Google Video Marketplace

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Google Video Marketplace was announced in a presentation at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show.

"Google's innovative presentation of information and content is revolutionizing the way people access media," said National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern. "In the increasingly competitive and rapidly changing world of entertainment, Google Videos provides us with a new way to deliver the NBA experience to our fans when and how they want it."

The service was unsuccessful and was discontinued in August, 2007.[1]

Programming[edit]

CBS[edit]

Offerings from CBS will include shows from the station's past and present lineups, and other shows from its library.

CBS programs are not available to purchase in many countries, even close US neighbours like Canada.

NBA[edit]

Full basketball games will be available for purchase. Games are available for 24 hours after the game finishes. It is unknown if NBA videos will be eventually available for longer periods of time. Major games of the season will also be available. Available for US$3.99 per game.

Sony BMG music videos[edit]

Music videos from
At launch, artists included

Initial offering cost US$1.99 per video.

Charlie Rose[edit]

Interviews
Interviews by Charlie Rose, with subjects ranging from Henry Kissinger to Quentin Tarantino, Martha Stewart to Charles M. Schulz, Steve Jobs to Bill Clinton.

Available for US$0.99 per episode.

Clearvue[edit]

Children's educational programming
Topics are said to range from "teen education on tattoos to explanations about the workings of the human brain."

Classic Media[edit]

"Classic" cartoons
Episodes of animated series such as Rocky and Bullwinkle and Casper the Friendly Ghost (over 100 episodes), and animated shorts from series such as Felix the Cat. Not confirmed to be available, but also owned by the company are The Lone Ranger, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Mr. Magoo, series starring Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Underdog, and Lassie (600 episodes).

Initial cost on GVM, US$1.99.

Getty Images' Archive Films Collection[edit]

"A diverse collection of short clips that capture personalities, moments and eras throughout history - selected from vintage newsreels and educational film, as well as contemporary news and events from around the world."

Greencine.com[edit]

Feature-length independent films
According to Google, this collection includes works by Polish director Andrzej Wajda (Zemsta), documentary filmmaker Ted Bonnitt (Mau Mau Sex Sex) and independent actor/director Caveh Zahedi (In the Bathtub of the World).

Image Entertainment[edit]

Distributor of TV and movies.
Google has not yet said which programs will be available through Image. Properties Image own distribution to include The Richard Pryor Show, lesser-known horror movies like Monsters Crash the Pajama Party, small market movies like Paris Hilton picture The Hillz, music content like Cher The Farewell Tour, comedy specials by Jeff Foxworthy and Jamie Foxx, and "mature" content using the Playboy and Penthouse brands.

iWatchNow.com[edit]

Collection includes Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Lucy Show, Ozzie and Harriet, and Petticoat Junction.

Plum TV[edit]

Google has not yet said which programs will be available through Plum TV, a local station in the Hamptons. Programs include living artist profile Artist's Studio, professionally produced sock-puppet program Cheap Show, and comedy-cooking show KitchenMC.

Trinity Broadcasting Network[edit]

Google has not yet said which programs will be available through TBN. Programs likely to be available through this particular station are Manna from Heaven and This Is Your Day, both with Benny Hinn, and the long-running The 700 Club.

WGBH[edit]

Google has not yet said which programs will be available through WGBH and WGBH Forum Network.

Free clips currently available:

Currently only trailers for episodes of Nova are available, for free.

Other programs produced by WGBH include American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, Frontline, Masterpiece Theatre, Nova, Peep and the Big Wide World, Postcards from Buster, This Old House, The Victory Garden, and ZOOM.

Others[edit]

Historic, news and educational footage from ITN. This material ranges from coverage of key events in 2005 such as the Pope John Paul II's death, back to a recording of the 1896 coronation of Tsar Nicholas II – one of the earliest known pieces of moving imagery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friday, August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10). "Google Closes Video Marketplace; Users Out Of Luck". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2013-06-14.