Monday, July 24, 2006

Read/WriteWeb: Gotuit Launches Broadband Video Portal

Read/WriteWeb: Gotuit Launches Broadband Video Portal: " is a free service. It offers instantaneous video delivery of a variety of professional media content - e.g. mainstream music and sports. The UI is slick and navigation between videos is pretty much seamless. But the most exciting part of, for me, is its ability to search inside a video item. For example you can do a search for 'Lance Armstrong' and it'll deliver a set of video snippets that feature the 7-time Tour de France winner. This is possible because Gotuit employees have indexed metadata for all videos on the service (more on this below). Users can also create playlists based on keywords - and share those with other people.
Gotuit was founded in 2000 and up till now has been mainly focused on the cable TV industry - competing with TV networks, like HBO and Showtime, that offer on-demand video. Apparently they are the number 1 VOD and music on demand provider in the US markets they are distributed. Now Gotuit is entering the broadband tv market, plus it has big plans for mobile tv later this year. "

Read the full post for more details and analysis.

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