More bad news for YouTube March 22, 2007Posted by sk in Google, Microsoft, YouTube.
New York Times reports (free registration required):
Media giants NBC Universal and News Corp. on Thursday announced plans to join forces with AOL, MSN, Yahoo and MySpace to form an online video distribution network–taking aim at Google’s popular YouTube operation.
Under the NBC-News Corp. agreement, partners of the online video distribution network will be able to feature the site’s content on their own respective Web site, allowing them to add their own look and feel to the content’s presentation.
The network distribution site will launch with such clips and full episodes as Heroes, My Name is Earl, Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. Movies slated for the network will range from The Devil Wears Prada to The Bourne Identity and Little Miss Sunshine.
Well, it looks like people are finally realizing that Google’s ambitions to control all the information on the web may not be good for them in the long run. Things may change in the future, but as of now it looks like YouTube would’ve been better off had Google left it alone.