Missed this week’s episode of Desperate Housewives or of the new sci-fi series V? Now there is an easier way to search for all your video content online.
Los Angeles-based Clicker Media, a provider of an online programming guide to Internet television, officially launched Thursday its website Clicker.com which serves as a web portal for television shows, movies and music videos.
Clicker differs from already existing online video sites - like Hulu, which offers network TV programming and YouTube, which has videos and user-generated content - as it aggregates video content from various sources across the web.
Rather than sifting through all these video sites online trying to find the latest episode of a TV show you missed or movie, Clicker acts like a one-stop shop for online videos.
Clicker boasts more than 450,000 episodes, from over 6,000 shows, from over 1,200 networks. They also contain 40,000 movies and 50,000 music videos from 20,000 artists.
Roughly 30,000 movies come from Netflix's streaming library or Amazon’s video store, which require a fee to stream or download. Meanwhile, the rest of content provided through Clicker is for free.
Clicker CEO Jim Lanzone, formerly CEO of Ask.com, said We are trying to build the ultimate programming guide for the coming age of Internet TV.
The startup refers to themselves as “one part directory, one part search engine, one part wiki, one part entertainment guide, and one part DVR.”
In order to cover costs, the site will rely on advertising and may later ask for commission from video producers who charge viewers to watch their content.