It is estimated that around half of income-tax payers and the self-employed have not yet registered for the TAXISnet system to submit their annual returns online, which is compulsory from this year, it was reported on Wednesday.In statements to CNA, Assistant Tax Commissioner Natasa Akkidou said that out of about 300,000 active taxpayers, about 150,000 have not yet registered with TAXISnet.According to Akkidou, this month, people will be notified via email on how to sign up and should do so as soon as possible after that. The income-statement page on the system will be online as of April, along with deadlines for filing. April is the traditional moth for filing paper tax returns.The current e-submissions deadline is usually July but as of this year when everyone must file electronically, the deadline might be pushed until September.Akkidou also said the inland revenue department was working to simplify the procedure and make it more user-friendly. It would also make allowances for those submitting their tax statements online for the first time.“We will try to have some presentations and seminars, maybe set up some service areas so that members of the public who are worried about it or do not have the means to submit electronically, to be able to do so in these special areas,” Akkidou said. More instructions and information campaigns would be announced in due course, she added.Last June, the House plenum passed into law a bill providing for the obligatory electronic submission.The law is aimed at making taxation, but also the taxpayers’ service more efficient. The obligatory submission of tax forms electronically only applies to those whose income is taxable.It simplifies the procedure for imposing an administrative fine in the event of failure to pay a tax due, allows the tax officer to impose an administrative fine in the event of breach of provisions of the basic law and any regulations.The new law also stipulates that a person who continues to fail to pay an overdue tax bill two months after the deadline set, must be subject to a 5 per cent surcharge on the tax due, in addition to the pecuniary 5 per cent charge of the due tax.https://taxisnet.mof.gov.cy/displayWelcome.do You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
TRANSPORT Minister Vasiliki Anastasiadou had to intervene on Saturday to avert escalation of a work dispute that prompted dock workers in Limassol port to down tools for a few hours in the morning.Dockers stopped working over a jurisdictional dispute with DP World, the private company that handles general cargo.The company insists that dockers must be restricted to loading and unloading ships and not do work on the dock.The dispute interrupted ship servicing, including vessels supporting the ExxonMobil drillship Stena IceMax.The minister travelled to Limassol port where she sat down with all those involved and managed to get them all to agree to a temporary solution so that dockers could return to work.“A permanent solution will be found at a later stage, soon I hope, after we receive the necessary legal advice,” the minister said.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
01Mar Rep. Rendon welcomes local author to Capitol Categories: Daire Rendon News,Daire Rendon Photos PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Daire Rendon welcomes author Johnathan Rand to the state Capitol on Tuesday. Rand is the author of the popular American Chillers and Michigan Chillers series.###
13Feb Schroeder says support for schools, more government transparency will make Michigan successful this year Financial Services vice chair comments after governor’s speechState Rep. Andrea Schroeder – vice chair of the Michigan House Financial Services Committee – tonight said that Michigan can continue its success with Gov. Whitmer’s confirmation that school funding and government transparency are priorities.“We must make approving a responsible and effective education budget our number one priority this year,” said Schroeder, of Independence Township. “I would also like to continue our focus on increased government transparency to regain the trust of Michigan taxpayers.”The first-term legislator also said she would like to hear more about the governor’s plans for road improvements.“It’s not enough to talk about what needs to be done,” she said. “We need a strategy for funding and a systematic timeline in order for this goal to be achieved. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature and the governor on specific plans in that vein.”Rep. Schroeder also serves as a member of the Oversight, Energy Policy, Tax Policy, and Commerce and Tourism committees.###Rep. Schroeder is photographed with House Speaker Lee Chatfield and her State of the State guest, Oakland County Commissioner Tom Middleton, prior to the address on Tuesday. Categories: Schroeder News,Schroeder Photos read more
