New embeddable player appears on Techcrunch

Posted by on Jul 16, 2008 in General News, Press Coverage | 12 comments



We’re pleased to announce that an embeddable player for WorldTV (above) is now in final testing and will shortly be available to all channel owners. Today it got its first workout in a post on Techcrunch.com.

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to implement a genuinely useful and flexible embeddable video player, and the kind of features people want most. This is just the first small step in our plans to offer a range of widgets that give content publishers genuinely useful options, wrapped up in classic WorldTV ease-of-use fashion.

The embeddable player you see has had no specific customization for Techcrunch other than we are hosting the video content on WorldTV. The logo you see is the channel logo for the channel, and appears automatically as a way of branding the player to the content owner. We believe strongly in keeping WorldTV branding to a minimum and will offer options for eliminating it entirely.

Getting this player out the door has been three days of all night coding to meet the Techcrunch deadline. Surviving the inevitable onslaught of traffic from being on the homepage of Techcrunch has also been… interesting!

Watch this space, and don’t forget to sign up for our blog-by-email service if you want to be sure not to miss our exciting news announcements to come.

12 Comments

  1. well done guys!

  2. Hi congratulations for the work , in Brazil already has many users, thanks obtained to place in mine blog a canal online confers http://www.nescawtv2.blogspot.com, one more time congratulations and continues with this excellent work.

  3. You should really consider google adsense revnue sharing, with the ads on the bottom of the screen, for 3 seconds of the middle of every video….not sure how you could do it.
    but it would be really neat to share in the profits of creating channels on your service. Just an idea and I want 55% lol

    Peace, Chaz

  4. CAMARAS DEL LLANO DE VENEZUELA Y COLOMBIA ES UN PLACER PARA MI TENER UN CANAL DE TV DONDE PUEDA MOSTRARLES.VIDEOS DE NUESTRA MUSICA LLANERA COSTUMBRES Y TRADICIONES DE NUESTROS PUEBLOS LLANEROS SE LES QUIERE UN ABRAZO DEL TAMAÑO DE LA LLANURA COLOMBOVENEZOLANA……EL CANAPIAL GUARIQUEÑO

  5. Hi Chaz, thanks for your comments. Offering ad revenue sharing possibilities for our channel owners is a key part of our future plans. We are actively working on the ideas for how best to implement this. Unfortunately Google Adsense does not currently offer a system for embedding ads within Flash websites like WorldTV, which is a little bit of a roadblock to an easy solution. But we’re committed to this and will find a good way of doing it. Thanks!

  6. Also, please consider adding more source video sites (like my little site and other individual sites) in the near future. If WorldTV.com really is to really represent “THE WORLD” of internet video, then you really should avoid limiting smaller source feeds and site connections and allow many, many more going forward. If that can be done, then the notoriety and authority levels of worldtv.com will exponentially increase and, could potentially make this site the ultimate video viewing site on the whole entire world wide web. But if worldtv.com blocks out the little guys and gals, which will continue to grow by millions, then that won’t happen and worldtv.com will be publicly viewed as just another Youtube/Google/AOL scraper site and then, of course, someone else will do all of the above and surpass this site in due time for sure. Really, please do this so that we all can win. Thank you.

  7. Rob, thank you for your comments. They are insightful and appreciated. We would like to be clear that WorldTV does not block any sites, indeed it is possible to add videos from almost any site that uses Flash video (which is most sites these days) if you paste in an FLV url to our ‘add clip by URL’ feature. You can find the FLV url for a video in many ways, but a popular method is to use the Safari browser and its Activity Window. (Safari is a free download for Mac and Windows). We do agree that WorldTV should support many more sites directly (simply by pasting a regular URL), and we are working on expanding the list of directly supported sites, in a way that would include smaller, more niche sites. In the meantime, if you or anyone would like a specific site supported, drop us a line to reception@worldtv.com and we’ll do our best to help.

  8. Thanks for responding, your service is turning out to be the best of it type online. One other thing, I want to be able to use world tv on myspace like this http://www.myspace.com/chaz2ya …check out the RSS feeds, that take you directly to the player.

    Peace, Chaz

  9. HEY I WANT TO PUT THE EMBEDED CODE ON ALL FOUR OF MY WEB SITES THERE MOSTLY ABOUT THE PARANORMAL AND UFO’S N STUFF ITS A SOCIAL NETORK CALLED NING.COM AND THERE IS A PLACE WEHRE WE CAN PUT OUR MUSIC PLAYERS FROM PLAYLIST BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE THIS I HAVE OVER 500 IN THOSE NETWORKS SO GET YOUR EMBEDED CODE READY CUZ I AM INVITING EVERYONE
    P.S. SEND ME MINE FIRST I’M THE ADMINISTRATOR. THANKS THIS PLACE ROCKS

    Hello kristen,

    The embed codes will be ready any day now, we are just putting the finishing touches to the new “Promote” tab in “Editor”. Keep an eye on our news page or sign up to our RSS feed at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your patience.

    WorldTV Team

  10. parabéns,a imagem transmitida fica perfeita,me sinto um privilegiado de fazer parte da worldtv, obrigado por tudo.

  11. A LOS AMANTES DEL LLANO.
    ACA ESTA UN CANAL,DE VIDEOS Y COSTUMBRES DEL LLANERO.SU MUSICA,SU VIDA,SUS FAENAS,UBIQUENLO,VEANLO,QUE NO LOS DEFRAUDARE,SE LLAMA,

    http://worldtv.com/botalon_rejo_y_sabana

    disfrutenlo su amigo y servidor amante del llano de colombia y venezuela el canapial guariqueño ,fco romero

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