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Dailymotion’s mission is to provide a video sharing and watching platform that helps to keep “the world surprising and diverse.”
Dailymotion’s video sharing platform has 300 million worldwide users. Each month, its users watch, on average, 3.5 billion videos. Videos can be live or on-demand, and are grouped into seventeen categories. These categories include Comedy & Entertainment, News, Sports, Animals, Music, and Tech.
Other features on the Dailymotion site include Dailymotion Stream, a feature for streaming high-quality videos on a Google TV or other large screen; Jukebox, a Dailymotion widget, which can be used to embed videos into sites or blogs; and Facebook VideoTab, which can be used for easily integrating videos into Facebook pages. The Dailymotion site also has a gaming section, which is currently in the beta stage.
Users can monetize their videos using one of three ways. First, they can opt in to having ads play in their videos. Second, they can choose to turn their videos into paid or subscription-style content. Finally, they can elect to pursue website monetization, by embedding Dailymotion videos into their external sites and blogs. Dailymotion also offers a suite of services catering to companies that are interested in paying for in-video ads and sponsored content. It also offers tools for developers, including a Dailymotion API (application programming interface).
The company has taken active measures towards child protection and fighting copyright infringement. Since 2007, the site has employed technology developed by the firm Audible Magic to fight copyright infringement. That year, Dailymotion was involved in a lawsuit brought by French television broadcaster TF-1, which alleged that Dailymotion was being used to spread copyrighted content illegally. Since then, the company has taken additional measures to fight copyright infringement on its site, including implementing INA’s copyright detection software.
Dailymotion is a French company based in Paris, France. It was founded in 2005 by Benjamin Bejbaum and Olivier Poitrey, who started the company in Poitrey’s apartment with a mere 6,000 Euros. In 2011 and 2013, French telecom giant Orange acquired large portions of the company, ultimately making it the majority shareholder.
In 2013, Yahoo made an unsuccessful bid to buy a $200 controlling stake in Dailymotion, a move that was blocked by the French government. In 2015, Vivendi purchased a majority stake from Orange. Dailymotion has fifteen regional offices that are located around the world, and there are thirty-eight local versions of the site.
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