May 8, 2009

Mogulus – Make Your Own TV Channel


Mogulus offers a way for you to make your own television channel. You don’t even need a webcam. You can simply import videos from any URL and broadcast them live.

Once you have downloaded the Mogulus client you can import your video or do a screen capture easily enough, although it is not always clear whether your channel is being broadcasted. (The client says you are broadcasting live, but it is difficult to check and we could not get the recording to play from the on-demand button on the site.)

To get more from Mogulus, customize your channel and add titles and screen overlays to your video. Mogulus is a good way to broadcast yourself for free and while it is similar to other such services, the online customization features make Mogulus stand out.

Practical Uses:

  • Promote your latest publication or recording with a live television show
  • Hold live video events to add value to your website
  • Stream life’s special moments and share them with friends and family worldwide
  • Broadcast a conference or special event live

Insider Tips:

  • Verify your channel by adding to the information provided at signup; this will allow you to broadcast to unlimited viewers instead of just 50
  • Use the channel customization features to brand your channel to match your website design
  • Even if you don’t record your own video, you can use the overlay functions to make imported video more interesting and more useful to viewers
  • Use the autopilot function to cue up broadcasts for when your channel is not live
  • Share your channel with other Mogulus users and allow them to contribute

What we liked:

  • There’s no need to record your own video, yet you can still produce your own live channel
  • The downloadable Windows client makes it easy to make a screen capture video
  • The profile page is attractive and the default video size is large enough for easy viewing
  • Social media features are included in the site, including connecting with Twitter

What we didn’t like:

  • The wealth of options is somewhat bewildering for the first time video producer
  • It was difficult to be sure at first what the screen capture tool was actually recording
  • Getting your recording to go live was more cumbersome than it should have been


Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, USA and Bangalore, India
  • Founded by: Max Haot, Dayananda Nanjundappa, Phil Worthington, Mark Kornfilt
  • Web site:


  • Free; ad supported
  • Pro (ad-free) version available at £350 or $1,250 a month


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