SOURCE: YouTube

January 23, 2008 08:00 ET

YouTube Launches Super Tuesday Video Initiative

Voters, Presidential Campaigns and News Organizations to Showcase Super Tuesday Through Video

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, has established a centralized hub for Super Tuesday-centric political videos. Voters, candidates and news organizations can upload their footage to the site and tag it with a geographic location on the Super Tuesday YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/supertuesday), where it can be tracked and viewed on a Google Map.

"Super Tuesday has historically been a defining moment in American elections and this year the enthusiasm is building on YouTube," said Steve Grove, YouTube's Head of News and Politics. "Through our Super Tuesday YouTube channel, we provide a single destination where anyone can turn to follow the February primaries as they unfold in states, cities, and towns across America."

Everyday voters, Democratic campaigns, Republican campaigns and news organizations have unique markers that make it easy for voters to distinguish the source of the video when displayed on the Google Map. Contributions will include a broad range of content from predictions and personal reflections, to interviews and nation-wide campaign efforts.

This is the first presidential election where citizens have been able to cover the action and see their videos sit side-by-side with those from presidential campaigns and news organizations. By creating a dynamic Super Tuesday channel, YouTube enables people to experience the election through a variety of perspectives, each which furthers the political dialogue that has been occurring on the site since its inception.

About YouTube

YouTube is the world's largest online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube is based in San Bruno, CA and is a subsidiary of Google, Inc.