Justin.tv, an online live video destination, claims it’s among the top five online video sites. For this, it quotes a web traffic measurement service Quantcast. It says it attracts 41.4 million monthly unique visitors.
“Justin.tv is enabling people to create real-time connections with others around the world through live video on a massive scale,” said Michael Seibel, CEO of Justin.tv. “Live video is far more engaging than clip video, which is why we’ve seen such tremendous growth in the past year.”
Let’s see what another web research firm comScore says about the online video market. In its research findings released on Tuesday (March 24), comScore says the U.S. Internet users viewed 13.1 billion online videos during the month of February, representing a decline of 12% versus January. However, the number of Hulu video viewers went up 42% in February. YouTube still leads with 41% of online videos viewed and just under 100 million unique viewers.
In February, comScore says, Google Sites continue to rank as the top U.S. video property with 5.3 billion videos viewed (41% online video market share), with YouTube.com accounting for more than 99% of all videos viewed at the property.
Fox Interactive Media ranked second with 463 million videos (3.5%), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 353 million (2.7%), Hulu with 333 million (2.5%) and Microsoft Sites with 259 million (2.0%). Hulu climbed two positions in the ranking to #4, after experiencing a 33% jump in video views on the heels of its Super Bowl commercial at the outset of the month.
In terms of unique viewers, more than 145 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 90 videos per viewer in February. Google Sites maintained its lead with nearly 100 million viewers during the month, representing 69% of those who watched video.
Fox Interactive ranked second with 53.8 million viewers, followed by Yahoo! Sites (41.8 million), and Hulu (34.7 million). Of the top ten video properties, Hulu experienced the largest increase in unique viewers compared to January, growing 42% to 34.7 million viewers.
And comScore’s top 10 U.S. online video properties by unique viewers for February 2009 are: Google Sites, Fox Interactive Media, Yahoo! Sites, Hulu, Microsoft Sites, CBS Interactive, AOL, Viacom Digital, Turner Network, and Disney Online.