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Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

YouTube may be in talks with Hollywood studios for original content. According to Reuters, executives from YouTube have been making the rounds in tinsel town, speaking to independent producers as well as big-name studios. The move would move the video upload site into direct competition with Netflix and Amazon.

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Vimeo offers “Copyright Match” to protect users

Vimeo offers “Copyright Match” to protect users

YouTube counterpart Vimeo has taken steps to thwart copy-written material from appearing on their site. Simply referred to as Copyright Match, Vimeo’s system subjects uploaded content to a scanning algorithm that attempts to pick up on any conflicts of interest, like clips of movies or songs not intended for free use.

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Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Amazon and BBC tie up brings Sherlock and more to Prime Instant Video

Fans of BBC TV shows that also have a subscription to Amazon Prime Instant Video will be able to catch upon some of the past seasons of their favorite shows using the streaming service. Amazon and BBC Worldwide have announced that they have teamed up to bring multiple seasons of some of the most popular BBC programs to Prime subscribers. The shows include Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Office, and Call the Midwife among others.

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Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

Yahoo searching for four original web series to battle Netflix

It's no secret that Yahoo is working hard to get into the video content realm. Yahoo has tried to purchase a streaming video company called DailyMotion in the past, but the deal didn’t work out. The search firm is still looking to roll out its own video streaming site to compete with YouTube. Whether that will be done by purchasing an existing streaming site or starting from scratch remains to be seen.

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