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TownNews.com Forges Strategic Relationship With Critical Media, Bringing the Most Advanced Online Video Ecosystem to more than 1,500 Newspapers

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NEW YORK, April 17 – TownNews.com has formed a strategic relationship with Critical Media to help TownNews newspaper clients greatly expand the amount of locally produced and syndicated video news content on their interactive editions, the two companies announced today.

The alliance, which includes Critical Media’s digital platforms Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate, was forged at the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange 2012 in Washington. More than 1,500 TownNews.com U.S. and Canadian clients will benefit from advanced cloud-based video editing, distribution and monetization and will gain access to hundreds of vertical content video packages on topics ranging from personal finance and health to celebrity news.

“Our clients are among the most trusted news brands in their communities, and they have the opportunity to become prominent local video producers,” said Marc Wilson, CEO and general manager of TownNews.com. “We think this technology offers newspapers great potential to enhance their traditional role as their community’s leading news and advertising providers.”

Syndicaster’s player environment and content taxonomy are fully integrated within TownNews.com award winning BLOX Content Management System. The companies will be expanding the integration of their technology platforms via web APIs, providing shared clients a seamless video editing and web publishing experience.

“Newspapers still have the largest news gathering organizations in any community; in a multi- platform world, Syndicaster makes it easy for any newspaper, big or small, to generate an impressive amount of hyper-local video news and deliver it to their audiences online, on mobile devices and now on connected TVs. We have client newspaper groups generating more than 24 hours of video news every 24 hours. Today, there’s nothing stopping them from launching an “over-the-top” 24-hour news channel. This is a unique opportunity for newspapers to leverage their brands and dominate the mindshare of consumers in their local markets,” said Ion Puspurica, executive vice president of Critical Media and general manager of the company’s Media Services Group.

Services to be offered to clients of TownNews.com include:

  • Syndicaster, used by close to 30 percent of U.S. news-producing television affiliates and over 150 newspapers for real-time HD capture and creation of video clips, makes video fully keyword-searchable within moments of airtime and greatly streamlines existing workflows. The Syndicaster platform enables publication of video assets to the broadcasters’ own websites for web, mobile, and tablet viewing; video assets are also placed into syndication online, and delivered over-the-top to connected TVs, all within 60 seconds of airtime
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  • ClipSyndicate, the largest aggregator of local broadcaster and newspaper video content. In addition to providing automatically updating channels in more than 500 verticals, ClipSyndicate also affords custom channel creation and editorial tools for managing video in any number of niche topics. The platform provides a revenue share for both producers and publishers from any advertising that accompanies video.

Sean Morgan, founder and CEO of Critical Media, pointed to the use of Syndicaster HD for live streaming of President Barack Obama’s NAA address as a prime example of how America’s newspapers are positioned to become America’s next broadcasters.

“Partnering with TownNews.com to offer Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate to hundreds of hometown newspapers will let them do what they do best – cover local news – while giving them a powerful set of tools to bring their pages to life with video, and to monetize that video across tens of thousands of third-party sites,” said Morgan.

About Critical Media

Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice- to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests 44 hours of broadcast content from four continents across five languages, making every minute of content keyword-searchable within 60 seconds of airtime. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.critical-media.com. Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.

About TownNews.com

TownNews.com hosts more than 1,500 U.S. and Canadian newspapers. TownNews.com offers content management solutions, Internet backbone hosting services, web design, custom programming, ad serving, analytics, mobile hosting and delivery, and related Internet software services. TownNews.com also offers a TCMS product that helps newspapers produce printed products. The company is 83 percent owned by Lee Enterprises of Davenport, Ia.

Press Contact: Dave Armon of Critical Media, darmon@criticalmention.com +1.212.398.1141.

Syndicaster launches live HD streaming service with dynamic extraction of over-the-air commercials at NAB, unlocking new revenue stream for television stations

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LAS VEGAS, April 16 – Critical Media’s Syndicaster unit introduced today a live HD streaming solution for television stations to identify and extract over-the-air commercials in real-time, and replace them with geo-targeted digital ads for delivery to web, mobile devices and connected televisions.

The solution, being demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2012 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Booth #SU11707), has completed successful pilot implementation and it is currently under deployment across all Newport Television® stations. In addition, Critical Media will work with Inergize Digital®, the leader in fully integrated digital management solutions that generate revenue for local media companies on-air, online and on mobile devices, to integrate live video streaming with commercial insertion on News Synergy™, the industry’s leading mobile app that delivers locally branded content to Apple® iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Google™ Android™ mobile digital devices.

