I know the train has already left the station on this one (what can I say — I got busy) but I still wanted to send a shout-out to my friend Om Malik on the launch of another new site: called NewTeeVee Station, it’s a spinoff from the online video site NewTeeVee, which is run by the excellent Liz Gannes and pretty much covers the waterfront when it comes to video (I know the strip of hot videos that runs along the top of the site is one of the first places I go to figure out what’s hot).
And now NTVS adds a more in-depth element, in the form of reviews and other content about the videos and those behind them, courtesy of former Variety and Daily Reel writer Liz Shannon Miller. As Liz describes:
“NewTeeVee Station is your guide to online video, pointing you to hot new memes, following the emerging stars of the web, and just generally indexing this new entertainment medium. Whereas in the past we covered online video shows like Ask a Ninja, Obama Girl and Wallstrip from a business perspective, now weâ€™re also reviewing content for contentâ€™s sake.”
I think that’s a great approach to take. So many sites — not to mention traditional media — seem to see online video as a kind of sideshow, good only for videos with kittens and skateboarders hurting themselves, or maybe at most a Tay Zonday or Dramatic Chipmunk. It’s nice to see someone treating it like its own medium worth consideration and review. Congrats to Om and the rest of the team.