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Veoh Re-focuses, Blocks Some International Access

Has the long-expected shakeup in the online video industry finally arrived? Video-sharing startup Veoh has blocked visitors from all but 33 countries from accessing its site, a spokesperson confirmed to NewTeeVee today, citing the desire to “re-focus those resources.” She said, “Competition is high in the video space and we want to make sure we’re differentiating ourselves in terms of products and ad platforms to monetize. As a startup we just have to make choices.” To continue reading this story, click over to NewTeeVee.

3 Responses to “Veoh Re-focuses, Blocks Some International Access”

  1. well just improve with other ways rather than blocking countries,it’s just not fair and it makes us feel like we don’t desere being a veoh client.dscrimination in the internet world? get real..

  2. Antoinette

    I was just at VEOH this morning looking for a video and they were running a user survey to gauge opinion on the quality of service and what additional services users wanted. It was more than a 4 question survey, if you express the slightest discontent, they asked you for ways they could improve. It must be part of their “refocusing”.

  3. Yes they are all having problems monetizing. Here is something else to consider – given their problems with copyright holders – it is also possible they are focussed on their legal problems one continent at a time? If the overall international viewing audience is less than 10 percent as they claim – how much are they really going to save in costs compared to other cost cutting measures (cutting of an audience “without notice” is not exactly a prudent first choice – nor a cost-cutting measure!). There must be more to this story……..