The Next Internet TV Battlefield

There's a quiet war going on out there as a large number of internet TV portal directories vie to achieve the tipping point and be the Youtube of internet TV.

Coolstreaming now directs more traffic to Narrowstep channels than Google, with services such as TVforus and Kanal Kiezer hot on their heels.

Taking a different tack, Blinkx is seeking to index and provide a search capability for online video, which works well for individual clips, but less well for packages with the all important advertising components that content providers need to run alongside their video.