Video Streaming

Twitch

Twitch launches tool to catch channel ban evaders

Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming site, Twitch, is launching a tool to detect users who try to access channels where they have been banned, it has said.

TikTok

British regulator demands video platforms do more to protect users

Popular video sharing platforms such as TikTok, Snapchat and OnlyFans, need to provide clear rules on content, allow users to flag harmful videos, and restrict access to pornograph...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US ask courts to dismiss government appeals of TikTok ruling

The Biden administration has asked two federal appeals courts to dismiss the Justice Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new ...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

President Trump joins video platform Rumble ahead of Ohio rally

Former US President Donald J Trump joined video platform Rumble on Saturday, the same day he will take the stage at a campaign-style rally in Ohio, his first such event since the c...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

How much did Marvel heroes help lift Disney+?

With Walt Disney Co theme park operations limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, investors watching the company report earnings on Thursday are expected to zero in on its fast gr...

Video streaming: Perform and DAZN

Sports streaming service DAZN weighs IPO to drive fresh growth

DAZN, the online sports broadcaster which this year snatched the rights to screen Italy’s top-flight soccer league from Sky, is considering the possibility of going public as...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

Pakistan court lifts ban on social media app TikTok

A high court in Pakistan said the country’s telecommunications authority can lift a block on social media app TikTok, after government officials said the company was working ...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

India’s top court has said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon and Netflix and which currently are aired...

Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube suspends President Trump’s channel after violating policy

YouTube said on Tuesday it’s suspended Donald J Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence following last week’s assault on the US Capitol from...

Platform News: India and the Indian platform economy

Indian TikTok clone gets significant backing in $100 million fund raise

The app, called Josh, is just one of many home-grown short-video platforms that have sprung up because India blocked the popular TikTok in June amidst a boundary crisis with China,...

Triller App

TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public

Triller Inc, a genuine competitor to current favourite short-video app TikTok, is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies in regards to a merger that would take the US soci...

Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube and Facebook remove ‘Plandemic’ video with ‘unsubstantiated’ COVID-19 claims

YouTube and Facebook have said that they were removing a video that made medically unsubstantiated claims relating to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Church Service Streaming

Aussies and Kiwis observe Easter online and in their backyards

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting long-held Easter traditions, Australians and New Zealanders spent Sunday attending church services online, setting up camps in backyards and...