Do-it-yourself live video site Justin.TV is a year old, and it celebrates its birthday by boasting to TechCrunch. And it has some boast-worthy stats: 87 million page views and 24.9 million uniques over the past 12 months, for instance. UPDATE: As our readers point out, services like Compete show dramatically smaller audiences.
What CEO Michael Seibel doesn’t mention: Whether Justin.TV can make money by giving away bandwidth to thousands of “lifecasters” availing themselves of the service.
We have an idea, which we’ll flush out in a later post. But it looks like this business is even tougher to make work than conventional user-generated video. And that’s saying something.
Justin.TV’s first-year stats:
* 87,331,037 pageviews
* 24,954,403 unique visitors
* 57 years of archives
* 28,106 total channels
* 356,197 registered users
* 73,754 user created video clips
* 3.6 gigabits per second of video transmission
* 32,000 simultaneous viewers
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