A new web site is about to launch which aims to become a leading gateway to television shows online. TIOTI is short for Tape It Off The Internet and makes it easy to find, share and discover television shows, presenting links to entire seasons of full episodes of hit shows and classic series for download. It could be the next YouTube.
TIOTI aggregates programming within a social network, indexing available shows from various services and consolidating them in a single community driven site, complete with ratings and recommendations.
The very professional looking site is the result of collaboration between Paul Cleghorn, a web designer in London, and Marc Colando, based in Seattle. It has apparently been put together with very little budget, using a team of developers in the Ukraine.
Paul came up with the idea as a result of his frustration in waiting for the final series of The West Wing to be screened in the UK. He turned to the internet to download episodes but found it difficult to keep track of where they could be found.
“Surely there is an easier way,” he told informitv. “I would happily have paid to watch these programmes but a year ago the only way was to download illegal copies.”