Olympic Peninsula online video channel launches

Summit to Sea Media LLC has soft-launched an all-video, crowd-sourced online community news TV channel at videOly.tv.


“We will focus our video cameras on the people, places and things unique to the Olympic Peninsula,” said Jeff Chew, the web video channel’s senior producer and a longtime Olympic Peninsula journalist who co-owns the site in partnership with videOly.tv creative director Dana Hogenson.


Chew is traveling around the Olympic Peninsula to record and produce video stories about the interesting people, places and things unique to the region.


“We reach out to the crowd, our audience, encouraging those on the Olympic Peninsula with video-capable smartphones, digital tablets and video cameras to shoot short clips of newsworthy events and breaking news, then e-mail them to us in a timely fashion at info@videoly.tv to post on the channel.


“Imagine a powerful force of eyewitness video shooters all around the peninsula contributing news and events clips to videOly.tv. It’ a crowd-sourcing dream concept that we wholeheartedly embrace.”


Digital startup videOly’s soft launch is to give peninsula viewers a taste of what’s to come in the evolution of the online video revolution.


Once fully launched, videOly.tv’s social design ultimately will allow viewers to comment on videos, add their own clips and chat directly with the site’s producers.


An Olympic Peninsula newsman for the past 20 years, Chew has spent recent months in the field shooting and editing feature videos to capture a piece of the Olympic Peninsula experience for the channel’s soft launch.


Chew said videOly viewers are invited to act as the channel’s advisory board members. The site will be supported through video and web ads, program sponsors and investors.


Contact Chew at 452-0826 or info@videoly.tv.