Founded in February 2005, YouTube
is a leader in online video, and a premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube
allows people to easily upload and share video clips on http://www.youtube.com
and across the Internet through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.
Everyone can watch videos on YouTube
. People can see first-hand accounts of current events, find videos about their hobbies and interests, and discover the quirky and unusual. As more people capture special moments on video, YouTube
is empowering them to become the broadcasters of tomorrow.YouTube
received funding from Sequoia Capital in November 2005 and was officially launched one month later in December. Chad Hurley and Steve Chen proceeded to become the first members of the YouTube
management team and currently serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer respectively.
In November 2006, within a year of its launch, YouTube
was purchased by Google Inc.
in one of the most talked-about acquisitions to date.YouTube
has struck numerous partnership deals with content providers such as CBS, BBC, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, Warner Music Group, NBA, The Sundance Channel and many more