Net Video Links Net Video: Web sites for browsing and watching Internet video

These links help you browse a variety of Net video content; use these links to connect directly to video hosts, channels, guides, and search engines. From its origins in the early 1990's, Internet-delivered video has now become a major form of entertainment. Today, professionally and amateur-made films, television shows, clips, segments, news reports, documentaries, skits, comedy, slice-of-life reality, user-made videos, live streams--and more--are provided for viewing online.

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These links help you explore Net video; here, you'll find organized and annotated links to Web sites about Net Video.

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Reference

Access information about video operations, technologies, and content; these pages or sites provide background or explanatory information about online video, video content, technology, or sites that evaluate or review movies,TV, and video

  • Description: Look at sites or pages that describe online video or technology
  • Content: Identify or evaluate video content with these sites; provide reference information, reviews, or industry coverage; look up information about movies,TV shows, or Web series
    • IMDB: Internet Movie Database; encyclopedia-like hypertext database of movie, TV, and celebrity information; searchable, cross-referenced; useful to look up details on films and TV shows
    • PDINFO: Public Domain Information Project; helps understand what works are in the public domain
    • MISRG: Moving Image Source Research Guide; a gateway to online resources related to film, television, and digital media, from the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City
    • Paley Ctr: Paley Center for Media; New York City museum; presents programs from the collection in screening rooms and theaters, exhibitions and screening series; formerly Museum of Television and Radio
    • Museum.tv: Museum of Broadcast Communications; Chicago, Illinois museum; online archive of television and radio programs
    • Metacritic: brings together movie and TV reviews from many critics; ranking number from 0 to 100 helps give you a sense of the critical reception of a film or TV show; links to full reviews
    • Rotten Tomatoes: brings together movie reviews from many critics; freshness percent from 0% to 100% indicates critical reception of the movie; links to full reviews
    • Tubefilter: reviews and discussion of online video; covers Web series, YouTube, branded entertainment, and celebrities

Net Video Links Hosts

Access Web sites providing video content; these sites store video online for access to the general public or subscribers; the content could come from many different producers of video content or it could be content by one production organization (e.g., a television network or movie studio)

Portals

Use portals for multi-purpose, multi-channel, multi-producer online video content; these sites serve a variety of purposes and host content aggregated from a wide variety of sources; have their own interfaces or guides to their content, but see the Search or Topics section for different ways to discover this content from multiple portals; see also the Mix section for sites that mash together hosted and unhosted content

