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Hulu Buys U.S. Distribution Rights For Weinstein Exposé Documentary 'Untouchable'  

Hulu has secured the U.S. distribution rights for Untouchable, which chronicles the sexual abuse allegations levied against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Hulu paid a seven-figure sum for the rights, Variety reports. Untouchable features interviews with some of the more than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual abuse, including actresses Rosanna Arquette, Paz de la Huerta, and Erika Rosenbaum. Allegations first came to public light in October 2017, although there had been reports o

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2019-05-21 02:25:13

Esports Pro Tfue Sues FaZe Clan, Alleging Unpaid Sponsorship Earnings And Restrictive Contract  

Top esports pro Tfue (10.7 million subscribers on YouTube; 6 million followers on Twitch) has filed suit against massive gaming and entertainment collective FaZe Clan, accusing it of damaging his career and not paying him money he's owed from sponsorships. According to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, primarily Fortnite gamer Tfue (whose real name is Turner Tenney) signed with FaZe Clan in April or May 2018. By September, he wanted out. His suit, filed today in Los Angele...

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2019-05-20 15:58:32

BBTV Founder Shahrzad Rafati Named Vice Chair Of Canadian Federal Investment Agency  

Shahrzad Rafati, the founder and CEO of Canadian digital network BroadbandTV (BBTV), has taken on another governmental role. Rafati has been named vice chair of Invest In Canada -- a federal agency that aims to create jobs in Canada by facilitating foreign business investment. The organization aims to do so by highlighting Canada's diverse and skilled talent pool, economic growth across multiple industries, and geographic advantage as a hub for global trade. Shahrzad will oversee management of

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2019-05-20 13:56:35

Condé Nast Entertainment Names Robert Semmer VP Of Video For 'Vogue'  

Former Vice and Fader video exec Robert Semmer has joined Conde Nast Entertainment's (CNE) Vogue as its vice president of video. Semmer most recently worked as senior vice president and head of content at Premier Music Group, which he joined in March 2018. Prior to Premier, he served as Fader's creative director and head of content. And before that, Semmer helped get Vice's digital video arm off the ground, serving as its senior video director. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories...

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2019-05-20 13:09:43

YouTube's Controversy-Ridden Beauty Community Reaches Detente. But Is That What Viewers Want?  

YouTube's scandal-plagued beauty community appears to have reached a detente over the weekend, after vloggers James Charles and Jeffree Star weighed in on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with their thoughts about last week's firestorm. In the past, friendship breakdowns in the beauty sphere have spawned effusive apologies from those perceived by audiences to be in the wrong -- such as Laura Lee's infamous apology video and Manny 'MUA' Gutierrez's scrapped docuseries in the wake of th...

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2019-05-20 10:30:54

JoJo Siwa Kicks Off 'D.R.E.A.M.' Tour (And Celebrates Her 16th Birthday) With Sold-Out Show  

Glittering Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa has kicked off her first tour with a bang. Yesterday — which was also Siwa's 16th birthday — she opened D.R.E.A.M. The Tour with a sold-out live show in Phoenix that drew nearly 5,000 to the city's Microsoft Theater. The kidfluencer, who has 9.7 million subscribers on YouTube and 8.3 million followers on Instagram, took to social media this morning to share her excitement. "What an unreal night," she said in an Instagram post about the tour's...

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2019-05-20 04:47:23

TanaCon Founder Tana Mongeau To Attend VidCon As A 'Featured Creator'  

TanaCon founder Tana Mongeau is making her grand return to VidCon this year after having had a checkered relationship with the famed video convention. The timely reunion is likely due to the fact that Viacom owns both VidCon and MTV -- with whom the 20-year-old has a reality series dubbed MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21 arriving later this year. Last year, Mongeau announced TanaCon -- a rival convention after VidCon had repeatedly declined to name her as 'Featured Creator' and unceremoniously boot

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2019-05-20 03:53:05

After 7 Seasons, The Cast Of 'Vanderpump Rules' Are Reality-Turned-Social Media Stars With Some Clout  

There's no shortage of reality TV, but few programs have bridged the on-screen-to-real-life divide as solidly as Vanderpump Rules. For the uninitiated, the show came about as a result of British restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump's role in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The spin-off series, which premiered in 2013 on Bravo, follows the real and manufactured drama of Lisa and the staff at her West Hollywood restaurant SUR. The premise of the show offers viewers a unique chance to actually v...

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2019-05-20 02:35:36

After 7 Seasons, The Cast Of 'Vanderpump Rules' Are Reality-Turned-Social Media Stars With Some Clout  

There's no shortage of reality TV, but few programs have bridged the on-screen-to-real-life divide as solidly as Vanderpump Rules. For the uninitiated, the show came about as a result of British restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump's role in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The spin-off series, which premiered in 2013 on Bravo, follows the real and manufactured drama of Lisa and the staff at her West Hollywood restaurant SUR. The premise of the show offers viewers a unique chance to actually v...

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2019-05-20 01:33:37

Diary Of A Web Series: The (Un)Glamorous Life  

Just as we began loading out, the rain started coming down, soaking the pizza box (craft services) that was melting into the gum-stained sidewalk. How much more of that would I be able to overlook later when I contemplated stuffing the gum-infused pizza into my mouth? Probably a lot. I was starving. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-20 01:29:19

Viral Star Grumpy Cat Passes Away, Is Memorialized In Memes  

One of the world's preeminent viral stars has died. Grumpy Cat, whose naturally grouchy expression captured the internet's heart and spawned millions of memes, merch items, and a Lifetime movie, has passed away at age seven. "Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome," her family said in a statement tweeted from the Grumpy Cat...

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2019-05-17 18:28:27

Snap Promotes VP Luke Wallis Amid Restructuring Of Ad Sales Group  

As Snap revamps its ad sales group from a regional structure to one organized according to business category, the company has promoted former West Coast sales head Luke Wallis to VP of U.S. enterprise business solutions. The structural transition, which kicked off last month, is occurring under the auspices of chief business officer Jeremi Gorman, Variety reports. The ad group now comprises three teams: large brand advertisers, emerging advertisers, and direct-response clients. And Snap's U.S...

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2019-05-17 16:53:54

YouTube Convenes 'DTC Council' To Fortify Relations With Direct-To-Consumer Brands  

YouTube has reportedly formed a 'DTC council' to interface with top direct-to-consumer brands, and thus attract more advertising in the space. Direct-to-consumer brands like eyeglasses startup Warby Parker, mattress vendor Casper, and beauty brand Glossier -- which cut out the retail middleman to sell products (often online) directly to consumers -- allocate a lion's share of their spend right now to Facebook and Instagram, Digiday reports. Now, YouTube wants a bigger piece of the pie. Last m...

