January 23rd, 2012, 17:51 PM
YouTube Tops 4 Billion Daily Video Views
YouTube said Monday that it has exceeded 4 billion video views on a global basis per day, a sharp bump up from what the company said at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month.
There, Robert Kyncl, vice president of content at Google and a former architect of the Netflix streaming business, said that YouTube serves 3 billion hours per video every month. It counts 800 million unique monthly vistitors, dwarfing CBS, Hulu, and Netflix, he said at the time.
YouTube also said today that users are now uploading an hour of video every second, as users watch—and upload—more and more video.
In total, YouTube said that users are uploading 60 hours of video every minute, a feat that YouTube commemorated with onehourpersecond.com, a site devoted to cartoony representations of what an hour per second of video looks like.
Full story: PC Magazine