YouTube is adding a label to videos originating from state-funded media outlets, including the CBC, PBS, Radio Free Asia and Russia’s RT. A notice will appear under videos from outlets that receive some level of government or public funding. It will also include a link to the Wikipedia article about that broadcaster, so viewers can have more information about the news source.
Tow Center research suggests more than half of Facebook’s 72 launch partners on Instant Articles have abandoned the format. Launched in 2015, Facebook touted Instant Articles as an initiative to help publishers monetize journalism distributed via its platform by offering mobile content at lightning speeds hosted on Facebook servers.
Bell Media has officially launched new mobile-first, short form video app SnackableTV, available for iOS and Android users. In addition to offering short form content from HBO, Comedy Central, Just For Laughs, ETALK and Gusto, SnackableTV will release its first original series, a short-form extension of CraveTV series Letterkenny. SnackableTV will also become the Canadian home for the Laugh Out Loud comedy network, a partnership between comedian Kevin Hart and Lionsgate, featuring original, scripted, and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed programming, and live broadcasts.