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2019-05-17 15:54:11

Malaysian Teen Commits Suicide After Instagram Users Voted For Her Death In Poll  

A 16-year-old girl who asked her Instagram followers to vote on whether she should live or die has apparently committed suicide. Local authorities in the Malaysian state of Sarawak did not release the girl's name, but confirmed to local press that she had been found dead about five hours after posting the poll. 69% of poll participants voted that she should take her own life, The Guardian reports. Malaysian officials, including its minister of youth and sports Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul ...

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2019-05-17 11:44:01

'Games Of Thrones' Grey Worm Actor Sees Massive YouTube Spike This Season  

Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams isn't the only cast member supercharging new business ventures as the beloved HBO series comes to an end. British actor Jacob Anderson, who plays intrepid army commander 'Grey Worm' on Thrones, also sidelines as an R&B singer under the alias Raleigh Ritchie. And Ritchie's YouTube channel is seeing a massive spike in views ahead of next Sunday's series finale, the video giant reports. Since the premiere of season 8 on April 14, Anderson's ch...

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2019-05-17 10:18:31

The CW Ends Netflix Distro Deal, But Streamer Won't Necessarily Lose Hits Like 'Riverdale'  

Another Netflix programming pact is coming to an end. In addition to its loss of Disney content ahead of the entertainment giant's launch of its own streaming service Disney+, Netflix is not renewing its deal with the CW. The CW, a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros., first partnered with Netflix in 2011, and then re-upped in 2016, Deadline reports, though the pact was not renewed again this spring. That said, it doesn't look like Netflix will necessarily be losing high-performing h...

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2019-05-17 06:06:27

Indie Spotlight: 'Lizzie Bennet Diaries' Star Ashley Clements Reveals 'Macbeth' Retelling Set In Silicon Valley  

Ashley Clements, the powerhouse actress who starred in Hank Green and Bernie Su's Emmy- and Streamy-winning YouTube web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, has successfully funded a new creative project. She and her team raised $31,560 on Kickstarter to produce 10-episode series A Tale Told by an Idiot. Pitched as "Shakespeare meets Silicon Valley," the series is a modern retelling of Macbeth where the titular and main characters run an indie virtual reality game company. Clements is the s...

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2019-05-17 04:25:31

Top 50 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 5/12/2019  

It's another weekly installment of the Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels Worldwide. And an almost nine-year-old beauty channel had an unprecedented uptick to take the #1 spot. Chart Toppers Tati Westbrook's recent public discord with massive YouTube beauty star James Charles led to the latter shedding a lot of subscribers and the former picking them up to the tune of 2.7 million. That puts Westbrook at the top of the charts by a LOT. In a far-off distant second p...

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2019-05-17 04:03:14

Insights: Brian Solis Wants To Rescale Your Life To Thrive In A Digital Age  

For more than two decades, Brian Solis has been what he calls a “digital anthropologist,” studying the fast-growing, fast-evolving world of digital and social media... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-17 02:58:42

Hannah Hart To Star (And Make 700-Year-Old Lasagna) In BuzzFeed's 'Edible History'  

Almost exactly one month after YouTube foodie Hannah Hart announced she was doing a series with Ellen Degeneres' digital network, she's got another show in the pipeline. Hart, who has 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube, will star in Edible History, an eight-episode Facebook Watch series produced by BuzzFeed's culinary arm Tasty. In each seven to 12-minute episode, Hart will chat with a food historian as she attempts to recreate ancient recipes with period-appropriate preparation techniqu...

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2019-05-17 02:11:43

Prince And Bigi Jackson Launch Movie Review Series On YouTube  

Michael Jackson's sons Prince and Bigi Jackson, along with their cousin Taj Jackson, have launched a movie review show on YouTube. Prince, Jackson's eldest child, announced the show on his Instagram, where he has 593,000 followers. "We are very excited to announce that we are starting a movie review channel," he wrote. "We know that this is a very rough first video but we want to take you on the journey with us as we improve and develop the show." That "very rough" video he'...

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2019-05-16 14:53:12

YouTube Opens Applications For VR Creator Lab In London, Announces Oculus Quest App  

In an effort to continue making virtual reality content as accessible as possible, YouTube is taking applications for the seventh iteration of its VR Creator Lab, and will also roll out a YouTube app on Oculus' newest headset, the Quest. The platform announced today it's currently accepting applications from creators who want to attend a three-month VR Creator Lab course that will sharpen their VR production skills. Creators must have at least 100,000 subscribers and no current copyright or...

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2019-05-16 09:14:45

Early ColourPop Employees Are Going Viral Again With Socially-Savvy Hair Brand 'Insert Name Here'  

A six-month-old hair accessories brand called Insert Name Here -- which vends wigs, extensions, and hair pieces on the web -- has clinched a seven-figure annual run-rate after being founded in November. Social influencers, its three founders say, have been formative to the startup's success. And the three founders know a thing or two about social influencers. Insert Name Here (INH) is looking to follow in the footsteps of socially savvy stalwarts like clothing retailer Fashion Nova and Colour...

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2019-05-16 06:41:26

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft Take On Hate Content With 'Christchurch Call To Action'  

Executives from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft, along with a number of world leaders, today gathered in Paris to sign the Christchurch Call to Action. The joint initiative involves a nine-point plan made up of individual and collective actions the five tech companies will undertake to halt the spread of hateful content on their platforms. Its name reflects the reason for its creation: the Christchurch massacre, where a white supremacist killed 51 mosquegoers and livestreamed h

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2019-05-16 02:39:55

Twitter Bans Members Of Popular YouTube Music Group For Posting Covers Of Elton John Songs  

As a YouTuber who posts song covers, musician Scott Bradlee is more than used to navigating copyright issues. He's the leader of popular musical collective Postmodern Jukebox, which has amassed 3.9 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views on YouTube for its vintage covers of modern pop songs. Like other YouTube partner creators who post song covers, Bradlee is able to monetize his videos. The only catch is that he receives just part of the videos' AdSense earnings; the other part goes to t...

