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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

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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

Plex Slammed By Huge Copyright Coalition For Not Policing Pirates

According to CreativeFuture, a pro-copyright coalition of more than 560 companies and organizations, Plex – which is basically a pretty media player – is helping to fan the flames of piracy. While there are some exceptions which we’ll come to shortly, people generally need to be in physical possession of movies or TV shows to watch them using Plex, with torrents providing the necessary material. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2wxPJVJ

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]

Studio Profit Report 2019: Disney Reigns, Netflix Gains

Netflix: The streaming giant gained 27.8 million subscribers in 2019, down from its peak addition of 28.6 million in 2018, amid new competition. Netflix ended the year with 167 million global members, including 61 million in the U.S., and has predicted it will tally 7 million more in the first quarter of 2020. – George Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/38hudl6

Lawmakers Press Google, YouTube On Making Anti-Piracy Tool Available To Wider Range Of Content Creators

Content ID is intended to be used “for those who own exclusive rights to a large amount of original content (like a record label or a movie studio), are submitting a high number of complete and valid takedown requests, and are able to dedicate the resources needed to manage it,” according to YouTube. Smaller rights holders can also go through a third-party service for a fee, according to YouTube. – Ted Johnson, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2TaCa7z

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