YouTube’s Big Bill

In the last 6 months video has really started to take off online. There’s a whole host of new video sharing sites springing up. But hosting video costs money. Lots of money.

This article: Your Tube, Whose Dime? – Forbes.com estimates that YouTube are spending $1m on hosting every month. That’s quite a lot for a startup. It also looks at how the hosting companies are making money out of it and some alternatives.

One thought on “YouTube’s Big Bill”

  1. Iain,

    I thought that you may be interested in Veoh Networks who are looking to mix the YouTube model with P2P for a reduced burn rate. They have funding from Time Warner, so I think that even if they go bust the learnings from their business will be most likely put to good use.

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