Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Yous Tube

According to Notable Calls GOOG is having trouble with the content for YouTube - apparently all of the TV companies see this as a great new revenue stream but aren't willing to play nice with poor little GOOG.

The solution to this, of course, is to put part of YouTube on a subscription basis and see if people will be willing to pay to see that crap that they already pay to see when they buy cable. The networks could permit a certain amount of programming - especially some of the really ancient stuff like "Green Acres" (a TV icon still seen in many markets as expressing the true nature of "rural living") to be shown for free and the modern stuff - such as "24" to be put on the paid part of the site.

Of course the pirates will be right there to buy the first subscriptions - this would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

I just post these blurbs to get you to read Notable Calls - I have no stake in the site but I think it is one of the best "stock picker sites" that isn't a "stock picker site" out there.