Instinctively, a UK-localised YouTube (at youtube.co.uk) doesn’t sound too exciting. But I’ve spent maybe 30 seconds looking at it, and already I’ve seen two things I’d call ‘significant’ which I’d never have spotted in a US-centric site. Firstly, Chris Moyles and his abortive video-blogging, which didn’t get beyond episode three. Secondly, The Sun’s channel, launched only a few days ago by the look of it… featuring the shock return of a legend of British TV. This is not necessarily a good thing.
Also from Team Murdoch, there’s also a sudden burst of YouTube activity from Sky (including Sky News), despite the close ties between the two via their Skycast clone platform. The behind-the-scenes stuff is quite nice… although it’s clearly been filmed a good while back.