AOL Video has launched, as promised in my previous post, and it looks great! The video portal ties together a number of on-demand channels and viral web video - loads of video content.
The on-demand section is pretty amazing as it offers videos from a blend of partners which include A&E, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, Expo TV and more. You can see some of the channels here. Some video content is free while other videos like the David Cappelle Show episodes are premium priced starting at $1.99.
The viral video sections are also very interesting as they repositions viral video from existing AOL properties as well as ask for user contributed video content. A "hot list" of the most popular videos is displayed on the homepage and is shown to the right.
The site includes a solid video search which is powered by Truveo and SingingFish, two companies AOL acquired. The search allows you to sort results by different categories like sports, music, movies, news and television for getting through results more easily.
In summary, AOL Video offers an impressive hybrid blend of video content from a number of different sources which could give Google Video and YouTube a run for the money in the space.