"Unfortunately, great vision, a passionate team, tens of millions of users, millions in revenues and victory in court were not enough."
"Veoh never really executed a clear and concise business plan on what they were going to offer, what problem their platform would solve, or what the business model of the company was going to be. While all companies need to adapt their focus to try and stay in step with how the market evolves, Veoh always struggled to define who they were and what they were doing in the market"
"Veoh’s greatest contribution to online video space was its preemptive lawsuit against Universal Music Group later joined by DivX. At the time, few in the industry had the resources (or the balls) to take on an established media company. The successful outcome – the court upheld the company’s protection from lawsuit under the DMCA – meant it was far less likely for any other future lawsuit by an established rights holder against an online service provider – and there have been few similar suits since. Had these companies not been willing to put themselves fully into this fight the landscape of the industry would likely look very different today."
"While it’s sad to see a site like Veoh come to an end, I don’t think it’s particularly illustrative of any trend or a forecast of anything to come. The storm clouds I see, and worry about, include a more fractured video environment due to HTML5 and lack of uniform support by the browsers for a single, standardized video codec; Apple’s intransigence on Flash on the iPhone and iPad, with the result that most of the video available today on the web is and will continue to be broken on those devices; and the lack of any clear path technically, right now, to replicate what is done with Flash video for both advertising and video sharing."
- Veoh Letter
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