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2019-05-16 02:16:57

YouTube Millionaires: JSH DIY's YouTube Channel Is A Slime Science Lab  

It's probably not a surprise to hear that slimes are big business on YouTube. In fact, they're big business all over the internet. From Instagram to TikTok to Facebook, there are millions of videos on the web featuring sticky, fluffy, clear, iceberg, cloud, fishbowl, butter...and, well, the list goes on. One thing the slime sector has certainly mastered is innovation, and to see a slice of that innovation, you can head over to JSH DIY's channel. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-16 02:08:22

Creators Going Pro: One YouTube Video Netted ParkerGames $50 In AdSense Revenue — Oh, And His Own Television Show  

If you tune into the Disney XD channel during the day, you'll find what you're probably expecting from a kids' channel: live-action and animated series aimed at entertaining kiddos from elementary through early high school. But if you tune in after 9 p.m., when Disney XD turns into gaming-themed Disney D-XP, you're in time to catch Parker Plays. And that means you're in time to see 24-year-old YouTuber Parker Coppins (aka ParkerGames) starring in his very own TV show. Let's rewind ...

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2019-05-16 01:57:52

Creator-Founded Video Service Zeus Taps Blac Chyna For New Docuseries  

Zeus, the subscription video service founded by social luminaries Andrew 'King Bach' Bachelor, Amanda Cerny, and DeStorm Power -- alongside producer Lemuel Plummer -- will launch this summer its latest docuseries starring social media entrepreneur and reality star Blac Chyna -- whose real name is Angela White. The docuseries, titled The Real Blac Chyna, will also be produced by White, and purports to be a no-holds-barred look at the 31-year-old's life and relationships. White has children...

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2019-05-15 18:26:12

Facebook Implements One-Strike Policy Barring Users From Livestreaming If They Post Hateful Content  

Facebook is implementing a stringent one-strike policy that will bar people from using the platform's livestreaming tools after their first violation of its "most serious policies" -- specifically, the site's guidelines regarding Dangerous Individuals and Organizations. In a blog post about the new rule, Facebook vice president Gary Rosen explained that Facebook bars people who are involved in terrorism, organized hate activity, mass or serial murder, and human trafficking from having F...

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2019-05-15 16:05:50

Tati Westbrook Rockets Past 10 Million Subscribers After Cutting Ties With Mentee James Charles  

Much has been made of the YouTube subscriber nosedive and other business consequences that James Charles is facing after his rift with former mentor and fellow vlogger Tati Westbrook made waves across the platform's massively-viewed and lucrative beauty community. But the situation has a clear winner -- at least from a business perspective: Westbrook -- who accused the nineteen-year-old of being a disloyal friend and engaging in romantic behavior that she deemed objectionable -- has gained upw...

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2019-05-15 14:28:03

YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Now Available In More Than 50 Countries  

YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are now available in more than 50 countries around the world. Today, both services rolled out to a handful of new regions in Europe, including Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, and Romania. In a statement, YouTube said the services now officially have 10 times the reach they did when YouTube Red relaunched as YouTube Premium in May 2018. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-15 13:51:13

YouTube Launches 'Bumper Machine' Tool, Which Auto-Generates 6-Second Ads  

At its annual Google Marketing Live showcase, where the search giant unveils new ad products, YouTube announced two new tools to help marketers who don't want to incur the time and expense of producing their own video ads -- one dubbed Discovery ads and another called Bumper Machine. Discovery ads, Google explained in a blog post, are YouTube ads that don't require video content. Marketers can upload their best images from a social campaign, which Google will then optimize across Gmail, Go...

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2019-05-15 10:55:03

Lilly Singh To Guest On Hit Nickelodeon Prank Series 'The Substitute'  

YouTube megastar Lilly Singh is still in the process of conceiving her NBC late-night talk show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh. But in the meantime, Singh will be guest-starring on a hit Nickelodeon series called The Substitute. The Substitute is a hidden-camera prank show from the producers of Undercover Boss, where celebrities are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go under cover as substitute teachers and surprise unsuspecting students. In Singh's episode (which you can ...

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2019-05-15 03:19:45

GoFundMe Expands Heroes Recognition Program With Public Nominations, Live Event  

Each month, crowdfunding site GoFundMe spotlights one person using its platform to make a difference in their community. Now, the site is expanding that program — called GoFundMe Heroes — by inviting the general public to nominate folks they think deserve to be spotlighted. A select pool of nominees will attend GoFundMe's first annual live event, where five of them will be named official Heroes, and will speak onstage about their respective causes. (The live event's date is to be announ...

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2019-05-15 02:57:41

YouTube Creators Will Receive Revenue From New Google Shopping Features  

YouTube creators will receive a slice of revenue from new shopping features coming to the platform, parent company Google revealed today at its Marketing Live event. We reported last week that Google is testing plans to amp up sales on the Google Express marketplace by advertising relevant products below YouTube videos. For example, Engadget found some Nike items advertised below YouTube videos posted by the brand, which began selling products on Google Express last November. (For those not fa...

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2019-05-15 01:04:10

David Dobrik And Adam Rippon Confirmed For VidCon, YouTube's Neal Mohan To Deliver Creator Keynote  

As the 10th annual VidCon gathering nears, the Viacom-owned event has made a boatload of programming announcements, including the top execs that will be headlining its Industry Track for business-minded attendees. Execs from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Snap, TikTok, LinkedIn, Complex, WWE, and Baidu will populate the Industry Track's myriad panels, fireside chats, workshops, Q&As, and keynotes, VidCon says. A total of 150 speakers are confirmed, with core programming themes inc...

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2019-05-14 16:01:30

DC Comics Links Up With Rooster Teeth For RTX Programming And Coverage  

Digital giant Rooster Teeth is partnering with storied comic brand DC, which will curate programming for the digital network's annual RTX gathering in Austin this summer. DC is going full out at RTX, with panels and screenings from its Young Justice: Outsiders series (which airs on the DC Universe subscription service and is pictured above), exclusive details about the previously-announced RWBY and gen:LOCK comics, coverage of the event from the company's DC Daily news show, and limited edi...

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2019-05-14 10:32:54

Abrams Artists Agency Opens In-House Podcast Studio For Client Recordings  

Abrams Artists Agency, a talent firm that reps a ton of top YouTube stars, is foraying into podcasts with an in-house studio, enabling its clients to record their audio series within its own auspices. The state-of-the-art facility will be accessible to "dozens" of Abrams clients with podcasts, the company says, and will also serve as a hub for video production to be used by clients and brand partners alike. The space will feature state-of-the-art equipment, is soundproof, can accommodate up...

