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Closed Date2/2008
Closed URLtechcrunch.com/20...

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Websiteknockatv.com
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees
Founded8/2007

Offices

Israel
ISR

People

Funding

TOTAL $4.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $4.5M
Venture Round, 2/2007
Evergreen Venture Partners
$1M
Series A, 6/2007
Evergreen Venture Partners
Sefi Visiger
Yair Goldfinger
Arik Vardi
Eilon Tirosh
$3.5M

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KnockaTV Closed down on February 28, 2008

KnockaTV

“The People Have Taken Over”, KnockaTV’s slogan, suggests the new and stealthy video company offers a community based video service, possibly a mix between social media site Digg and a conventional video streaming application. So far the details are few. KnockaTV is a project manned by the inventors of one of the first instant messenger clients, ICQ. It claims it will be a “hyper-interactive” as well as social center for video, with user generated content. Currently, KnockaTV is looking for producers to fill its site with original content. Once full of content, KnockaTV will allow its users will be able to decided what gets played and when.Companies such as Joost and YouTube offer messaging capabilities to their users who are watching the same content (YouTube’s Streams is in the “testtube” phase). KnockaTV will almost certainly have chat features given the founders’ previous experience with IM. Though an interesting concept, video interactivity has not yet been proven popular. It is arguably very contrary to the way consumers want to watch videos, as TV viewing has always been very passive. KnockaTV will offer one more way in which users may be enticed to change their behavior.

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KnockaTV

Websiteknockatv.com
StageAlpha
Launch DateAugust 7, 2007
Tags video
KnockaTV screenshot
Above: KnockaTV Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

Sources

  1. KnockaTV Raises $1M (vccafe.com) [edit]
  2. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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