Veoh has been one of our favorite Internet TV networks for a while, even though we have found its “channels” and “subscriptions” service confusing. Its downloads are the fastest that we’ve found; it has a lot of content, and the player is easy to use.
Comes now VeohTV, (Company propaganda follows): “free software that lets you watch and record Internet video from thousands of video sources. Watch full-length episodes from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, YouTube, MySpace, Google, Yahoo, and thousands of others. Finding something to watch is easy; simply use the TV-style guide, or search via keywords. You can even use a remove (their website’s typo) control.” (End company propaganda)
As we used to say in the newspaper business, “Good if true.”
It’s another end-run around the cable proprietors, and an end-run, as well, around Joost. The Veoh approach is to be a super-remote control, supposedly finding everything there is online and making it available to you. That saves timely and costly deals with TV networks.
I’m waiting for my invitation to be processed. Once I get it, I’ll let you know how it works. If you already have it, share your thoughts.
(Cross-post up to here with JuicedonJoost.com)
The key question for TVMama, of course, is whether we will be able to get Veoh on our TV’s. That would be the final step in the workaround/end-run/runaround from the cable/sat providers, and even Joost.