November 11, 2010

YouTube Users Uploading 35 Hours Of Video Per Minute

YouTube said Thursday that there are now 35 hours of video being uploaded each minute on the video-sharing site.

Hunter Walk, director of product management at Google-owned YouTube, said the amount of uploads to YouTube in the last couple of years has more than doubled.

The amount of videos being uploaded each minute equates to 50,400 hours of video daily.

"Another way to think about it is: if three of the major US networks were broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for the last 60 years, they still wouldn't have broadcast as much content as is uploaded to YouTube every 30 days," he said in a blog post.

Walk said a number of factors were behind the jump, including an increase in the time limit for videos to 15 minutes from 10 minutes as well as an increase in the file size. 

He also said that more videos are also being uploaded from mobile phones.

Google bought the video-sharing site in 2006 for $1.65 billion.  However, the Internet search giant has yet to make a profit on the site despite its massive popularity.

YouTube has been gradually adding professional content like full-length television shows and movies to its vast trove of amateur videos in an attempt to attract advertisers.


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