Wednesday, December 13, 2006
MSM Wants Its Own YouTube
While a deal is still far off, the four media companies envision a jointly owned site that would be the primary Web source for videos from their television networks, the paper said in an online report on wsj.com, citing people close to the situation.
The companies aim to cash in on the fast-growing market of Web video advertising and have also discussed building a Web video player that could play clips, the Journal said.
Once again the MSM is late to game desperately trying to play 'catch-up'. FOX maybe - maybe - could pull a YouTube clone off. But CBSNBCABC? Uh, no - ain't gonna happen.
Look, Networks...just forget the idea. You're too late, as usual. The MSM doesn't lead the way, they're followers. By the time they got their version of YouTube up and running, something better and newer will have come along that completely antiquates what the MSM is trying to do.
There are ways the MSM could reinvent itself and once again become a leader instead of a withering and dying follower. But I'm sure as hell not going to tell them how to do it. At least not for free.
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And I DO know how they could do that. But like i said, i'm not giving them any free advice. If they want to pay me, then "we" talk. Otherwise they can continue down the merry road to entropy.
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