• Serious Drama As KnockaTV Shuts Down

    I haven’t seen this much public drama between founders and their investors since the FilmLoop forced merger in early 2007. Earlier today I wrote that Israeli startup KnockaTV was heading to the DeadPool. Employees, who are apparently going unpaid, are pushing the company into liquidation to try to get at least some of what is owed to them. We dug a little more into the story, because it… Read More

  • KnockaTV May Be Heading To The DeadPool

    Israeli startup KnockaTV looks to be in serious trouble. If this article in the Globes is correct, 21 employees went without salaries in January and the company is ₪1.2 million in debt (about $300,000). We first wrote about KnockaTV, which was founded by the same team who founded Mirabilis (ICQ), in August 2007 (Mirabilis was sold to AOL in 1998 for $407 million). They went into private beta… Read More

  • Comes Out Swinging, Does it Pack a Punch? ends speculation today by alpha launching an Internet television network. As a TechCrunch exclusive, 1000 of our readers will be the first users to gain access—the sign-up form is at the bottom of this post. The concept is a multi-channel Internet broadcast network that features both professional and user generated content. Knocka packages the content prior to broadcast… Read More

  • ICQ Founders Start KnockaTV

    We just heard about a new Israeli video/TV startup called KnockaTV, which has the tagline “The People Have Taken Over.” KnockaTV is self described as: Knocka.TV… the latest from the inventors of ICQ, the web’s first Instant Messenger ( Building on our success with bringing people together on the web, “We’ve created a new form of Television!”. Read More