TEL AVIV, Israel, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WebTView, a leader in over-the-top video content delivery to connected devices, today announced its web crawler has discovered over 17,500 video feeds published on the Internet by content providers such as HBO, ESPN, NBC and many others. The WebTView Video Platform now offers over 550,000 videos that are playable on digital media players, connected TVs, STBs, connected Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and mobile devices. Developed by WebTView for the last 3 years, the web crawler handles thousands of new videos that are automatically updated in an on-going basis, creating the biggest updated syndicated video catalog, which can be used on embedded devices, PCs and mobile devices.

Unlike other video platforms that heavily rely on YouTube as their main source of video content, WebTView had developed its own technology to automatically collect and analyze publically-available video content information from the web. Thanks to this deep analysis, connected devices can display important video-related information for videos that can be played on these specific connected devices. Cross content provider functionality such as search, tag-based browsing, personalization, recommendation and statistics are fully supported by the platform's robust and scalable REST API.

"Our substantial content offering enables our customers and partners to provide a unique mix of free and paid video content to consumers that buy their enabled connected devices", commented Eli Fux, WebTView's CEO and co-founder. "We are very proud to be the over-the-top platform of choice for many consumer electronics vendors in order to bridge the gap between content providers and video-eager consumers."

Beyond content, WebTView handles the entire workflow from content discovery, analysis, ingestion, management, billing, accounting and much more, in order to let consumer electronics vendors to leverage its capabilities without the hassle of service management.

WebTView's rich video catalog is also available on its OverCast mobile application that enables consumers to watch these videos on mobile devices as well as any standard media player at home controlled by OverCast.