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Farmer, sailor, singer, cook: wide variety of creators catch YouTube’s eye

YOUTUBE NEXTUP, an internationally staged contest where smaller YouTube creators are given the chance to learn how to scale up their channels, has named its newest batch of winners from the Philippines and the roster includes a poultry farming channel, a men’s beauty channel, and a Philippine law tutorial channel.

YouTube builds new site for kids after criticism

YOUTUBE said it will launch a separate website for children after the Google-owned service was criticized and investigated for showing inappropriate videos to kids on its main site.

Bollywood rapper sets viewer record YouTube isn’t talking about

WITHIN 24 hours of posting his video “Paagal” to YouTube, Indian rapper Badshah broke a record even Taylor Swift couldn’t touch. The clip, a dancehall romp, was seen 75 million times in one day, eclipsing a mark set by Korean boy band BTS in April.

YouTube aiming to expand presence outside of Metro Manila

GOOGLE-OWNED video streaming platform YouTube is aiming to tap the provincial market, as it strives to expand its presence in the Philippines.

Myx launches its own YouTube channel

TO MAKE artist performances accessible to everyone at anytime, Filipino music cable channel Myx has launched a new YouTube channel called All Music Myx.

YouTube is considering changes to kids content

YOUTUBE is considering more changes to how content for kids shows up on the world’s largest video site as criticism mounts that it’s unsafe for children.

Over 100 retailers rally with Huawei, offers special warranty program to...

To assure consumers who are interested in Huawei phones, partner retailers and dealers will offer a “Special Warranty Program” for upcoming purchases of any...

YouTube booming in PHL

WHEN YouTube was started 14 years ago, it was originally intended to be a website where people could shoot, post, and share their videos, and while the original purpose remains, the video-sharing website has become so much more — it is now a platform on which people can build careers.

International and local content creators in 5th YouTube fan fest

THE YouTube FanFest, which gathers international and local YouTube content creators to meet each other and their fans in real life, returns for a fifth year on May 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

YouTube denies report of plans to cancel comedies, dramas

YOUTUBE has denied that it is canceling high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform, refuting the claims made in a report earlier on Sunday.

YouTube shifts to make new shows, movies free

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube plans to make all future original programing available to users for free with advertising, as the video streaming unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google seeks a bigger audience for shows and movies that had mostly been restricted to paid subscribers.

Honing Filipino YouTube creators

NOWADAYS, anyone with a smartphone can document their activities on video and put it online. Due to regular uploads and a developing following, an emerging creator can monetize the content that was produced initially as a hobby.

McDo’s Sharon-Gabby ad lands on top of YouTube’s leaderboard

THE REUNION of former celebrity couple Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion in a McDonald’s commercial handily beat four episodes of Jollibee’s ad series, “Kwentong Jollibee,” making it the most popular YouTube ad in the Philippines for the first half of 2018.

YouTube plans original programming in India, Japan and other markets

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube is creating scripted series and other original programming for international markets including France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and India to try to draw new customers to its paid subscription service, a senior executive said on Friday.

Crypto influencers pump up markets with $105,000-a-pop tweets

By day, Paul Angus is an engineer. But by night, he’s Cryptonomatron: a producer of hot takes on the latest initial coin offerings who...

YouTube offers talent option to sell subscriptions

YOUTUBE INC. is doing more to keep its brightest stars happy.

YouTube offers creators new ways to earn money

YouTube, often criticized for not compensating creators well enough, will allow them to set up paid channel memberships, the company said on Thursday. Currently the...

With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube.

YouTube revamps streaming music service

San Francisco -- YouTube is launching a revamped, standalone streaming music service as part of an effort to step up competition against fast-growing rivals...

From online to a live show: Each year sees more local...

EIGHT THOUSAND fans cheered as 10 local and four international YouTube “creators” gathered at the 4th YouTube FanFest Manila 2018 at the World Trade...

McDo’s ‘Wait Lang Po’ wins YouTube’s best ad

McDonald’s “Wait Lang Po” online commercial — released for last year’s Father’s Day celebration — won Ad of the Year at the YouTube Ads...

