I have seen a lot of sites out there that only host videos but I have never seen a place that entices/nourishes the development of new, useful content created by the regular viewing consumer all aggregated together in a straight forward easy way. Why not have a website that caters and entices the creation,
maintenance, and distribution of everyone's own TV content (that they make) which ultimately has the chance to grow to become a successfully "profitable" TV series on the website as judged by the viewers also of that site (more details below). Essentially, people supply their video content they make and we handle all the annoying details of TV production, including: distribution, ads, how it is presented, FX, the traffic, etc. This website essentially is an online TV network.
The problem with hosting random video clips that we see everywhere by the regular public is that they have no real direction, or purpose except to say "this is a video clip I did". In other words, Joe-content producer can make a lot of money from their own work if they were just given an incentive (making money) to focus with a purpose!
To entice regular consumers to make quality, direction-oriented content this website provides all kinds of easy management and creation tools online for them to use, including advertisement control (more info below). There is also an online community of free (and pay) material that can be added "directly" to one's own content that is also being hosted there, such as music, pre-made intros, laugh tracks, cartoons, special effects, etc.
This website makes available such tools and actions as:
+ Selling of your own series box-sets: Orders and shipments are managed by this website including box-set cover material and DVD burning. The content owner gets a large slice of each sold material. They didn't have to concern themselves with box art, DVD burning, shipping, customer care, etc. because it is all handled by the website.
+ Advertising control tools: where you sell ad space on your TV space location, or inside the video during playback.
+ Drag/drop special effects and actions into the video that can be mixed automatically by the website into the content: pre-made transitions, sound effects, lighting adjustments, cartoons, etc. This material is made available by our website's creators, or by the online community marketplace of the website (for free or a nominal fee as determined by that material creator).
+ Interactive: a tool to tag visible locations of the moving video so that when users watch the video they can click things they like and the content producer can let it take action, such as launching the browser to let the user buy the clicked item or get more information about it.
+ Neilson rating-like reports to watch how your show is doing at certain periods during the programs viewings, and against other shows.
+ Automatic text Transcript creations and Closed-Captioning for televised episodes.
+ Distribution management, including DRM: where your content is allowed to be seen (which countries) including what ads are shown for certain countries, and things like distribution style: through Bit-Torrent (this website serves as the tracker), Streaming, Downloadable, Email-able.
+ Automatic creation and handling by the website of other video formats such as viewable on PDAs and phones, .MOV, WMV, .MPG, .OGG, and Zipped
+ Online community that can either for free (or fee based) be hired by you and given access to your content (through your management tools) so they can possibly edit your video (such as fixing and adding more professional lighting, etc.) before you make the content available to the public.
+ Management of episodes like descriptions, and short clips (to see what the episode is about before starting it, incl. thumbnail sizes). The website can auto create this or the user can create it him/her-self.
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Because there is going to be a lot of bad content there is an enforced Neilson-like rating system based on viewership and personal scores (by the viewing public) of shows. The best will rise to the top through high ratings (and lots of ads), the not-so-good will be threatened to be canceled by the website which will entice producers to keep up-to-date and original.
Central Location Means More Profit For Content Producers:
Benefits include that advertisers now have a central location to advertise onto because of the aggregation of content and viewership which means in the end higher monetary returns for those content producers.
Checks are mailed out (or deposited) to content producers on a monthly basis based on advertisements that we place in their videos, or by the content producers selling space into their videos (or in their space) themselves through their ad management system they have access to. Selling of series box-sets (handled by the website) is another way the content producers make money automatically.