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2019-05-14 09:38:45

Disney In Total Control Of Hulu After $5.8 Billion Deal With Comcast  

Hulu now belongs to Disney. Less than a week after CEO Bob Iger confirmed the Mouse House was in talks to buy out Comcast's 33% share of Hulu, the pair have reached a multibillion-dollar deal. Their agreement is a little complicated. Basically, Comcast has agreed to sell its stake to Disney sometime within the next five years, for at least $5.8 billion. The sale price can go up if Hulu's market value increases. The deal currently pegs Hulu's valuation at at least $27.5 billion -- a signi...

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2019-05-14 08:54:15

Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 5/12/2019  

It's another weekly installment of the Tubefilter Chart of the Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide. And, yeah, T-Series is still on top. But not by as much as before. Chart Toppers T-Series is still at the top spot of the chart for seemingly infinity weeks in a row, but the Indian music record label and film production company doesn't have as much real estate between it and the channel at #2. T-Series dipped 2% to amass almost 690.2 million views throughout the week. That's only 58 ...

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2019-05-14 08:47:46

As 'Game of Thrones' Comes To An End, Maisie Williams Launches Creator Collaboration App Daisie  

These past few years, Maisie Williams has spent a lot of her time slaying on Game of Thrones — but now she's launched an app to help creators slay in real life. Together. Williams - an actress who's best known for starring as Arya Stark on HBO's fantasy epic, her own occasionally updated YouTube channel (where she's amassed over 478,000 subscribers), voice work on a Rooster Teeth animated project, and Teens React appearances - announced the launch of Daisie on her Twitter account this...

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2019-05-14 08:40:06

James Charles' Sisters Apparel Seemingly No Longer Affiliated With Jeffree Star's 'Killer Merch' In Wake Of Scandal  

In addition to having lost 3 million YouTube subscribers on the heels of his explosive friendship dissolution with fellow beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook, 19-year-old online phenom James Charles may be facing even more business-related fallout. Jeffree Star, the beauty vlogger and entrepreneur, has cut friendship ties -- and potentially business ties -- with Charles while siding with Westbrook in the wake of the scandal. The wrinkle here is that Charles' Sisters Apparel brand appears to have pr...

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2019-05-14 07:45:44

Digital Rights Startup SuperBam Wants To Help YouTubers Reclaim The Millions They Lose From Piracy  

YouTube creators lose out on millions of dollars of potential ad revenue due to stolen and reuploaded content every year. The most common culprits are copycat channels with hundreds of hours of straight up ripped, reuploaded, and monetized content or your standard compilation video fare. Not the professional compilations composed of licensed clips from larger media organizations, but ones created by individuals with nefarious monetary intentions or regular fans who don't know any better. Fai...

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2019-05-14 06:29:40

Gigi Gorgeous, Troye Sivan To Feature In YouTube's Pride Month Programming  

Ahead of June, which is Pride Month, YouTube has announced a slate of three free-to-watch Originals focused on queer stories and storytellers. First up is critically-lauded documentary State of Pride, which follows former YouTube employee and current activist Raymond Braun in his journey to discover how LGBTQ+ people across America celebrate Pride. The Portal A-produced film, which was selected as an opening night feature for this year's South by Southwest Film Festival, is directed by Oscar-...

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2019-05-13 15:13:38

VidCon Pacts With The Trevor Project To Curate LGBTQ+ Programming And Panels  

VidCon is teaming up with The Trevor Project -- a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth -- to highlight queer voices at the annual video convention this summer. As part of the deal, Trevor will curate programming for VidCon's community track. Panels will feature Lachlan Watson (of Netflix's Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina), as well as Hannah Hart, Rickey Thompson, Miles McKenna, Lilly Singh, Elle Mills, Tre Melvin, Ricky Dillon, and more. Programming will cover...

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2019-05-13 13:16:14

Casey Neistat's Leaving New York — But His YouTuber Collab Space '368' Will Stay Open  

Casey Neistat is saying goodbye to New York City. After 18 years making content in the Big Apple, the YouTuber is moving across the U.S. to Los Angeles to bring his wife and kids closer to the rest of his family, he revealed in his newest upload. Neistat, who has 11 million YouTube subscribers, says he's not divesting from New York entirely. He'll be hanging on to a portion of his longtime studio space, as well as the collaborative YouTuber workspace he set up at 368 Broadway as part of hi...

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2019-05-13 09:35:25

Tati Westbrook-James Charles Scandal Spawns Thousands Of Third-Party Videos And Tens Of Millions Of Views  

OG beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook isn't the only YouTube star to see a massive bump in views and subscribers in the wake of her searingly public friendship breakdown with fellow creator James Charles. Westbrook has gained 3 million subscribers since posting a 43-minute video on Friday (35 million views) in which she detailed the demise of that relationship. And while Charles' plummeting subscriber count shows no sign of slowing (he has lost 3 million subscribers and counting since Westbrook...

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2019-05-13 08:46:38

Amid YouTube Beauty Rift, James Charles Loses 2.8 Million Subscribers As Tati Westbrook Gains 3.2 Million  

Friendship breakdowns in YouTube's beauty community that result in career-denting scandals are nothing new. Just ask Laura Lee and Manny 'MUA' Gutierrez, who lost hundreds of thousands of subscribers amid a conflict with fellow vlogger Jeffree Star last summer. While both ultimately returned to YouTube after a brief hiatus, and have forged onward with their respective beauty brands, neither has reclaimed the subscribers that they lost throughout that turmoil. On Friday evening, a new controv...

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2019-05-13 07:13:56 Signs YouTubers MarMar, The Onyx Family As It Readies New Children's Slate, the digital studio that works with major kid-focused creators like Ryan ToysReview (19.3 million subscribers on YouTube) and CaptainSparklez (10 million), has partnered with two new creators: Marlin Ramsey Chan, aka MarMar (3.3 million) and the Onyx Family (2.2 million). The studio also announced an upcoming slate of programming featuring Chan and the Onyx Family, as well as three new shows starring current partners HobbyKidsTV (3.4 million), JillianTube (1.4 million)

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2019-05-13 07:02:06

Canadian Digital Marketing Conference InfluenceTHIS To Tackle Direct-To-Consumer Economy On May 15  

Toronto-based influenceThis -- a three-year-old conference that annually brings together roughly 450 players within Canada's influencer and social marketing industry, is hosting its next event on Wednesday that will be themed around the direct-to-consumer economy. Creators, agencies, and marketing professionals will convene to discuss direct-to-consumer brands -- such as Casper, Allbirds, and Birchbox. Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, a branding vet who has worked with each of the aforementioned companies...

