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Veoh Networks plugs into Apple's video iPod

San Diego-based Veoh Networks Inc. announced Wednesday it will integrate its software with Apple's new video iPod, allowing users to export video collections to the iPod and other portable video devices.

"Veoh is changing the world of television by allowing anyone to broadcast television-quality video to the masses," said Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh Networks. "The availability of the video iPod is another big step in democratizing television by making it more portable and accessible anywhere."

Veoh software, installed on consumers' PCs or Macs, creates a network that is able to distribute video to users with broadband Internet connections. Motion picture studios, television networks, organizations and individuals can publish unlimited amounts of broadcast video content to the network, the company said.

"Our viewers are very excited about the ability to take their videos off the PC and make them available on portable devices like the video iPod," said Tod Swank, chairman of Skateboard.com and an early broadcaster on Veoh. "With Veoh's service, our visitors get not only the capability to broadcast their own videos, but to share them effortlessly with friends on and off the network."

Unlike rogue P2P networks used to share mostly pirated video, Veoh is a community of publishers and consumers, where published content is approved by editors, and consumers are assured they get what they request, the company said. The system integrates with Google Video and RSS so content producers can publish to multiple video systems.

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