ShareTweetShare1Email1 Shares January 29, 2014; The GuardianStaff of nonprofit organizations may find themselves working in social media silos. For example, three different programs might operate three different Facebook pages, and no one talks to one another. It’s easy: Just bury your head and do your work. That is, after all, what staff is paid to do.But the days of social media silos may be coming to a close.Kate Cooper, managing director of Bloom Worldwide, believes organizations are increasingly adopting a hub-and-spoke model for social media. In this model, a central department (hub) is responsible for the overall direction and tone of social media, but much of the actual client engagement happens through the appropriate department (or spoke).In a nonprofit organization, the development/marketing department might be the most natural “hub” to which the volunteer department, various programs, human resources, and others connect. Using a hub model, the central department would take the lead on strategy, branding, staff training, developing social media policies, and more. The hub would receive the incoming client engagement and delegate it to the appropriate spokes. The spokes would have input and attend trainings, but would focus primarily on engaging constituents.While the hub and spoke model makes intuitive sense and may be a welcome suggestion for those concerned with branding and consistency, it may not translate easily to every organization. Nonprofits with a diverse array of programs or organizations that engage in client outreach online may still need to operate multiple social media channels. In such cases, the hub’s role might focus on providing appropriate staff training and developing social media policies. Indeed, if high-risk client outreach is conducted, then training and appropriate polices become even more important.Analysts at the Altimeter Group are concerned that the hub-and-spoke model could expose gaps in social media skills, particularly in those employees not hired for social media expertise. It seems social media is becoming a part of everyone’s role, falling into the much-loved category of “other duties, as assigned.” For example, funders may expect nonprofits to engage in social media outreach as a part of a grant. Staff time and expertise is dedicated to the larger mission of the grant (HIV prevention, etc.) and social media outreach is carried out “on the side” without sufficient funds for training. This can become very problematic. What if, for example, a nonprofit program staff member is eager to respond to a client’s request on a social media site? That staff member may or may not know how to respond in a way that respects client’s privacy or maybe hasn’t thought through the ramifications of using a professional (work only) vs. personal profile page. The consequences can be costly.Some large companies have created social media certification programs. Such programs can teach staff how to effectively use social media for work purposes and, at the same time, teaches employees how to stay safe online. This education improves the company’s bottom line and doubles as an employee-benefit.Certification programs may be too costly for the vast majority of nonprofits, but there are a number of low-cost resources available. Here are just a few:Nonprofit Technology NetworkIdealwareBeth Kanter’s latest book, Measuring the Networked NonprofitThe Mayo Clinic’s book, Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health CareDoes your organization operate in social media silos or use the hub-and-spoke model? Tell us about it.—Jennifer Amanda JonesShareTweetShare1Email1 Shares read more
ShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares March 2, 2014; New York PostIt is difficult to imagine that Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t anticipate this kind of blowback to his progressive political agenda.A columnist for the New York Post charges that the mayor’s social justice agenda is driving wealthy people out of New York City. He suggests that they are decamping for Florida, where there is no city or state income tax, nor an inheritance or estate tax—though, of course, those advantages for rich people in Florida predate de Blasio’s election.The author, one Michael Goodwin, writes, “As one affluent woman, a self-described liberal, told me, ‘De Blasio hates me, so I hate him.’ She doesn’t personally know him, but draws her conclusion from his words and deeds.”“The central problem,” Goodwin writes, “is the mayor’s childish view of wealth.”The connection to our world is Goodwin’s link of de Blasio’s presumed dislike of rich people—and their dislike of him—to “his lack of appreciation for the impact of wealth on city revenues and the importance of philanthropy to the arts and education.” To stoke fears of what might be lost as rich people turn into refugees from the Big Apple, Goodwin cites concerns about philanthropic support for the arts such as the $143 million budget of the Metropolitan Opera, but even moreso the “explosion of charitable dollars to help fund the charter-school movement…that seems to infuriate de Blasio.” Goodwin links de Blasio’s opposition to charter schools, with their prominent Wall Street and real estate backers, to their supposed threat to his political base (read: teachers’ unions). Goodwin even hints at a subtle reverse racism in de Blasio’s anti-charter policies, noting that “the money comes predominately from whites, many of them Jewish, and benefits predominately nonwhite children and families.”Goodwin might want to remember that philanthropists have coexisted with the politicians who shared de Blasio’s thinking in the past and will do so in the future. We’ll even bet that more than a few philanthropists actually like de Blasio’s point of view. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, foundation execs from the Big Apple will undoubtedly counter Goodwin’s take.—Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares read more
ShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesApril 24, 2014; International Business TimesWhen the NRA convenes for its annual three-day meeting in Indianapolis this weekend, they will be met by a bunch of mothers who are hoping to persuade them to back tougher gun laws. And apparently the women have an angle to play.“Their extremism should not go unanswered,” said Shannon Watts, co-founder of Moms Demand Action. “They are not just against background checks…They’re extremists in many ways and we want to make sure people understand that. We want to highlight that.”Moms Demand Action is only eighteen months old, but it already has 150,000 volunteers across 50 states. It is also newly wed to Mayors Against Illegal Guns to form the Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety. In all, Everytown is estimated to have 1.5 million supporters, not to mention the $50 million contributed by Bloomberg to grow those ranks.In Indiana, the mothers intend to bring the disarming tools of their trade: strollers and diaper bags. Shannon Watts, the co-founder of Moms Demand Action, commented, “We realized that when we have diaper bags and strollers in the hallways, legislators couldn’t really get through without talking to us and listening to us.”They also bring straight talk on the most elemental level. “The gun lobby has preyed on the emotions of vocal minorities for decades,” Watts said. “They’ve made this vocal minority afraid that their guns are going to be taken away. Well, moms are afraid our children are going to be taken away. That’s the emotion we believe will win at the end of the day.”—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares read more
Share23TweetShareEmail23 SharesJoe Mabel [GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0 or Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsAugust 30, 2018; The ConversationLately, the news for unions has been getting worse. The number of workers belonging to a union has sunk to a low of 10.7 percent, according to the recent news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a number not seen since the passage of the Labor Relations Act in the 1930s. Just three months ago, as reported and commented on by NPQ, the Supreme Court of the United States made what many consider to be an absurd ruling against public sector unions. The ruling means that these unions are not allowed to charge fees to nonunion members for the costs associated with collective bargaining, even though those non-members will reap any benefits.It is not coincidental that this case involved public sector unions. Ever since the 1950s, a movement called “Right to Work” has been using this argument against requiring workers to pay union dues or fees to hammer away at union membership in the private sector. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report shows public sector membership was much higher than the average at 34.4 percent. That is now likely to drop.Or is it? According to a study conducted by researchers from the MIT Sloan School of Management, interest in joining a union is on the rise. Representing a 40-year high, 48 percent of non-union workers expressed interest in joining a union if they were given the opportunity. In 1977, that number was only at 38 percent. That number also means that 58 million Americans would have an interest in joining a union if they could, nearly quadruple the number of current union members (14.8 million in 2017).More than 50 percent of the survey’s participants commented that their interest in a union comes from feeling they do not have the level of voice in their workplace they’d like to have. The most commonly cited issue was compensation, with 60 percent of respondents wanting more input on wages and benefits. This would seem to be a strong union argument, as according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, nonunion workers earned 20 percent less than union workers. Collective bargaining actually works!The writers of the article call this the “voice gap”: People want more say in the conditions of their workplace than they think they have right now. Other issues where respondents wanted more voice are in opportunities for promotion (55 percent), job security and respect for employees (53 percent), and harassment protection (51 percent).Despite the argument that unions have had a positive impact on all of these issues in the past, the writers of the article do not believe that we will see a rise in union membership. Fewer than one percent are likely to see an organizing effort at their workplace, and of these only one in seven campaigns succeed; that percentage drops to one-in-ten in cases where the employer has been found by the National Labor Relations Board to have engaged in “unfair labor practices” (a fancy term for illegal union suppression).Part of the reason for the huge gap between workers’ expressed desires and how union campaigns fare also has to do with the considerable pressure that employers can bring to bear, even absent engaging in illegal activity, to legally pressure their employees to vote “no.” For example, a 2009 study by Cornell professor Kate Bronfenbrenner for the Economic Policy Institute found, notes Jessica Harris in On Labor, “that employers held captive audience meetings in 89 percent of union election campaigns between 1999 and 2003. The average employer held 10.4 meetings during the course of an election campaign.” These meetings basically aim to persuade employees that their jobs may disappear if they have the temerity to vote for the union.If workers are blocked from joining unions, however, there are other ways that voices are being raised and heard. Unions themselves are reaching out beyond their membership for the “Fight for 15” to raise the minimum wage to a reasonable level. On the website coworker.org, workers are encouraged to come together to