posted this on June 01, 2012 03:20 pm
What is Blip?
Blip is free for viewers and producers. In fact, producers that use Blip often make money through our revenue share program. We do offer upgraded professional accounts for producers who need extra services beyond what the Dashboard normally offers.
What type of videos do you accept?
Do you have a copyright policy?
We take copyright law extremely seriously. We believe that the only way to build a responsible company is by respecting the rights of creative people everywhere. For this reason we have developed a copyright policy to ensure compliance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.
Is the Blip service free?
The basic Blip service -- which is more than sufficient to build a successful Web show -- is free. We do have some paid features, including Pro accounts.
Do you have any system requirements?
Blip is designed to take advantage of the latest web standards like HTML5 and CSS3. We recommend that you use a modern web browser such as Google Chrome, a recent version of Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 9. Viewers and producers must also have the latest Flash plug-in.
Does Blip take ownership of uploaded videos?
Blip does not take ownership of the original series that are uploaded through its Dashboard or made available on its destination site. Web series belong to the producers, not to us. We've tried to make our Terms of Service as clear as possible on this subject. When you upload a video to us you give us a non-exclusive right to store, distribute and "exploit" the video. You can cancel this right at any time by removing the video from Blip. The company was created to help independent producers, and that's still what motivates us each early morning and late night of work. We also support Creative Commons licensing.
Do you change my video after I upload it?
Where do you distribute?
The Blip distribution network includes the Blip destination site and much of what we call the "video Internet." The distribution network also extends to television screens across America. Not all series are eligible for distribution to all outlets. We reserve the right to reject series for distribution based on content, production value, and other factors. Some distribution partners have limited capacity and stringent rules regarding content, age approprieteness and video quality. Some of our distribution partners include:
iTunes Podcast Directory
I've uploaded my series to Blip but it doesn't appear on the destination site.
The Blip destination site is carefully curated to offer viewers the best in original web series. While the Blip Dashboard is available to anyone making a web series, the destination site is reserved only for the top 5% of web series. Of the 50,000 original series that use Blip to distribute their content, only 1,800 are available on the Blip destination site. Please visit our support portal to learn more about our policies.
How long has Blip been around?
Blip (formerly blip.tv) was founded in early May 2005. We launched the first version of the site on May 11, 2005. We've been iterating on our offerings ever since. We are now about fifty people in the NoHo neighborhood of New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Dallas, London and Chicago. We're backed by Canaan Partners, Ambient Sound Investments and Bain Capital Ventures.