Is User-Produced Video Losing its Appeal?
His sentiments are underscored by recent moves made by Bebo, a social media site, Sony, and ManiaTV, a video destination with more than 3,000 user-generated video channels. Bebo last week decided to open its pages to traditional media providers to boost its online video offerings. A few weeks ago, ManiaTV scrapped its user-generated channels altogether due. Earlier in July, Sony relaunched Grouper, its online video property, as a professional-grade content site only.
What does that say about user-produced video? The market has reached a saturation point, as sites like YouTube continue to pull in the bulk of user-generated video content. Also, the newness of being able to broadcast yourself online is starting to wear off. Professionals tend to do it better, and more often.