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YouTube: What’s Up

YouTube was busy over the weekend, with The FA Cup reaching the semi-final stage at Wembley and the Coachella Festival streaming live from its site at Indio, California, so if it’s goals or gigs you’re on the hunt for, you’ve definitely come to the right place. 

The FA Cup has been uploading game highlights and more throughout this season’s cup campaign but has introduced a couple of new features in the form of Slomo:Cam and Pitch:Cam which offer up new angles and approaches to capturing the excitement of live sport. Besides these innovations, the channel features build-up content, interviews and post-match responses, offering a one-stop-video-shop as the hunt for silverware reaches its climax. 

Weekend One of Coachella has wrapped but the channel is still streaming live performances from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Bastille and… Bryan Ferry (with Ladytron). The festival has also uploaded performance videos, so if you’re looking for a shot of live music still shrouded in desert air, you know where to go. 

If you fancy a more local music experience, however, Neneh Cherry & Rocketnumbernine are slated to deliver an exclusive afternoon session for Boiler Room TV on Wednesday from 2pm. Tessa Pollitt from legendary all-female punk band The Slits provides a warm-up set and if the session is anywhere near as good as the one offered up by Andrew Weatherall and Friendly Fires earlier this month, then a treat is in store. 

For more highlights from across YouTube, head to the YouTube UK Spotlight channel to see the hottest videos of the day, stay abreast of what’s happening in the news and find out more about some of the trends making waves on the platform. And if it's music you want, give a try -- what could possibly go wrong?  

Jamie Dolling, YouTube UK, recently watched Chase & Status "Blk & Blu featuring Ed Thomas"

Source: YouTube UK Blog

Sky First Episodes On YouTube

If you fancy a taste of BSkyB’s new dramas without having to sign up to the broadcaster’s service, then head to from this Saturday, February 1. 

Series including “Moonfleet”, “The Tunnel” and “Moone Boy” will have premieres uploaded to the channel either as full episodes or initial scenes, so if you’re at all interested in the great British dramas that Sky TV have been producing, then head to /SkyFirstEpisodes and subscribe. An early look at Ray Winstone as the leader of a gang of smugglers? Why not. 

Jamie Dolling, YouTube UK, recently watched “Jubilee Line Ticker Barrier Sings Blur's Song 2"

Source: YouTube UK Blog

Summer in the City 2013: See You Soon!

In a short while we’ll be joining thousands of fans to celebrate the YouTube Creator Community at Summer in the City 2013 held in London on the 17th & 18th August. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing this gathering grow from just 600 in 2011 to more than 7000 tickets already sold for this year.

This year the event is held at Alexandra Place with performances, panels, workshops, Q&A Sessions from so many Special Guests. Be sure to visit the YouTube Booth Area where you can meet your favorite star, have a photo clicked with your friends or just relax and enjoy free smoothies!

Don’t forget to check out the YouTube presence there. Here’s what we’re up to.
  • Keynote: Join us on Saturday at 6 p.m. to celebrate the incredible things creators have done in the last year and we’ll also talk about what’s upcoming
  • YouTube Fan Booth: Come visit our YouTube Space where you can relax or chat with the YouTube Team. You can also snap memories in our amazing  photo booth, and take home some awesome YouTube swag!
  • “6 things you never knew about YouTube” Workshops : Join us for a variety of workshops where you can hear directly from the YouTube team. Here is a sneak peak:
    • Extreme Playbooking
    • You Chose! What Makes a Hit Series on YouTube OR The Best Videos You've Never Seen  
    • Designing for What the World is Watching
    • Every meme starts with a first video
    • Getting closer to YouTube with Google+
    • The coolest feature on YouTube that no-one knows about

We’re looking forward to seeing you, hearing from you, learning with you (and of course having fun alongside you!) at SITC this year. London, here we come!

Varun Kabra, Marketing Manager, YouTube EMEA  recently watched “The Wizard of Ahhhs

Source: YouTube UK Blog

YouTube geeks out with first-ever Geek Week: August 4-10, 2013

There’s never been a better time to be a geek. From “Game of Thrones” and “The Big Bang Theory,” to “Harry Potter” and “The Avengers,” geek culture is everywhere, attracting and connecting ever-expanding audiences. Today's obsession with all-things-geek has sparked a global community on YouTube, enabling fans around the world to express their love of superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi.

With some of the biggest channels on YouTube dedicated to geek culture, the platform has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content. That’s why on August 4-10 we’ll celebrate this content with a special programming event: our first-ever YouTube Geek Week at

Produced in conjunction with geek powerhouse Nerdist in the US and Channel Flip in the UK, Geek Week will showcase more than 100 channels that fans love, unveiling new videos, series premieres and creative collaborations, as well as highlighting some of the best geek videos and shows already on YouTube.