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2019-05-13 06:23:54

YouTube Gamer 'ProJared' Accused Of Soliciting Nude Photos From Underage Fans  

YouTube gamer Jared 'ProJared' Knabenbauer has been accused of soliciting nude photos from two underage fans. The allegations first came to light after Knabenbauer announced that he and his wife, cosplayer Heidi O'Ferrall, were divorcing. Shortly after Knabenbauer announced the split on Twitter, O'Ferrall responded in kind, alleging that her husband had cheated on her with Twitch star Holly Conrad. O'Ferrall also tweeted that Knabenbauer had been soliciting nudes from his fans -- a fact that...

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2019-05-10 16:02:26

Insights: 'Fortnite' Is The New Social-Media Platform – Here's What It Means  

As arguments rage about the relative merits and limits of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok, people seem to be overlooking the hot new social-media platform, less then two years old and already occupying a huge share of the attention of young digital natives. That social-media platform is Fortnite, technically a free video game that not incidentally has accreted more than 250 million users on just about every computing platform out there and still rakes in revenue...

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2019-05-10 11:41:45

Court Filing Reveals Kim Kardashian West Can Command $500,000 Per Sponsored Instagram Post  

A pending lawsuit has revealed the stunning fees that reality star Kim Kardashian West -- arguably the nation's most prominent social influencer -- charges for online endorsements. In February, Kardashian West's corporation, Kimsaprincess Inc., filed a $10 million lawsuit against the U.K. fast-fashion retailer Missguided for misappropriating and unlawfully profiting off of her image and persona, Business Insider reports. Missguided frequently creates replicas of celebrity outfits with chea...

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2019-05-10 08:10:28

David Dobrik Teams With Casey Neistat's '368' Venture For New York Pop-Up Shop  

David Dobrik is taking his merch show on the road. The Los Angeles-based vlogger is partnering with Casey Neistat's New York City-headquartered creator hub, 368, to launch a pop-up shop next weekend. The shop will be open at 368 headquarters, in downtown New York, on both May 18 and 19 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, with no tickets needed and entry on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees aren't guaranteed to meet Dobrik or any other members of his 'Vlog Squad' -- though an invite teases t...

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2019-05-10 07:09:55

Vlogger Summer McKeen Unveils Collab Kit With Beauty Upstart Nudestix  

Teen lifestyle influencer Summer McKeen has pacted with Toronto-based cosmetics upstart Nudestix on a limited edition product set. It marks the first product collaboration for 19-year-old McKeen, who counts 4 million fans across all social platforms and is also known for starring in the popular Snapchat reality series Endless Summer. Nudestix, founded by mom Jenny Frankel and her two teenage daughters Taylor and Ally, creates easy-to-apply products that yield a natural look. McKeen will releas

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2019-05-10 04:29:55

Execs From Quibi, Snap To Serve As Panelists For 'Stand Up & Pitch' Comedy Contest  

The submissions deadline for the 10th annual 'Stand Up & Pitch' event -- a comedy contest running from July 24 to 27 in Montreal during the famed Just For Laughs comedy festival -- has been extended to May 13. At the same time, Just For Laughs ComedyPRO -- the four-day-long industry-oriented track of Just For Laughs -- has announced a lineup of esteemed panelists who will preside over the contest, which seeks to discover new comedic talent. They include Quibi content lead Colin Davis; ...

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2019-05-10 03:52:01

Videos On 'Avengers: Endgame' Are Still Racking Up Over 200 Million Views A Day  

Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Endgame came out over two weeks ago, but that still hasn’t stopped momentum around the movie — at theaters or on social... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-10 02:08:24

Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms Talks To Buy Out Comcast's 33% Stake In Hulu  

The rumors are true: Hulu is getting closer to being 100% Disney-owned. Last month, Disney closed a $1.43 billion deal with AT&T to purchase its 10% stake in Hulu, upping the Mouse House's ownership to 67% and leaving Comcast, which has 33%, the only other owner. Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger says Disney's in talks to buy out Comcast's slice. Iger revealed the information during Disney's first-quarter earnings call yesterday, saying the company is engaged in "dialogue with Comcast ab...

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2019-05-10 01:17:42

Zoe Sugg Launches Video Editing App 'Filmm' With 'A Beautiful Mess' Founders  

Lifestyle YouTuber Zoe Sugg, who founded the lifestyle brand Zoella, has teamed up with A Beautiful Mess founders Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson to release 'Filmm,' a video editing app specifically made for creators. Filmm, which debuted yesterday in Apple's App Store, is free to download, but also has a subscription option. The free version includes more than 20 filters and video effects like light leaks, dust, and grain, as well as advanced editing tools like color adjustment curve...

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2019-05-09 18:10:56

Hulu's VP Of Brand Nick Tran On Influencer Marketing: “It's Not Bad To Be A Sellout If You Embrace It”  

Moreso than doctors, lawyers, or even firefighters, most teens today want to be influencers when they grow up, says Hulu's VP of brand marketing and culture, Nick Tran, citing internal research. (We've also reported on this trend). But what does being an influencer mean to teens? "They'll actually say my dream in life is to have a company pay me money to sell their stuff on my social channels," Tran said in conversation with Digitas' content head Mark Book at the ad agency's NewFro...

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2019-05-09 17:11:11

Netflix Acquires Kids' Educational Programming Brand StoryBots  

Netflix has acquired the intellectual property (IP) behind its Emmy-winning children's series Ask the StoryBots. It previously co-produced the series with StoryBots creator and owner JibJab Bros. Studios, but with this new deal, it now owns rights to everything concerning the educational StoryBots characters. Those characters were originally developed by siblings Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the founders of JibJab Bros. Studios. JibJab debuted the characters back in 2012 with a website and ...

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2019-05-09 16:24:22

Viral Musician Poppy Slates Mainstage Performance At Inaugural VidCon Appearance  

VidCon's latest 'Featured Creator' will also be serenading attendees with a live performance on the event's mainstage. Viral personality and singer-songwriter Poppy will make her VidCon debut at the convention's 10th annual gathering this summer. She will perform fan favorites as well as new music along with a DJ set, VidCon says. Poppy most recently released a sophomore album titled Am I A Girl?, and will release a new EP ahead of VidCon this summer. The first single from that EP, titled...

