<web, video> An on-line video file sharing web site, founded on 2005-02-14 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim. Anyone can upload video clips to the site and these can then be viewed by others. In 2007, many such sites exist but YouTube is the best known.
YouTube is funded by Sequoia Capital. In November 2006, YouTube was bought by Google Inc.. YouTube has partnership deals with content providers such as CBS, BBC, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, Warner Music Group, NBA, The Sundance Channel and many more.