Tag: Youtube

10-year-old becomes first Pakistani to get YouTube’s diamond play button

10-year-old Musa has achieved plenty at such a young age and his YouTube channel ‘Entertainment with Musa’ has already amassed 10 million subscribers. The Lahore-born kid, who is currently residing in Dubai, shares videos of social issues and has become the first Pakistani to be awarded with YouTube’s prestigious ‘diamond play button’. 

YouTube removes Islamic scholar Dr. Israr’s official channel after Israeli pressure

YouTube has surrendered to the pressure of Israeli media outlets and taken down the official channel of Dr. Israr Ahmed which was named “Dr. Israr Ahmed’s Official Channel.” The biggest video sharing website, YouTube, has taken down the official web channel of Islamic scholar Dr Israr Ahmed over allegations of carrying anti-Semitic comments.

YouTube channel ‘Prime Minister’s Office’ renames to ‘Imran Khan’ inviting various questions

With the National Assembly set to vote on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the YouTube channel of the Prime Minister’s office has been renamed to “Imran Khan.” The “about” section of the channel shows that it was created in 2019, then it does raise a question as to why party activists were running an official account of the country’s top-most office.

PM Imran’s UN General Assembly speech most-watched among world leaders

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly is the most-watched video among world leaders on the UN’s YouTube page. With more than 170,000 views since it was uploaded on on September 25, Imran takes the lead on US President Donald Trump’s UNGA address which has close to 140,000 views since it was uploaded on September 22. In third place is Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s speech. 

Last YouTube ban caused Pakistanis an estimated loss of Rs. 9 bn; a new ban could be even worse

The Supreme Court hinted at another YouTube ban a day ago, completely dismissing the fact that the last three year ban caused an approximate loss of Rs. 1.4 billion in revenues. The people of Pakistan are not happy with the news, as YouTube is not only a source of entertainment for people, but also creates employment opportunities for thousands.

Actors, politicians alike denounce the idea of another YouTube ban

Pakistani actors and politicians have shunned the idea of another possible  YouTube ban in the country after Supreme Court hinted it might take action against social media sites. Actors Mehwish Hayat, Zara Noor Abbas and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan, Tania Aidrus,  and Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to oppose the ban.

This 90-year-old Japanese woman runs a YouTube gaming channel

Hamako Mori is a 90-year-old Japanese woman who has been awing the YouTube community with her gaming skills since 2015. Her name is also registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s oldest YouTube gamer. Mori has been gaming for 39 years and her channel “Gamer Grandma” has over 270,000 YouTube subscribers where she posts a video every week.

Turkey’s Ertugrul is helping PTV break a YouTube world record

The Turkish television series Ertugrul has become a super-hit across Asia as Pakistan television channel PTV is trying to make the most out of this. It is mobilising fans and viewers to break a YouTube world record. The show gained a strong fan base in the country after Prime Minister Imran Khan had urged people to watch it.

YouTube to give Pakistan $5m to stem coronavirus spread

YouTube, the world’s biggest online video-sharing platform, will give the Pakistan government $5 million to combat the spreading coronavirus. .In a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki mentioned about the grant to help control the spread of the virus in Pakistan. She said that it is also to compensate people affected due to the pandemic.

Netflix streams some educational films on YouTube for free

Netflix has made some educational films and series available on YouTube for free including Our Planet and Explained at the request of teachers. The move comes as coronavirus outbreak has confined millions of students to their homes, compelling educational institutions to tap virtual tools to keep the classes running. The decision to make some content free on YouTube is a rare exception to Netflix’s marketing strategy as it charges a monthly subscription fee from users.