FORA.tv

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FORA.tv, Inc.
Type Privately Held
Founded 2005
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S.
Key people Blaise Zerega, CEO and President
Slogan(s) The Conference Channel
Website fora.tv
Alexa rank negative increase 68,952 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site Video on demand

FORA.tv, Inc. runs a website that gathers a large collection of unmediated video drawn from live events, lectures, and debates at universities, think tanks and conferences.

FORA.tv provides a digital forum ("fora" is the Latin plural of "forum") where people can get and discuss information on public affairs, politics and culture, as well as see historic speeches and other events.[2] It has operations on every inhabited continent across the globe.

In February 2009, FORA.tv partnered with WIRED creating a channel that features videos about the day's most important technological, science, business, and cultural issues – all gathered from leading thinkers, institutions and conferences.[3]

In August 2009, FORA.tv was selected for TIME.com's 50 Best Websites of 2009. The site was also featured in a related TIME.com video, "50 Best Websites: 5 You May Not Know," along with Omgpop, Yelp, PopUrls and Boing Boing.[4]

FORA.tv was founded in 2005 and is funded by private investors including William R. Hearst III and Adobe Ventures.

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FORA.tv distributes video both on its own website and syndicates content to other sites, as well as allows users to embed videos on their websites. FORA.tv's content partners include: The Asia Society, Aspen Institute, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Council on Foreign Relations, Duke University, Georgetown University, Heritage Foundation, The Hoover Institution, Transatlantic Institute and the World Affairs Council.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fora.tv Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Mills, Elinor (2007-01-25). "The YouTube for thinkers". CNET News. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  3. ^ "FORA.tv Partners with WIRED.com for Online Video Channel". Press Room (Press release). FORA.tv. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  4. ^ "FORA.tv Named to TIME's 50 Best Websites". Press Room (Press release). FORA.tv. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 

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