Each day is hosted by a different YouTube channel, which will introduce the highlights of the day in a special daily video, as well as launch exciting new content throughout the week.

  • Blockbuster Sunday: A celebration of the iconic characters, movies and shows that define geek culture--plus a spotlight on the best original YouTube sci-fi, fantasy and animation. Hosted by FreddieW in the US, with new content from Tomska in the UK.

  • Global Geekery Monday: Anime from Tokyo, comic book heroes from Delhi, and a celebration of Doctor Who. Explore geek culture from around the world. Hosted by YOMYOMF in the U.S., and including a special new episode of the British cult children's TV show “Knightmare.”

  • Brainiac Tuesday: Science, education and knowledge channels that make YouTube the world's biggest platform for learning. Hosted by Veritasium and The Spangler Effect in the US, with an epic stunt from Head Squeeze and Flow from the UK.

  • Super Wednesday: From hilarious parodies to real-life superpowers, explore superheroes, the supernatural and the super-weird. Plus, released exclusively for Geek Week, the trailer for Marvel's “Thor: The Dark World. Hosted by Stan Lee’s World of Heroes in the US, and you won’t believe what Fast Furious & Funny have done with an old Nissan in the UK.

  • Gaming Thursday: A gamers’ paradise, with live play-throughs, video games in real life, game-inspired original series and much more. Hosted by Machinima and Maker Studios' Polaris in the US, with a Guinness World Records gaming attempt live stream from the UK.

  • Fan Friday: Sci-fi-themed cooking, incredible cosplay and impassioned nerd debates as YouTube's biggest fans take center stage. Hosted by Felicia Day of Geek & Sundry in the US, with an ultimate geeky quiz by Crabstickz from the UK.

For our 3l33t geeks out there, keep your eyes out for Easter eggs all week, and you’ll also be able to collect badges from the eggs and select #geekweek videos when logged in and visiting

The YouTube #GeekWeek Team recently watched the trailer for “Video Game High School Season 2 Trailer.”

Source: YouTube UK Blog

LIVE: Food Tube Show starring Jamie Oliver, JacksGap and Pixiwoo.

This evening from 8:30pm Jamie Oliver hosts the Food Tube Show, themed around a Hot Summer Party. 

He's moving his kitchen studio outdoors and will be filming on the streets of London in a 45 minute celebration of all culinary things summery, aided and abetted by members of the Food Tube family.

Jamie will be joined by top YouTube beauty queens Pixiwoo and UK stars of the vloggersphere Jack and Finn Harris from JacksGap, giving them a crash course in making delicious Dim Sum. The chef will be geeking out about his number one love -- chilis -- and challenging Jack and Finn to see who can take the heat when it comes to a super-hot chilli challenge.

The irrepressible DJ BBQ will be bringing along his ‘redonkulous’ smoker to the party to make some Mexican Carnitas of succulent pulled pork… plus more Italian delights made by Jamie's pal and food guru, Gennaro Contaldo. All this washed down by the Food Tube cocktail, as decided by Food Tube viewers during the event.

If you live in London you can join in person by heading for Nile Steet ( near Old Street tube) or just watch it all happen live on YouTube at Happy eating.

Rosie Allimonos, YouTube Europe, recently enjoyed the dark comic genius of "Learn Guitar With David Brent".

Source: YouTube UK Blog

Watch Live@Wimbledon on YouTube

Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer and Rafael Nadal are already in London getting ready for Wimbledon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament.  

This year, supported by Rolex, Wimbledon's YouTube channel will have exclusive access throughout The Championships on Live@Wimbledon.  

Catch the key moments of the tennis, interviews, behind the scenes and press conferences throughout the Wimbledon fortnight. You can also relive all the glory days of Wimbledon’s golden moments, such as one of the greatest matches ever played, the 2008 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final: Rafael Nadal Vs Roger Federer.

Round up your friends and learn how to make a fantastic strawberry ice cream for Wimbledon by Jamie Oliver. You can also get closer to the Wimbledon action by serving up your Wimbledon-inspired #shotoftheday photo to win Centre Court tickets. Follow Wimbledon on Google+ now.

Start pressing your tennis whites: it all starts Monday, June 24. 

Stephen Nuttall, YouTube Sports, recently enjoyed the drama of the 2012 Men's Singles Final: Federer Vs Murray 

Source: YouTube UK Blog

Muse: Live on YouTube for Warchild

War Child’s much anticipated event at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire featuring Muse will be streamed live and uninterrupted on YouTube from 9:30pm GMT on Monday, February 18. Watching the gig live online is now your only chance to get involved as all general admission tickets sold out in just three-minutes.