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2019-05-09 12:01:12

Rainn Wilson, Wayne Brady, Anna Akana Headline SoulPancake Documentary 'It's Not That Funny'  

Digital content studio SoulPancake is in the midst of its monthlong mental health awareness campaign, 'The Beautiful Mind.' The campaign — which is running right... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-09 06:08:39

YouTube Music And Google Play Music Count A Collective 15 Million Subscribers (Report)  

Google's two music services have now amassed 15 million subscribers -- including both its one-year-old YouTube Music platform as well as Google Play Music, which is in the process of being folded into the former. While 15 million subscribers still pales in comparison to industry leaders Spotify (100 million subscribers globally) and Apple Music (50 million subscribers), Bloomberg reports that it marks an impressive milestone for Google, which has struggled to build subscription businesses and...

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2019-05-09 04:53:20

Audible Teams With Reese Witherspoon For Its First Original Programming Slate  

If audio shows and podcasts were top of mind for attendees at last week's NewFronts gathering, Audible has just made a supremely timely announcement. The audiobook retailer has just unveiled its first-ever slate of original programming, produced in collaboration with Reese Witherspoon's busy and buzzy Hello Sunshine studio. Hello Sunshine, which is focused on female-centric storytelling, will create three first-person audio memoirs exclusively for Audible (which is owned by Amazon). The mu...

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2019-05-09 04:15:34

YouTube Millionaires: Lifestyle Guru Brianna Renee Always Knew She'd Be A YouTuber  

Even before Brianna Renee joined YouTube, she made content for YouTube. She never uploaded the skits, hauls, and tutorials she made as a teen emulating her favorite YouTubers. But looking back, those videos were practice for the content she'd one day produce -- and that practice helped her find quick success once she did start her channel. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-09 03:47:27

NewFronts Presenters Sought To Redefine The Concept Of 'Primetime' For Our Mobile Age  

At this year's NewFronts, top Starcom Worldwide exec Kristina Lutz says that several presenters discussed reinventing the concept of television primetime for our digital age. Both YouTube and Conde Nast, for instance, riffed on the fact that mobile technology has made prime-time -- which traditionally refers to a block of programming in the middle of the evening that TV networks reserve for their most popular shows -- a thing of the past. The fact that content is increasingly being consum...

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2019-05-08 10:28:41

BuzzFeed Taps New Hosting Duo For Its Live Twitter Morning Show 'AM To DM'  

BuzzFeed has tapped new co-hosts for its morning news show AM To DM, which airs on weekdays live on Twitter. Alex Berg and Zach Stafford will fill the two slots vacated by former co-hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones as of May 28. Fitzgerald and Jones departed the series to pursue their respective writing projects, Deadline reports. AM To DM launched in 2017 to target millennials with a unique perspective on the day's biggest news stories and Twitter trends, as well as appearances from st...

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2019-05-08 08:52:08

Manny 'MUA' Gutierrez Scores Retail Partnership With Sephora  

In what marks a major coup for beleaguered beauty vlogger Manny 'MUA' Gutierrez, the 28-year-old has landed a retail deal with Sephora. Select items from Gutierrez's nascent cosmetics brand, Lunar Beauty -- which he founded in May 2018 -- will be carried by the beauty retailer, Gutierrez announced. It's something of a full-circle moment given that Gutierrez started his makeup career while working at Sephora roughly six years ago, he shared on Instagram. "This is one of the craziest, most pr...

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2019-05-08 06:19:38

Instagram Planning AI-Powered Pop-Ups To Ratchet Down Anti-Vaccination Content  

Instagram will harness new artificial intelligence tech to clamp down on anti-vaccination content. The photo and video-sharing platform will furnish pop-ups on any content that promotes 'vaccine hesitancy' -- a growing movement in which many proponents allege vaccines cause autism despite overwhelming scientific proof about their safety and efficacy. The World Health Organization calls vaccine hesitancy one of the 10 biggest threats to global health in 2019, as measles outbreaks are continuin...

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2019-05-08 04:32:59

Creators Going Pro: 'Fortnite' Creative Expert Swiftor Doesn't Just Make Content For His 3 Million Subscribers — He Makes Content With Them  

Swiftor may say he's just "that cranky bald guy in the corner of the screen," but to his millions of followers across YouTube and Twitch, he's at the heart of a positive, collaborative community. Like many gaming creators on YouTube, Swiftor (real name Joseph Alminawi) mostly plays the massively popular online multiplayer Fortnite. But unlike many creators, his main fare isn't Fortnite's player vs. player modes like 'Team Rumble' — where two teams of players with endless respa...

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2019-05-08 04:04:45

YouTube Plays A Major Role In Google's Plans To Revamp Ecommerce Arm (Report)  

YouTube is playing a major part in parent company Google's plans to gain ground in the ecommerce space. Google is now advertising recommended and/or relevant products from the Google Express marketplace below partnered brands' videos on YouTube. YouTube viewers who click on the products are taken to Google Express -- which launched in 2013 and is essentially Google's answer to Amazon -- to complete their purchases. The feature seems similar to YouTube's Merch Shelves, except inst...

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2019-05-08 01:08:31

Sock Startup Bombas Says YouTube Yields More First-Time Orders Than Any Other Ad Platform  

Six-year-old sock retailer Bombas, which donates one pair of socks to someone in need for every pair that's sold, focuses the majority of its ad budget on linear television, says CMO Kate Huyett. Nevertheless, as it dips its toes into the digital waters with Hulu and YouTube, the company says it has been impressed -- and a little surprised -- with the latter. "In terms of scale, we're still seeing the best results in direct response national cable," Huyett says. "In terms of LTV, actua...

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2019-05-07 18:08:42

Instagram's In-App Shopping Feature 'Checkout' Helped Boost Adidas' Online Sales By 40%  

Adidas has seen a major sales boost from Instagram's 'Checkout' feature. The sportswear company is one of 20 brands that have been participating in a beta test of the feature since March. 'Checkout from Instagram' lets users shop for products, purchase them, and track their shipment directly from the app. Instagram charges participating brands a selling fee, which is primarily to cover refunds and shipping costs. (Details of how much brands pay haven't been released publicly.) Visi...

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2019-05-07 13:43:29

Liza Koshy, James Charles, And Lilly Singh Got Coveted Invites To The Met Gala  

A trio of top YouTube stars graced the red carpet of arguably the biggest fashion event of the year last: the Met Gala, an annual fundraiser established by Vogue editor Anna Wintour to raise money for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. As she did last year, Liza Koshy hosted red carpet coverage for Vogue's YouTube channel, where she interviewed Nicki Minaj, Michael B. Jordan, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, RuPaul, and countless others. The theme of this year's event was 'camp' -- in the sense ...

