Many of you have asked me about the different online video websites I have been tracking. Things are moving so fast, even with a certain amount of selectivity I add several new sites each week to my list. The networks never imagined consumers to be uploading content as much as downloading. Over 57% of teenagers are creating content for the net. We have entered an age of cultural richness and abundance of choice that we have never seen before. Consumer driven content aside, talent is definitely the new limited resource. I have divided the list below into 4 areas that I hope are helpful to everyone: 1.Online Video Search, 2.Branded Channels, 3.Network Channels with closed content & 4.Open Channels allowing anyone to upload content.

( I apologize beforehand to all of you who are unable to read embedded links within your browser, but this would have been too onerous a post without doing so…)

1. Online Video Search: The best search engines for online video content are not necessarily Google or Yahoo. These sites may turn out to be the best online TV-Guides of the future.
PODZINGER-Pod & Videocast search engine
blinkx video search
Video Detectiver: Find Movies and DVDs Fast

2. Branded Channels: Brands that have started their own channels are popping up all over the place. Not many of them are executed well. If brands want to become a destination they need to come from a place of authenticity and offer value & entertainment 1st and sell 2nd.
Welcome to Scripps Web sites
Progresso Soup: Home Sweet Cube : Home Page
IBM ForwardView Showmail
ABSOLUT.COM – ABSOLUT TRACKS introduces Lenny Kravitz
GE Picture a Healthy World
StageSide(tm) – Coke
HGTV Bath Design: Bath Design Ideas, How-To, Shop, Instructional Videos
P&G: Home Made Simple on TLC
..:: Dove Calming Night ::..
National Lampoon — TOGA!
Jeep: Meet the Mudds
Nordstrom Silverscreen Home –
mycokerewards – home

3. Network Channels (Closed Content): Online channels started by an existing ‘old world’ network like ABC, NBC & CBS or new world channels like HEAVY. Network channels are generally closed to consumer generated content and tend offer their own programming despite the fact that they may encourage or host contests for users to send in their own content.

The networks are also releasing traditional programming online, such as Warner Bros. Two and Half Men. They’ll be selling both the small screen off-net rights and the internet rights.  In addition to the standard TV rights, stations who pick up the show will be able to stream episodes on their websites 5x week, after their initial airing of the episode on television. Stations will also have local inventory in the webisodes

Disney-ABC Television Group’s Touchstone Television will produce Lost Video Diaries, original mini-episodes inspired by the ABC series Lost. The Lost Video Diaries are created for an initial release on mobile devices, and they will chronicle stories from the island inspired by ones from the broadcast series. – Innertube
IFILM – Video, Movies, Trailers, Music and Viral Videos
AtomFilms: Watch the best short films & animations — free!
The Strand::Venice CA Homepage
Oh! Baby: Homepage
(( Shipwreck Central ))
The ManiaTV! Network
JumpBoxTV-Gobi’s friend
24 Mobile
[adult swim] Humor. Videos. Music. Games. Featuring Pimp My Weapon / now showing
Happy Tree Friends
Binary Revolution – The Revolution will be Digitized!
MTV Overdrive
AOL Television: In2TV
AOL Television: In2TV MAIN (BETA)
Roo TV – On-Demand Video Portal
Try URGE | Free Music Downloads For 14 Days
New Jersey Wildcats
Beeline TV – Watch Online Television – Free Internet TV Channels
xobile – Adult movies on mobile!
Making Fiends-Flash Animation
Ripe TV
CBS: – Breaking Entertainment News Headlines and Video
IGN TV: Episode Guides, Video Clips, Pictures and Previews for Television Shows

4. : Consumer generated content channels. With YouTube being the most famous and Yahoo & Google jumping on the bandwagon, there are dozens of sites offering to host and catalogue consumer driven content.
Current TV – Al Gore Owns
AddictingClips – Related to Atom Films
IFILM – User Video
FireANT | Not TV
C H A N N E L B L A S T :: the future of internet television
GUBA – Usenet Search – Easy access to Usenet Pictures and Videos
YouTube – Broadcast Yourself.
Yahoo! Podcasts – Beta
Google Video
Channel101 – The Unavoidable Future of Entertainment
Official Google Video Blog
Welcome to Vimeo!
Myspace-Film – Funny Pics, Hot Chicks, & Cool Flicks
GoFish – Watch videos, upload your own and share with friends
AddictingClips – Play and share habit-forming video, animation, and Flash games
Webcams around the world
movie clips • viral clips • funny virals • funny clips • email attachments
Metacafe: Funny Movies & Videos
Zango – You’re Good to Go. Unlimited Free Games, Free Videos and Free Downloads.
Veoh – The First Internet Television Peercasting Network
AOL UnCut Video (beta)
Buzznet: Blogs, Friends, Music, Video Sharing, Photo Sharing
Castpost: Web Video Solutions
Dailymotion – Share Your Videos
Jumpcut [Make Amazing Movies Online]
Ourmedia Homepage | Ourmedia
Streamload – Free Online Storage – Share Videos and Photos – Online MP3 Storage and Access
vSocial – The Video Clip Sharing Community

And if that is not enough info for you, related articles from the past 30 days that are worth a read:

TiVo Announces Revolutionary New Service, TiVoCast; Bringing Broadband Video Content to the TV

Scripps Hammers Home Web Power

Video Consumption Up 20%

MySpace Aims To Extend Into TV…

Microsoft Teams Up With Hollywood to Offer Original Web Shows…

Are Five-Second Ads the Future of Web Marketing?
Metacafe and Other Video Sites Develop a Fresh Idea to Bolster Online Advertising

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