Sons' India Software to launch citizen video-journalist news service
08/04/2009

JaihoTV.com already has a video section on its website linking users to other sites - where they can view the videos - but it does not yet host citizen media video.

Online PR News – 04-August-2009 – – Sons' India Software News plans to launch a citizen video-journalist news service to publish news captured by the public, according to various reports.The project will launch 'after months of development' at the end of August.

It claims that sources involved in discussions with Sons' India News have said the service would eventually introduce a system that allowed footage to be uploaded without the need of a computer.

Sons India Software is working on a way to use a five-digit number - called a common short code - that will allow a user to upload video directly from their mobile phone via an MMS message.

It claims this service will not be available when the site launches, but by simplifying the upload process Sons' India Software's JaihoTV.com aims to encourage more people to submit footage.

JaihoTV.com already has a video section on its website linking users to other sites - where they can view the videos - but it does not yet host citizen media video.

"They started thinking of the amazing resource that is the army of people walking around with still picture and video cameras in their cell phones.

"Not every news story will be the Mumbai bombings, but news of local and regional importance happens all the time."