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Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Anthony Bourdain conspiracy theories surface on YouTube
Buzzfeed News reports that conspiracy theories about Bourdain's death were among the top search results on YouTube -- until it was brought to the company's attention on Friday. "The videos push some version of the same theory: Bourdain was an outspoken supporter of Asia Argento, the actress whom he had been dating and one of the women who publicly accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault," reports Buzzfeed's Davey Alba. "Since Hillary Clinton had received campaign donations from Weinstein (who was a generous supporter of the Democratic Party), the conspiracy theorists said the Clintons and Weinstein could have orchestrated Bourdain's death. The conspiracy is then tied tenuously to a sex trafficking sting that was apparently conducted in the Atlanta area, where CNN, the cable channel that hosts Bourdain's Parts Unknown TV program, is headquartered."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden are the Top 3 late-night hosts based on YouTube performance
According to "the new math" of YouTube subscribers and views, Fallon, Corden and Kimmel are in the Top 3, while cable stars Conan O'Brien and John Oliver round out the Top 5. ALSO: Watch eight late-night hosts joke about the North Korean summit at the same time.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
FCC has received a lot of complaints over YouTube, which it doesn't regulate
After submitting a Freedom of Information request, Gizmodo's Matt Novak was given 81 pages full of complaints to the FCC over YouTube. "The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees telecommunications like radio, TV, and the internet in the U.S., doesn’t regulate content on online platforms like YouTube," says Novak. "But that hasn’t stopped people from sending complaints about the video site to the federal agency—and they’re every bit as unhinged as you’d expect."
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Popeye is being revived for YouTube
The classic cartoon character is making a comeback on YouTube, and not television, because the official "Popeye and Friends" YouTube channel has been viewed more than 3.2 million times since it launched in January 2017.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
YouTube Red to become YouTube Premium
Google is breaking up YouTube Red into two services: "a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per month," according to The Verge.
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Cobra Kai received 5.4 million views on its first day on YouTube
The first two episodes of the YouTube Red series are available for free, while the eight remaining episodes will be part of the $10-a-month streaming service.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 6:42AM EDT
YouTube to sell advertisers on viewers who watch on their TV sets
YouTube is trying to get traditional TV ad revenue by capitalizing on viewers who watch YouTube and YouTube TV on their TV screens.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 5:39PM EDT
Stephen Curry to host a YouTube chat show
The NBA superstar, who signed a TV and movie deal with Sony earlier this week, will host 5 Minutes From Home on his revived YouTube channel. In each episode, Curry will chat with a guest such as rapper Nipsey Hussle as they grab a bite to eat at a food truck and head home from a home game.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Daytime Emmys will be livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
The TV Academy will also stream the April 29 ceremony on its website.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
A YouTuber's reimagining of Mister Rogers was hit with a copyright claim
The Fred Rogers Company wants producer Adi Shanker to take down his video, Mister Rogers: A War Hero, which reimagines the PBS kids show host as an Army veteran. But Shanker says the video falls under fair use.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Why Teri Hatcher launched a Van Therapy YouTube show
The former Desperate Housewives star invites passersby to chat in her 1978 VW camper on Van Therapy, which is on her YouTube channel. “They can be really little subjects or really big subjects, but I feel so lucky that I’m able to connect with these people whom I might otherwise never have come into contact with,” she says.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Don Rickles' YouTube chat show is nominated for a Webby Award
The late comedian, who died a year ago this week, is up for best Unscripted Film & Video for his 13-episode AARP-produced series Dinner with Don.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Jake Paul is poised to get a talk show on YouTube Red
The controversial YouTube vlogger and former Disney Channel Bizaardvark star, who is the older brother of the even more controversial Logan Paul, is set to star in a talk show on the YouTube subscription service. Gavin Purcell, the showrunner on Sarah Silverman's Hulu talk show I Love You, America, will serve as executive producer. Jake Paul made headlines last year when he and his friends disrupted his Los Angeles neighborhood with disruptive stunts for his YouTube channel, which has 14 million subscribers.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Watch Kevin Hart sumo wrestle Conan O'Brien
Here's the first look at What the Fit, Kevin Hart's new YouTube series that has him getting into fitness challenges with celebrities including O'Brien, Bill Hader, Chance the Rapper, Tiffany Haddish and Kardashian.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Report: YouTube to hold spending for original TV programming
Bloomberg News reports that YouTube Red "is holding spending at current levels for its YouTube Red streaming service for the next two years," which is apparently leading some Hollywood producers to question the company's strategy.