updated 08:50 am EST, Wed November 30, 2005
Video content for iPods
today made available more than 3,000 free videos for easy download and transfer to Apple's video iPod. Veoh allows anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to broadcast their own TV show, or channel of shows, in full-screen television quality. Individuals and companies are already broadcasting content--from original cartoons, like Superman and Popeye to feature-length films. According to Veoh, the site features more than 10,000 user-produced videos on virtually every subject imaginable. Veoh is a described as a community of publishers and consumers, where published content is approved by editors.
"Veoh, combined with the iPod, is the perfect mix." said Dmitry Shapiro, Veoh CEO. "The iPod lets you take your video wherever you go, and Veoh gives you thousands of free videos, no matter what your interest may be."
The company also said that the new capability provides an easy way for consumers to get Internet Television to their iPod and provides video publishers of all sizes with a single publishing platform to make content available to the world. Veoh expects to add support for additional portable devices in the coming months.
"Portability is a major step in providing consumers the ability to control their viewing environment," says Allen Weiner, research vice president for Gartner, Inc. "The ability for users to create program feeds and download content from the Web and view it on devices other than the TV creates a content foraging experience that will dramatically the change long-standing paradigm for TV and video distribution."
Veoh software (v1.06.1), in beta now, creates a virtual television network able to distribute TV-quality, full-screen video to users with broadband connections. Motion picture studios, television networks, organizations and individuals can publish unlimited amounts of video content to the network, providing consumers with a variety of television programming and control over their viewing experience.