“Extracting OTA commercials and replacing them with digital ads in a live streaming service has been a vexing problem for station owners,” said Sean Morgan, founder and CEO of Critical Mention, which operates Syndicaster. “To date, the live streaming of news programming has been a cost center for broadcasters. The new Syndicaster service now opens up an untapped marketplace for broadcasters to offer valuable and targeted rich media advertising opportunities to local merchants and businesses that would not typically advertise on TV.

Ion Puspurica, executive vice president of Critical Media and general manager of the company’s Media Services Group, indicated Syndicaster’s live ad-extraction approach was designed to solve two acute challenges for broadcasters:

  • Nielsen does not count live stream impressions, inhibiting stations’ ability to monetize OTA ads within live streams
  • Managing intellectual property rights as it pertains to the display of commercials outside their DMAs and other rights issues.

“Our patent-pending technology identifies the commercial break, dynamically removes the broadcast commercials and replaces them with geo-targeted web video ads,” said Puspurica, adding that the service is available in conjunction with an upgrade of the Syndicaster appliance to high definition.

Interested parties can schedule a private demonstration of the technology at NAB in Las Vegas, April 16-19, by registering.

About Syndicaster and Critical Media

Syndicaster, used by about 30% U.S. news-producing television affiliates and over 150 newspapers for real-time HD capture and creation of video clips, makes content fully keyword-searchable within moments of airtime without disturbing existing workflows. The Syndicaster platform enables publication of video assets to the broadcasters’ own websites for web, mobile, and tablet viewing; and placed into syndication online, all within 60 seconds of airtime. Syndicaster is a unit of privately held, New York City-based Critical Media, the leading broadcast intelligence and services company. For more information, visit www.critical-media.com.

Contact: Dave Armon of Critical Media, darmon@critical-media.com or +1.212.398.1141

Syndicaster to Support Live HD Streaming from NAA mediaXchange, April 2-5

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WASHINGTON– April 02, 2012 – Syndicaster will provide HD technology to NAA for the streaming of addresses by President Barack Obama, Gov. Mitt Romney and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde from the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange 2012, April 2-5, it was announced today.

NAA will provide free access to keynote speeches from the event, the largest annual gathering of industry executives in North America, at its website http://www.naa.org/mediaxchange. Syndicaster provided technology for video-on-demand clips from mediaXchange in 2011 and will debut live HD streaming at the Washington conference this year.

“We are delighted Syndicaster will be used to provide unfettered public access to these high-profile addresses in real-time and HD,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media, which launched Syndicaster in 2008.

Obama and Lagarde are the scheduled speakers at the annual meeting of The Associated Press on April 3 during NAA mediaXchange 2012. Obama is slated to talk at AP’s luncheon, while Lagarde is appearing at the morning portion of AP’s meeting. Romney will speak at a joint luncheon with NAA and the American Society of News Editors on April 4. All events take place at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Syndicaster is deeply entrenched as a service provider to both broadcast and print media. More than 450 television stations use the cloud-based platform to create and publish just-aired video clips on thousands of websites, while 150+ newspapers use Syndicaster to add both live and on-demand online video to their local news coverage.

“Supporting NAA is a natural extension of Syndicaster’s commitment to bring live video technology to the leading brands in news,” said Ion Puspurica, EVP of Critical Media and general manager of the company’s Media Services Group.

About Syndicaster and Critical Media

Syndicaster, used by more than 25% of U.S. news-producing television affiliates and over 150 newspapers for real-time HD capture and creation of video clips, makes content fully keyword-searchable within moments of airtime without disturbing existing workflows. The Syndicaster platform enables publication of video assets to the broadcasters’ own websites for web, mobile, and tablet viewing; and placed into syndication online, all within 60 seconds of airtime. Syndicaster is a unit of privately held, New York City-based Critical Media, the leading broadcast intelligence and services company. For more information, visit http://critical-media.com

Contacts

Critical Media
Dave Armon, +1-212-398-1141
darmon@criticalmention.com

Critical Media Expands Industry Leading Syndicaster Platform into the Radio Market

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Platform Transforms Radio Segments into Web Video for Immediate Monetization and Distribution, Providing Radio Stations the Same Opportunities Enjoyed by both TV Broadcasters and Video Producing Newspapers

NEW YORK–September 14, 2011 – Critical Media today announced that Syndicaster, the leading real-time broadcast-to-web video platform, will now power the news video and automated transcription for the radio industry. In today’s increasingly digital world, radio broadcasters can leverage Syndicaster to create and distribute radio content for immediate online monetization.

