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More distribution for Vimeo On Demand

Video hosting service Vimeo is expanding its reach for those videos on the site that are sold as pay-per-view. The site’s begun teaming up with various other websites to integrate content into those third-parties which Vimeo says means greater distribution for creators and therefore more...

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Top award for UK YouTube pioneer

A young entrepreneur in the UK has been awarded a medal from Her Majesty the Queen in the latest batch of New Year’s Honours. 24-year-old Jamal Edwards founded the SB.TV music channel which has now grown to boast more than half a million subscribers. His...

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Boris gets the coffees in

OK, the title is misleading but renowned special effects plugin vendor Boris FX has just signed a deal to buy Imagineer Systems, makers of the Mocha tracking software. Boris’s flagship is the Continuum Complete suite of effects along with their Red and Graffiti tools for...

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Vessel readies on slipway for 2015 launch

It’s the much talked-about startup with heavyweight founders and backers that could just mark the beginning of the end for YouTube as we know it – “Vessel” is getting ready to launch a website (and app) that promises to pay video creators far more for...

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YouTube pre-empts copyright strikes

In an attempt to make its Creators more aware of the issues they may fall foul of if they upload videos with copyright music tracks on them, YouTube has unveiled a new search tool to solve the dilemma. Looking for a specific track in YouTube’s...

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Vimeo goes 4K; well, sort of

Artsy video hosting website Vimeo is now offering 4K video – but for downloads only and for paid members of the site. If you’re on Vimeo Pro and selling On Demand, you can now tick an option to make your 4K uploads available to viewers...

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Vimeo chills out to DMCA demands

There has been no small amount of coverage of YouTube’s recent-ish introduction of its copyright strike system which has both enabled legitimate copyright owners to issue infringement notices against people uploading their content without permission, and a whole host of cheapskate scammers and fraudsters to...

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New identities for YouTube Creators

A change is in the air for YouTube Creators with at least 500 subscribers to their channel – an unusually low bar for YouTube’s enhancements which have often demanded thousands of subscribers in the past. As channels grow, the original choice of username can become...