YouTube has announced that in the last 12 months there has been more than 700 billion YouTube video views and its users have uploaded more than 13 million hours of video content.
That means at an average, YouTube’s users have watched 1.9 billion videos per day in the past year.
YouTube also disclosed that now it has around 15,000 partners creating millions of minutes of content.
According to Tom Pickett, YouTube’s director of content operations and online creators, “We’re privileged to work with the most passionate and talented partners in the world, who produce and upload videos that inspire us, make us laugh and move us — and, most importantly, change the way we look at the world,”.
YouTube is giving some of its most successful partners funds to help them create more original content. Five hundred top partners will receive $1,000 credits in order to help them buy the equipment they need to improve their content’s quality.
Some of the selected partners include Mystery Guitar Man, Shay Carl, and musician Kina Grannis. YouTube is focusing on bringing more premium content to the pages of YouTube that can be monetized.