LIN TV strikes online video partnership with VMIX


LIN TV and VMIX, an interactive media, video hosting and social networking company, announced an agreement to showcase user-generated videos, photos, audio, blogs, ratings, polls, and other community-driven content and features on LIN TV's station Internet sites, as well as future portals and micro-sites in planning.

VMIX's customizable tools and technology include uploading for online video, photos and music, management and analytics for the site operators, human review and filtering to protect against copyright infringement and inappropriate material, and social networking and participation features such as ratings, comments, blogs and forums.

LIN TV will be the first TV broadcast group in the nation to launch user-generated content on all of its stations' websites in partnership with VMIX and plans to begin introducing its new capabilities in July.

"The partnership with VMIX enables us to harness the power of our loyal viewer-base and their creativity in user-generated content to deliver breaking news, community information, and entertainment to our growing online audiences and interact with them in an entirely new way," said Vince Sadusky, LIN TV CEO.