Television

BabyTV launches an online social network for parents













MUMBAI: US new media firm BabyUnivers which works in the pregnancy, baby and toddler marketplace, has announced the launch of BabyTV.com.


This provides the first full-featured video-driven social networking site for parents and expecting parents. BabyTV.com was previewed to select users in late December 2006 as the first Internet-based television network devoted to moms, and the official debut of BabyTV.com brings a rich user experience with high quality video content and interactive functionality for parents, parents-to-be, and caregivers.



BabyTV.com offers a catalogue of streaming television programming targeted to new and expectant parents from recognized experts throughout the industry. Viewers can tune into the linear schedule of programming and video-on-demand (VOD) library filled with entertaining and informative videos from content partners Oxygen Media and Alpha Mom.


The website also allows parents to submit original video to share with other parents, using the MyBabyTV functionality which has already been dubbed by some the ‘YouTube for Mommies‘ Unlike YouTube, however, all uploaded video content can be quickly reviewed by a BabyTV.com moderator using state- of-the-art tools, allowing MyBabyTV to serve as a family-friendly environment for sharing the special moments of a newborn‘s life.


Importantly, this content screening capability also provides advertisers with protection from negative associations with inappropriate content that has become so common on other video-sharing sites.


Throughout the site, parents and parents-to-be can use interactive functionality to share their opinions about BabyTV content by providing feedback on specific videos, participating in polls, and posting original comments in video forums. BabyTV also offers a library of text-based articles written by industry experts that are available to users of the site.


BabyUniverse chairman and CEO John Textor says, "Our goal is to create the ultimate social networking destination for moms who are looking to share ideas and stories and to find out more about the highly individual journey that we call parenthood."


"BabyTV brings a wealth of next-generation community features for site visitors, allowing users to create membership profiles, participate in message boards and polls relating to pregnancy and parenting topics, and upload their own videos --providing the premier and most all- encompassing online environment for parents today."


The launch of BabyTV.com is also changing the rules on the behind-the- scenes work of bringing live TV programming and VOD to viewers, debuting a new Internet content delivery platform that has been implemented by John Studdard, the company‘s executive VP of new media. Studdard, who is known for creating the enterprise architecture behind
VirtualBank.com /Lydian Trust Co. which allowed it to scale from startup into a multi-billion dollar diversified financial services company, has strong credentials for developing next-generation content delivery platforms.


Studdard says, "BabyTV is a significant milestone for Internet broadcasting as well as the BabyUniverse family of online websites, providing a robust platform for the next generation of media-driven networking sites," . As the first web property to be completely deployed on our new enterprise content management system (CMS), BabyTV provides a way to gain efficiencies of scale in rolling out video, text and community assets across multiple sites."


The company‘s CMS platform allows BabyUniverse to leverage content throughout other BabyUniverse sites, easily moving video and text content created by a centrally located creative and editorial staff throughout the
sites, when and where it‘s needed, in real time.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/baiko.jpg?itok=1GgscRuj
Sony Marathi new player in BARC data week 48

BARC data for week 48 shows that in the Bengali space, Zee Bangla and Star Jalsha continued to be in the first and second positions. No changes were observed in Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil segment. In the Telugu space, Star Maa retained its first position. Sony Marathi emerged as the new...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/08/nd.jpg?itok=YM-bhHTo
NDTV 24X7 returns to top 5 in BARC week 48

NDTV 24X7 re-entered the top five of the English news genre in week 48 of BARC ratings. Aaj Tak yet again stood on top in all the three genres.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/08/trivago.jpg?itok=wfbO4AEk
Trivago most advertised in BARC week 48

Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for top advertisers and brands for the period between 24 November 2018 and 30 November 2018.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/08/kumkum.jpg?itok=pzRg5SSO
Zee Anmol leads GEC urban in BARC week 48

Zee TV climbed to the second position from fifth position as compared to the previous week in the Hindi (U+R) genre in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 48 of 2018. Sony Pal and Star Utsav interchanged their second and third positions in the rural market. Star Plus and Zee TV...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/08/Sudhanshu-Vats.jpg?itok=GxlmKcXA
Transform by tackling moral dilemmas: Sudhanshu Vats

Media companies can no longer ask ‘if’ changes are happening. They are, there’s no doubt about it. But now it’s a question of how to respond. Addressing the CII Big Picture 2018 in New Delhi, Viacom18 group CEO and MD Sudhanshu Vats spoke on the topic of ‘Changing M&E landscape - from...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/07/zee.jpg?itok=aoMaGwbx
Zee Telugu Announces World Television Premiere of Shailaja Reddy Alludu starring Naga Chaitanya and Anu Emmanuel

Zee Telugu is here to infuse you with uncontrollable laughter and mind-blowing action with the premier of Super Hit Telugu movie Shailaja Reddy Alludu.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/07/Prasar-Bharati.jpg?itok=6lZF8ytY
Prasar Bharati CEO on convergence and public b'casting

Prasar Bharati’s CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, while dwelling on convergence and its relevance to India’s pubcaster, opined that it was important to understand the changes happening in terms of media consumption and distribution to evolve and plan for the future ahead.  

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/06/dd.jpg?itok=tB6G59aR
Doordarshan launches new educational channel DD Roshini

Doordarshan has launched a new educational channel DD Roshini as part of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) project.

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/06/cii.jpg?itok=baar5LKJ
Media consumption in India growing @9% in last 6 years: CII-BCG report

The Indian media industry, experiencing disruptions, is witnessing an increase in consumption that has been facilitated by proliferation of broadband too and over the last six years has been growing at nine percent.

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories