The new interactive video platform Ved.io, which allows users to annotate video with links, pictures, and commentary, opened to the public yesterday. Ved.io’s coverage of Friday’s debate brings information from the web–like voting records, news, analysis, and quotes–to a screen adjacent to the streaming video.
I interviewed Ved.io founder Craig Boyce at the TechCrunch50 conference last month, and he showed me how the platform works. He also discussed the new kinds of video advertising opportunities the service makes possible.
Ved.io’s interactive coverage of the debates comes on the tail of a number of other interactive debate video players, like the one on politics.msnbc.com that I blogged about yesterday and the one on Current TV that I blogged about Friday.
The company’s press release can be viewed here.
—Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer