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Disney Studios Makes $500M Bet on YouTube Provider Maker Studios

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March 25, 2014
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The Walt Disney Company is making a big move into online after agreeing to purchase one of YouTube's largest content providers, Maker Studios. Disney will pay $500 million upfront for the online video company, with up to $450 million in performance milestone payments. Why is Disney splashing cash on Maker? Its distribution market. Currently, Maker manages 55,000 channels which collectively receive 5.5 billion video views each month. Disney said the deal is expected to close in its third quarter. Video provided by TheStreet


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Disney Buys YouTube Network Maker Studios For $500M

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Newsy (Mar. 25, 2014) — Disney announced it will acquire Maker Studios. Reports say the buy could get Disney closer to millennial audiences and give Maker a larger platform. Video provided by Newsy
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Why Google-Owned YouTube Wants to Buy Gaming Video Site Twitch

Why Google-Owned YouTube Wants to Buy Gaming Video Site Twitch

TheStreet (May 19, 2014) — Google-owned YouTube is reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for as much as $1 billion, nearly as much as the $1.65 billion deal for YouTube itself in 2006. Here's why the largest internet name in the world would want a relatively obscure startup. First, Twitch is the leading online platform for gamers to stream and broadcast videogame play. The site boasts 45 million unique monthly users, one million of those who actively create and upload their own content. Second, Twitch is the fourth-largest source of broadband traffic in primetime hours, even beating out Facebook and Hulu. Finally, Twitch users' levels of engagement are higher than those who use YouTube. Video provided by TheStreet
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YouTube Announces New Tools For Video Creators

YouTube Announces New Tools For Video Creators

Newsy (May 25, 2014) — YouTube is planning new apps, crowdfunding and subtitle projects for YouTube videographers. Video provided by Newsy
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Japan Test-Broadcasts Super HD Television Technology

Japan Test-Broadcasts Super HD Television Technology

AFP (June 2, 2014) — Japan begins test broadcasts of satellite television programmes in 4K, as major firms including Sony and Sharp bet on the super high-definition technology to rescue their embattled TV units. Duration: 00:56 Video provided by AFP
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