WorldTV goes HD! New Embeddable player

Posted by on Aug 13, 2010 in Change Log | 7 comments

We’re excited to announce that WorldTV is now available in glorious High-Definition! While the WorldTV platform has always been ‘resolution agnostic’, in practical terms it has not always been straightforward to add Hi-Def videos to WorldTV channels. That has all now changed. Today we are announcing full support for YouTube HD videos… and it works a treat! With the new features you can now rapidly build a  TV channel out of YouTube HD video clips and broadcast it on WorldTV.com, or, through our new embeddable player...

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New Viewer Share Panel released – Facebook, Twitter, Email & More!

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Change Log | 11 comments

Starting today, viewers of WorldTV channels will see a new share button and panel that lets viewers readily share clips on Facebook, Twitter and E-Mail. The old system for ‘Send Clip to Friend’ and ‘Send Channel to Friend’ is no more. The idea is to make it much easier for viewers to share WorldTV content and to give channel owners a new tool that will help with natural promotion of their content. The old system for ‘Send Clip to Friend’ and ‘Send Channel to Friend’ has been in place since the...

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WorldTV is on Facebook, recent issues

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 in General News | 3 comments

WorldTV now has a regularly maintained Facebook page where we are answering questions from our users, providing basic support, and entertaining lively discussions with our channel owners. Our Facebook users (fans) are posting links to their channels, uploading their channel logos and channel ident videos, and telling other Facebook users about their channels and what they are trying to achieve with WorldTV. Why not come join in the fun? It’s just getting started. The Facebook page was particularly useful recently when we experienced a...

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New Suggested Videos Tab

Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Change Log | 2 comments

This is a cool feature and one we’re launching months ahead of schedule to make video discovery with WorldTV even more useful and powerful. Starting today there is a new ‘Suggested Videos’ tab within the WorldTV Editor that examines your library and makes suggestions for new video clips you might like. The new feature takes advantage of YouTube’s related videos function and examines your Library for YouTube clips. If it finds 2 or more YouTube clips in your Library, it fetches related videos from YouTube, and displays...

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Top 25 YouTube Clips within the Editor

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Change Log | 6 comments

Alongside today’s raft of new features for the World Page, we’re also releasing a new, related feature for the Editor. Starting today, a new YouTube Tab within the Editor will show you a live list of the Top 25 YouTube clips for the country of your channel. You can drag these clips to your Library or straight to the Playlist. This is a great way to quickly add fresh YouTube content to your channel. If you don’t like the feature you can easily disable it.  Simply click the close icon to delete the tab. It can be turned back...

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New Improved World Page – Top YouTube Clips, Search, Lightbox

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Change Log | 1 comment

It’s been a long time since we’ve been this excited about an update to the site. But excited we are, and we hope your excitement will follow. The World Page has been long overdue for an upgrade, but today it gets 3 major new features… Search Lightbox Top YouTube Clips Search Sometimes the simplest things in life are the hardest, and SEARCH is a feature that many of you have been asking for, and one we’ve wanted to add since the beginning. Up until now it has not been possible to search WorldTV channels. All that has...

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Editor Synchronisation, SXSW, Plans for 2010

Posted by on Jan 20, 2010 in Change Log, General News | 4 comments

It’s a new year, a new decade, and we’re really excited about what lies in store for WorldTV. It’s going to be a great year, and you’re going to love what we have planned! First off, a couple of news items to share with you… Editor Synchronisation Some of you may have heard of Google WAVE, a new technology that lets people collaborate on the same document at the same time. In a similar way we have re-written the underlying technology used by our Editor to communicate with the WorldTV servers. Now when you make...

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Two New Supported Sites – Heavy.com and CollegeHumor

Posted by on Nov 9, 2009 in Change Log | 3 comments

We are absolutely delighted to announce two superb new additions to our supported sites. Both sites are on the entertainment side of things and have been around a while. The first is Heavy.com, one of the internet’s leading entertainment brands for men which was founded back in 1999.  Heavy produce their own shows and also feature other shows from different sources. They organize these shows in handy sections: Comedy, Movies, Action, Sports, Music and Style. Some of Heavy’s awesome original programming staples include “The Massive...

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Embeddable Player Customization, Improved Drag and Drop, YouTube Problem Solver

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009 in Change Log | 12 comments

You wait ages for a bus, then 3 come along at once. Today we’re releasing a trio of new features that we think you’ll like… very much. Embeddable Player Customization We know that our users like embeds – a lot. More than 5,000 WorldTV channels are embedded on other websites and those pesky players get a workout of 5 million views a month. We’ve had to add 2 new servers to cope with all the pressure, and employ a small army of people with wet handkerchiefs to cool them down. Well maybe not the last part. One of...

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Live Video coverage from Burning Man

Posted by on Sep 6, 2009 in General News | 0 comments

Here at WorldTV we like to celebrate alternative forms of expression and collaboration and we welcome anyone to express themselves in a radically creative forum, wherever they come from in the World. From time to time we like to bring you coverage of projects or events that share similar philosophies as our own, or which otherwise you might not be aware of. All this week we have been using our ad-hoc live channel on WorldTV to bring live streaming coverage of Burning Man – the legendary event in the Nevada desert that celebrates radical...

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