America's Funniest Home Videos turns 30: How it was able to survive the dawn of YouTube
When YouTube first launched, America’s Funniest Home Videos creator Vin Di Bona considered it not only competition but also a thief that he accused of stealing his show's content. "I went nuts. I was perturbed," he says. "For the next two to three years we kept saying, ‘We have to combat this, we have to protect our IP.’ We had stuff taken down when that was pretty next-to-impossible.” Nowadays, however, the long-running show embraces YouTube and even has its own YouTube channel.