing platform. Prior to j

2017-03-22 18:43:19
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Ellen DeGeneres' Pets Get Animated In New Web Series 'Ellen's Pet Dish'  

As viewers of her show know, Ellen DeGeneres loves cute cats and dogs. Now, through a new series, she will be able to share animated animal adventures with her viewers. The series is called Ellen's Pet Dish, and it's now available across the Ellen Digital Network, which includes DeGeneres' popular YouTube channel and her Ellentube platform. Ellen's Pet Dish, which will span 12 episodes, will follow a cast of seven pets as they hang out in the home of DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi. The

2017-03-22 17:52:13
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Fund This: 'Funny Married Stuff' Is A Show To Which Couples Can Relate  

Welcome to the Fund This column! Each week, we'll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

2017-03-22 17:26:01
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Kian Lawley To Star In AwesomenessTV's Go90 Adaptation Of Young Adult Romance Novel  

AwesomenessTV is adapting another young adult novel for digital screens, and for the second time, it's turning to a top online video influencer to add some star power to its adaptation. Kian Lawley will play one of the two leads in Zac and Mia, a forthcoming romance series that will be distributed through Go90 and will be based off a book of the same name. Lawley will star alongside Rachel Winters in the series, which will tell the story of two teens who become attached to one another while u...

2017-03-22 14:39:42
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Vice To Debut First-Ever Scripted Shows, Including Brittany Furlan Blackpills Drama  

Vice Media has inked a distribution deal with Blackpills, a French digital studio specializing in short form content for millennials, to release its first-ever slate of scripted shows. The shows will be helmed by celebrated filmmakers Luc Besson (writer of The Fifth Element), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Zoe Cassavetes (Broken Engish). In addition to its deal with Blackpills, Variety reports, Vice will distribute two series from British production company Pulse Films, which it acquired

2017-03-22 13:44:09
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Jukin Fills Leadership Roles With Former GoPro, SheKnows Media Execs  

User-generated content company Jukin Media has tapped two new hires to lead its licensing business and sales team, respectively. Brendon Mulvihill, formerly the head of content licensing at GoPro, has been named SVP and global head of licensing, while Zach Alter, who formerly served as VP of sales at SheKnows Media, will serve as VP and head of sales. In his new role, Mulvihill will lead all aspects of the company's licensing business. At GoPro, Mulvihill built out and lead the company's l...

2017-03-22 13:41:53
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Vice To Debut First Scripted Shows, Including Brittany Furlan Blackpills Drama  

Vice Media has inked a distribution deal with Blackpills, a French digital studio specializing in short form content for millennials, to release its first-ever slate of scripted shows. The shows will be helmed by celebrated filmmakers Luc Besson (writer of The Fifth Element), Bryan Singer (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Zoe Cassavetes (Broken Engish). In addition to its deal with Blackpills, Variety reports, Vice will distribute two series from British production company Pulse Films, which it acquired

2017-03-22 12:47:27
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Apple Adds To The Glut Of Social Video Tools With Its Clips App  

Apple isn't known as a major contender in the social media world, but its next app could increase its presence in that area. It has announced Clips, a video editing tool that includes several features copied from other apps and a few original ones. Clips' basic interface most-closely resembles Instagram, as Apple's new app is based around creating pictures and videos, editing them, and sharing them across social media networks. It also includes a number of filters; some are text-based and...

2017-03-22 11:20:15
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Pocketwatch, Led By Team Of Digital Media Vets, Raises $6 Million To Create Network Of Kids Content  

If you've paid attention to our Tubefilter Charts recently, then you know that children's content is making a huge mark on YouTube. From sing-alongs to toy reviews to whatever this is, videos aimed at kids receive billions of views per week. Now, a new media company is looking to take advantage of the massive market for family-friendly online videos. Pocketwatch, led by former Maker Studios exec Chris Williams, ex-Nickelodeon president Albie Hecht, and Hollywood dealmaker Jon Moonves, has r...

2017-03-22 09:18:49
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Jukin Fills Leadership Roles With Former GoPro, SheKnows Media Execs  

User-generated content company Jukin Media has tapped two new hires to lead its licensing business and sales team, respectively. Brendon Mulvihill, formerly the head of content licensing at GoPro, has been named SVP and global head of licensing, while Zach Alter, who formerly served as VP of sales at SheKnows Media, will serve as VP and head of sales. In his new role, Mulvihill will lead all aspects of the company's licensing business. At GoPro, Mulvihill built out and lead the company's l...

