September 01, 2007 |
For those of you who don't know, Pyro.TV is a service that collects videos from around the web, and presents them to users as channels, similar to traditional television. In some ways, it is comparable to VeohTV.
The bread-and-butter of the service lies in the ability for each user to create their own channels of their favorite videos, which can then be shared amongst others.
Now, Vibe Solutions Group, the company behind the service, has announced that the Pyro.TV video channel service has been integrated into the Facebook Platform. Facebook users can join in on the action with the new Pyro.TV Facebook application that opens up an even wider community to share channels with.
”We are committed to distributing Pyro.TV’s growing network of channels wherever people are online,” said Ted Briscoe, chief executive officer, Vibe Solutions Group. “Social networking sites like Facebook now have the ability to offer more than just embedded video clips to their users. The can offer a complete personalized TV viewing experience that requires no download and is constantly refreshed with channel content.”
The Facebook app is essentially a full-functioning version of the Pyro.TV website, but completely integrated into Facebook profiles as an application. Through Facebook, users can create their own personal Internet TV experience with custom channel line-ups (known as My Channels). Users can then display, promote, and share their channels through a video player that is embedded within their Facebook profiles.
Now millions of Facebook users have the ability to customize a video channel to watch videos and share it with friends. Pyro.tv offers a great concept that seems to work well within a social network such as Facebook.