March 3, 2007 |
British Broadcasting Corp. has begun showing excerpts from its news and entertainment programs on the YouTube video-sharing website. In an agreement that analysts described as a key step for both the BBC and YouTube, the British broadcaster is offering three branded channels on the site, including one showing as many as 30 news clips a day. The deal gives the BBC access to millions more viewers and gives YouTube the credibility of the venerable British broadcaster.
December 6, 2006 |
Iran has blocked access to the popular video-sharing website YouTube.com. Internet users in Iran who try to call up the YouTube site are met with the message, "On the basis of the Islamic Republic of Iran laws, access to this website is not authorized." The message appears in place of many websites the government blocks.
July 25, 2007 |
Free-wheeling video questions from ordinary citizens put a fresh spark into the staid ritual of presidential debates this week, with everything from a talking snowman to a guy cradling a rifle he called "my baby." By remaking the debate format into something more akin to "American Idol" than "Meet the Press," Monday's CNN/YouTube presentation could inspire thousands who normally ignore such events to tune in to the many that lie ahead, Democratic and Republican.
September 3, 2006 |
I missed the recent Teen Choice awards--such are the scheduling conflicts when one holds a valid driver's license. However, I had no trouble catching the webcast rerun of the night's most exciting moment: The world premiere of Kevin Federline's career-ending single "Lose Control." Having seen it, I would like now to publicly take back all the mean things I ever said about Vanilla Ice. I watched Mr. Britney Spears' performance on YouTube.com, which recently surpassed MySpace.
June 1, 2006 |
Yahoo Inc. is reprogramming its online video service so it's more like YouTube.com, an Internet upstart that has amassed a large audience during the last year with a free Web service that encourages people to post and share homemade clips. Under the changes unveiled Wednesday, Yahoo will store homemade videos on its own site for the first time as it attempts to build a platform for people to browse and rate the clips.
March 16, 2007 |
Media mogul Sumner Redstone has had a love-hate affair with YouTube Inc. this week. No sooner had one company he controls, Viacom Inc., sued the online video site for $1 billion than CBS Inc., which he also controls, struck a major deal with it. Under an agreement announced Thursday, YouTube will show CBS clips from the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament.