The future of video is user-centric, IP-delivered content. That’s a fancy way of saying you’re going to be able to get the content you want on any device. For YouTube this means the transformation from being a “video website” to what i think about as the Video Operating System. The VideoOS will be about the ability for anyone to broadcast themselves to millions of worldwide users across laptops, tablets, phones and living rooms. The world has never had a single TV station available where anyone can access any piece of content.
Getting to this exciting future is a product, technology and business challenge. Fortunately i’m amazed every day by the quality of my colleagues at YouTube working hard to figure this all out. Today i’m especially proud because we’ve brought on two excellent new business hires – Dean Gilbert as our Global Head of Content and Robert Kyncl as Global Head of TV and Film Entertainment. Dean has been at the forefront of the cable industry for many years. Robert was the guy at Netflix who negotiated and signed all their streaming deals. He’s the guy who is making the DVD obsolete.
We’re continuing to grow quickly across all teams – here’s our job page. Personally i’m especially interested in product managers who want to help figure out the VideoOS future with me. My YouTube and TV&Film teams are growing so if you want to learn more, shoot me a note about why you’re so amped up about how media is changing.