San Bruno,
– Google’s (NASD:  GOOG) YouTube
announced on Monday that, after five years in operation, it is now serving over
2 billion video views daily, representing nearly double the prime-time audience
of the the three major U.S. broadcast networks combined. "What started as
a site for bedroom vloggers and viral videos has evolved into a global platform
that supports HD and 3D, broadcasts entire sports seasons live to 200+
countries," the company said in a blog post.

To celebrate its fifth
birthday, YouTube is also launching the YouTube Five Year channel, which
features videos of "people from all over describing how YouTube has
changed or shaped their lives."


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