In the video publishing platform space, the answer is an absolute "no", "nyet", "nada."
So-called "free" video publishing platforms have significant costs and simply are not real options for video professionals. They are, at best, consumer grade for a number of critical reasons:
(1) first and foremost, quality of video -- compare Youtube videos with videos encoded using Sorenson Squeeze and published into Sorenson 360 (I recently blogged about the critical, yet oft-overlooked, nature of encoding to the issue of quality);
(2) control #1 -- video professionals want to encode videos the way they want to (and client-side encoding which is featured in Squeeze is completely different from server-side encoding used in all other video publishing platforms, include "free" services like Youtube);
(3) control #2 -- video professionals simply don't want their videos to be featured next to dancing cats ... or worse ...;
(4) ads -- services like Youtube, of course, must monetize in some manner, and this usually is in the form of invasive ads; and
(5) stability/trust -- many so-called "free" services are offered by companies that simply will not make it due to the fact that they can't support their cost structures; so, "free" frequently suffers from the real-world problems of stability and trust -- can (and should) you trust your prized video assets with a service that may disappear tomorrow?
Look around you with respect to any "free" service -- the question is not whether something is free or not. The real question is what costs are you willing to bear in your specific circumstances.