SOURCE: OVGuide.com

December 17, 2008 08:00 ET

OVGuide.com Announces Results of Second Annual Viewser Choice Awards

Naruto Wire Wins Popular Vote, Judges Determine Top Sites in Specific Categories

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - OVGuide.com, the Internet's most comprehensive guide to online video sites, including TV shows, movies, user-generated content, video games and music, today announced that Naruto Wire, an anime site that specializes in Bleach and Naruto videos, won its 2008 Viewser Choice Award.

Selected by popular vote, Naruto Wire's win of the OVGuide.com Viewser Choice Award illustrates the dedicated fan base that anime has and its popularity in the online video space in general. Anime is consistently a top-visited genre in OVGuide.com's database, falling right behind movies and TV, and Naruto Wire received the most votes to take the top spot in OVGuide.com's database of more than 3,000 sites.

OVGuide.com also announced the best sites in each of its categories as chosen by its judging panel, consisting of experts at leading organizations in entertainment and technology including the American Film Institute, The Hollywood Reporter, PC Magazine and TelevisionWeek:

Anime: crunchyroll (www.crunchyroll.com)
Asia / India: Asian-Horror-Movies.com (www.asian-horror-movies.com)
Car / Aviation: GT Channel (www.gtchannel.com/video.php)
Education: WonderHowTo (www.wonderhowto.com)
Food / Wine: Bitchin' Kitchen (www.bitchinkitchen.tv)
Games: Y8.com (www.y8.com)
General / Viral: YouTube (www.youtube.com)
Guns / Ammo: MilitaryVideos.net (www.militaryvideos.net)
Health / Fitness: Sex Health Guru (www.sexhealthguru.com/index.php)
Indie: Disclose.tv (www.disclose.tv)
Lifestyle: G Living (http://gliving.tv/videos/)
Movies / TV: Movies on Demand (www.movies-on-demand.tv)
Music / Entertainment: PluggedIn (http://music.pluggedin.com)
News / Business: CNN Video (www.cnn.com/video/)
Political: Politico (www.politico.com/multimedia/)
Radio: Pandora (www.pandora.com)
Science / Technology: National Geographic
(http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/)
Sports: ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/)
Trailers: Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com/trailers/)
Travel: Raw Vegas (www.rawvegas.tv)
Video blogs: Justin.tv (www.justin.tv)

"This year saw many milestones in the online video space, which is apparent with the addition of more than 1,500 sites to our guide," said Dale Bock, founder and president of OVGuide.com. "We're pleased to report the winners of our second Viewser Choice Awards contest as selected with the help of their fans and our judging panel, and hope that our guide continues to serve as the most accurate and comprehensive resource on the Web to search and discover online video."

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, video games and music. 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 3,000 online destinations, offering both short- and long-form video integrated into an intuitive and categorized directory. OVGuide.com's team of experienced editors review all video sites prior to listing them, ensuring all content listed is valuable and categorized appropriately. The site offers a very relevant, powerful search engine, receiving more than 12 million unique visitors, 150 million page views and 36 million searches per month. comScore also ranked it the third-fastest growing Web property in the US, in terms of audience size, from May 2007-2008.

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