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YouTube will now allow creators to monetize videos about coronavirus and COVID-19

Instead, YouTube says ads will be enabled on “a limited number of channels” including those belonging to news partners and creators “who accurately self-certify.” The latter is a more questionable choice, as it opens up monetization to any creator using YouTube’s self-labeling system, not just news organizations or trusted health authorities. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://ift.tt/38GYQAV

Exclusive: Google plans new Chromecast Ultra based on Android TV (w/ remote!)

We don’t yet have any information on pricing or availability for the 2nd gen Chromecast, but we’d assume it was originally planned to launch at Google I/O 2020 alongside the Pixel 4a. Given that that event is no longer happening thanks to coronavirus concerns, it’s uncertain when we’ll see the latest round of Made by Google devices. – Stephen Hall, 9to5Google » https://ift.tt/38zXkAs

Disney Unveils More Than 850 Titles Landing on Disney+ U.K. Upon Launch

The launch package for Disney+ U.K. is set to include more than 500 films and 350 series, plus a slate of 26 exclusive Disney+ Originals. Like the U.S. offering, it includes titles from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic stables, including the likes of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Star Wars episodes 1-8 (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be arriving at a later date), Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, Science Fair and Jane. – Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2VPKeMP [photo: Disney+]

74% set to stop paying for pay-TV within five years

The report also found that almost two-thirds of UK consumers spend up to £20 per month on video services while 30% of UK customers report that all their video spend is for online streaming services. In the UK, 40% of consumers state they are willing to pay up to £35 per month for online video services, this rises to 47% in the U.S, that are willing to pay up to $35 monthly. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2VJX4vZ [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

Comcast Flex adding Hulu in next few weeks

Speaking today at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said Hulu was on its way to join other Flex-supported streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video, Starz and Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming ad-supported streaming service. He said Flex now provides access to more than 100 apps. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2Ti0pAJ

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