The 3rd Annual VideoAces Awards Winners Are Here!

The 3rd Annual VideoAces Awards Winners Are Here!

And with over 55 million channels now live online, there’s clearly a hungry audience for the content from brands and media companies. Yet despite this competition, leading global brands and media companies are making major investments in social video and finding great success. These Awards honor the top social video brands and media companies from 2018, and this time around, we have more categories than ever before — we expanded from three to 12, capturing the top content across more key subject areas. Traditional Media Brands Earn Top Honors While many digital-first companies landed across the 3rd annual VideoAces categories, traditional media brands claimed their own space in the top 10 Global Media Properties category. Here are the top ten global media companies winners from 2018: WarnerMedia rose one spot year-over-year to become the #1 most-viewed media company in 2018. As for Viacom, this is the first time the media company has landed in the top ten, since it jumped all the way up from #16 last year. Indeed, this last year we saw more and more international players make their mark with killer social video strategies which drew in billions of views across various platforms. Another wildly successful international media company from the 2018 VideoAces is MBC. Toys and Tech Dominate Top Global Brands Brands were an equally large part of the global story of video success. Sports Media Creators

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Did you know that in 2018, 6,500 years’ worth of video content was uploaded across platforms like YouTube and Facebook to create 804 million videos? That’s a 46% increase from 2017! And with over 55 million channels now live online, there’s clearly a hungry audience for the content from brands and media companies. However, all that content also makes it challenging to rise to the top.

Yet despite this competition, leading global brands and media companies are making major investments in social video and finding great success. We wanted to recognize their hard work building a real business across these video platforms with our third annual Tubular Labs’ VideoAces Awards. These Awards honor the top social video brands and media companies from 2018, and this time around, we have more categories than ever before — we expanded from three to 12, capturing the top content across more key subject areas.

Let’s take a quick look at this year’s winners!

Traditional Media Brands Earn Top Honors

While many digital-first companies landed across the 3rd annual VideoAces categories, traditional media brands claimed their own space in the top 10 Global Media Properties category. (Notably, nine of these top ten trust Tubular to rise to the peak of the social video landscape.) Here are the top ten global media companies winners from 2018:

2018 VideoAces Awards winners for the Global Media Properties category
2018 VideoAces Awards Winners: Top 10 Global Media Properties

WarnerMedia rose one spot year-over-year to become the #1 most-viewed media company in 2018. This recognition is well-deserved due to several of its properties and video channels dominating the viewership of audiences around the world. CNN, for example, is the #2 most-viewed News & Politics Creator, while Ellen DeGeneres, House of Highlights, Bleacher Report, and Esporte Interativo pulled in millions of views to also earn VideoAces honors in their respective categories.

Likewise, The Walt Disney Company bumped up one position to become the #2 most-viewed media company in the world last year. Its ABC News property is the #1 most-viewed News Media Creator, while ESPN and SportsCenter are #6 and #7 in the Sports Media Creators category, respectively. Of course, other creators like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Disney Music, and Good Morning America only boosted Disney’s overall success last year.

Last but certainly not least, we have media giants Comcast/NBCU and Viacom. Comcast’s ranking was spurred along by top channels such…

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