DailyMotion

  • Dailymotion shoots for video-powered apps, slowly opening up developer API

    Dailymotion, the French-born video site and YouTube competitor, has quietly launched a public Application Programming Interface (API) for third-party apps that want to integrate some, if not all, of its features. Available as an SDK for JavaScript, PHP and Objective C (iPhone, iPad and Mac), with ActionScript (Flash) and Python also under development, Dailymotion’s initial API… Read More

  • Confirmed: Orange acquires 49% of DailyMotion for €59 million, rest to follow

    Rumors have been flying around for the last week about a possible acquisition of DailyMotion, the French-born equivalent of YouTube. And the first half of the 2-part transaction has just been confirmed; Orange will acquire roughly 49% of the company for approximately €59 million (€58.8 million) with the rest to follow shortly. Advent Venture Partners, an investor in DailyMotion since… Read More

  • 5min Brings 200K How-To Videos To Dailymotion

    5min has struck a deal with Dailymotion to bring 200,000 how-to videos about sports, fashion, health, travel and more to the Paris-based video sharing site. This follows 5min’s recent deal to power Answer.com’s newly launched Video Answers. 5Min is one of the largest how-to video networks, with more than 110 million video views a month and 30 million unique visitors across 800… Read More

  • The Ten Most Likely M&A Deals In Online Video


    Which online video companies will get bought in 2010?   Venture capitalists are desperately looking for exits while the usual suspects are sitting on more than $80 billion in cash: Microsoft ($20B), Apple ($40B), Google ($15B), Amazon ($3B), and Yahoo! ($3B) just to name the cash positions of a few potential acquirers.  Theoretically, it should be a match made in heaven, but the sheer number… Read More

  • How To Make Money In Online Video

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts on the state of online video by guest writer Ashkan Karbasfrooshan. He is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo. In Search of Profits Ten years ago, web companies didn’t generate much revenue.   These days, web companies are some of the most profitable around.  Online video is where the Web was ten years ago: in investment mode… Read More

  • State Of The Vlogosphere: 70% of Video Blogs Are Hosted On Five Sharing Sites

    Media search and discovery site MeFeedia this morning released its first State of the Vlogosphere report since 2007. The main take-away: video blogs have exploded since the last update, but most vloggers stick to the best known video hosting sites for distribution and promotion purposes. No surprises there, but since MeFeedia’s video search engine self-reportedly tracks over 30,000… Read More

  • Dailymotion lands on iPhone

    [France] Paris-based video sharing site Dailymotion has released an iPhone app. In fact, two versions exist. A free to download version (iTunes link) that is supported by ads and a premium ad-free version that costs €4.99, which seems a little on the high side, although that depends on how intrusive those ads are to you. Like the plethora of competing iPhone video offerings, Dailymotion… Read More

  • Dailymotion Lands On The iPhone

    Paris-based video sharing site Dailymotion has released an iPhone app. In fact, two versions exist. A free to download version (iTunes link) that is supported by ads and a premium ad-free version that costs €4.99, which seems a little on the high side, although that depends on how intrusive those ads are to you. Like the plethora of competing iPhone video offerings, Dailymotion, which as… Read More

  • Dailymotion bags another €15 million

    Video sharing site DailyMotion has raised another €15 million in financing, reveals an interview with CEO Cédric Tournay with French business website Capital.fr (translated version). PaidContent followed up with a report in English earlier this morning, and we’ve confirmed the news with Fred Destin of Atlas Venture, an early backer of the company. Tournay, who joined as CEO just a… Read More

  • Upon Hitting Profitability, Dailymotion Raises $22 Million More

    Video sharing site DailyMotion has raised another €15 million ($22.1 million) in financing, reveals an interview with CEO Cédric Tournay with French business website Capital.fr (translated version). PaidContent followed up with a report in English earlier this morning, and we’ve confirmed the news with Fred Destin of Atlas Venture, an early backer of the company. Tournay, who joined… Read More

  • Dailymotion, OLPC strike deal to introduce kids to the wonders of online video

    Dailymotion, sorta the YouTube of Europe, has inked a deal with the much-maligned OLPC folks to “explore collaborations involving Dailymotion’s technology and selected educational content to benefit underprivileged children globally.” Sounds important. Unnecessary snark aside, it actually sounds like one of those “good causes” I like so much. The deal is such that… Read More