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2019-05-07 05:02:35

“Commerce Is Coming To The NewFronts,” Says Wavemaker's Content Head Noah Mallin  

"Commerce is coming to the NewFronts," says leading ad exec Noah Mallin. In an interview with Tubefilter, the head of content and experience at top ad agency Wavemaker -- which reps clients including L'Oreal, IKEA, Paramount Pictures, and Colgate-Palmolive -- said that more and more publishers are integrating commerce ventures into their presentations. "We're seeing partners start to bring commerce into their experiences," Mallin said, "and even having a partner like Target here is a s...

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2019-05-07 04:39:35

More Than 500 Hours Of Content Are Now Being Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute  

Your average person could spend their entire lifetime trying to watch all the content uploaded to YouTube in just one day. The platform's users upload more than 500 hours of fresh video per minute, YouTube revealed at recent press events. That works out to 30,000 hours of new content per hour, and 720,000 hours of new content per day. Divide 720,000 out, and you'll see that 82.2 years — yes, years — of new video are uploaded to YouTube each and every day. Visit Tubefilter for more gr...

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2019-05-07 03:30:07

Police Investigating Alleged Drugging Of Guest At Jake Paul-Hosted House Party  

Police are investigating a claim that one partygoer may have been drugged over the weekend at a massive gathering hosted by controversial YouTube star Jake Paul. The druggings were first alleged by a mother of one of the party's attendees in a private Facebook group for the 'Moms Of Conejo Valley'. The mother wrote in a post that her daughter, who is reportedly in her early 20s, "ended up in the hospital with eight other girls who had been drugged and ended up at West Hills hospital inc...

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2019-05-07 02:06:14

After Streamlining Web Presence, Vice Reportedly Raises $250 Million In Debt Funding  

Vice Media, the once-buzzy and still-unprofitable digital media giant, has reportedly raised $250 million in debt funding. The round was led by 23 Capital and also included participation from Soros Fund Management (the investment fund run by progressive philanthropist George Soros), Fortress Investment Group, and Monroe Capital," Business Insider reports. Unlike a traditional equity investment, the debt funding means that Vice will repay its investors with interest. The new funds arrive ami...

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2019-05-06 16:48:29

More Than 250 Hours Of YouTube Content Are Watched On TV Screens Every Single Day  

YouTube's NewFronts presentation (aka YouTube Brandcast) saw the platform drop tons of news about its original programming, including partnerships with top creators. YouTube also took the opportunity to reaffirm it has the biggest slice of the ad-supported over-the-top pie — as in, it has the highest share in reach and watch time. What's new about its position in the market, however, is that a lot of that watch time is coming from television screens. YouTube revealed that more than 250 h...

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2019-05-06 14:07:18

YouTuber Austin Jones Sentenced To 10 Years Behind Bars For Child Pornography  

Austin Jones, the former YouTube musician convicted of coercing six underage fans to send him sexually explicit videos, has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Jones was sentenced on Friday, reports The Chicago Tribune, while two victims, their parents, and the mother of a third victim sat in the front row of the courtroom. One of the victims addressed the judge during the three-hour hearing, saying that Jones "would use my dreams and my fandom to manipulate me." Assistant U.S. Attorney...

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2019-05-06 08:19:22

This Year's Biggest NewFronts Buzzwords Were 'Audio' And 'Brand Safety', Says Mindshare's Christine Peterson  

The biggest recurring themes of last week's NewFronts -- an annual digital advertising confab founded by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) -- were audio content and brand safety. At least according to Christine Peterson, the U.S. digital investment lead at Mindshare -- a global media agency that says it bills in excess of $34.5 billion and counts more than 7,000 employees. "The new word [is] audio," said Peterson, who says she was attending the event series on behalf of 60 clients,...

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2019-05-06 05:32:52

Facebook Rolls Out Broad Changes To How Its Algorithm Will Rank Videos  

Facebook announced today sweeping changes to the ways in which its algorithm will deliver videos to the site's 2.4 billion monthly active users. In a blog post, product management director David Miller said that the changes are being applied "to help talented video creators find their audience and build profitable video businesses on Facebook." The effects will be seen across News Feeds, episodic video hub Facebook Watch, and within the 'More Videos' recommendation feature, Miller wro...

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2019-05-06 04:49:27

Kris Jenner, Gary Vaynerchuk Talk Life And Business With 120 YouTubers At The Site's 'Top Creator Summit'  

Last week, 120 YouTubers gathered together for the platform's fifth annual North American Creator Summit. The event is composed of a lineup of panels, events, and social gatherings meant to foster collabs, instill industry and business knowhow, and provide crucial feedback to YouTube executives from the biggest independent creators on the platform. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-06 03:50:44

The Try Guys Drop Podcast 'The TryPod,' Announce 20-City 'Legends Of The Internet' Tour  

The Try Guys are tackling two new creative ventures: podcasting and touring. The foursome -- aka Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang -- hit fans with two big announcements in their latest upload this past Saturday. First, they dropped the opening episode of their new weekly podcast, The TryPod. Then they announced their first live tour, The Try Guys Legends of the Internet Tour, will see them travel to 20 cities this June and July. Visit Tubefilter for more gre

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2019-05-06 01:55:37

Shane Dawson Snags Shorty Award For 'YouTuber Of The Year'  

Shane Dawson took the top crown at this year's Shorty Awards. The YouTube documentarian, who has 21.5 million subscribers on the platform, won the 'YouTuber of the Year' award for his work on series like The Truth about TanaCon and The Mind of Jake Paul. Also up for the award were a number of other top YouTubers, including David Dobrik (12.2 million), Emma Chamberlain (7.6 million), Guava Juice (13.5 million), James Charles (16.5 million), and the featuree of his TanaCon series, Tana Mong...

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2019-05-06 01:47:47

'Game Of Thrones' Videos Are Collecting Nearly 100 Million Views A Day  

Game of Thrones has been part of the zeitgeist for its entire run on HBO. But in the middle of its final season, the show has never been more popular, especially if you consult social video. Tubular Labs measured video views across popular social platforms (including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram) and found videos created around Game of Thrones content (comprised of owned, media and user-generated videos around the show) has been collecting nearly 100 million views per day since t...

