Technology.am (May 22, 2009) — The Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube said that 20 hours of video are being uploaded to the site every minute.
It said that in mid-2007, six hours of video were being uploaded to the site every minute. Then it grew to eight hours per minute, then 10, then 13. It grew to 15 hours in January of this year and now stands at 20 hours a minute, YouTube said.
“Let’s see if we can get to 24 hours — a full day’s worth of video uploaded every minute,” wrote Ryan Junee, a YouTube product manager.
Google bought YouTube in 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars but it has not yet managed to turn a profit with the site despite its massive global popularity.
YouTube has been gradually adding professional content such as full-length television shows and movies to its vast trove of amateur video offerings in a bid to attract advertisers.
It recently announced partnerships with Sony Pictures and other Hollywood studios and rolled out new platforms for watching television shows and movies.