2017-03-22 07:41:33
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Ellen DeGeneres' Pets Get Animated In New Web Series 'Ellen's Pet Dish'  

As viewers of her show know, Ellen DeGeneres loves cute cats and dogs. Now, through a new series, she will be able to share animated animal adventures with her viewers. The series is called Ellen's Pet Dish, and it's now available across the Ellen Digital Network, which includes DeGeneres' popular YouTube channel and her Ellentube platform. Ellen's Pet Dish, which will span 12 episodes, will follow a cast of seven pets as they hang out in the home of DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi. The

2017-03-22 07:25:49
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Apple Adds To The Glut Of Social Video Tools With Its Clips App  

Apple isn't known as a major contender in the social media world, but its next app could increase its presence in that area. It has announced Clips, a video editing tool that includes several features copied from other apps and a few original ones. Clips' basic interface most-closely resembles Instagram, as Apple's new app is based around creating pictures and videos, editing them, and sharing them across social media networks. It also includes a number of filters; some are text-based and...

2017-03-22 05:59:10
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Connor Franta To Embark On 'Note To Self' Book Tour Beginning April 18  

Connor Franta is set to embark on a nine-city book tour in support of his second literary outing, Note To Self, which hits shelves on April 18. Franta, who announced the tour on his YouTube channel today, will start off in New York City on April 18 and conclude in San Francisco on April 26. Click here for a full list of stops. While several of the events will function a first come, first serve basis, tickets are available for others. At each stop, Franta will meet and take pictures with roughly

2017-03-22 05:25:14
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Top 50 Live.me Broadcaster Rankings • Week Of 3/20/2017  

It's our eleventh installment of our weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Live.me Broadcasters. We had an unbelievable response to our premiere edition, as industry insiders, established Live.me talent, and burgeoning broadcasters pored over the list to see who's making moves and which creators are worth tuning into on the nascent live streaming platform. And for anyone new to the Top Live.me Broadcaster Rankings, check out our brief explanation of how this chart came to be (Spoiler Alert: It

2017-03-22 04:49:20
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AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From YouTube Fearing Placement Against Extremist Videos  

AT&T and Verizon today became the latest companies to pull their advertising from YouTube following a revelation in the U.K. last month that ads were running on the platform against extremist videos produced by former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke and other fundamentalist figures. Other companies pulling YouTube ads today include Rent-A-Car parent company Enterprise Holdings and pharmaceutical giant GSK, according to USA Today. "We are deeply concerned that our ads may have app...

2017-03-22 04:31:04
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Eva Gutowski's 'Me And My Grandma' Now Available On YouTube Red  

Another personality-driven series has arrived on YouTube Red. Me And My Grandma, which is led by YouTube star Eva Gutkowski and Rhea Perlman of Cheers fame, is now available on YouTube's subscription service. In Me And My Grandma, Gutkowski portrays Janey, who moves to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a star. To help her on her way, she brings along her grandmother (Perlman), is ends up being much more frank, forthright, and daring than Janey is. As the series' trailer shows us, Janey an...

2017-03-22 04:15:47
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Safiya Nygaard Shares Why She Left BuzzFeed To Launch A YouTube Channel  

After her January departure from BuzzFeed, where she had become one of the publisher's breakout video stars, Safiya Nygaard is shedding some light on her decision to focus full-time on her eponymous YouTube channel. Nygaard was employed by BuzzFeed since April 2015 and is largely known for creating, producing, and starring in the company's Ladylike series, in which women try out various beauty rituals and other adventurous feats. But in a video posted on Sunday to her YouTube channel, which...

2017-03-22 03:50:43
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A.I. Kizuna Is A Virtual YouTube Star And She Has Nearly 200,000 Subscribers  

Depending on the company you keep, you may have heard of "vocaloid" artists like Hatsune Miku, which have played real-life concerts despite being entirely virtual. Now, that trend has extended to the world of YouTube, where a virtual creator named A.I. Kizuna is gathering subscribers with her vlogs and Let's Play videos. Kotaku surmises that A.I. Kizuna was made using the same animation program that produced Hatsune Miku. In her videos, as most vloggers are wont to do, she talks about her...

