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Will video on demand save AOL's dwindling membership?
December 5, 2005
11:40 AM -- Will video on demand save AOL's dwindling membership?
From today's PR pile, a deal that gives AOLers one tiny reason to hang on to their membership (if they have a broadband-ready PC and watch lots of TV programs while sitting at their desks):
AOL today announced that its video search engine will now feature RSS feeds from MTV Networks' programming services. Video content from the company's highly popular CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, The N, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Noggin, Spike, TV Land and VH1 Web sites are now accessible through AOL's best-in-class video search engine available through the AOL.com portal's Video On Demand tab (http://www.aol.com/video), AOL Search (http://www.aolsearch.com) and on the AOL service. In addition, Singingfish (http://www.singingfish.com), one of the Web's premier video and audio search engines, and its network of search properties will also feature content from MTV Networks.
— Phil Harvey, Editor on Demand, Light Reading
Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.
His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.
Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.
After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.
Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.
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