The event marks the start of War Child’s 20th Anniversary Year and comes ahead of War Child’s Special Recognition Award to be presented at the BRIT Awards, where Muse are nominated for British Group and British Live Act.

This year War Child marks two decades of work protecting the innocent victims of war. War Child UK has saved and transformed the lives of more than 800,000 children in the world’s most war-torn countries, children who would otherwise have been forgotten. From Bosnia, Chechnya and Rwanda to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo, War Child have given children the security, care, education and skills they need to build a better future for themselves. For more information on War Child go to the charity's web site -- and don't forget to tun in on Monday for what promises to be a blistering show.

Laura Quinn, YouTube Marketing Manager, recently watched “Harlem Shake (original army edition)”.

Source: YouTube UK Blog

Game on: Brand new YouTube experience on PlayStation 3 in 19 new countries

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been making the most of these long winter nights scoring ridiculous goals, fighting aliens, and all other kinds of heroic pursuits on your games consoles. While you’re there, you should have a look at the YouTube app - you’re sure to have a happy surprise. As of today, we have radically improved the YouTube experience on PlayStation 3 in 19 countries, hot on the heels of similar improvements on the other major consoles.

We have a completely new experience, designed for the big screen and console controls. Here’s what you’ll find on your PS3:

  • Search: Finding the videos you want is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
  • Channels you love: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes HD and official music videos.
  • Your phone as a remote: With a quick pairing process, you can control YouTube with your smartphone. Find a video on your phone and—with a click of a button—it’ll play on the big screen. While the video is playing on your TV you can control it from the phone, or keep browsing YouTube for the next one.
  • Language support: Set your language on your PS3 and use the new YouTube app in your language. The following languages are supported: English, Swedish, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian.

This release brings the new app to PlayStation 3 in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Peter Sherman, YouTube Marketing Manager, recently watched “Level 99 Skater”.

Source: YouTube UK Blog

YouTube in Rewind: What You Watched in 2012

It’s the time of year again to pause, rewind and remember the videos, entertainers and moments that captivated you in 2012.

Over the past 12 months Korean Pop transcended boundaries and took the world by storm. Cover songs, parodies and truly epic events entertained us in countries near and far. You participated in conversations at a global scale, uploading videos to share ideas on everything from nonprofit campaigns to political satire to new and surprising voices and talents. Plus, all over the world, you tuned in for the most up-to-date news footage of elections, natural disasters and more.

2012 has been a big year for YouTube. You’ve been watching more than 4 billion hours of video a month. Millions of creators are using YouTube channels to experiment with innovative forms of entertainment, explore their passions and interests, and take creativity and pop culture to new levels.  2012’s top trending videos and top channels showcase this creative ingenuity in ways we'd never before thought possible.

Check out the YouTube Rewind channel to explore the trending videos of the year and popular channels in your country. For the UK, here’s what we were all talking about in 2012:

Top Trending YouTube Videos
  1. PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) M/V
  2. KONY 2012
  3. Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)
  4. Lucy Spraggan's audition - Last Night - The X Factor UK 2012
  5. asdfmovie5
  6. One 1 Pound Fish, Queens Market, Upton Park, London E13
  7. Red Bull Stratos - freefall from the edge of space - SUCCESS!
  8. Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition - UK version
  9. The Nick Clegg Apology Song: I'm Sorry (The Autotune Remix)
  10. James Bond escorts The Queen to the opening ceremony - London 2012 Olympic Games - BBC
And be sure to check out some of the top hits from the global lists on the YouTube Rewind channel taking in fashion and beauty, news and politics, and more.

Jayme Goldstein, YouTube marketing, recently watched "Laurent Garnier B2B Yousef in the Mixmag DJ Lab".

Source: YouTube UK Blog

The Nobel Prize: Live Today

The Nobel Prize has been awarded annually since 1901 for world achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. This year the Nobel Foundation has teamed up with Google to livestream some of the key events during the Nobel Week on YouTube.

Today, the Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies are streamed live from Oslo and Stockholm. Make sure to tune in and watch the proceedings live from 11.50am-5pm GMT (12.50-18.00 CET).

Over the weekend the Nobel lectures given by the Nobel laureates were live streamed from Stockholm. Online audiences were invited to ask questions via Google Moderator for the Nobel Week Dialogue -- a full day of panel discussion with Nobel laureates, members of Barack Obama’s administration and other prominent politicians and authors. You can see all this and more at the Nobel Prize channel and engage on Google+ at

Jamie Dolling, YouTube UK, recently watched "2009 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture by Barack Obama"

Source: YouTube UK Blog