NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- YouNow (http://www.younow.com), the live network that is surging in popularity, will make a splash at VidCon (http://www.vidcon.com) this year as the network announces that it has doubled the number of paid broadcasters from 500 to 1,000, according to Founder/CEO Adi Sideman.
VidCon is the physical center of digital video creation and the largest convention of its kind in the world, gathering more than 20,000 people over three days with fans, YouTube, YouNow and Vine creators, MCNs, brands and media platforms at the Anaheim Convention Center.
"With over 100 million user sessions a month, and 50,000 hours of new original video content created each day, we are enabling performers to earn real money on YouNow. They are turning their phones or laptops into a stage, and perform to large audiences. We have hundreds of thousands of creators and an audience of millions that supports them directly. We are proud that creators can make a living on YouNow doing what they love."
YouNow encourages audiences to reward their favorite performers directly, in real time, though virtual goods. The performers chat and interact with their fans during the broadcasts, and performers then receive the lion's share of the dollar value of those virtual goods.
And YouNow's audience is highly engaged.
On average, a daily user of YouNow spends 51 minutes per day on the platform. According to independent research, US internet users in 2014 spend more time on YouNow per day than on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat, Tinder or LinkedIn.
This year at VidCon, YouNow broadcasters such as Twaimz, Mikey Murphy, Andrew Lowe, The Merrell Twins, Jared Tousley, Luke Korns, RudanC, Gabbie Show and Aidan Alexander will be featured as emcees on the YouNow Community Stage in Hall C. YouNow talent from the network will also broadcast live from the YouNow Broadcast booth on the Creators floor.
"The addition of the YouNow Community stage at VidCon allows us the chance to feature more top creators, panels and Q&A's in one spot and is an all-around brilliant expansion to our programming," said Travis Morss, VidCon Content Manager.
Also at VidCon in the Industry Track curated by Jim Louderback:
- Adi Sideman, Founder/CEO will demonstrate the YouNow platform on Friday, July 24, 3:25-3:55pm in Room 304CD at the Anaheim Convention Center.
- Yonatan Sela, Director, Product and Growth Strategy, will participate in the panel, "Options For Branching Out From YouTube," on Friday, July 24, 3:30pm to 4:30pm in Room 204 where he will discuss how YouNow can add value.
YouNow is a live social network that enables audiences and performers to connect in real time and is devoted to the unlimited potential of human creativity. The interactive entertainment platform has over 100 million user sessions a month and live-streams 50,000 hours of video every day. YouNow is committed to creating a community that is a safe place where people can meet, get together and connect. YouNow is backed by Oren's Capital and VCs Union Square Ventures and Venrock.
VidCon is the world's largest conference for and about online video. Held each summer in Anaheim, California, VidCon assembles fans, veteran and amateur creators, working professionals, and industry thought-leaders for three days of celebration, introspection, and discussion. Hank and John Green founded VidCon in 2010.
Find YouNow at VidCon:
- YouNow Community Stage in Hall C
- YouNow Broadcasting Booth on the Creators Floor 2, #2001