New jack-of-all-trades video platform mDialog lets users upload, share and watch user-generated and professional content online, on Apple TV, and on their iPhones.
With the number of video sites on the web, it’s nearly impossible for a newcomer to stand out, but mDialog manged. It’s launched a legitimate iPhone application that was available in time for the launch of the iPhone 3G, CEO Greg Philpott says.
mDialog uses the same MPEG-4 H.264 video standard as Apple, and its compatibility with Apple products could trigger its mainstream appeal. Its high-resolution video also sets it apart; mDialog is able to easily compress high-quality and large video files with its mLoader application.
So far mDialog seems most useful for personal video sharing, but it is working on expanding its professional content. The company got the rights to distribute HBO web series Blood Copy and is the online video platform for French Maid TV.
The site will also publish an original web series, “Cooking to Get Lucky,” starting sometime this fall. Co-hosts Eden Riegel from “All My Children” and Bob Guiney from “The Bachelor” will help users cook meals to impress their dates.
—Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer