So it looks like Verizon customers will soon be able to enjoy "Boom goes the dynamite!" from the comfort of their mobile phone. YouTube - now owned by Google - and Verizon reportedly announced a deal to bring select video clips to the cellular phone company's VCast mobile media service. According to the New York Times, the deal will bring Verizon-approved clips from the uber-popular media sharing site to customers who subscribe to the $15/month VCast plan.
While YouTube already filters user-uploaded videos to meet their own content standards, it's likely that Verizon will impose even tighter criteria on what user content is and isn't acceptable for broadcast over their network. Still, given that YouTube has become amazingly popular primarily thanks to very short form videos, it's likely that the service will translate well to mobile phones.
According to reports, YouTube will be a cellular exclusive to Verizon for a limited time, and then possibly expand to other service providers. I can only imagine that a mobile phone upload service for YouTube is coming next. A world of cameraphone video bloggers wirelessly connected to YouTube ... I wonder how execs at ABC and CBS feel about such a prospect?