Video-Sharing Site, Dailymotion, Launches iPhone/iPod touch App

--New "Navigate YouTube" iPhone/iPod touch App Launched

Paris-based video-sharing site operator, Dailymotion, on Monday announced the launch in the Apple App Store of an iPhone/iPod touch app that incorporates both content channels and capabilities for creating and uploading videos. According to the company, the app allows users to search a library of over 12 million videos and to surf 14 themed channels, including Music, Film & TV, Funny, and Sports & Extreme, as well as lists of viral videos. It also lets users share videos with their friends, Dailymotion says, and access and manage their Dailymotion accounts. In addition, it allows iPhone 3GS users to record and upload videos straight from their handset to their accounts.

The app is available in nine languages, Dailymotion says, though in its press materials the company lists only eight: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Greek. It is offered in two versions: a free, ad-supported version and a $5.99 ad-free version. A demo video of the app is embedded above.

In related news: Independent "active-TV" technology and digital convergence consultant, Daniel Mann (note: on his Web site, Mann explains that "active-TV technology does not belong to any one company" and that "many companies have collaborated to form an ecosystem of useful [active-TV] devices and services": a 2006 white paper by Mann explaining the concept of active-TV is available here), contacted [itvt] Monday to let us know that the latest active-TV "Navigate YouTube" iPhone/iPod touch application is now available in the Apple App Store. More information on the app, which, among other things, is designed to allow an iPhone/iPod touch to serve as a set-top box (connected to the TV via an Apple AV Composite Cable) for viewing YouTube videos and playlists, is available here.

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