YouTube Killed the Television Star!? by Pitzertube
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This texteo was written by pitzertube as his final for 2010 LFYT.
The online video boom is starting to eat into TV viewing time, an ICM survey of 2,070 people for the BBC suggests. Some 43% of Britons who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week said they watched less normal TV as a result.[cit]

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Many media scholars have thought about the idea that YouTube might replace ordinary television. Some of them came up with the idea that, in the future, television could be streamed online and that viewers could choose their favorite content on YouTube.

There are also scholars that are contrary to this theory. According to Riepel's law, which is a hypothesis formulated by Wolfgang Riepl in 1913, "new, further developed types of media never replace the existing modes of media and their usage patterns. Instead, a convergence takes place in their field, leading to a different way and field of use for these older forms."

Therefore it could be possible that Television and YouTube merge closer together, imitating aspects of each other, which they are doing already: for example YouTube offers various channels by television stations where those upload additional videos for their fans. On these channels user find recaps and season summaries of their favorite shows. Next to Sneak, viewers can also find trailers that have been also showed on television before. For exclusive new content, those pages offer behind the scenes videos of their shows or special internet video episodes or vblogs by characters.

Next to corporate generated content, lots of user generated content of this topic can be found on YouTube. Whether they are fan's videos that summarize love stories of their favorite characters or cut together a medley of theme songs users re-edit scenes of television shows to express and share their pleasure about it. Some users even get creative and vblog about their favorite TV series. Some of these blogs offer a closer look at secrets and hidden symbols. Other users just upload videos with links to other pages where one could download the show illegally.

Today, YouTube and television approach each other even a bit more. The latest television sets have a built in internet access, so that they are able to connect viewers to YouTube.

Maybe in the future a mixture of television sets with ordinary programming and on demand programming will merge together with YouTube's concept of video sharing and connecting.