Anonymous (not verified) - June 06th, 2000
Denver, CO - Telsoft Corporation, a leader in Denver website design and database technologies, announced today the launch of MYWITNESSNEWS.COM. This website has unique video functions that allow users to send their own home videos to the website, where they can be shared with thousands of viewers on the World Wide Web.
Visitors to the website can send their own videos over the Internet, where they are previewed by MYWITNESSNEWS.COM staffers before release. Once released, anyone in the world can view and "rate" the videos. The site uses several leading edge technologies in combination to create the world's first user-generated Internet news channel. Video is encoded via a special process so all Internet users can view the video regardless of their connection speed. The video segments can include commercials similar to those seen on broadcast TV, but with special links that allow viewers to visit the advertisers' website.
"We're very excited about video on the web," stated Telsoft Corporation VP Mike Higgins. "We believe in these new technologies and the promise that they bring for consumers and advertisers alike. By creating the first user-generated news channel on the Internet we hope to blaze a trail that will inspire others!"
Visitors to the website are encouraged to take video footage they've shot and "upload" it to the MYWITNESSNEWS.COM website. The video is transferred from regular computer video to special Internet video "on the fly" so almost any video camera and computer owner can use the special features of the site. Telsoft Corporation utilizes a technology called "streaming media" to deliver Internet video from it's custom multimedia database to the Internet viewer.