raise awareness of issues. An example is that 42,345 Starbucks workers have joined the website. One petition wants Starbucks corporate to realize that morale at the stores is incredibly low due to labor cuts. To date, the petition has received more than 20,000 signatures! Although this does not have the same power and impact of collective bargaining, it is one way workers can make their voices heard.In her article on the Supreme Court case, NPQ’s Carole Levine called for nonprofits to engage in this area. She argues that workers losing their rights and benefits will turn to our sector for assistance. Perhaps the nonprofit sector can take a cue from the results of the survey, as cited above, and do more than put a band-aid on things. Is there a better form of economic development than higher wages? Isn’t preventing harassment in the workplace part of a broader fight for social justice? Perhaps the sector can advocate for workers, coming together to use a strong, collective voice to promote real change.—Rob MeiksinsShare23TweetShareEmail23 Shares read more
Al Jazeera could launch an initial public offering in Qatar as early as next year, according to press reports.Olivier Gueris, chief operating officer of the Qatar exchange, told the Reuters news agency that Al Jazeera would like to list next year subject to regulatory approvals and market conditions.Gueris said that the Qatar government was keen to divest stakes in various state enterprises.
Virgin Media saw a surge in new TiVo customers during the fourth quarter of 2011, with its base more than doubling to 435,000. That figure means 12% of the cable operator’s TV base now subscribes to the next generation platform that combines live TV with on-demand and web content and offers up to 1TB of storage.The UK operator saw its TV base increase by 56,100 quarter-on-quarter but the total figure of 3.8 million pay TV customers was down 15,000 from the end of 2010.In broadband, around half of subscriber additions in the quarter, about 133,000, took high speed services of at least 30Mbps. Overall, nearly 1.2 million customers took a package of at least 20Mbps. The number of customers taking services of at least 50 or 100Mbps increased by 67% over the course of the year to 200,000.Virgin Media’s overall cable subscriber base increased by 15,000 during the fourth quarter, which was the first period since the second quarter 2010 that there was a year-on-year reduction in gross disconnections. Virgin Media said 697,000 customers, or 14.5% of its base, took quad-play packages including mobile services, up 19% year-on-year.Financially, full year consumer revenue was up 3% to £2.7 billion (€3.2 billion), principally a result of increased ARPU, which was up 0.7% to £47.85.“Our strategy of focusing on customers who want more from the digital world is paying off,” said Neil Berkett, CEO of Virgin Media. “With the number of TiVo customers doubling in the final quarter of the year, our new TiVo service is attracting both new and existing customers. Since its commercial launch mid-way through the year, the number of TiVo subscribers has grown to almost half a million with a large and growing proportion now using its next generation functionality on a regular basis. Demand for better broadband also continues to grow fast, with around half of new customers choosing superfast speeds. The combination of the best TV experience and the best broadband, has enabled us to acquire more new customers in the quarter.” read more
The Competition Commission has decided against regulating to reduce BSkyB’s grip on the UK pay TV movies market, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.The commission’s preliminary report, due to be released this week, is expected to conclude that the entry of online movie rivals including Netflix and Lovefilm has reduced the need to regulate the market by weakening BSkyB’s dominance, according to the report.The Competition Commission said in March that it would look again at its earlier finding that Sky’s first subcription pay TV window deals with Hollywood studios were anti-competitive in the light of the development of the online offerings.Media and telecoms regulator Ofcom warned the commission in April not to overestimate the impact of Netflix and Lovefilm on the UK market, arguing that Netflix and Lovefilm’s long-term deals with the studios largely covered the second subscription pay TV window, and Sky remained dominant in rights to first subscription pay TV window movie content. However, the Mail’s story, if true, indicates that the Competition Commission has decided that the impact of the online services is sufficient to weaken Sky’s hold on the market.The commission is expected to publish its final report in July.Separately, News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch moved to squash a report in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that the company was considering spinning its UK newspapers off into a trust or selling or part of its stake in them. There has been speculation that News Corp might consider spinning off its UK newspapers in order to secure its grip on its more profitable pay TV activities in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, and possibly, in the future, to renew its attempt to take full control of BSkyB. read more
Sky Italia has appointed Eric Gerritsen as executive vice- president of communications and public affairs, a new position at the DTH operator.Gerritsen joins from Burson-Marsteller, where he was CEO for Italy and vice-president EMEA corporate and crisis communications.
