A sharing site for higher quality videos
Category: Software As a Service | Industry: Broadcasting
Built in early 2008, this site is an SaaS that allows video uploads from real producers or advertisers (so no user-generated videos like youtube)
These video uploaders subscribe to the site, and can make money by setting a price if another user wants to view or download their videos.
Although Amazon S3 would be a good choice for storage, interestingly this project uses Nirvanix. Nirvanix also allows video conversion to FLV, and creating video thumbnails. There is a Ruby on Rails gem for Nirvanix written by its developer that we used: nvs-sds gem.