Google Launches Video Service

Screenshot from PVRBlog

What’s on Tonight? :: Google Launches Video Service Google launches a video service.

From Google:

“Your work deserves to be seen.

You’ve made a great video. Now who will watch it?

Whether you produce hundreds of titles a year or just a few, you can give your videos the recognition and visibility they deserve by promoting them on Google – for free. Signing up for the Google Video Upload Program will connect your work with users who are most likely to want to view them.
Sign up and upload…

We’re accepting digital video files of any length and size. Simply sign up for an account and upload your videos using our Video Uploader (please be sure you own the rights to the works you upload), and, pending our approval process and the launch of this new service, we’ll include your video in Google Video, where users will be able to search, preview, purchase and play it.”

Someone ought to build a Google MCE or TiVo plug in to show these videos in your living room.

It will be interesting to see how/if Google will get around people uploading copyrighted content to their service or how beyond tagging that they integrate search as a tool to find the best quality niche video on the net.

PVRBlog has the screenshot and more on the service. Jacob Kaplan-Moss reminds users to read the fine print. Techdirt has their take here.