“The radio industry has some of the best live news and interviews of any media but, after airing, much of that content vanishes into thin air” says Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media. “With Syndicaster for Radio, stations can monetize their audio assets across all web syndication platforms by searching image banks for photos they want to append to audio segments in order to turn them into web videos. We’re confident that Syndicaster will positively impact the radio industry just like it has the television broadcast and newspaper industries thus far.”

For radio organizations looking to monetize audio assets across web syndication platforms, Syndicaster offers a simple, proven solution. With just a username and password, radio broadcasters can access their over-the-air feed to immediately create discrete clips, add video or photo slideshows, title, tag, publish, distribute and syndicate these segments in real-time. Additionally, the platform creates text transcripts from the best-in-class voice to text technology making all radio segments searchable.

Editing audio segments is as easy as clicking on words in the transcripts generated by the voice-to-text engines that timecode each word to its moment in audio – providing the easiest audio editing ever seen. Syndicaster’s one-click publishing system allows for immediate monetization and distribution to your website, podcasts, YouTube, mobile devices and any other distribution platform.

Syndicaster launched earlier this year in the newspaper and television broadcast industries and is already used by more than 25 percent of news producing television broadcasters and major media companies including The Journal Register Company and impreMedia.

For more information on Syndicaster for radio, please visit www.syndicaster.tv or contact Ion Puspurica at ion@criticalmedia.com.

About Critical Media

Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence.

Contacts

Horn Group for Critical media
Haley Cook, 646-202-9756
Hcook@horngroup.com

impreMedia Partners With Syndicaster to Enter Real-Time Internet Video News Market

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The Nation’s Leading Hispanic News and Information Company Will Use Platform to Capture, Produce and Deliver Real-Time News Video Content Across Their Sites, Servicing an Audience of More Than Seven Million Hispanics

NEW YORK, NY–April 01, 2011 – Critical Media today announced that impreMedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company, has tapped Syndicaster, the leading real-time broadcast-to-Web video platform, to enable and develop their end-to-end video network, spanning the media company’s widely-read web sites.

The partnership provides impreMedia’s journalists with the capabilities to manage real-time video aggregation from the field, edit, publish, syndicate, and distribute Web video news assets across the web sites of El Diario La Prensa, El Mensajero, La Opinión, La Opinión Contigo, La Prensa, La Rasa, La Vibra, and RUMBO Houston.

“From early on, we identified the Spanish-speaking community as one of the most influential demographics in the U.S. today,” said Critical Media CEO Sean Morgan. “Working with impreMedia, with its vast multimedia product offerings, further establishes Critical Media as the world’s largest video ecosystem, specifically when it comes to the management of broadcast media targeted towards the Latino community.”

The partnership marks the largest ever commitment by a media company to delivering Web video news to the Latino community, affecting the 7.7 million adults who consume news and information across the impreMedia’s offerings. According to a September 2010 report by Nielsen, more than half of Hispanics on the Internet have high speed access and about half spend some time each day on the Spanish-language Internet, defined as using email, watching video or listening to music.

“Our audience is highly engaged and influential,” said Monica Lozano, CEO of impreMedia. “Our journalists will be able to connect with our audience on a deeper level through the expansive use of Web video news and features; users will have a richer experience while staying informed.”

Deploying Syndicaster across its network of Spanish-language news and information Web sites will allow impreMedia’s veteran journalists to immediately capture, edit and publish breaking news, features stories and other news clips that are relevant to their highly-targeted and explosively-growing audience. One in six US residents, or more than 50 million people, is Hispanic, according to the latest analysis from the Census Bureau.

Critical Media already offers an extensive indexed database of Spanish-language broadcast content through their Critical Mention broadcast monitoring service. With this partnership, the company has now built the largest searchable database of digitized Spanish-language media in the world.

About Critical Media
Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests 30 hours of broadcast content from four continents across five languages, making every minute of content keyword-searchable within 60 seconds of airtime. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.critical-media.com.

Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.

