The New York Times reports today that Disney is working on a Deal with YouTube that would give them an even greater (or better) internet presence.
At the same time, YouTube (owned by Google) has had a hard time with big media content providers giving them premium content. Disney could be just the brand to jump start that too!
It looks like the focus could be on teens, as YouTube’s terms of service state that users have to be at least 13 years of age to sign up for an account, but plenty of kids younger than that (mine included) regularly browse YouTube.
If done right, this could also give parents a sigh of relief by providing kids with a “safe” YouTube experience. The parents reading this article will understand when I say that all it takes is one or two clicks on YouTube’s “related videos” link to have their kid end up eyes and ears deep in some rather unsavory videos!
For full details, click the link to check out the NYT article here.