Online video boom and cutting the cord
We're cutting the cord. With what looked like a boom in online video options, we thought we'd give this Internet video thing a real effort. So no more cable television (nor landline phone -- which we haven't had in years) as we wade into the waters of Hulu, YouTube, ESPN, and other sites for our news and entertainment online.
The stats support an enriched online world of video. Let's see how it goes.
ComScore's report last Thursday shows Internet video is more popular than ever, with 183 million people watching online video last month. YouTube is the big winner in the online video field (and its win against the Viacom suit should help it down the road), with a record 14.6 billion videos viewed in May. That's 42 percent of all videos seen on the Web last month.
Hulu showed 1.17 billion videos to viewers and social platform Facebook has become a bigger player in online video sharing -- with 225 million videos posted on the site.
The business landscape is changing rapidly. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hulu may begin charging subscriptions for its videos from partners NBC Universal, News Corp. and the Walt Disney Co.
June 25, 2010; 8:49 AM ET
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