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Revver rocked, Veoh Reboots

Revver has been rocked – two of the three founders are leaving the company, Ian Clarke and Oliver Luckett, along with members of the support staff. Steven Starr, the other founder is staying on board as the CEO, says Advertising Age.

The company which has taken over $13 million in funding from the likes of DFJ, Comcast, Turner has been widely touted as one of the promising online video start-ups, but has not exactly lived up to that promise. Their model of sharing the advertising dollars with content creators has been usurped by rivals who have executed better on that very same model. A new team of executives is joining the company, including some veteran sales and marketing people. NewTeeVee has more details.

Update: And now they have more competition. Veoh has rebooted, changed its game plan, and added payments to the mix. Liz has the scoop, and she says that “Veoh is also adding the option to publish any video to YouTube, Google, and MySpace when it’s uploaded to Veoh.” More @ NewTeeVee.

7 Responses to “Revver rocked, Veoh Reboots”

  1. “Usurped by rivals who have executed better on that very same model” ?
    Maybe you posted before you did your homework. The business models of ‘adclick’ verses the business model of ‘pageview’ are actually NOT the very same business model. Comparing apples and oranges won’t increase your credibility.

  2. Hate to pile on here, but blip.tv offers fully iTunes-compatible RSS feeds for every page on the site. We even do MediaRSS with all video versions included. They’re playable in iTunes (of course), but also in Windows Media Center and Democracy Player. We also do advertising with a 50/50 revenue split, syndication to AOL Video, Yahoo Video and MSN Video (and soon MeeVee and Blinkx) and offer automatic integration with MySpace, del.icio.us, Flickr, Typepad, MovableType, WordPress (and WordPress.com), Blogger, and all the other major social publishing platforms — even Drupal.

    We’ve also got a host of great shows on blip, from Amanda Congdon’s new “Starring Amanda Congdon” to Goodnight Burbank to Galacticast to Alive in Baghdad.

    Yours,

    Mike Hudack
    CEO, blip.tv

  3. One feature of the Revver service I like is the ability to subscribe to a particular user’s feed. Not all the video sites support this capability (the Microsoft Soapbox beta is another that does).

    I wonder if there’s a video service that’s particularly suited for folks who want to experiment with hosted Vodcasts.

    Brightcove seems to be offering some free options to video publishers. They also host the WSJ Video feed, as an example http://tinyurl.com/y9ssek