Thursday, May 11, 2006

Three earns from user generated video

3G Mobile operator 3 earned over £1.2m in just four months from its See Me TV channel for user generated video content. It's seen 4 million downloads and 30,000 submissions. Submitters are paid each tome a clip is views (1p for standard and 10p for adult!) The most popular clips include; * Hot dog boy – the quickest frankfurter eater in town! * Pretzel girl – a real-life office contortionist * The World's first wedding proposal over video mobile – customer proposed to his girl friend on Valentine’s day (Dating Game) * Tornado chaos – footage of the aftermath of the tornado that hit Birmingham (24 Hours) They are planning to roll out the service to news, making their subscribers citizen journalists Welcome to 3

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