Channels could still work when there is more support for video production. One problem is that YouTube Red is not available in the UK so there can be no subscription income. Advertising is very annoying and not obviously suited to an academic conference for example. Playlists have worked well for performance around music releases. For conference content there is a smaller scale but still worth trying out. Management Theory at Work 3 attempted online promotion of a real life event (#mtw3). Not happened yet but the radio version (#mtwr) may sort out eventually. Playlists work as most presentations are based to some extent on something previous. ( of course each live event is unique and essential)
Reuse is much easier with a Creative Commons copyright choice. On YouTube this allows a remix option so the easiest choice is to select a clip. ( I developed some training materials for this during the OLDS MOOC . Some impact but main consequence I was asked to do some edits much later by people who just remembered the possibility, not the technique. Will try to find them soon. Creative Commons choice is in advanced page. In edit, click on vid and clip at each end. Write down the timings first when you watch it.
#OER16 has YouTube for many sessions but I find the sound is very variable. Might have been ok live but needs a microphone closer to the speaker. I am doing a lot of voice only clips from Phonic FM studio in Exeter. Basement lighting impossible for reasonable video but the sound is ok. The Google hangouts are ok for sound but not Creative Commons. It has to be changed if this is what you want.
Meanwhile there are a lot of younger people finding a viable business model on YouTube. At the Gadget Show Live there was a lot happening around games for example. I hope to find out more about the kit in use. It may not be too expensive.
Next step probably to start some playlists and see what happens. Simple video continues and playlists will expand on it.
@OLDSMOOC updated 2013