Tuesday, November 10, 2009

blip.tv Celebrates Online Media Content at Mocca Lounge

I think it is safe to say that most people’s lives have never been the same since the introduction of online media and video companies. Choosing between your favorite Thursday night sitcom or a cocktail hour with your friends is no longer an issue with the availability of movies and television shows on the internet. And now, blip.tv is a website that makes more than 48,000 independent web shows available to more than 22,000,000 viewers.

Last Wednesday evening, blip.tv co-founders Dina Kaplan and Mike Hudack (see them in the center of the above photo!) hosted a party at the trendy Mocca Lounge in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood to celebrate the company’s cyber success. The event attracted blip.tv friends and industry insiders alike, including top executives, journalists and industry insiders from companies like MTV, NBC and IAC. (See me with blip.tv CEO Mike Hudack!)

These web gurus know how to celebrate, with complimentary Bulldog Gin cocktails and bottles of Peroni. Delicious Mediterranean-inspired hor d’oeuvres made their way around a room that buzzed with gossip about the latest and the greatest in the multi-media world.

The guest list included Richard Blakely from Gawker, Bob Buck, VP at Digg, Joe Ciarallo from Media Bistro, Andrea Chalupo from the Huffington Post/AOL, and Ask Melissa’s Jennifer Wright. Photographer Steven Ekerovich snapped these attendees as they grooved to tunes by DJ AK in the dimly lit hotspot.

blip.tv recognizes that there are tons of innovative and independent out there. The website is home to more than 2.4 million episodes of everything from sitcoms to dramas, news programs to how-to programs. blip.tv also hosts and syndicates shows to a number of notable online resources, including YouTube, iTunes, Facebook, Verizon and more.

After a fun-filled night spent in honor of the World Wide Web, party-goers took home goody bags stuffed with Popchips, Honest Tea, a Moosewood Restaurant frozen dinner entrée voucher, and a Mocca Lounge gift certificate.

blip.tv offers a unique way to find new and interesting shows while also bringing independent show creators onto the media radar.

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