Whipclip today announced the launch of its free mobile app that allows fans to legally create their own video clips of popular television shows and music videos to share them instantly on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and via email and SMS. Through collaborations with leading television networks including Comedy Central, ABC, CBS, FOX, VH1, A&E and Lifetime, Bloomberg, OWN and truTV, as well as major music companies including Universal Music Group and Sony Music, Whipclip users can clip live TV as well as search for specific moments within past episodes and share them with friends enabling them to discover television and music in a new way. Whipclip is available for download on the App Store.
As part of the launch, Whipclip has partnered with Comedy Central and Justin Bieber so viewers can clip their favorite moments from the premiere telecast of the “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber” on Monday, March 30 at 10 p.m. ET/ PT. Using Whipclip, viewers can create customized clips of the #BieberRoast and immediately share them to their social networks, marking the first time a televised event has been shared in real-time.
The days of awkwardly holding your phone up to the TV to record and share your favorite moments may be coming to an end. Whipclip enables users to find and create their favorite TV and music clips and share them intimately with their closest friends or broadly across their entire social network,” said Richard Rosenblatt, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Whipclip. “Not only benefitting the users but also providing the content owners with a viral user driven method to find new audiences.”
Comedy Central is a major innovator in the social space and we are constantly exploring new ways our fans can interact with the brand and share their favorite comedy moments,” said Walter Levitt, Chief Marketing Officer, Comedy Central. “The #BieberRoast has already become a true pop culture moment and we expect the premiere will be one of the most social TV events of 2015. Whipclip is the perfect partner to help our fans drive massive social sharing.”
Through Whipclip’s collaborations with leading television networks, users will be able to create and share clips from their favorite TV shows such as Big Time in Hollywood, FL, Bob‘s Burgers, The Carbonaro Effect, Castle, Charlie Rose, Dance Moms, Dancing with the Stars, For Better or For Worse, Impractical Jokers, Inside Amy Schumer, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Last Man On Earth, Married at First Sight, Love & Hip Hop, NCIS: Los Angeles, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, Storage Wars, Super Soul Sunday, The Talk, With All Due Respect, Workaholics, and many more.
Whipclip users can also clip and share thousands of music videos from the catalogues of Universal Music Group and Sony Music.
The key features of the Whipclip app include:
- Easily clip TV and music videos: Whipclip users can create high quality clips from live or past episodes of TV programs and music videos using a simple clipping tool.
- Search live and previously aired TV: Via search, Whipclip will find your favorite quotes and moments from live and previously aired episodes. It is the first time TV has been searchable in such an intuitive way.
- Share clips via social networks, text or email: Whipclip allows users to easily share clips with friends and followers within the app and also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, email, and SMS.
- Discover and share the hottest moments on TV: Users will be able to discover and watch the most popular clips by following friends and celebrities on the app.
For content providers, Whipclip provides a secure cloud-based solution to help drive awareness and referral traffic to their properties. A set of content distribution tools enables content partners the ability to create clips of their own programming quickly and easily, and distribute them to online audiences. In addition, Whipclip offers a set of controls for content owners to easily manage what content can be clipped as well as data and analytics on the content that is being shared on the platform and across social media.
Whipclip was founded by Richard Rosenblatt and Ori Birnbaum in 2014. Whipclip’s investors include Raine Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, William Morris Endeavor, Ziffren Brittenham, Greycroft, along with leaders of the media community including Ari Emanuel, Peter Guber, Steve Bornstein, Scooter Braun, Gordon Crawford, and Ron Zuckerman.
Whipclip is available for free on the App Store.
By enabling users to create, search and share television and music video clips from their mobile devices, Whipclip is enhancing content discovery and social engagement. Whipclip has partnerships with leading television networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, Comedy Central, VH1, A&E and Lifetime, Bloomberg, truTV and OWN as well as major music companies including Universal Music Group and Sony Music. Whipclip was founded by Richard Rosenblatt and Ori Birnbaum in 2014 and is located in Santa Monica, Calif., and Tel Aviv, Israel. Whipclip’s investors include Raine Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, William Morris Endeavor, Ziffren Brittenham, Greycroft, and several leaders within the media community including Ari Emanuel, Peter Guber, Steve Bornstein, Scooter Braun,Gordon Crawford, and Ron Zuckerman.