  • Major: View a large amount of video from a wide variety of production organizations with much free content; bring together diverse content in one interface; premium plan may be available--see premium section; see also search, user, channels , topics
    • Hulu: multi-channel video host; provides movies,TV shows, clips, and Web-produced video from a variety of providers; free access to a wide range of content; subscription service called Hulu Plus allows access to more TV shows and movies
    • You Tube: video host with wide-ranging content; provides video of a wide range of content, producer, and length, including user-supplied content; owned by Google; free access to much content; Movies section shows pay-per-view movies and free movies; site includes channels from diverse partners (e.g., C-SPAN, The White House); user-supplied content
    • Google Video: multi-site video search and hosting; pre-dating Google's acquisition of You Tube in 2006, Google hosted many videos; this site now serves as a search engine and host to those videos as well as videos from YouTube as well as many other video hosts
    • Yahoo View: episodes of popular shows; from networks such as ABC, NBC and Fox
    • Snag Films: independent film; carefully-selected "art house" style films
    • Crackle: TV shows and movies; full-length, free, and on-demand viewing of movies and TV shows; genres include action, sci-fi, horror, crime, and comedy
    • Like Television: classic TV and movies, cartoons, and classic commercials
    • Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive; a library of free movies, films, and videos; thousands of digital movies; classic full-length films, daily alternative news broadcasts, cartoons, concerts, and more; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form; subsections include animation, arts, community video, computers, ephemeral films, news, public affairs, Prelinger Archives, spirituality, sports, television, video games, and vlogs
    • Popcornflix: movies and documentaries; from Screen Media Ventures, LLC, one of the leading motion picture distributors of theatrical, home video, digital and television both in the U.S. and internationally; over 1500 movies
    • FilmRise: film and tv; over 5,000 film and television titles in a wide range of genres, from classic television, festival award indies, children’s programming, documentaries, special interest and award-winning foreign language releases.
  • User: View a variety of user-supplied content; these sites are either primarily focused on or offer a significant amount of user-supplied content
    • You Tube: much user-supplied content; provides video of a wide range of content, producer, and length, including user-supplied content; owned by Google; free access to much content
    • Vimeo: supports video sharing
    • blip.tv: shows original Web series
    • openfilm: independent film and video sharing; support to find financing for film; Openfilm Advisory Board
  • Premium: Pay by subscription or pay-per-view plans to view movies and TV; these hosts present a variety of content accessible by people paying for a subscription plan or pay-per-view session; in some cases these premium plans are add-ons to free offerings on the site; in other cases, the sites are entirely based on paying to view; see the Search section for ways to quickly browse for content on these sites and compare prices
    • Amazon Prime: subscription plan for streaming movies and TV shows
    • Amazon Instant: pay-per-view streaming movies or TV shows
    • CinemaNow: rentals on demand
    • CuriosityStream: on demand; science, technology, civilization and the human spirit
    • Hulu Plus: premium service of video host; provides movies,TV shows, clips, and Web-produced video from a variety of providers; free access to a wide range of content; subscription service called Hulu Plus allows access to more TV shows and movies
    • iTunes: multimedia store of Apple
    • HBO Now: streaming access to HBO; includes original programming and to movies that are offered on the traditional HBO channels
    • Love Film: streaming in the United Kingdom and Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
    • MUBI: presents subscription-based access to cinema; offers art-house style films; some free content
    • Netflix: subscription-based streaming media service; access to a range of movies,TV shows, and Web-produced content; the interface is designed poorly for navigating and choosing content; for a somewhat competent way to navigate this, see instantwatcher.com search site for Netflix content
    • Vessel:
    • vudu: pay-per-view streaming media
    • WB Instant: subscription-based streaming media service; shows archives of Warner Brothers archives including tv and film, including Warner Bros., MGM, RKO, New Line, Monogram, Allied Artists, Lorimar and more
    • YouTube Movies: Pay-per-view movies available; some free movies
    • YouTube Red: Pay for ad-free videos, saving offline, and background play on YouTube

Channels

View videos organized around content from a network or production brand; includes sites grown out of television networks, cable channels, public-service media networks, or web-based producers; site may include a variety of shows or sub-channels; sites may contain clips or full episodes of programs

