I usually don’t take the time to write blog posts correcting another blog - especially one that I like and respect like SAI.
But today they have a post about Veoh and reported some stats about the company.
It looks like they cited some stats from Nielsen or something but I can tell you that they are widely different than the stats we have internally at the company.
Here’s what our server logs tell us:
-during 2007, Veoh’s audience grew rapidly to 21million unique monthly viewers from 2.5M in the beginning of the year. that is a world wide number but a big big chunnk of that is from the US market. multiple times bigger than the SAI post.
-users are watching >30million hours of content per month on the Veoh network. that was the stat at the end of 2007. I don’t have the latest numbers for January but that’s a far cry from the numbers SAI reported.
-even more interesting in some ways is that the VeohTV app (still in beta) which allows users to download the original video and watch full screen with a TV UI, etc is being downloade about 1 million per month (not reported by SAI but very significant and a key part of the Veoh platform and strategy).
Update: the SAI folks added the numbers above to their post. Thanks!