It is becoming easier and cheaper to run your own internet TV station and broadcast from your webcam. The newer services also allow you to save all of your favorite videos in one place from multiple video sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, Yahoo video and more! In essense, they become a sort of social bookmarking service for your video collection from all over the web, including your own webcam videos!
Here are some of the best services that can help you launch your own YouTV!
WorldTV is the latest player in town and it is impressive. They make it easy to launch your own video TV station in minutes along with your own logo and URL (www.worldTV.com/PaiTV).
Upload your own recorded webcam sessions or add videos from just about any of the video services out there and arrange your playlists and start broadcasting. You can drag and drop videos from your locker to the playlist any time because you are the program director. Here’s a Scoble video interview of the founder of WorldTV.
WorldTV just announced they will provide a new feature that will display the globe where we can click anywhere in the world and watch the TV stations in that area.
UStreamTV is purely a webcam broadcasting system that makes it very easy to launch your own TV show live on the web. It recently partnered with Meebo the web-based messenger which means you can now launch a video chat session during text chats.
Stickam lets you broadcast your own TV shows live as well as video chat with friends.
Kyte.Tv does things a little differently. It lets you mash many types of media onto your TV playlist such as webcam video, audio, text, and more.Vidd
Non-Live YouTV Services: These sites let you create your own channels or playlists of your own videos but you can’t broadcast live like the other services.
Viddler has the best video player which allows viewers to post comments on the timeline.
Vimeo Excellent quality videos and lots of creative things you can do to videos you upload.
Veoh Offers high quality video because it does not convert them.
YouTube is the most popular video site ever so not much needs to be said about them. The biggest complaint is their low-quality resolution videos.
MetaCafe is similar to YouTube.
Here is a comparison of video services from wikipedia.
And now for something completely different:
Searchles does not broadcast or record webcam video but it lets you create playlists of videos from google, YouTube and MySpace. The most unique thing about this site is that it will let you edit any of these videos online and actually select the portion of the video you want to play on what they call MyTV. Here is a brief but informative video demo of how it works. Here is an example of someone’s channel they call
The 8 Most Memorable Movie Cameos by Non-Actors . Notice how they’ve included 8 different clips that you can switch between or change like channels on TV. The possibilities are endless.