With the help of a $589,000 grant by the Knight Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the Miro video player has launched a free, hosted CMS for online video websites, with an emphasis on feed aggregation and interaction with viewers.
It is called Miro Community and it is aimed to enable "a new low-cost model for community civic media".
Miro Community relies on feeds from YouTube and other video sources, and it does not offer video hosting on its own.
Hosted version is free for non-commercial use. Users who want the ability to run advertising and some other advanced features need to apply for a premium account. It costs $99 per month after a three-month test period.
Some of the organizations using the free hosted CMS are the public broadcaster WDET Detroit, Open Video Alliance and Duke University.