YouTube to Share Ad Revenue

By Deane Barker on January 29, 2007

YouTube to share revenue with users: So could this be the start of homegrown TV?

Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, said Saturday that the wildly successful site will start sharing revenue with its millions of users.

Say you have an idea for a funny little show. You stick it on YouTube, and it gets millions of hits, which results in revenue to you. Sooner or later, YouTube will likely allow companies to put ads on specific video pages (even in specific videos), thus allowing companies to sponsor your show.

Congratulations, you just invented television.



  1. …now if we could just have a device that would allow us to “time-shift” through the commercials… that would be great!

    I’ll call it a “recorder for digital video” or “RDV” for short. I’ll make millions.

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