BlinkBox Interesting Model

As reported by TechCrunch Today

A new UK startup launches on Monday called BlinkBox.
Users take pre-created clips from movies and television shows (the
clips can be shortened by the user) and add a personalized message at
the beginning. The clips can then be shared via a link, embed or mobile
device. Here’s an example\u003c/a\> of (a very funny) one that was created for me.\u003c/p\>\n\u003cp\>There’s a pretty deep catalog of movies and TV shows to view. The company’s business model is to pitch buying or renting the movie or tv show after viewing the clip. They’ve built their own (heavily DRM’d) platform for delivering this content to buyers, although it only works on Windows machines at this time.\u003c/p\>\n\u003cp\>The concept is similar to Slingbox’s \u003ca href\u003d\”http://www.news.com/1606-2-6148589.html\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>Clip+Sling\u003c/a\>, which allows Slingbox users to create short content clips and share it with friends.\u003c/p\>\n\u003cp\>The site is not working 100% for me – embeds don’t work and most of the clips can’t be selected when creating a blink. This may be pre-launch jitters, or licensing issues restricting me because I’m U.S. based (it’s launching only in the UK for now).\u003c/p\>\n\u003cp\>We have more on this at \u003ca href\u003d\”http://uk.techcrunch.com/2007/10/22/users-generate-viral-ads-for-movies-tv-with-blinkbox/\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>TechCrunch UK\u003c/a\>.\n\u003cp\>\u003cstrong\>\u003cem\>Crunch Network\u003c/em\>\u003c/strong\>: \u003ca href\u003d\”http://mobilecrunch.com/\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>MobileCrunch\u003c/a\>\u003cem\> \u003c/em\>Mobile Gadgets and Applications, Delivered Daily.\u003c/p\>\n\n\u003cp\>\u003ca href\u003d\”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~a/Techcrunch?a\u003ddOWH9D\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>\u003cimg src\u003d\”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~a/Techcrunch?i\u003ddOWH9D\” border\u003d\”0\”\>\u003c/a\>\u003c/p\>\u003cdiv\>\n\u003ca href\u003d\”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~f/Techcrunch?a\u003dTmFmkvA\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>\u003cimg src\u003d\”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~f/Techcrunch?i\u003dTmFmkvA\” border\u003d\”0\”\>\u003c/a\> \u003ca href\u003d\”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~f/Techcrunch?a\u003dcmZlipa\” target\u003d\”_blank\” onclick\u003d\”return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)\”\>”,1]
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//–>Here’s an example of (a very funny) one that was created for me.

There’s a pretty deep catalog of movies and TV shows to view. The
company’s business model is to pitch buying or renting the movie or tv
show after viewing the clip. They’ve built their own (heavily DRM’d)
platform for delivering this content to buyers, although it only works
on Windows machines at this time.

The concept is similar to Slingbox’s Clip+Sling, which allows Slingbox users to create short content clips and share it with friends.

The site is not working 100% for me – embeds don’t work and most of
the clips can’t be selected when creating a blink. This may be
pre-launch jitters, or licensing issues restricting me because I’m U.S.
based (it’s launching only in the UK for now).

We have more on this at TechCrunch UK.

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