Veoh and Skateboard.com Launch First Television Channel Dedicated to Skateboarding
January 9, 2006
SAN DIEGO – January 9, 2006 – Veoh Networks, Inc., the
first Internet Television Peercasting Network, and Skateboard.com, the
premiere online store and field guide for skateboarders, today announced
the availability of the Skateboard.com Channel on the Veoh Network. Now
anyone with a PC and a broadband connection can go to www.veoh.com, join
the network, and watch full-screen, TV-quality videos from real boarders
across the globe and from professional skateboarding organizations. They
can easily publish their own videos, too.
“The democratization of video means anyone can produce and share their interests with the world – and people all over now have more options suited to their interest,” said Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh Networks. “The Skateboard.com Channel is just one of the limitless viewing options coming your way on the Veoh network.”
“Skaters around the world come to Skateboard.com to live and breathe the world of skateboarding,” said Gautam Sahi of Skateboard.com. “Having an entire TV channel dedicated to skating opens up the sport and lifestyle to a new global audience. And we can’t wait to see the videos submitted from all parts of the world.”
Veoh and Skateboard.com invite skateboarders everywhere to publish their videos to the channel. As part of the launch, the publisher of the most popular skateboarding video at the end of April will receive a grand prize of $5,000. For more information on the contest, please visit www.veoh.com/skateboardTV.
Veoh software, installed on a consumer’s PC or Mac, creates a virtual television network able to distribute TV-quality, full-screen video to hundreds of millions of 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 unparalleled choice in television programming and control over their viewing experience.
Unlike rogue P2P networks used to share mostly pirated video, Veoh is a community of publishers and consumers, where published content is approved by editors, and consumers are assured they get what they request. The system also integrates tightly with RSS, providing content producers with easy publishing to multiple video systems.
Skateboard.com (established in 2000) is every skateboarder's online store and field guide. Designed to empower the skateboarding community, enhance skateboard retailing and extend the world wide influence of skateboard brands, Skateboard.com is the final authority on all skateboarding matters. Click, Ride, Destroy. Skateboard.com is privately held.
About Veoh Networks, Inc.
San Diego-based Veoh Networks is the first Internet Television Peercasting Network, reaching hundreds of millions of viewers with broadband connections throughout the world. Veoh allows content producers, from video bloggers (vloggers) to motion picture studios, to deliver TV-grade, full-screen video directly to consumers, without financial, geographical or regulatory restrictions found in traditional broadcasting systems. Veoh is privately held and venture-capital funded.