Coull and Teamtalk Media have launched my.sportal.com – the first UK site to pay sports fans for uploading video and sharing clips with friends.
The technology was developed by Coull and implemented on the Teamtalk sites. Visitors can easily upload and edit content captured from their webcams, camcorders and mobile phones using the free to download my.sportal application located at the my.sportal site. As an added incentive for registered users, Teamtalk pays the video author a 50 per cent share of the net revenue each time the clip is viewed. And with an earnings calculator, view counter and star ratings system, users can keep up to date with their popularity and earnings. Video footage which goes viral could result in a substantial pay-out for the content creator.
According to Peter Lewinton, director of rights and video production at Teamtalk: "Coull brilliantly simplifies the technology required to edit and upload video clips. This empowers sports fans, enabling them to enjoy the community and share video with friends, without needing editing or publishing skills."