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Dabs launches its own VOD

Just as its parent company BT, has just announced a VOD move,, BT's e-tailer arm, has today launched a new ‘virtual video library’ to enhance its existing collection of streaming video clips which show the most popular computing and consumer electronics products in action. This offers online shoppers a new way to browse the website.

With all of Dabs’ video content now in one place, users can easily search the virtual library using a quick-search function or can choose to browse video content by product category, manufacturer or through a combination of these elements.

Practical video footage of products in action is enhanced by informative voice descriptions which talk users through the features and benefits of the most popular products from’s huge range of IT and technology kit. also gives the option of a 360 degree view of some products, as well as the ability to zoom in for a close up. Accessible via a tab in the website’s main navigation or via, videos are available 24 x 7 and are free to watch.

Acquired by BT in April this year, is one of the UK’s leading internet retailers of IT and technology products. To complement’s broad range, BT offers a full range of products and support services online, enhancing its position as a leading retailer of converged IT and communications products and services.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.