Chouf-chouf.com: The new video library of Algeria
houf-chouf.com is the first community video portal for Algeria. The video site dedicated to Algeria means "looks" in Arabic. Videos are related to the proposed and shared Algeria. "It's always the same problem with Internet says Amellal Karim, co-founder of the site. The more data, the more difficult it is to find what we seek. " Algeria is a good example. Founder of Sam TV, a video encyclopedia, the political science teacher speaks as a connoisseur.
"Ninety-eight percent of Algeria's videos can be found mostly on Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo. Chouf-chouf.com centralizes the best videos in French, Arabic and Tamazight. Through the participatory component, users can provide us with video from around the world, "says Karim Amellal. Around 8000 videos are already available on the site which continues to expand since its launch a few weeks ago.
With a few clicks, users can register and share images of Algeria with a new community. The videos are then validated and tagged by chouf-Chouf’s editorial team. They are included in eight sections (news, diaspora, history, music, sport, film and television and humor).
To ensure its survival, the company uses advertising. "The Algerian market is very dynamic, noted Karim Amellal. More and more companies are looking for media to advertise and videos generate a lot of traffic. It is a real bonus. " The co-founder of the portal hopes it will be an alternative to the Algerian public broadcasting. "A spot that is on television at one time can affect many people. But a website, although its effect is less massive, gives the opportunity to reach a wider audience that includes the diaspora. An important parameter for many firms. '
In the very near future, the founders of Chouf-chouf.com offer versions for other Maghreb countries. A modest ambition for a continental dream!