CineFix is a top YouTube channel that is known for uncovering movies, offering behind-the-scenes access, giving candid interviews, and focusing on dynamic original programming. On Tuesday, CineFix uploaded an 8-bit version of the movie Anchorman. The video features our favorite scenes like when the gang found out that they were the number one station, discussion about what cologne to use, the fight scene against other anchors, and the bear scene towards the end. Check out the video above.
Google has renewed their music video distributor agreement with Vevo. This will enable Vevo to keep music videos on Vevo’s website and apps along with YouTube exclusively. This past May, Vevo received 50.2 million million unique visitors on YouTube. YouTube is investing in the company as part of the agreement. The terms of the agreement was undisclosed, but it is believed to be pegged between $40 and $50 million.
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On Tuesday, Google announced that they have added a feature to turn videos into slow motion. You can create a slow-motion video by visiting the Enhancements tool or the YouTube Editor. The slow-motion feature can be applied to any of your existing videos. The slow-motion video will be smooth as if it were filmed by a high-speed camera.
YouTube has turned eight years old today. Back in May 2005, the founders of YouTube Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim would have never suspected that their website would grow this big and get acquired by Google $1.65 billion. Now over 100 hours of video footage is being uploaded to YouTube per minute, according to the YouTube blog. This is over four days of video uploaded each minute. YouTube is also hitting 1 billion unique visitors per month.
Ray William Johnson runs a popular YouTube channel that has around 8.75 million subscribers and hit around 2.3 billion views total. Ray William Johnson’s YouTube show is called “=3″ and due to his popularity, he has signed a script deal with FX Networks. Johnson had the most subscribed channel on YouTube for a period last year. He ran into a major contract dispute with Maker Studios and walked away from the multichannel network to set up his own production studio called Runaway Planet.
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Google is not happy about the way that the YouTube app was designed on Windows Phone 8. This is why Google sent Microsoft a cease-and-desist letter demanding that Microsoft withdraws their redesigned YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 because it violates their Terms of Service. The Terms of Service says that the Microsoft YouTube app violation has to do with the way that ads are being blocked and how the app allows videos to be downloaded.
YouTube Live is a live streaming service that the company launched in beta over two years ago. The service is now expanding to every YouTube channel that has over 1,000 subscribers. These channels will be able to broadcast live video content to their viewers on all devices. YouTube previously made this feature available for select partner accounts and for video game developers.
There are over one million channels generating revenue on YouTube and these producers have been asking Google for more flexible ways to monetize and distribute their content. This is why YouTube has decided to roll out paid subscriptions for certain video channels. The subscription rates will range from $0.99 to around $7.99 per month. Early participants in this program will include Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the Young Turks (talk show). Currently there are over 50 paid channel partners.