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YouTube is a video-sharing service owned by Google founded in 2005 by Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, and Chad Hurley.

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YouTube allows users to upload and view videos. They also allow users to rate, share, add to playlists, report and comment on videos, and subscribe to other users and video creators, or channels. Through YouTube, users can access a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, 3D videos, 360-degree videos, YouTube Reels, and educational videos.

YouTube announced in January 2015 that their default playback method would be HMTL5 on supported browsers. Previous to this change, YouTube used Adobe Dynamic Streaming for Flash. Still, the transition to HTML5 streamed video using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP for an adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming for optimized bit-rate and quality based on the viewer's network.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees-Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion, and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube allows users to upload and view videos. They also allow users to rate, share, add to playlists, report and comment on videos, and subscribe to other users and video creators, or channels. Through YouTube, users can access a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, 3D videos, 360-degree videos, YouTube Reels, and educational videos.

YouTube announced in January 2015 that their default playback method would be HMTL5 on supported browsers. Previous to this change, YouTube used Adobe Dynamic Streaming for Flash. Still, the transition to HTML5 streamed video using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP for an adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming for optimized bit-rate and quality based on the viewer's network.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees--Chademployees-Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion, and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube allows users to upload and view videos. They also allow users to rate, share, add to playlists, report, and comment on videos; as well, asand subscribe to other users and video creators, or channels. Through YouTube, users can access a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, 3D videos, 360-degree videos, YouTube Reels, and educational videos.

YouTube announced in January 2015 that their default playback method would be HMTL5 on supported browsers. Previous to this change, YouTube used Adobe Dynamic Streaming for Flash. Still, but the changetransition to HTML5 streamed video using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP for an adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming for optimized bitratebit-rate and quality based on the viewersviewer's network.

As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute,. orThat's around 30,000 hours of content per hour. The number of video content hours uploaded every 60 seconds grew approximately 40 percent between 2014 and 2019. YouTube has reported two billion logged-in viewers every month and. moreMore than 1 billion hours of video watched every day.; Thisthis accounted for around 21 percent of global video streaming traffic in October 2018, behind Netflix, which accounted for 26.6 percent.

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YouTube and creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program whichthat targets ads according to site content and audience. YouTube uses theirits Partner Program for monetization of a usersuser's channel. In order toTo be eligible for the program, users require channel owners to have a total of 4,000 watched hours of video over 12 months and at least 1,000 subscribers. Through the Partner Program, affiliated users receive ad revenue from the display, overlay, and video ads;. theyThey can receive revenueincome from super chats and super stickers; theyand can have channel memberships and requirerequiring recurring monthly payments for perks;. theyAffiliates can have a merchandise shelf where viewers can browse and buy merchandise on a channel's watch page;. andLastly, affiliates of the Partner Program receive a part of YouTube Premium subscription fees.

The majority of YouTube's videos are free to view except subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, YouTube Music, and YouTube Premium. The latter two are subscription services offering, respectively, ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content. Based on reported quarterly advertising revenue, YouTube was estimated to have US$15 billion in annual revenue in 2019.

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This statement includes their values, which YouTube list as: freedom of expression, or the ability for users to speak freely, share opinions, foster open dialogue, and creative freedom for new voices, formats and possibilities; freedom of information, or the ability for users to have open access to information and use video for education, understanding, and documenting; freedom of opportunity, or the chance for users to be discovered, build a business, succeed on their terms, and allow other users rather than gatekeepers to decide what's popular and successful; and freedom to belong, or the ability for anyone to find communities of support, break down barriers, transcend borders, and come together around shared interests.

This statement includes their values, which YouTube lists as

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees--Chad Hurley, Steve ChenSteve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube allows users to upload and view videos. They also allow users to rate, share, add to playlists, report, and comment on videos; as well as subscribe to other users and video creators, or channels. Through YouTube, users can access a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clipsvideo clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, 3D videos, 360-degree videos, YouTube Reels, and educational videos.

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YouTube announced in January 2015 that their default playback method would be HMTL5 on supported browsers. Previous to this change, YouTube used Adobe Dynamic Streaming for Flash, but the change to HTML5HTML5 streamed video using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP for an adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming for optimized bitrate and quality based on the viewers network.

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As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute, or around 30,000 hours of content per hour. The number of video content hours uploaded every 60 seconds grew approximately 40 percent between 2014 and 2019. YouTube has reported two billion logged-in viewers every month and more than 1 billion hours of video watched every day. This accounted for around 21 percent of global video streaming traffic in October 2018, behind NetflixNetflix which accounted for 26.6 percent.

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YouTube allows users to upload and view videos. They also allow users to rate, share, add to playlists, report, and comment on videos; as well as subscribe to other users and video creators, or channels. Through YouTube, users can access a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videosmusic videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, 3D videos, 360-degree videos, YouTube Reels, and educational videos.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees--Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. GoogleGoogle bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees--Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed KarimJawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPalPayPal employees--Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, CaliforniaSan Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees--Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

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YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees--Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim--created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and YouTube operates as a subsidiary of Google.

Platform

YouTube allows users to upload and view videos. They also allow users to rate, share, add to playlists, report, and comment on videos; as well as subscribe to other users and video creators, or channels. Through YouTube, users can access a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, 3D videos, 360-degree videos, YouTube Reels, and educational videos.

YouTube announced in January 2015 that their default playback method would be HMTL5 on supported browsers. Previous to this change, YouTube used Adobe Dynamic Streaming for Flash, but the change to HTML5 streamed video using Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP for an adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming for optimized bitrate and quality based on the viewers network.

As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute, or around 30,000 hours of content per hour. The number of video content hours uploaded every 60 seconds grew approximately 40 percent between 2014 and 2019. YouTube has reported two billion logged-in viewers every month and more than 1 billion hours of video watched every day. This accounted for around 21 percent of global video streaming traffic in October 2018, behind Netflix which accounted for 26.6 percent.

Revenue

YouTube and creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. YouTube uses their Partner Program for monetization of a users channel. In order to be eligible for the program, users require channel owners to have a total of 4,000 watched hours of video over 12 months and at least 1,000 subscribers. Through the Partner Program, affiliated users receive ad revenue from display, overlay, and video ads; they can receive revenue from super chats and super stickers; they can have channel memberships and require recurring monthly payments for perks; they can have a merchandise shelf where viewers can browse and buy merchandise on a channel's watch page; and affiliates of the Partner Program receive a part of YouTube Premium subscription fees.

The majority of YouTube's videos are free to view except subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium. The latter two are subscription services offering, respectively, ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content. Based on reported quarterly advertising revenue, YouTube was estimated to have US$15 billion in annual revenue in 2019.

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This statement includes their values, which YouTube list as: freedom of expression, or the ability for users to speak freely, share opinions, foster open dialogue, and creative freedom for new voices, formats and possibilities; freedom of information, or the ability for users to have open access to information and use video for education, understanding, and documenting; freedom of opportunity, or the chance for users to be discovered, build a business, succeed on their terms, and allow other users rather than gatekeepers to decide what's popular and successful; and freedom to belong, or the ability for anyone to find communities of support, break down barriers, transcend borders, and come together around shared interests.

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YouTube Community Guidelines & Policies - How YouTube Works

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Google I/O 2013 - Adaptive Streaming for You and YouTube

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