Many of the free videos being streamed are clips from newscasts – the weather report or an interview with a politician or celebrity. Movie and music companies also offer free streaming videos in the form of movie trailers and music videos. Sports websites offer free streaming videos of the day’s sports highlights – the dunk from a basketball game or the grand slam homerun from a baseball game.
News and sports websites also have a portion of their webpage space dedicated for streaming advertisement videos. Internet users are treated to a whole array of commercials that they also see on the television.
A lot of educational organizations provide free streaming videos of lectures, presentations, and demonstrations. Other organizations even provide videos of documentaries.
Although most of the free videos flooding the Internet are considered mainstream, there are also a lot of free videos posted online by your average Internet user. There are a lot of websites Prostastream that offer free video streaming services, allowing users to upload their “homemade” videos and share them with the entire Internet-surfing population.
Another type of content that currently takes up a large share of the free streaming video market is made by adult video companies. Internet pornography accounts for a large portion of Internet users’ consumption.
So while there are advantages to having free access to streaming videos online, there is also a risk involved, especially with children who use the Internet.