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You can do quite a lot with a sufficiently large catalog of semi-popular footage, but original content is king, and today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that YouTube will sink $100 million into original programming. The idea, according to the usual anonymous sources, is that Google will reshape the home of Keyboard Cat into a television network of sorts -- with channels for different topics -- and a good number of them featuring "several hours of professionally produced original programming a week."
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Lost for words!
Decided to remove the misleading image...
Edited by LiLChris - 4/7/11 at 12:46am
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does this mean lossless videos?
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So it will be internet TV, more or less. Seems like a natural progression to me. Steadier viewership = more money from advertising.
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It's not lossless
In fact the quality at 4k is not even that good

I'd rather have lossless or higher quality 1080p than lossy 4k
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
It's not lossless
In fact the quality at 4k is not even that good

I'd rather have lossless or higher quality 1080p than lossy 4k
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The resolution isn't really the biggest part of the article. The main thing is that they're going to be essentially making pseudo-TV stations with higher quality (not referring to resolution) original content than your typical YouTube user uploading crap. They're spending tons of money (millions) trying to draw in talent to get things going.
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The idea, according to the usual anonymous sources, is that Google will reshape the home of Keyboard Cat into a television network of sorts -- with channels for different topics -- and a good number of them featuring "several hours of professionally produced original programming a week."
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...and yet sometimes my internet struggles to run the 480p videos.
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It isn't just about the resolution.
Read it so you understand what Google is doing.


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Right. Actually the article has nothing to do with resolution or video image quality. That article image is just an eye-grabber.
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