2017-03-22 02:15:01
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Chipotle Tries A Branded Video On-Demand Series For Kids With 'Rad Lands' On iTunes  

Chipotle has been known to use online video marketing as a tool to promote its mission, and with its latest branded effort, it is hoping parent and educators will pay up to teach kids about food. The burrito chain has launched RAD Landsvs., a six-episode series that is available for $4.99 on iTunes. As with Chipotle's other branded shows, such as 2014's Farmed and Dangerous, vs.RAD Landsvs. will talk about farming practices and sustainability without explicitly trumpeting the chain's commit...

2017-03-22 01:14:11
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Kian Lawley To Star In AwesomenessTV's Go90 Adaptation Of Young Adult Romance Novel  

AwesomenessTV is adapting another young adult novel for digital screens, and for the second time, it's turning to a top online video influencer to add some star power to its adaptation. Kian Lawley will play one of the two leads in Zac and Mia, a forthcoming romance series that will be distributed through Go90 and will be based off a book of the same name. Lawley will star alongside Rachel Winters in the series, which will tell the story of two teens who become attached to one another while u...

2017-03-21 19:18:05
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A.I. Kizuna Is A Virtual YouTube Star And She Has Nearly 200,000 Subscribers  

Depending on the company you keep, you may have heard of "vocaloid" artists like Hatsune Miku, which have played real-life concerts despite being entirely virtual. Now, that trend has extended to the world of YouTube, where a virtual creator named A.I. Kizuna is gathering subscribers with her vlogs and Let's Play videos. Kotaku surmises that A.I. Kizuna was made using the same animation program that produced Hatsune Miku. In her videos, as most vloggers are wont to do, she talks about her...

2017-03-21 17:30:24
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Beautycon Media Looks Good After Landing $9 Million Series A Funding Round  

A company that works closely with fashion, beauty, makeup, and lifestyle creators on YouTube has landed some fresh funding. Beautycon Media, best known for producing live events in cities around the world, has announced a $9 million Series A round. As noted by Variety, investors include A+E Networks, Live Nation, and Main Street Advisors. Since launching in 2013, Beautycon has expanded its core business while working several new offerings into its portfolio. Events in cities like Los Angeles an

2017-03-21 17:24:47
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Rhett And Link Launch Fourth YouTube Channel, Video Version Of 'Ear Biscuits' Podcast  

Rhett and Link, the beloved YouTube comedy duo comprising Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, have launched their fourth-ever YouTube channel, This Is Mythical. The venture represents an extension of their Good Mythical Morning talk show brand, and is set to comprise "intimate conversations, stupefying creations, and impossible confections," according to a channel description. On Mondays, This Is Mystical will feature a video version of Ear Biscuits, Rhett and Link's long-running podcast. Tue...

2017-03-21 17:21:29
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Top 50 Live.me Broadcaster Rankings • Week Of 3/20/2017  

It's our eleventh installment of our weekly Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Live.me Broadcasters. We had an unbelievable response to our premiere edition, as industry insiders, established Live.me talent, and burgeoning broadcasters pored over the list to see who's making moves and which creators are worth tuning into on the nascent live streaming platform. And for anyone new to the Top Live.me Broadcaster Rankings, check out our brief explanation of how this chart came to be (Spoiler Alert: It

2017-03-21 15:40:27
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John Oliver Uses Silent 22-Minute Video To Add Dancing Zebras To The News  

John Oliver has raked a considerable amount of muck since launching his HBO show Last Week Tonight in 2014, and he has often enlisted social media to help spur his most over-the-top gags toward virality. For his latest trick, he's managed to get 350,000 views in one day on a 22-minute video that features no sound and only a single shot. How, you ask? Zebras. On the March 19th episode of his show, Oliver discussed a campaign in Bolivia through which people in zebra suits are educating people a...

2017-03-21 13:28:48
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Netflix Mulls “Skip Intro” Button, Mobile-Friendly Cuts  

This week, two separate reports brought two potential Netflix features to our attention. First, the company's chief product officer said during briefing with journalists that mobile-specific cuts of streaming content could be on the horizon. Then, over the weekend, several Netflix users noted the appearance of a "skip intro" button that allowed the to fast-forward through the opening credits of a show. Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt said "it's not inconceivable that you could...

