YouTube to Open Free Production Facility for NYCBased Creators

first_imgOctober 13, 2014 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. YouTube wants a bite of the Big Apple — and, by consequence, handier access to the humming fashion, media and advertising industries that call New York City home.On Nov. 6, the company will unveil YouTube Space New York — a 20,000-square-foot production facility of sorts located in downtown Manhattan that will give top creators access to camera equipment, sets, editing facilities and various production classes, reports The New York Times.All of these resources are free to creators, who must count at least 5,000 subscribers on their channels and be members of YouTube’s partner program in order to participate.YouTube operates similar facilities in London, Tokyo and Los Angeles. But until now, the Google-owned company has largely been perceived as a West Coast enterprise, where a dynamic community of creators and budding multi-channel networks commingle with top Hollywood studios.Related: AT&T, Chernin Group Buy Majority Stake in Leading YouTube NetworkIn New York, however, YouTube is seeking to bolster creator relations on the East Coast. After all, the company takes a staggering 45 percent cut of all ad sales, according to the Times. Therefore, the thinking goes, heightened production efforts will hopefully spell more viewership and, in the end, more sales. It will also put YouTube in close proximity to Madison Avenue’s famed advertising titans. A new facility isn’t the only way in which YouTube is foraying into uncharted territories today. After its roughly $1 billion acquisition of leading YouTube network Maker Studios in March, Disney is now continuing to blur the lines between new and old media.For the first time, Maker Studios will produce television specials that will air on two of Disney’s television channels. The so-called “Maker blocks” will feature both new and previously aired YouTube content, reports Bloomberg, and will be co-hosted by Disney stars alongside top YouTubers.Initially, a Halloween-centric episode will air on the Disney Channel and a prank-themed show will air on Disney XD in coming weeks. Additional concepts are currently in development, the company said.Related: YouTube Paying Millions to Keep Its Biggest Stars From Looking Elsewherecenter_img 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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Research sessions to be key focus at this years WTM London

first_img Monday, October 22, 2018 LONDON — As the leading global event for the travel industry, WTM London, which takes place on Nov. 5-7, is set to reveal thought-provoking research into new travel trends over the course of three days.Sessions kick off in the WTM International Media Centre with ForwardKeys’ research into the U.K. outbound market at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 5. Following that, research company Mintel will look at worldwide trends in the Media Conference Theatre at 12 p.m.‘Global Consumer Trends: Opportunities for the Travel Industry’ will look at customer demand for personalized and authentic experiences. Mintel’s category director of Travel, Leisure and Foodservice research Paul Davies will be the speaker.On Nov. 6, Nielsen will review global travel advertising and unveil trends across all forms of traditional and online marketing. This session takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the Media Conference Theatre.That afternoon, Euromonitor International will present a session entitled ‘Keeping Ahead of Megatrends Shaping Travel’, which looks at what is shaping future traveller behaviour and expectations. This session takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Media Conference Theatre, with Euromonitor’s head of travel, Caroline Bremner, and consultant Wouter Geerts as the speakers.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyOn Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Media Conference Theatre, there’ll also be a session titled ‘The Future of the Chinese International Traveller’, provided by Resonance Consultancy.All research sessions in the Media Conference Theatre are available to all delegates.As part of WTM London’s drive to hone the relevance of sessions, with a greater focus on the regions represented at the show, area-specific topics will be covered within the regional Inspiration Zones.“Research is a key component of the WTM London seminar experience, with sessions consistently standing room only,” said Paul Nelson, WTM London, Portfolio Press & PR Manager. “With this in mind we have expended the research program this year to include more research providers and sessions than ever before. We have a mix of global research alongside dedicated country-focused sessions in our new regional Inspiration Zones. These sessions will offer delegates even more ideas to implement in their businesses, further demonstrating that ideas ‘Arrive at WTM London’.”More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsTo learn more go to http://london.wtm.com/. Tags: Events, WTM Posted by Travelweek Group Research sessions to be key focus at this year’s WTM London << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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