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Searchlight at Beyond Youtube event

Written by Daniel Kirby on 15th March 2016

searchlight at beyondyoutube rts

Searchlight recently attended a great event c/o Royal Television society #BeyondYouTube. The Panel included Sky, Rightster, Big Balls and Maker Studios.

Highlights included:

  • Stats on how other social platforms are catching up with Youtube by Ampere Analysis
  • In 2014 alone more than £1 billion was invested in MCN’s by VCs and Media comps such as Disney and Dreamworks.
  • Or favourite quote from the evening came from Ashley MacKenzie (CEO of Rightster). “Why do youth watch so much YouTube? ‘I’ve been doing this for a decade & I still don’t get it’.

Huge thanks to RTS for organising such a fantastic event!