There’s some buzz going around that Google is going to buyout the mammoth digital video hosting website, YouTube. Find out why this acquisition may be a boon for voice actors. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has been in talks with YouTube, discussing the potential of overtaking the popular video website that allows people to upload video content to the web for mass distribution and observation.
The figure we’re looking at? $1.6 Billion.
This isn’t the first foray Google has made into the world of broadcast and multimedia. Remember this? After announcing that radio advertisements were soon to be on the Google menu, it isn’t much of a surprise that video advertisements would be next on the search engine company’s to-do list. Video is a visual medium with an audio component. When the tape is rolling (or animation is generated, for that matter), the natural progression is to include voice-overs, wouldn’t you agree?
If Google buys out YouTube, the world will see more advertisements and in turn hear more voice-overs to accompany those ads online. This potential acquisition could be a major boon to the voice industry and another product offering in your toolkit of services. If you’re interested in keeping tabs on this story or would like to learn more, check out what Marshall Kirkpatrick had to say about the Wall Street Journal’s report on Google’s speculative acquisition of YouTube at Michael Arrington’s website, Techcrunch.com.
Keep your eye on this one. I know we are!