YouTube on NBC

In a blatant attempt to take from YouTube’s audience, NBC has launched a new show called IYS (It’s Your Show). In their words, “it’s like YouTube for TV.” You could win up to $100,000 and/or $1,000 a week.

But wait a minute, Matt. Doesn’t this sound alot like America’s Funniest Home Videos? Why yes it does.

However, the major differences are:

1. AFV is on ABC not NBC

2. IYS provides individual “challenges” to put participants in the same starting point. Names, character types, or props are loosely defined so the participant then uses their creativity to create or embellish a story. I would love to know just how many videos NBC receives per “challenge.” I can imagine creating videos for the show would become tiresome when YouTube simply relies on real life instead of manufactured scenarios and pre-planning. They are already up to challenge #49 with the first challenge being issued on September 21, 2006.

This is one show to watch to see how long it really lasts since YouTube shows no signs of slowing down.