SOURCE: OVGuide.com

November 17, 2008 08:00 ET

OVGuide.com Announces Second Annual Viewser Choice Awards

Will Honor the Best Online Video Sites of 2008 by Popular Vote and Judging Panel

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 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 launched its second annual Viewser Choice Award contest to identify the top online video sites of 2008.

Nominations open today for individuals to enter their favorite Web video destinations. Consumers can manually submit sites on OVGuide.com, or find and click on the Viewser Choice Award badge located on an online destination. One site will receive the Viewser Choice Award, which the popular vote will solely determine, and an esteemed panel of judges will decide upon the top sites in each of OVGuide.com's 26 categories. The panel consists of:

--  Chad Cooper, editorial content and marketing director, OVGuide.com
--  Chris Denson, marketing and events director, American Film Institute
    Digital Content Lab
--  Eric Griffith, senior writer, PC Magazine
--  Kyle Monson, senior editor, PC Magazine
--  Andrew Wallenstein, deputy editor, The Hollywood Reporter
--  Daisy Whitney, new media reporter, TelevisionWeek; host and creator,
    'New Media Minute' Webcast
    

"As the Internet's most comprehensive resource to search and discover online video, we feel it is our obligation to recognize the outlets that have attracted and grown our user base to more than 12 million unique visitors a month," said Dale Bock, founder and president of OVGuide.com. "We're excited to empower our loyal visitors to vote for their favorite sites, as well as work with the best minds in the entertainment, Internet and technology space to identify the top niche destinations across a variety of genres."

Several sites were honored last year, including Break.com, JibJab, Funny or Die and Veoh. To enter a site for consideration, please visit www.ovguide.com/awards, or alternatively, look for the OVGuide.com Viewser Choice Award badge on various online video destinations. Voting closes on Monday, December 15, 2008 and OVGuide.com will announce the winners on Monday, December 22, 2008.

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 nearly 2,800 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, 80 million page views and 15 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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