Thomson Broadcast has announced that B&B TV Communication, the entity responsible for the wireless-cable broadcasting of radio and television channels in Azerbaijan, has purchased its DVB-T/DVB-T2 Elite 100 GreenPower transmitters.B&B TV will use the air-cooled transmitters to help introduce high-definition digital broadcasting to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. In the first phase of HD broadcasting, B&B TV will deploy three DVB-T2 television transmitting systems up to 2kW in a 6+1 redundancy configuration. The systems will be completed and on the air by the end of 2012.“We chose Thomson’s Elite 100 GreenPower transmitter because it gives us the enhanced performance we need for the lowest cost of ownership,” said Sabina Babayeva, CEO of B&B TV. “It is air-cooled, and thanks to the real-time digital adaptive correction technology, we can easily correct linear and non-linear distortions. Elite 100 will allow us to achieve the highest efficiency with guaranteed performance.” read more
UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s broadcast and online segment posted revenues up 6% at £465 million (€547 million). Overall, ITV’s revenues grew 1% to £571 million.“As we anticipated, the quarterly pattern of demand from advertisers in 2013 is very different to 2012 although we expect it to even out over the course of the year. While we are cautious about the outlook for TV advertising for 2013, our objective remains to outperform the market over the full year,” said CEO Adam Crozier.“Looking across the whole year, we again expect to deliver good growth in all parts of the business as we continue to strengthen and rebalance ITV in line with the Transformation Plan [that began in 2010],” he added.Crozier predicted the UK broadcaster’s international arm, ITV Studios, will deliver “double-digit” growth this year, despite revenues for the first three months of this year dipping 5%.ITV Studios, which counts Come Dine with Me and Hell’s Kitchen among its formats, posted revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, of £201 million, compared with £212 million for the same period last year. read more
This week’s Brit Awards generated what Twitter said was a “record breaking” amount of traffic on the social network, despite experiencing a TV ratings slump.According to Twitter UK, more than 4 million tweets were sent about the televised UK music awards ceremony, double last year’s total, with a new record peak of 78,000 tweets per-minute logged.This was in spite of the show receiving what was reported to be its lowest TV ratings in at least 15 years after 4.2 million people tuned into the live broadcast. Including time-shifted audience, the Brits averaged 4.6 million viewers – more than 2 million viewers down on last year.Twitter attributed the social bounce that the show received this year to the fact that fans were invited to vote for an award live on Twitter for the first time, choosing the winner of the Best British Video.“During the broadcast, there were a whopping two million Tweets sent about the live vote alone,” according to Twitter UK entertainment partnerships exec Sunil Singhvi, in a blog post about the show.Of the 42 acts nominated for this year’s Brit awards, all but one have a Twitter presence, while seven out of the world’s top 10 most-followed Twitter accounts belong to musicians, according to Twitter. read more
The Algerian TV market has undergone “significant changes” in the past two years, and is now host to 36 public and private TV channels, according to new research by the European Audiovisual Observatory.The public service body says that since the introduction of a new law in January 2012 relating to information, the emergence of satellite channels has fostered ”considerable freedom of expression.”As of March 2013, there were 31 private satellite channels of various genres – including general-interest, news and current affairs channels – according to the Audiovisual Observatory.“In spite of their status as companies subject to foreign law, the private channels are trying to promote an audiovisual landscape that meets Algerian viewers’ expectations. Law No. 14-04 of 24 February 2014 on audiovisual activities aims to regulate the audiovisual field and, for the first time, to permit private television channels to be set up in Algeria itself,” said the study.It also claimed that 170 feature films, documentaries and short films funded by the Fund for the Development of the Arts, Techniques and the Film Industry (FDATIC) and the Algerian Agency for Cultural Influence (AARC) were produced between 2007 and 2013. read more