2017-03-21 13:08:11
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YouTube Cooking Star Auntie Fee Has Passed Away  

A woman who used her passion in the kitchen and her blunt attitude to add humor and energy to her YouTube cooking videos has passed away. Days after she suffered a massive heart attack, Felicia O'Dell -- who posted videos under the name Auntie Fee -- is dead at 59. In her videos, which amassed nearly 48 million total views and brought more than a half-million subscribers to her channel, Auntie Fee shared recipes that were tasty, cost-effective, and quite often super-sized. Her son, Tavis Hunt...

2017-03-21 13:02:38
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As U.K. Brands Boycott YouTube, Google Announces New Ad Safeguards  

Facing a boycott from several bold-faced advertisers in the U.K., Google has announced sweeping changes to the ways in which ads will ads appear on YouTube, as well as its intention to re-think the kind of content that is allowed on the platform in general. The changes follow a revelation in the U.K. last month care of The Times newspaper that YouTube ads were appearing against videos from former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke and other extremist figures. Subsequently, Marks & Spe

2017-03-21 12:13:36
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Discovery-Backed Group Nine Media To Shut Down Philip DeFranco's SourceFed Among Massive Shift  

Last week, Philip DeFranco announced his decision to take a week off from his YouTube channel in order to give himself the time to sort out some "personal and business stuff" in his life. Now, we know about some of the "business stuff" he spoke of. Tubefilter has learned that Group Nine Media, the Discovery-backed venture that holds control of several major media brands, will shut down DeFranco's SourceFed network while also rebranding Seeker Daily as the YouTube hub of NowThis News. ...

2017-03-21 11:36:55
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Connor Franta To Embark On 'Note To Self' Book Tour Beginning April 18  

Connor Franta is set to embark on a nine-city book tour in support of his second literary outing, Note To Self, which hits shelves on April 18. Franta, who announced the tour on his YouTube channel today, will start off in New York City on April 18 and conclude in San Francisco on April 26. Click here for a full list of stops. While several of the events will function a first come, first serve basis, tickets are available for others. At each stop, Franta will meet and take pictures with roughly

2017-03-21 11:08:14
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YouTube Apologizes For Restricted LGBTQ Videos: “We're Going To Fix It”  

Following widespread creator outcry last week after certain child-friendly LGBTQ videos were discovered as being blocked in Restricted Mode, a YouTube setting designed to filter out "potentially objectionable content," the video giant offered a short statement over the weekend saying it would look into the issue -- an apology that many felt was insufficient. Yesterday evening, however, YouTube shared a blog post taking accountability for errors with respect to Restricted Mode and vowing tha...

2017-03-21 10:34:37
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Talent Agency CAA Adds YouTube Stars Tanner Braungardt, Coyote Peterson  

Two of the fastest-growing channel channels on YouTube have linked up with a top talent agency. The Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed both trampoline stuntman Tanner Braungardt and nature expert Coyote Peterson. News of the Braungardt signing comes via Variety, which notes that the 16-year-old YouTube star will use his agency deal to expand beyond the stunt videos and challenges he posts online. His channel has taken off over the past year; 128 of his videos released over that period hav

2017-03-21 09:28:39
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Google Apologizes For Ads Appearing Against Extremist YouTube Videos In U.K.  

Google apologized today for YouTube ads in the U.K. that appeared against videos touting highly extremist views, leading the British government as well as major brands like Marks & Spencer, HSBC, Audi, The Guardian, and L'Oreal to pull their British market advertising from the platform. The revelation of the ad placements first appeared last month in The Times. Ads ran against videos from former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke; Muslim preacher Wagdy Ghoneim, who is banned from ...

2017-03-21 09:08:03
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Voting is Now LIVE On Snakt For BEST VINES EVER!  

A week ago we announced our epic contest and awards for the six-second looping video app that left the world too soon. Now, we're ready for you to rewatch your favorite one-tenth-of-a-minute pieces of entertainment ephemera and cast your vote for the BEST VINES EVER! Over 400 of the most epic former Vine creators have signed up for the contest - including King Bach, Brittany Furlan, Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, the National Basketball Association, Thomas Sanders, Turner Sport

2017-03-21 09:07:25
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