The times, they are a changing, and while people around the world still watch video content on that good old television that we all have in our living rooms, where they get that content from is changing. Rewind ten years ago and there’s a good chance that if you had a TV, it was connected in some way, shape, or form to broadcast television. Maybe you spent extra for cable, but at the bare minimum it’s safe to say you could probably watch channels like NBC, ABC, and CBS using an antennae. Heck, maybe you upgraded your old antennae to a new HD antennae…
Fast forward to today and there’s a good chance that your television now has a small box connected to it, not owned by the cable company but instead owned by Apple, Google, Roku or Amazon. Honestly, one of those four companies probably has a product connected to your television in your living room.
This means that you now might not wait until your favorite show comes on television, because television shows are starting to be delivered differently. Now you get the whole series, all at once, and you binge watch episode after episode rather than waiting each week for a new one to debut. While companies like Netflix and Hulu have quickly become staples of the home entertainment experience, You Tube – the online video site Google bought back in 2006 has a massive viewership and these stars don’t go through the same path to fame that Hollywood actors and actresses have for years, they follow a new format.
It’s not hard to imagine that the content and distribution that You Tube has now is only going to grow. Recently You Tube Red and You Tube Originals, their own competitive service to Netflix and Hulu. So let’s see how plugged in your are to the content network that has been growing, likely right under your nose. While you can probably name the three main actors in Game of Thrones, can you name the top three You Tube stars?
I’ll give you a minute. Okay, here they are.