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Orange subsidiary launches Spanish language video sharing channel

Posted by Elena del Valle on May 9, 2007

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Juan José Nuñez, vice president of operations, StarMedia Videos

Photo: StarMedia Videos

Miami, Florida – StarMedia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange, launched a Spanish language video sharing channel last week. StarMedia Videos, the new channel, allows users to watch and share original videos through websites, mobile phones and PDA’s. Visitors to the new website’s home page can see 12 videos.

Each video listing includes a descriptive title, author, average rating and the number of times it’s been viewed. Registered users may vote, add to favorites, and copy videos.  Some videos for adults 18 and older require visitor registration and a password.

“Now everybody can enjoy and rate videos on StarMedia,” said Juan José Nuñez, vice president of operations, StarMedia Videos. “StarMedia Videos was developed as an open platform for all users; it’s one of a new generation of services and content designed to enhance their online experience.”

According to promotional materials, registered users can also upload an unlimited number of video clips. Content is classified by most recent postings as well as under popular categories: Automotive, Films, Sports, People, Humor, Games, Women, Music and Technology. StarMedia Videos also incorporates a search feature, enabling users to identify and view postings by order of importance, posting date, viewers and rankings. is a free-to-web service connecting more than 22 million Spanish-speakers through the Internet including three million in the United States. StarMedia has local operations in Mexico, Spain and the United States (Los Angeles, Miami and New York). Orange is a subsidiary of the France Telecom Group.


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