– Tioti Launch: Tape It Off The Internet (Tioti), a TV-centric web community where members post links to shows across a range of download and sharing media, has finally launched out of beta. Co-founder Paul Pod tells The Guardian the site, which began testing in 2005 and has so far been funded privately and by some angels, is “in advanced talks” to win funding.
– ilovevideo Launch: Music video site Video-C has launched ilovevideo, a music video retail site including DRM-free downloads from EMI and other labels. ilovevideo has licensing deals with a range of indies including Domino, XL, Beggars Banquet and Ministry of Sound, and also takes vids from the EMI repertoire courtesy of its recent announcement to sell DRM-free videos. Downloads cost £1.89 for portable-quality videos or £1.99 for higher-quality versions, playable across Windows and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) formats.
– Gaydar: The radio station operated by dating site Gaydar will next month start publishing the podcasts it will supply to Channel 4’s forthcoming digital radio multiplex. Gaydar was listed as a content provider alongside the likes of NMA, Penguin and Financial Times in the broadcaster’s successful and interactive-heavy bid to run a second wave of DAB stations from late next year. The Guardian reports Gaydar Radio, which currently broadcasts around London and Sussex as well as online and over digital satellite TV, is staffing up a podcast unit to produce the celebrity and lifestyle programming. The podcasts will appear on GaydarNation, the umbrella for the growing number of sites operated by parent Qsoft, from next month, the report says.