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Award winning viral music video website arrives in London

Two years after the launch of BalconyTV Dublin (www.balconytv.ie), and one year after the launch of BalconyTV Hamburg (www.balconytv.de), BalconyTV recently announced the launch of BalconyTV London (www.balconytv.co.uk).

BalconyTV, the popular site which previously featured in Solo-magazine as an essential site to visit, was created in June 2006 by three Dublin flatmates who decided to invite bands, musicians and other variety acts to perform on their apartment balcony high above Dublin’s Dame Street.
September 2007 saw the launch of BalconyTV Hamburg, following the same model based above Hamburg’s famous Reeperbahn. BalconyTV’s daily shows have gone from strength to strength with over 3.5 million video views accross an archive of over 1,200 videos. The website won Best Music Website at the 2007 Digital Media Awards, and in 2008 was nominated for Best Viral Content at the prestigious Webby Awards. The London Balcony is located at the famous Camden Lock and will be presented by Layla Anna-Lee. To go along with the launch, BalconyTV’s websites have undergone a make over to include new features including podcasts, reviews, blogs and more. If thats not enough, BalconyTV is now going superviral. While shows to date have been archived on YouTube, BalconyTV will now also be archiving shows on MySpace Video, Veoh, Imeem, Revver, MetaCafe, Vimeo, Viddler, Blip.TV, iTunes and more.
“Who would have thought two years on from a little idea over a cup of tea, we’d be here now,” said co-founder. “We’re delighted to have found such a brilliant balcony at Camden Lock. We’re really excited to see the shows the London team come up with.”

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