Best Buy launches Best Buy Video Sharing, an online-based solution for customers to safely store and share home movies and videos via the Web. Best Buy Video Sharing is a subscription-based service for users to upload their personal videos for sharing on web sites and blogs, with family and friends, or in e-mail messages. Unlike many other video sharing services, Best Buy Video Sharing allows the user to choose who can view their home videos, and enables the user to do so in an advertising-free environment.
Best Buy Video Sharing was created in partnership with Mydeo, a provider of quality streaming video hosting for home and business users. The service will be merchandised online and in Best Buy’s retail stores. Best Buy will also take a minority, equity stake in Mydeo.
Base plans start at $6.97 for 100 minutes of video hosting and video lengths up to 30 minutes each. Customers can chose premium plans for extended video lengths, additional video storage capacity, and other sharing features. For more information on plans, visit www.bestbuy.com/videosharing
Best Buy Video Sharing is the latest online content distribution service offered by North America’s largest consumer electronics retailer. In 2006, Best Buy launched the Best Buy Digital Music Store, which gives music lovers an easy way to enjoy, manage and discover music through their MP3 players or computer. In May of 2007, Best Buy launched the Best Buy Photo Center in partnership with Kodak, which provides consumers with an easy way to view, store and share their photos, get prints of their favorite pictures, and create personalized photo gifts and products.