Dailymotion is a French video sharing technology company. It is headquartered in Paris, France. It has offices in New York City, London, San Francisco, Singapore, and Abidjan. The company was founded by Olivier Poitrey in March 2005 and is owned by Vivendi. It has launched a new business model with a focus on distributing videos, and has launched new international offices.
While YouTube has dominated the online video space for over a decade, Dailymotion has continued to innovate and improve the platform. The company was founded one month after YouTube, and has become the most profitable French internet company. It has a thriving international presence with contracts with CNN, Bloomberg, VICE, and Universal, and has over 137 million unique visitors per month. The company is owned by the French media giant Vivendi, but is independent of it.
Unlike YouTube, Dailymotion hosts videos internally instead of hosting them on the web. Its users are called MotionMakers, and can submit their own videos. The company has received investment from individual investors and partnered with major content creators. It has over 300 million unique users and has over 30 million videos posted every day. Its business model has shifted to monetize content, with advertising generating $110 million a year.