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Video site launched for the US Presidential election 2008

Rachel Hawkes (Social Media Portal) - 17 January 2008

Video search engine Truveo has today unveiled a new site for video relating to the US Presidential election 2008.  Truveo will draw video content from a wide range of sources, including user generated content (UGC) sites such as MetaCafe, YouTube and Dailymotion, major television networks including CNN, Fox and NBC  and the Presidential candidates own websites.

Pete Kocks, Truveo’s president (who is also vice president of AOL Video) explains why video will play an important role in the 2008 election.  “In a world of 100 million online videos there are an overwhelming number of places to find election videos. By harnessing the size and reach of Truveo’s video index and the power of our search engine we are making it easier to follow the elections.”

Truveo’s election site includes individual pages for Democrats Hilary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama and Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Mitt Romney from the Republican Party.

Visitors to the site will be able to filter videos according to popularity, recency and relevancy - additionally they can view pages of videos specifically featuring local, national and international coverage and political commentary

Truveo users will also be able embed videos into their own website and/or blog and create their own personalised election video page through Truveo’s APIs.

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