The Rise of the Video Blogger

I’m pleased this morning to be part of the launch of, a new site which is setting out to highlight the best YouTube channels from the UK. Covering a whole range of subjects, the site will chronicle the rise of YouTube as an entertainment destination in its own right. Top channels from regular broadcasters such as JacksGap regularly get over a million views for their videos (sometimes several million), which makes them more watched than almost any “big name” TV show on, for example, Channel 4. But you’ll rarely see this discussed in the press, never mind on TV, for obvious reasons. People making their own video entertainment is the biggest threat there’s ever been to the current national broadcasting setup. But the kids love it, as they say. To see the best stuff, start with this introductory article from our launch editor Ian: Who Are The Top 5 YouTube UK Video bloggers?