All I can really dig up on NossaTV are a few small nuggets including this press release and job listing. After reading both and knowing what lat34 went through to be the title sponsor behind X-Dance I'm wondering who is throwing cash at this venture. It will be interesting to see how this one works out. I mean, they have 34 hours (yes hours!) of footage. Bottom line, if past history is any indicator of the future ... well, let's just say having a backup plan might be a good idea.
"X-Dance Entries Due
Park City (SP)-X-Dance and nossaTV announced the X-Dance Short Film Festival on nossatv.com Comprised of the best short action sports films, the 2008 X-Dance short film festival will premiere on the X-Dance channel on nossaTV in January 2008.
Entries are due to X-Dance on December 4th. Finalists will be announced no later than December 14th, and the online voting will run from January 4th to 21st. Users will have the opportunity to pick their favorite videos after downloading and viewing them on the X-Dance Channel on nossaTV. Videos must be watched in the nossaTV media player. The grand prize winner will be announced January 23rd along with the feature-length winners at the X-Dance closing party."
Then here's the job posting
nossaTV is a video on demand website, media player, and advertising solution. We are the leading provider of “long-form video,” or feature length, action sports films on the internet. The technology being developed by our parent company is on the leading edge of the internet video revolution. Our business model is based on splitting adverting revenues with filmmakers. Our CRM platform and ad supported business model is the future of advertising.
There are over 133 titles and 34 hours (yes, HOURS) of top independent video available on the nossaTV site. We have a committed staff of three managers with extensive experience in the skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding industry. We also have a team of developers and marketing support in our Austin, TX, office.
We are gearing up for a Spring 2008 launch of our advertising sales campaign, and are hiring regional sales reps to further improve our position us in the action sports market. Initially we are hiring six sales reps for this winter, growing to as many as twelve in the coming months.
Compensation will be $500 per month this winter. Compensation will shift to 25% commission on ad sales starting in April of 2008. Stock options in this web 3.0 and software development company are also part of the compensation for the first 6 sales reps hired.
The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of online marketing, targeted advertising, social media, and social ads. They will be established manufacturers reps in their regions, able to leverage their industry experience and contacts with both suppliers and retailers.
The candidate’s primary responsibility is to attain 100% market penetration and awareness of the nossaTV service and advertising solution in his/her territory, then aggressively sell advertisers on our highly targeted, zero waste, adverting solution.
•Exceptional communication and salesmanship skills
•Ability to collaborate online and via conference calls
•Intimate knowledge of at least three of the four board sports represented on nossaTV (skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding), to include athletes, filmmakers, and manufacturers
•Excellent industry contacts in your region
•Eagerness to travel, must have own vehicle
•2 years experience, more preferred
•Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Docs, E-mail, Facebook, MySpace, and action sports community sites
nossaTV and parent company User Level Media is headquartered in Austin, TX, but the primary managers of nossaTV on located on both coasts.