RerunCentral Aggregates Web Links To Classic TV
Another new digital video venture has launched -- this one more as a program guide looking to aggregate information and links of TV reruns, from "Man From Uncle" to "Family" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
The site, the Corvallis, Ore.-based RerunCentral, acts as a search platform of sorts, offering up links to TV shows at Internet destinations such as Hulu, Crackle and TVLand.
Users click to the location of these shows -- which, according to RerunCentral, is "legal studio-produced online videos." RerunCentral offers its service as a guide to all reruns from 1948 to 1999 -- some 300 TV series -- as well as a prime-time schedule guide of when those shows appear. The schedules can be browsed by year, weekday and network.
"Web users have increasing opportunity to view a wide variety of TV shows online," stated Bob Poulsen, president of RerunCentral.com, "and yet locating a desired show to watch can be challenging."
RerunCentral.com also gives users links to purchase their favorite shows on DVD. Over 2,400 DVD products of more than 500 TV series are available, such as "The Lone Ranger," "Mork & Mindy" and "M*A*S*H."
The release didn't say what, if any, business deals the company has with the Hollywood Studios that produced these shows.