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Light Reading published a new report - 'Online Video: Show Us the Money'

NEW YORK -- CMP Technology's Light Reading (http://www.lightreading.com), the world's leading online publication for the telecommunications industry, today published a new report -- "Online Video: Show Us the Money."

The report is a look at how the frontrunners in online video sharing are rewarding content producers and allowing everyday Internet users to post their videos, find an audience, and -- sometimes -- cash in on their popularity.

A lot is at stake for telecommunications carriers as online video's popularity soars. Light Reading tracks online video as a major communications market, one that's spurring investment in storage, content delivery networks (CDNs), consumer electronics, and high-speed bandwidth connections.

This new report is free and can be found online here.

"Online video sharing has spread like a virus, and a select few have made tens of thousands of dollars thanks to some innovative video-sharing Websites," says Phil Harvey, Managing Editor for Light Reading. "Some sites aim for well-defined niches, while others require a huge audience. This report details what the differences are, and shows how a site's business model might fatten -- or flatten -- a consumer's wallet."

The report lists basic information on 75 video sharing Websites, detailing which sites offer content makers a way to earn money by uploading and sharing videos. It also profiles a diverse list of companies with business models that will change the way people cash in on content, including: Blip.tv ( http://www.blip.tv/ ), Break.com ( http://www.break.com/ ), Eefoof.com ( http://www.eefoof.com/ ), Google (video.google.com), Lulu.tv ( http://www.lulu.tv/ ), Metacafe ( http://www.metacafe.com/ ), Revver ( http://www.revver.com/ ), and YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/ ).

Contact:
Amy Averbook
Director of Marketing
Light Reading
[email protected]

212-925-0020 x112
212-925-3324 (fax)

About Light Reading
Founded in 2000, Light Reading (http://www.lightreading.com/) is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. It reaches an extensive audience of executives and technologists within the telecom and enterprise networking communities, as well as the financial/industry analysts and investors who track these sectors. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005, and operates as a unit of CMP Technology.

About CMP Technology
CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com/) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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