|Headquarters||New York City, United States|
|Owner(s)||Bain Capital Ventures
Ambient Sound Investments
Blip (formerly blip.tv) is a platform for web series and also offers a dashboard for producers of original web series to distribute and monetize their productions. The company was founded in May 2005, is located in New York City, and is financed by Bain Capital Ventures and Canaan Partners.
Founded in May 2005 by Mike Hudack (CEO), Dina Kaplan, Justin Day (CTO), Jared Klett, and Charles Hope, blip.tv was bootstrap funded by its founders for the first year of its operation.
As of April 2011[update], Blip.tv was blocked by Turkey.
In May 2011, Blip.tv launched its consumer destination site.
In December 2011, the company rolled out a new logo and name, dropping the .tv.
Market and business model
With a focus on serial web show programming to the exclusion of other types of online video, "the Blip.tv formula purposefully does not emulate the YouTube viral video sharing and friends and family video hosting model", according to ZDNet writer Donna Bogatin.
All revenue from advertising is split 50/50 between content producers and blip.tv. Users can opt in and out of advertisements at any time.
- "About blip.tv".
- "Blip.tv vs. YouTube? Founder talks 'The Real Deal' in exclusive interview". 2006-11-13. Retrieved 2006-11-01.
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