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OVGuide.com, an aggregator for video sites, raised $5 million from Baroda Ventures, the investment firm of David Bohnett, founder of GeoCities, who is also acting as OVGuide’s CEO. OVGuide says it uses a combination of video search and editorial to index video sites and their offerings. […]

ovguideOVGuide.com, an aggregator for video sites, raised $5 million from Baroda Ventures, the investment firm of David Bohnett, founder of GeoCities, who is also acting as OVGuide’s CEO.

OVGuide says it uses a combination of video search and editorial to index video sites and their offerings. Personally I find the site a bit cluttered and clunky. (I mean really — a full-page ad on a search engine? And opening up a new window with its own ad before sending you to another site?)

One aspect that some visitors surely find useful is that the site links to less-than-legal streams of movies and TV episodes. Of course, search engines are most likely legally allowed to send visitors to infringing content, but many sites avoid doing so to maintain relations with the entertainment industry. OVGuide reported more than 12 million unique visitors in January (though comScore’s measure is 5 million).

Also today, recommendation engine The Filter said it had raised an undisclosed amount of additional funding from Peter Gabriel and other angel investors. Updated 2/19: The amount was $1.2 million.

  1. congrats, nice numbers

  2. I am not sure I like the domain
    OVGuide to me sounds like a ladies guide to ovulation dates …

  3. The advertisement section was a real turn off as was the refresh rates

  4. Truth is online video is a gold mine right now average CPM on online video are over $25 for the content distributors and even for aggregators like OVGuide there is simply gold in them there hills.
    And even though it appears everyone is in the online video game there are still relatively few content distributors because of the high bandwith costs.

    http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/video

  5. Modernfeed.com makes OVGuide look like a geocities page from 1996.

    Michael, $25 cpms? Where are you getting your smoke from? Please share…

  6. mymediamusings » Blog Archive » OVGuide Gets $5 Million and Pirate Bay Goes to Court? Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    [...] Meanwhile, OVGuide, a website that provides searchable links to literally thousands of sites that illegally stream major movies and television shows has just gotten $5,000,000 in venture financing. [...]

  7. Congratulations. Content is king and you guys have it all. I don’t need to go anywhere else for anything I want to watch online. Well done!

  8. Another option you can use is Mylivetime just search for mylivetime on Google and hit the first result

  9. The site has really gone downhill lately…Have you seen all those pop up ads???

    Yuck

  10. good site, but i prefer Girlsintube http://www.girlsintube.com more, this is more adult category search engine!

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