Metacafe Launches Site Focused On Movies

Metacafe Launches Site Focused On Movies

By Mike Sachoff May 26, 2010

Metacafe is introducing a new site focused on movies called Metacafe Movies.

The company says Metacafe Movies will offer original programming, behind-the-scenes clips, trailers and a 3-D showcase. The site will also feature a section for HD movie trailers along with a guide to summer blockbusters.

"Our singular focus is on building the premier movie and entertainment online video site, delivering a great experience for our viewers and valuable marketing results to our advertisers," said Erick Hachenburg, CEO of Metacafe.

Searchles Adds To Video Library
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Searchles, a social search platform has added to its video indexing to display embeds from video sites Metacafe, Liveleak, Veoh and CollegeHumor.

Metacafe Hosting Digg Channel

Video sharing site Metacafe has launched a new dedicated Digg Channel.

Metacafe Collects $30 Million In Funding
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In the land of online video, YouTube is king – there’s no doubting that.  But Metacafe just received some funding, and if $30 million can buy just 0.49 percent of the market, the site may move from eighth place to sixth.

ClipBlast To Index Metacafe Video

Video search platform ClipBlast has partnered with video sharing site Metacafe to automatically index new video posted to Metacafe.

Metacafe Launches User Channels
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Online video site Metacafe has launched users channels for video producers and fans to create, update and promote their own entertainment channels.

ClipBlast Expands Video Index

ClipBlast an online video search and navigation platform is enhancing its index by automatically crawling platform providers.

Google Video Borrowing From Metacafe

If Google Video doesn’t have the clip you’re looking for, you may be able to find it at Metacafe – through Google Video.  Yes, Google’s (less popular) video-sharing site now appears to be offering search results from sources other than Google Video and YouTube.

YouTube To Share The Wealth
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YouTube has announced that it will start paying some of its more popular independent video contributors starting today.

Web 2.0 Expo: Venture Capital 2.0

A popular and very funny session today was the session entitled “Venture Capital 2.0: Bright Future or Broken Forever?”. This session was moderated by Mike Arrington of Techcrunch who is a former VC himself and current angel investor. It appeared like it could be boring listen to a bunch of venture capitalists talk, but Arrington did a very nice job spicing it up with well-timed insults and jokes.

Is Yahoo Buying Metacafe for $200 Million?

TechCrunch is reporting on rumors that video sharing site Metacafe, is being sold for between $200-300 million.

The Mystery Sale of Metacafe

Rumors are swirling that Metacafe, the third largest video-sharing site is for sale. The buyer of the site remains a mystery. Conventional wisdom is that it could be the freshly reorganized Yahoo who will purchase the site for a reported $200 million.

Getting A Check In Exploitation 2.0

The days of the talented waiting to be discovered by large companies with the means to distribute, exploit, and pay them a fraction of what the company is making are over. That process is soon to get an express lane. Exploitation 2.0 hasn’t often compensated the users that generate content, but that is changing.