SOURCE: OVGuide.com

August 05, 2008 08:00 ET

comScore ranks OVGuide.com Third-Fastest Growing Web Property in the US

OVGuide.com Expands Extensively in 2008; Issues July Video Alert

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - OVGuide.com, the Internet's most comprehensive guide to online video sites, including TV shows, movies, user-generated content and games, today announced that comScore has ranked it the third-fastest growing Web property in the US, in terms of audience size, from May 2007-2008. Other impressive 2008 results for the company to-date include visits from more than 100 million individuals in total from around the globe. Additionally, the site now receives 12 million unique visitors per month(1).

2008 has been a year of explosive growth in online video. A recent report issued by Integrated Media Measurement revealed that more than 20% of Americans watched some prime-time TV on a computer during the spring TV season, which is a 233% increase compared to the fall of 2007(2). OVGuide.com has experienced a similar surge in popularity. According to Alexa.com, OVGuide.com has, since the beginning of the year, gone from being outside the top 1,000 Web properties to a top 150 site in the US; is one of the UK's top 130 most visited Web sites; and is overall a top 1,000 site in more than 20 countries.

OVGuide.com also issued its July online video alert today, identifying the most popular movie and television destinations, video genres and search terms for the past month. The results include:

Top five searches:
1.  Hancock
2.  The Love Guru
3.  The Dark Knight
4.  WALL-E
5.  Hellboy II

Top five genres:
1.  Movies / TV
2.  Anime
3.  General / Viral
4.  Games
5.  Sports

OVGuide.com new addition 'highlights':
1.  Beijing Olympics 2008
2.  CrashTestKitchen
3.  Cycling.TV
4.  GeekBrief.TV
5.  Magicians.com
6.  Men's Health
7.  Tidio
8.  TravelPod.com
9.  Vlaze.com
10. TheWineryChannel.tv

"I founded OVGuide.com in 2006 as I saw the need for a destination to help individuals find online video, and sites at the time did not provide a viable solution," said Dale Bock, founder and president of OVGuide.com. "We have dedicated the past two years to scouring the Web for the best, high-quality video sites to include in our comprehensive database. Our dedicated editorial team that categorizes each outlet by genre has also helped our search engine become the most accurate in the industry. We are continuing to strive to be the destination for consumers to search and discover online video content, and are thrilled with the progress we have made in the industry."

OVGuide.com processed 11 million searches in July and averaged over eight page views per user. To find out more about OVGuide.com or discover the most popular sites in online video, please visit www.ovguide.com.

About OVGuide.com

Founded in 2006, OVGuide.com is the Internet's most comprehensive guide to online video sites, including TV shows, movies, user-generated content and video games. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the privately-held company delivers an innovative, user-friendly way to search and browse relevant, high-quality video content on the Web. OVGuide.com currently indexes more than 2,000 online destinations, offering both short- and long-form video integrated into an intuitive and categorized directory. The site offers a very relevant, powerful search engine, receiving more than 11 million visitors, 80 million page views and 10 million searches per month. OVGuide.com's team of experienced editors review all video sites prior to listing them, ensuring all content listed is valuable and categorized appropriately.

(1) Source: OVGuide.com

(2) http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2008/07/one-fifth-of-am.html

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