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2019-05-05 03:15:43

Rooster Teeth Launches 'Pride' Merch, Benefiting LGBTQ+ Charity 'Out Youth'  

In honor of Pride Month in June, a global event that serves to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, Austin-based digital giant Rooster Teeth is launching a charitable push for Out Youth -- a Texas-based organization that helps LGBTQ+ youth and allies develop into successful adults. Founded in 1990, the organization also provides training and resources for parents, teachers, and community members. To support this mission, Rooster Teeth has unveiled its Pride Collection -- eight colorful T-shirts tha...

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2019-05-03 15:32:09

Liza Koshy Lands Role In Alicia Keys-Produced Dance Comedy Feature 'Work It'  

Ahead of the premiere of Liza On Demand season two, actress and YouTube star extraordinaire Liza Koshy has landed her next big role. Koshy will co-star in the forthcoming Alicia Keys-produced dance comedy feature Work It, which will be headlined by Disney star Sabrina Carpenter. The film, first announced at CinemaCon last month, is being produced by STXFilms and Alloy Entertainment, with Laura Terruso (Alloy's Good Girls Get High) set to direct and write the film. The coming-of-age story wi...

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2019-05-03 12:41:37

Adam Rippon Teaches Lilly Singh The Ways Of Butt-Wiggling In YouTube Series 'Break The Ice'  

Break the Ice, a new YouTube series produced by Portal A, stars Olympic ice skater Adam Rippon -- and the show's first guest is none other than superwoman herself (and recently-crowned late night TV host) Lilly Singh. Break the Ice debuted this week on Rippon's newly-revamped YouTube channel. In each of the series' eight episodes, Rippon and a guest break the ice both literally and figuratively, with Rippon shepherding them around a rink as they get to know one another. In Singh's...

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2019-05-03 09:27:47

At Brandcast, YouTube Announces Creator-Driven Original Projects Starring Markiplier, Dude Perfect, Claire Wineland  

YouTube's upcoming Originals -- including its first-ever interactive Original -- will star native creators Markiplier (23.7 million subscribers) and Dude Perfect (41.5 million subscribers), the platform announced during its NewFronts presentation this evening. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-03 02:04:27

YouTube Millionaires: Ashley (aka 'Bestdressed') Teaches The Internet How To Do Fashion With A Combo Of “Uncensored Personality” And Expertly Crafted Videos  

Ashley (aka 'bestdressed') wasn't always a fan of fashion. She didn't become enthralled with it till her sister strongarmed her into watching Project Runway. Even after Tim Gunn taught her the appeals of being best-dressed, she didn't go for runway fashion -- she went for thrift. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-03 02:03:13

YouTube's Always Wanted TV Ad Dollars. But At This Year's Brandcast, Execs Upped The Intensity Of The Pitch.  

Perhaps to a more extreme degree than at past NewFronts presentations, YouTube took square aim at television advertising last night at Radio City Music Hall, with a slew of stats and anecdotes touting its superiority to the format. In her introductory remarks, CEO Susan Wojcicki said that the notion of prime-time television was a thing of the past. Due to the millions of channels that abound on YouTube and the myriad interests that they address, "prime-time is now personal and it's happenin...

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2019-05-03 01:11:52

Facebook And Instagram Permaban Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer For Posting Hate Content  

After years of pressure to more stringently monitor hate content on its platforms, Facebook has banned a number of high-profile alt-right, anti-Muslim, and/or anti-Semitic people from its core site and from subsidiary Instagram. Those now barred include notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (more on the specifics of that below), former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, alt-right conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson, Nation of Islam leader and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, and Laura Loome...

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2019-05-03 01:07:17

Quibi Wants Expensive Commitments From Advertisers Ahead Of 2020 Launch  

Ahead of its 2020 launch, Jeffrey Katzenberg's short-form video startup Quibi is seeking upfront ad commitments of between $8 and $10 million from big marketers including Procter & Gamble and Anheuser-Busch InBev. The ads secured will roll to Quibi subscribers who pay for its lower tier -- a $5 per month, ad-supported option. (The ad-free tier costs $8 per month.) Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-02 17:59:10

Target Unveils Rebranded In-House Media Agency 'Roundel' At Inaugural NewFronts Outing  

At its first-ever NewFronts presentation, Target announced today that it has re-branded its in-house media company, which it first launched in 2016 as the Target Media Network to connect shoppers with relevant offers and info. The service will now be called Roundel -- a word that describes Target's signature bullseye logo. The agency will be led by Kristi Argyilan, who has served as Target's SVP of maarketing since 2014. (Separately, Target announced today that digital vet Karyn Spencer wil...

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2019-05-02 15:52:02

Netflix Has Propelled The 'Fab 5' From 'Queer Eye' Into Bonafide Social Media Stars  

The rebooted Queer Eye series on Netflix is – like the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy which ran on Bravo from 2003-2007 – a hit. It... Visit Tubefilter for more great stories.

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2019-05-02 10:37:26

Target Names Digital Vet Karyn Spencer Director Of Talent Partnerships And Influence Marketing (Exclusive)  

Target has its sight set on the digital talent sphere. In addition to hosting its today, the nation's eighth-largest retail chain has hired digital vet Karyn Spencer as its director of talent partnerships and influence marketing. While the specifics of Spencer's role have not been announced, she will presumably be tasked with building and overseeing relationships with traditional celebrities and digital creators on Target's behalf. It's also seemingly ...

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2019-05-02 06:13:10

CatCon Partners With Cats Of Instagram To Celebrate The Internet's Greatest Cat Videos  

CatCon, a five-year-old convention that describes itself as "the ComicCon for cat people" is pacting with one of Instagram's most-followed cat accounts to celebrate the internet's greatest cat videos. CatCon, which was founded in 2015 and is held annually at the Pasadena Convention Center in California, is an expo and symposium where 62,000 international feline fans have flocked (since its inception) to explore products and ideas in the space, raising a total of $193,000 for cat organizat...

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2019-05-02 05:25:38

Meredith Adds New Shows From Katie Couric And Brandon Maxwell, Doubling Down On #SeeHer Movement  

Meredith Corporation doubled down on its support for the Association of National Advertisers' (ANA) #SeeHer campaign -- which is working to increase the accurate portrayal of females in U.S. advertising -- at its second-ever NewFronts presentation this morning. The publishing giant, whose brands include People, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, and Shape -- has tapped news vet Katie Couric, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, and others to star in new shows that seek to to eliminate unconsci...

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2019-05-02 04:30:53

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