Google Videos have this evening quietly launched which invites you to upload your own movies into their video indexing system.
You worked hard making your video; you deserve an easy way to put it in front of millions of potential viewers. That's the idea behind today's announcement of the Google Video Upload Program, which lets you upload your video to Google for free. Eventually your work will be included in Google Video, where users will be able to search, preview, play and purchase it. We're accepting digital video files of any length and size. So if you have a video - or hundreds of videos - that you want the world to see, show us what you've got, and stay tuned.Sure, anyone can self-publish their videos on the web at the moment but this looks way easier, and you don't have to worry about bandwidth being eaten up. Also you can put a price on your movie so you are rewarded when it is 'checked out'. In effect Google are facilitating a marketplace for video content with them slap bang in the middle.
I think this is pretty big news.