Whipclip App Allows Users To Legally Share TV Clips
Ever since the television set was invented, people have always talked about their favorite TV moments. In the social media age, the same still holds true, although the process has become faster because of the power of the Internet.
But the problem is, sometimes you can not always find the exact TV footage that has been racking up likes and generating loads of hashtags. Moreover, even when TV networks post content, the clips might not go live until several hours or even days after they have been broadcasted on TV. To deal with this, viewers have become more resourceful in the last few years (capturing clips by taking a video of their TV sets using their smartphones). But nothing beats having the genuine clip, posting it on Twitter or Facebook, and sharing it with family and friends.
But now that the Whipclip app is launched, users can now easily and legally search and share their favorite TV moments. For now, the app is only available for the iOS platform, but an Android-compatible version is certainly in the works.
Whipclip, the company who created and developed the app and shares its name, is always recording live content from its partners. Because of this, the Whipclip app has plenty of footage for users to select from.
To use the app, users just need to launch it on their mobile devices, select the TV show from the list of what is playing now, and create a TV clip from the last two minutes of footage. They can then share that clip either directly through the Whipclip app, or through social media.
For those who are watching time-delayed or on-demand TV shows, you need not worry because you are not being left out. You can similarly create clips even from shows that are not broadcasting right at that moment -- you can find the right footage by searching the show's closed captioning. Fond of music videos? You can also create clips from those using the Whipclip app.
Whipclip the company is being helmed by its CEO and co-founder Richard Rosenblatt, who also co-founded Demand Media. Last year, Whipclip raised a $20 milliion round of funding, and managed to hook established names from the media world, including William Morris Endeavor (talent agency firm), Ari Emanuel (prominent agent), Peter Guber (movie mogul and Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner), and Steve Bornstein (CEO of NFL Network).
Perhaps because of those connections, Whipclip was able to snag some impressive list of content partners, which include ABC, CBS, FOX, VH1, Comedy Central, A&E and Lifetime, Bloomberg, truTV, OWN, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music. Whipclip COO Dan Brian noted that some of these partners are have given the company access to some of their shows (for now, it is not full access), including NCIS: Los Angeles, New Girl, Once Upon A Time, Bob's Burgers, Castle, Charlie Rose, Dancing With The Stars, and The Late Late Show With James Corden, just to name a few.