  • A&E: Arts and Entertainment
  • ABC: television network
  • AMC: shows and movies from American Movie Classics
  • AP: Video News; Associated Press news video; includes world, money, showbiz, sports, politics, offbeat, sci-tech, editor's picks, and raw video
  • BET: Black Entertainment Television
  • Bloomberg: business news
  • Bravo: television
  • CBS: television Network
  • CC: Comedy Central
  • CN: Cartoon Network
  • CNBC: business and financial news
  • CNN: Cable News Network
  • Comet: Science Fiction
  • CSPAN: Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network; created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service; public access to video of political events--including congressional sessions, meetings
  • CW: Television Network; some full episodes
  • Discovery: Television Channel; some full episodes
  • Disney: movies, shows, collections; some also available through youtube link
  • ESPN: Sports
  • explore: original films on environmental, education and other topics
  • Food: Network
  • Fora: conference and live event video
  • FOX: Broadcasting
  • FX: shows and movies from FX Networks
  • HGTV: Home and Garden Television
  • History: historical documentaries and video
  • IFC: Independent Film Channel
  • linkTV: news, documentaries
  • Lifetime: videos featuring support for women and families
  • LiveScience: science, health and technology news
  • MTV: reality-shows, celebrities, entertainment
  • NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration; space exploration; historic manned missions
  • NatGeo: National Geographic video
  • NBC: Television Network
  • NFB: National Film Board of Canada
  • Nick: childrens programs
  • Onion: satire
  • Ora.tv: personality-driven shows
  • PBS: Public Broadcasting System
  • Research: a consortium of leading research and academic institutions that share research work; cover a range of topics: arts, science, education, health, and medicine; subsection of YouTube
  • Reuters: news video
  • Revision3: technology and media; shows hosted by technologists
  • SchoolsWorld: educational content; from Teachers TV; videos, interactive games, work sheets, fact sheets, information and education news
  • Showtime: cable television channel; some full episodes
  • Space: space, aeronautics, exploration; covers space flight, astronomy, skywatching, technology, robots
  • Sundance: digital shorts
  • Syfy: imagination-based entertainment; formerly SciFi, now offers broader programming that includes things like paranomal and fantasy subjects; some full episodes
  • TBS: Turner Broadcasting System; some full episodes
  • TLC: The Learning Channel
  • TNT: Turner Network Television
  • Travel: travel-related
  • TVland: classic television shows
  • UN: United Nations Web TV; see selective live events and pre-recorded programming
  • USA: television network
  • VH1: music videos
  • WB: Warner Brothers Television
  • YouTube: Partners directory; these are sets of content on YouTube that are managed by one organization; for example, ABC News, The White House

Net Video Links Guides

Use descriptions and links to locate videos on a variety of hosting sites; these sites do not host videos, but link to online sources where the videos are hosted through a directory, index, and/or a search feature; these guide sites often provide a clear, coherent, simple, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way to find videos from multiple sites; the videos can presented as links or embedded in the Web pages of the guides

Search

Locate videos of all kinds from many sources; some present premium site results, have price comparisons, or have the option to search for free content only

  • CISI: Can I Stream It?; search for and compare prices for pay-per-view movies and TV shows
  • filmgopher: search for and compare prices for pay-per-view movies
  • Flixfindr: find movies or actors on streaming services
  • Google Search: multi-site video search; pre-dating Google's acquisition of You Tube in 2006, Google hosted many videos; this site serves as a search engine to those videos and videos from YouTube as well as content from other sites
  • Instant Watcher: search Netflix content; searches videos available on Netflix (subscription required to view these) by a variety of means including release year, Rotten Tomatoes rating, user ratings, and other criteria
  • JustWatch: find video availability across sites; search and compare different streaming providers like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu; see what's new on Netflix, HBO Now and other providers
  • OVGuide: guide to multiple video sites; browse a general guide to Web video or search for specific video content
  • watchily: find movies or tv shows in one click

Topics

Encounter videos related to a particular topic at many different sites; can be in the form of annotated directories, lists, or a combination with search features; sites might link to videos or embed them on Web pages

  • Entertainment: Find entertainment videos; access videos generally oriented around fictional films, movies, and TV shows; see also picks and live sections
    • YouTube Browse: subject directory-oriented view into YouTube; directly on the YouTube site
    • Online Short Films: links to short films on many subjects; free short films; categories include Action, Animation, BAFTA Nominees and winners, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Musicl, OSCAR Nominee and Winner, Romance, Western, and more; search by Top Short Films, New Short Films
    • Archive Features: Feature Film archive; films, shorts, silent films and trailers; part of the Internet Archive, an Internet library offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital form; subsections include Comedy Films, Film Noir, German Cinema from Luz Mommartz, Sci-Fi/Horror, and the Video Cellar; browsable by collection or subject/keywords
    • TV Guide: selected full TV episodes; presents clips and previews, exclusive reports, and full episodes of selected shows (through links to such sites as Hulu, for example)
    • ShoutFactory: cult favorites to pop culture fans
    • TV.com: a variety of shows, videos, and news; some full episodes; CBS Interactive
  • Education: See video focusing primarily on linking to educational videos; provide a range of instruction or information about many subjects; see also SchoolsWorld.tv and documentary section
    • WatchKnowLearn: search for educational videos at many sites; directory of tens of thousands of educational videos in thousands of categories
    • Academic Earth: links to online classes and learning tools; associated universities include Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, Dartmouth College, and more
    • Public Libraries: lend or stream video; some library web sites stream videos for members; many public libraries include videos members can borrow as part of their circulating items
  • Classics: Find old TV and film; present annotated links to old videos; see also the portals section which lists the host sites many of these guides link to; these sites might provide a link to the hosting site or embed the move from the hosting site on their pages
    • Classic Cinema Online: directory of old films; covers silent movies, feature films from the mid-20th century, and shorts and newsreels; special subsections like Film Noir
    • Classic TV and Movies: categorized links to oldTV and movies; UECTV Uncle Earl's Classic Television Channel
    • Retrovision: describes and links to old movies and video; sections include adventure cartoons, comedy, crime movies, cult films, film noir, dramas, educational, horror, science fiction,TV shows, and westerns
    • B&W Movies: Old Movies, Black and White Movies, Classic Movies
  • Picks: See lists or directories that provide specialized links to videos; describe and link to videos available on specific genres or topic
    • MISRG Online: directory of full-length and short films online; from Moving Image Source Research Guide, from the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City
    • Open Culture: Free Movies Online; an interesting list of Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc., that you can watch online
  • Documentary: See non-fiction videos; topics are generally informational, news, historical, or educational content; see also education section
    • Documentary Addict: links to a variety of documentary videos in a range of topic areas
    • Thought Maybe: films exploring society and culture; a collection of films about topics relevant to modern society, industrial civilisation and globalised dominant culture
    • Top: Top Documentary Films
    • Documentary Tube: links to a variety of documentary videos in a range of topic areas
    • Documentary Heaven: links to a variety of documentary videos in a range of topic areas
    • Documentary Wire: links to a variety of documentary videos in a range of topic areas
    • FreeDocumentary.tv: links to free documentaries
  • Live: Access live, streaming content; includes some television stations, channels, networks, or other live events
    • UStream: live streaming TV channels and user content; from a variety of providers
    • livestream: live events; includes feeds of some news stations
    • YouTube Live: live events and features
    • EarthCam: live weather, traffic, and tourist cameras; world-wide directory
    • TV Stations: World directory of TV stations; find stations based on region or country (Canada, USA, World) or Network or Cable categories; access a list of stations and links to Web sites or online video collections
    • BeelineTV: table of links to free online television feeds; organized by country; major news and information channels from Europe and other parts of the world
    • Squid TV: links to live streaming media worldwide; organized by country; locate Web sites and live streams on TV stations worldwide
    • LookForTV: links to live television; organized by country, language, and category; a directory that connects you to streaming video of all kinds worldwide
    • WebTV list: Internet TV Channels; choose channels by content category or language; sites include a variety of sources

Mix

Sort through a wide range of popular videos from many sources; usually organized as a mish-mash of clips, user-contributed videos, previews, commercials, trailers, viral videos, gossip, music videos, celebrity news, home videos, advertisements, promotions for movies or TV shows; usually characterized by a loose organization

  • AOL.On: a mix of celebrities, commercials, clips, trailers
  • Dailymotion: videos on many topics
  • Metacafe: videos on many topics
  • Yahoo: a mix of celebrities, commercials, clips, trailers
  • Gawkk: supports video sharing
  • spreety: categorized clips and videos of all kinds
  • Myspace: a mix of celebrities, commercials, clips, trailers
  • heavy: a mix of comedy, entertainment, and news video
  • vevo: a mix of celebrities, commercials, clips, trailers
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