Channels.com - Web's First Video Feed Aggregator
Web App Lets Consumers Subscribe to Thousands of Video Feeds
(PALO ALTO, CA) - September 24, 2008 - Channels.com today launched the Web's first free service for discovering and subscribing to video feeds. Channels.com is a video feed "aggregator", helping users stay up-to-date with the new videos that are released each day by thousands of Web sites.
Channels.com features a fast and simple interface for users to find, subscribe to, and watch Web video feeds. Video feeds, also known as "video podcasts", have recently become a popular way for Web sites to deliver their videos to viewers, rather than requiring viewers to remember to visit each Web site.
Channels.com includes a searchable index of video feeds, a personal feed subscription interface and an integrated video player. The Channels video feed index contains thousands of video feeds with news, sports, music, TV shows, movies, and other video clips. Channels.com is a free service and user registration takes only a few seconds.
"We developed Channels.com believing that Web users needed a simple tool to stay on top of daily video releases from the growing number of Web video sites." said Sean Doherty, Channels.com's CEO. "Video publishers are now pushing out thousands of new videos each day through RSS feeds. Our servers monitor these feeds 24/7 to provide automatic updates to each Channels.com user's selection of feed subscriptions."
For Web video publishers, Channels provides a long-awaited solution to attract and retain loyal viewers. Each feed subscription is the Web-equivalent of a "season pass" on a home DVR, making it simple for viewers to watch each Web video episode as it's released.