Toronto-based video platform mDialog lets users upload, share and watch user-generated and professional content online, on Apple TV, and on iPhones.
mDialog launched its authorized iPhone application in time for the release of the iPhone 3G, and gained attention for being one of the first video sites to do so. (Check out TechChrunch’s early review of the product.) CEO Greg Philpott demonstrates some of the application’s features in the segment.
mDialog uses the same MPEG-4 H.264 video standard as Apple, and its compatibility with Apple products could trigger its mainstream appeal. Its high-resolution video also sets it apart; mDialog is able to easily compress high-quality and large video files with its mLoader application.
So far mDialog seems most useful for personal video sharing, but it is working on expanding its professional content. The company got the rights to distribute HBO web series Blood Copy and is also the online video platform for French Maid TV, which was announced earlier this week. In the clip below, the maids provide a tutorial on using the site.
The site will also publish an original web series, "Cooking to Get Lucky," starting sometime this fall. Co-hosts Eden Riegel from "All My Children" and Bob Guiney from "The Bachelor" will help users cook meals to impress their dates.
—Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer