New Japanese video site launches tomorrow October 16, 2006Posted by fukumimi in Internet, Japan.
Another domestic YouTube clone service.
This time, brought to you by Excite Japan.
Apparently powered by a Japanese would-be YouTube clone venture, PeeVee.TV.
Both Excite and PeeVee promote their services as a way of sharing home-made video content. But let’s face the facts. YouTube’s “success” was basically down to the unauthorised copyright content hosted on the site, and their skillful game of cat and mouse with the copyright holders as it built up mindshare.
I really don’t see much of a market a site which is purely dedicated to acts of attempted public masturbation (this is a metaphor, obviously) on camera. What is the compelling reason to use these services rather than YouTube or even GoogleVideo or the domestic WatchMe.TV (which has the backing of Fuji TV) ? I just don’t see these services going anywhere.