Overlay.TV picks up top Red Herring Award

by Rob Lewis

Hot on the heels of the launch of their new monetization system and announcement that they're working with Nettwerk Records, Ottawa's Overlay.TV has been honoured at the first annual Red Herring Top 50 Awards in Mont Tremblant as the top Canadian business.

Overlay.TV is an interactive media platform that gives video creators and viewers the power to add a layer of custom-designed, clickable content over any embeddable online video through a drag-and-drop interface.

Overlay.TV is working with Nettwerk Records to add richer content to music videos - hyperlinks to the artiest social networking sites, information about how/where the video was made or links to where viewers can purchase CD’s and swag. Look out for Nettwerk star Sarah McLaughlan to launch her first new video in years on a custom Overlay.TV player.

To support the launch, Overlay.TV will be sponsoring a weekly news show about the online video space, hosted by Canadian new media journalist Amber MacArthur, entitled "The Overview." The first episode went live last week and takes viewers inside the online video space with what's new in video news, production tips and interviews with video producers and a spotlight on the platform's best content producers.


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Overlay.TV is an interactive media company that provides an online video platform. This platform enables users, content owners, and e-commerce sites to monetize and customize their video assets by overlaying contextual information directly onto video and linking to external websites. Overlay.TV was founded in 2007 by Tyler Cope, Rob Lane and Nadav Zin, and received its first round of VC funding... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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