Blip.tv, an internet media company that hosts and distributes web-based TV shows and videoblogs, has announced that CNN has licensed its software to enable people around the world to send CNN newsworthy footage shot on a cell phone, camcorder, or digital camera. Beginning immediately, anyone can upload footage directly to CNN, via blip.tv software, for consideration for use by the CNN broadcast networks, CNN.com, and its other platforms and services.
Blip.tv has also announced software-licensing deals with the Oxygen Network and the William Shatner DVD Club. The agreements enable anyone to share content directly with these companies for contests, promotions, and web-based features. Blip.tv's software and tools were designed to enable companies to attract, collect, and manage user-generated content. Blip.tv also gives users the tools to distribute videos to blogs, to iTunes, video aggregators and search engines, del.icio.us, Flickr, and more. Blip.tv lets show creators maintain complete ownership of their content and supports Creative Commons licensing.