Smart prepaid subscribers to get 1-hour free YouTube access

SMART Communications, Inc. is giving its prepaid subscribers free access to YouTube for one hour daily until July 15. In a statement, PLDT, Inc.’s wireless...

Smart prepaid subscribers get free one-hour daily YouTube access until July

PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) is giving prepaid customers free access for one hour daily to YouTube until July 15. Smart said...

Winners of Globe ProjectEd shot short films on their mobile phones

Senior high students from all over the Philippines submitted short films shot using their mobile phones.

YouTube to ‘frustrate’ some music users with ads so they pay

YOUTUBE will increase the number of ads that some users see between music videos, part of a strategy to convince more of its billion-plus...

YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

LOS ANGELES — YouTube has announced it is making a movie in-house to be released in theaters, in a development seen as a step...

Local ads dominate YouTube Ads Leaderboard

A DOG video topped Google Philippines’s YouTube Ads Leaderboard, a bi-annual list of the top 10 Philippine ads on the video platform, which was...

ABS-CBN launches its first digital series

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs is experimenting with a purely digital series, Lakwatsero, which follows television host Robi Domingo as he travels the lesser-known tourist spots...

YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos are eligible to get ads

SAN FRANCISCO -- YouTube on Jan. 17 announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns...

Facebook closes a music deal with YouTube’s biggest critic

IN ITS quest to become an alternative to YouTube, Facebook, Inc. has struck a deal with the popular video site’s loudest critic in the...

YouTube cuts star Logan Paul from projects over his video of...

NEW YORK — YouTube on Wednesday punished one of its stars, American Logan Paul, over a video that showed a suicide victim in a...

GMA targets millennials with 3 exclusively online shows

GMA NETWORK has ventured into creating original online content with the Jan. 1 launch of GMA ONE Online Exclusives, featuring three shows which are...

Kiddie song tops YouTube videos for 2017

A BABY SHARK video by Pinkfong, a Korean brand creating content for children, took the top spot in YouTube’s list of top trending videos...

Artist royalties jump but group cites obstacles

NEW YORK — Creators’ royalties jumped to a record last year on the back of the growth of music streaming, a global body reported...

The little YouTube schoolhouse

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Usually, a YouTube session will start with a particular goal in mind -- say, watching a pop star’s latest vendetta-laced music...

Wish 107.5 launches tilt for the ‘next singing sensation’ on YouTube

FM RADIO STATION, Wish 107.5, has launched its first online singing competition meant to find “the country’s next singing sensation” after having gathered 20...

Taylor Swift sets YouTube record, but it will be short-lived

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift set a record for most YouTube streams in a 24-hour period, generating 43.2 million views of her vengeful new...

Stories about a brave girl and a break-up are the most...

FILIPINOS still love heartfelt stories -- after all, Globe Telecom’s “Choose Courage” ad sat atop the Youtube Ads Leaderboard for the first half of...

The Indian woman defying body stereotypes through yoga

MUMBAI, INDIA -- A plus-sized Indian woman is challenging body stereotypes and defying internet trolls with a series of yoga videos that are proving...

YouTube’s Top 10 Ads in the second half of 2016

VIDEO-SHARING platform YouTube Philippines recently released its list of Top 10 ads for the second half of 2016 — a list that included sentimental...

US TV loses its grip on eyeballs and the ads that...

By Shira Ovide and Rani Molla, Bloomberg Gadfly REMEMBER this moment in five to 10 years, when it becomes obvious the television industry is in...

Nido tops YouTube Ad Leaderboard

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Children’s milk brand Nido has topped the YouTube Philippine’s Ad Leaderboard for the first half of 2016 with its animated...

YouTube stars strut their stuff

By Zsarlene B. Chua Event YouTube FanFest May 27 World Trade Center, CCP Complex, Pasay City THE GATHERING of modern-day stars who cut their teeth by posting videos through YouTube,...