VBOX7

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VBOX7 (pronounced "vi box sedem" in Bulgarian and "vi box seven" in English) is the largest video sharing entertainment website in Bulgaria and, as of April 2016, the 10th most popular website in Bulgaria.[1] The website has been 100% owned by the Netinfo company since October 2007.[2]

History[edit]

The site was launched on 30 July 2006 when it was visited by only 23 people. In March 2008 that number had risen to 200,000 and there were more than 9,000 registered visitors. Now it has more than 840,000 registered visitors.

On 6 February 2012 the mobile version of the site was launched. Two years later, a mobile app for Android and iOS was created.

Features[edit]

Video technology[edit]

Previously, watching videos on vbox7 required the Adobe Flash Player plug-in to be installed in the browser because the site used flv video format.

Now, Vbox7 uses HTML-5 video player for both its desktop and mobile version and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC is its default video compression format. The site supports HD videos up to 720p.

Mobile App (Vbox7 App)[edit]

Vbox7 published its mobile app in March 2014. As of April 2016 it has around 1 million downloads in Google Play [3] and iTunes.[4]

Censorship[edit]

As vbox7's owners, Nova Broadcasting Group are officially imposing censorship. Uploading content that advertises products of competitors to Nova Television is strictly forbidden. That kinds of videos are immediately removed by a moderator of the site and the user may receive a warning.

Censorship in users' profile description and comments is automated. The system does not allow posting links to competitor sites or url shortening services.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Sites in Bulgaria". Alexa. September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  2. ^ ""Нет инфо" купи сайта Vbox7.com" (in Bulgarian). Дневник. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Vbox7.com - Android Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Vbox7.com on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 

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