West Hollywood, CA, January 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Webcastr.com, a new video website featuring professional video content from over 200 channel providers, announced the winners of its 'Videos of the Year' awards. Webcastr's viewers, along with its editors voted amongst over 2,500 professionally produced videos on the website to pick the best video clips of the year for 2007. Thirty finalists were chosen by the staff of the webbery with the final clips being voted on by viewers during the last two weeks of December.
The winning clip, 'Heidi Loves Her Bazooms' was a Victoria's Secret promo spot featuring supermodel Heidi Klum, wearing a selection of the lingerie maker's latest bras in a comedic, combative yet playful series of video vignettes to promote the companies' Holiday Lingerie Fashion Special on CBS last December.
The other winners of the Webcastr Awards are:
-- D*ck In A Box (The popular SNL skit featuring Justin Timberlake and
-- Led Zeppelin Reunion Concert in the UK
-- Acting for the Greenscreen (a comedy sketch from Body of Art)
-- Bob Dylan Cadillac Commercial
-- Britney Spears VMA Parody (featuring Chris Crocker from National
-- Don't Taze Me, Bro (from the John Kerry speech at Univ. of Florida)
-- Snoop Dogg in the UK (where the US rapper was hassled by Heathrow
-- The Chemical Bros. "Salmon Dance" (computer animated music video)
-- Bush vs. Miss South Carolina (a comedy mashup)
-- SUV Driving Through a Shopping Mall (video surveillance tape)
The winning videos are currently on display at http://www.webcastr.com/vote.html
Unlike the majority of video sharing sites, Webcastr features clips that come from licensed sources of professional and semi-pro content. "With so much of the user generated content out there being of questionable quality, we are happy to present these awards in recognition of the efforts of pro content creators who increasingly understand the value of the short form online video medium," said Webcastr CEO, Tim Devine.
Webcastr features video clip content covering the fields of news, sports, music video, comedy, celebrity coverage, film, gaming, technology, animation and informational content updated throughout the day from a variety of content providers. The site is the opposite of user generated video sites that rely mostly on uploads of amateur video content from their members.
The site currently has deals with nearly 200 different content providers including CBS News, MTV News, Daily Variety, FHM, Dow Jones, CelebTV, Automotive TV, Warner Music, Sony/BMG, TV Guide Broadband, the Green Energy Channel, Digital Daily, Media Bytes, the Space Channel, Cycling TV, Ford Models TV, Election TV, ShortBrain TV, Vanity Fair and many others.
Started in June of 2007 by former Sony Music exec, Tim Devine, Webcastr has seen its audience grow around the world as well as enjoying a 1,500% viewership increase in its ratings as determined by internet tracking service Alexa. "We now have viewers tuning in from over 150 countries," says Devine. The site, still in beta phase, expects to go public by the end of next month.