Scrolling through the long list of videos surely amazes us. This helps in the recreation of our mind and to concentrate on our work more better way. There are millions of videos that surf the internet daily. The videos are of different genres, some are funny, some are for education purpose, some are documentary videos and much more. Watching the video online has grown to a new trend with the onset of the technological revolution.
Earlier videos could only be accessed through a computer having a stable internet connection. Nowadays the videos can also be accessed by a smartphone, tablet, iPhone etc. Videos can be seen on various sites on the internet. Here are the top 10 most popular video sites in India in 2018 through which you can watch videos:
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The vine is a small video providing site which helps to connect and socialise by providing them a looping video of six seconds. This site was launched in 2013 and was created by vine Labrotaries under the leadership of Dom Hoffman, Colin Krol, and Rus Yusupov. By the end of 2015, Vine had over 180 million active viewers. In 2016, the upload feature on the Vine was disabled by the developers but watching and downloading was available. Vine is accessible through all the operating systems be it windows, android or iOS. The company had earned about $31 million dollars in the year 2012.
LiveLeak is a video allocating website based mainly on war, politics, footage and many more activities that join together to form citizen journalism. The video site was established in the year 2006 by a group of people along with Hayden Hewitt. The site includes various videos on the incidents going all around the globe. Some of the trending videos of the site including the execution of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and a cockpit video from a gunship support firing Hellfire missiles at targets in the war torn region of Afghanistan.
Ustream is a video sharing media from America which does live video running and video publishing company. Ustream has its video available in various dialects mainly English, German, Korean, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian. Ustream is a part of the IBM company. The site has its head office in San Fransisco, Budapest, and Los Angeles. The site was launched in 2007 and is available in only Android and iOS operating systems. Ustream has been the key live game allocating sites for Play Station series. Ustream uses unique fingerprinting methods to determine copyright videos.
Twitch is an American video streaming site and a part of the famous Amazon company. Launched in 2011 twitch is usually used by gamers to show live streaming of their gameplay to the world. Apart from gameplay, videos are also based on music broadcasts, recent videos etc. Videos can either be seen live or via video on demand. By 2013, twitch had almost 46 million subscribers. In 2014 the company had earned $950 million. The parent company Amazon had launched a new site of videos called Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime allows to access videos and movies and has a copyright claim. Uploading videos in Amazon prime are not allowed.
The next in our list is Hulu. It is also an American Video site that allows to surf and view videos. It is an American site that produces a video on demand. Hulu includes videos of various famous production houses like The Walt Disney, 21st Century Fox, Comcast and Time Warner. The site was established in 2007 with it nerve center in California. The company is controlled by Mike Hopkins who is the Chief Executive Officer. The company produces various video streaming methods like streaming video, Television on demand and Video on demand. The company earns annual revenue of approximately 1.12 Billion dollars.
DailyMotion is a video allocating website based in the French capital of Paris. The website was designed and launched in the year 2005 Maxime Sadda. He is also the current acting head of the company. DailyMotion is a worldwide website and is available in 18 different languages and 36 different local languages. DailyMotion earned a great success when the French government decided to invest in the website so as to promote it globally. The investment was a part of the Strategic Investment fund. Orange had taken over 49% stakes in the company in the year 2014 leaving the power of authority in the hands of the DailyMotion.
Vimeo is a video distributing website and a subsidiary of an American company IAC. The company has its main building in New York. Zach Klein and Jake Lodwick were the two individuals behind the development of Vimeo. Today it is controlled by Anjali Sud, the Cheif Executive Officer of the company. The company was projected in the year 2004. Vimeo offers videos in different languages like English, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Spanish, German and Korean. IAC had obtained Vimeo in the year 2006. It allows subscribers to upload videos per week with a size allotment of 500 MB.
3. Yahoo View
Yahoo View was earlier known as Yahoo! screen. It is a video hosting website that uploads a video on demand. Yahoo! The view is controlled by Yahoo! in a joint venture with the HULU. It also broadcasts the TV series of FOX, ABC, and NBC. It was established in 2006. Yahoo View screen was shut down in 2016 following its poor content and was relaunched in the same year known as Yahoo! View. Yahoo View had copyrights of various famous TV series such as Saturday Night Live, Community, Sin City Saints. It also broadcasted the International series of the National Leagues.
The second top site in India is for viewing video is NetFlix. NetFlix is an American restoration company that shows multiple Tv series. It was established by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in the year 1997. It has its headquarters in California. NetFlix released its first television series in 2013 named House of Cards. NetFlix serves in more than 195 countries to keep people socialised. NetFlix Originals is a website which offers content through its vast collection of films and television series. It has an annual revenue of over $8.25 billion and an employee base of 3500.
Topping our list of top 10 video sites in India is YouTube. It is an American entertainment company based in California. It was created by three persons namely Steve Chain, Chad Harley and Jawed Karim. It is a worldwide website created for hosting video. YouTube now acts as a Google subsidiary after it was bought by Google in 2006 with purchase consideration of $ 1.62 billion. The tagline of the company is broadcast yourself. Google also activates its google ad sense which means it shows different types of ads depending upon the videos you select. YouTube also allows its users to upload videos and has now equipped itself with the 360-degree video viewing.
These are the top 10 video viewing sites in India. Most of this sites are American and hold copyright claims of every video. These sites have definitely helped the citizens of India to keep connected with the social world.