Watch those festy favorites on the move

Got a nice call from Lucie today, she let me know about Vtap’s UK Festival Mobile Video Channels, a free service that gives mobile phone users access to all the latest Web video content from bands on this year’s festival circuit. Two feeds are available and they work with any video and web-enabled handset and can also be viewed on your computer.

Top UK Festivals feed
www.vtap.com/feeds/uk_festivals
A continually updated feed of the latest web video content relating to festivals including O2 Wireless, T in the Park and Reading/Leeds, as well as videos of the headlining acts.

Alternative UK Festivals
www.vtap.com/feeds/Alternative_Festivals
If you feel that Reading Festival has become an awful beer, band and burger shadow of its former glory days when under the management of Marquee Events and the booking care of the great Paul MacEvoy, then you may prefer this feed, which relates to acts performing at festivals including Green Man and Latitude.

So – if you’re utterly exhausted and stuck in your tent, you can take a look at video of the bands coming up on the different stages to decide which to watch, and you get a chance to look at some of the acts you aren’t familiar with – that way you won’t miss the chance to see tomorrow’s biggest act today!  vtap searches more than 50,000 websites for new content every day, including YouTube and Daily Motion: this means you can contribute to the festival channels simply by uploading your own video clips of your favourite festival acts.
By the way, vTap also lets you quickly and easily search, view and save relevant web videos from any source on the Internet, you can even set up your own content feed which can be sent straight to your mobile. I imagine this is going to be pretty well used by iPhone people in the coming weeks….
It is far-seeing – mobile video subscription revenue will exceed $3.5 billion in 2008, according to recent research by MultiMedia Intelligence. By 2012, the mobile video and mobile TV market will exceed $15 billion, including direct pay and advertising.

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