Sebastien PunturelloUp to 400,000 homes in the West African state of Senegal are viewing Canal+ content illegally, according to the pay TV operator’s country director, Sébastien Punturello, cited by local press.Punturello, speaking at a seminar on piracy in the country, said that converting 20% of this pirated viewing into legitimate subscriptions could generate revenues of XOF4 billion (€6 million) a year for the state, according to the reports.Punturello said that piracy was being conducted through illegal redistribution over cable and MMDS networks as well as by the use of counterfeit and black-market decoders.He said that while Senegal had legislation in place to combat piracy, there remained problems with execution.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched a new subscription video-on-demand offering, featuring a curated selection of “classic and critically-acclaimed films”.BFI Player+ will offer hundreds of film titles and will cost £4.99 (€6.97) per month, with no fixed contract.The BFI said that service was shaped through user feedback and aims to celebrate “the best of a century of cinema”.At launch, titles on the service will include roughly 300 films, grouped into genres and collections such as British Classics, Horror, Documentaries and Family – as well as experimental films and movies that are “near-impossible to see anywhere else” in an Unavailable on DVD section.Each week, BFI Player+ will also feature a weekly video recommendation from UK film critic, Mark Kermode, which the BFI said is part of its “unique approach to curated cinema”.“We are passionate about bringing great cinema to audiences – it’s at the core of everything the BFI does – and BFI Player+ does exactly that. We bring a unique approach to subscription services: expertly curated cinema that takes audiences on a journey through the very best of film, from its early masterpieces through to contemporary greats,” said digital director at the BFI, Edward Humphrey.BFI Player+ joins the UK film organisation’s existing BFI Player – a pay-per view offering focused around new released independent films – and its Britain on Film archive collection, which it says has had 4 million views since launching in July. read more
French media regulator the CSA has authorised Aéroports de Paris unit Hub One to begin a trial of the use of LTE in the 700MHz band – currently used for digital-terrestrial broadcasting – at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport.Hub One has been planning to test the use of 700MHz for critical communications between police, fire and security services at the airport, as a possible replacement for the current Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) communications system for the past year.The CSA has granted authority to trial the use of the spectrum for a period of three months.
Divimove has released an array of statistics about the top-performing channels and talent on YouTube.The FremantleMedia-backed MCN said it was a ‘pet annoyance’ that YouTube stats are thin on the ground, or out of date, so it was releasing its own research, based on tracking 1.5 million YouTube channels.The Germany-based firm said that, across these channels, 32 million videos were available and there were 2.9 trillion views in 2015.In terms of the YouTubers and channels with the most subs, Pewdiepie came out top, ahead of Holasoygerman in second. Smosh was ranked third, ahead of Nigahiga and Jennamarbles respectively.On terms of YouTube channels from existing brands, RedBull won out, with 4.8 million subs and 342 million video views in 2015. It added 884,000 subs last year.The PlayStation YouTube channel was second, with 3.9 million subs and 324 million views through the year. It added 1.2 million subs. read more