About impreMedia
impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. impreMedia’s multi-platform offerings range from online to video, social media, mobile, audio, newspapers and magazines, including the http://www.impre.com portal. 25.5% of U.S. Hispanic adults use an impreMedia network product. The network is also the nation’s largest Hispanic newspaper publisher with newspapers in top U.S. Hispanic markets, reaching 15 markets total that represent 59% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Its leading publications include La Opinión in Los Angeles and El Diario La Prensa in New York. For more information, visit: http://www.impremedia.com.

ImpreMedia portals and publication websites are: www.impre.com, www.laopinion.com, www.eldiariony.com, www.hoynyc.com, www.laraza.com, www.laprensafl.com, www.elmensajero.com, www.rumbotx.com, www.vistamagazine.com, and www.contigola.com, www.lavibra.com, www.impreautos.com.

Syndicaster Rolls Out Powerful New Instant Voice-To-Text and Watermarking Capabilities

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Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange Conference to Leverage Syndicaster Platform, Featuring New Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY– Critical Media today announced that Syndicaster, its leading real-time, online video ecosystem, has added powerful voice-to-text and watermarking capabilities to its full-service Web video digitization, editing, publishing and syndication platform. The Syndicaster platform, including these new features, will also take center stage at the Newspaper Association of America’s (NAA) upcoming mediaXchange conference in Dallas, Texas from March 25 to 28. Syndicaster allows organizers to easily live stream, edit, watermark, publish and syndicate video clips to its Web audience in near real-time.

“We’re excited to put the newest features of the Syndicaster platform to use by working with the NAA as a mediaXchange sponsor; delivering live transcripts, keyword search, streaming and instant short form video clip creation allows conferences to extend their brands and create a new category of actionable video news,” said Critical Media CEO Sean Morgan. “More generally, Syndicaster’s new voice-to-text and branding features will continue to help grow newspapers and other media companies into successful, recognized 24/7 local TV news channels.”

The new voice-to-text capabilities allow for the creation of text transcripts for video content almost instantly. With the mere click of a button, video assets are given the same kind of searchable metadata found on broadcast content, which already has closed captioning. With newspapers and media companies rapidly relying on video news to deliver their stories on the Internet, the addition of instant voice-to-text transcription will make all of their original video content as discoverable in search as text articles.

Video assets on the Web tend to disappear into the ether without appropriate branding and watermarking. Syndicaster now gives clients the ability to brand their videos before distribution through watermarking; their company or brand logos can be placed on the bottom right corner of all video content to ensure their brands are always prominent within videos, even after video content is syndicated.

The NAA will leverage these new features within the core Syndicaster platform to edit the conference general sessions into video segments to be broadcast live on the NAA website via a privately labeled Syndicaster player. This will make their video assets fully searchable and their brand prominently placed within their video-on-demand content.

Starting immediately, Syndicaster’s more than 250 broadcast and newspaper clients — many, like the Journal Register Company, already leverage the flexibility of consumer-grade cameras and video-enabled mobile devices — will be using these new features to make their content easier to find and protect their brand while creating engaging original video.

Critical Media and its core products, Critical Mention, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster, enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of video content via the web in real-time.

To see live and archived video content from NAA’s mediaXchange Conference, please visit: http://www.naa.org/mediaxchange.

About Critical Media
Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast and video assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media services, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests more then 30 hours of broadcast content on four continents across five languages, making every minute of content keyword-searchable within 60 seconds of airtime. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.critical-media.com. Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.

Critical Media To Power Journal Register Company’s Growing Online Video Journalism

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NEW YORK – January 11, 2010 – Critical Media today announced that Syndicaster, the leading real-time broadcast-to-Web video platform, will power the digital video strategy of Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company, which operates 324 multi-platform products serving 992 communities in 10 states.

This partnership highlights how legacy print publications can strategically position growing video offerings and enter the video news economy seamlessly with the singular end-to-end solution, Syndicaster.

The Journal Register Company, including all 18 of its daily newspaper websites, will use Syndicaster to easily aggregate, review, edit, title, tag, geo-tag, and thumbnail proprietary video produced by its journalists and audience – through user-generated content — in real-time. This will allow Journal Register to immediately publish to the company’s network of sites through the Syndicaster player and ad server platforms. Additionally, Journal Register will leverage the Super Distribution and syndication toolset to migrate video assets to other platforms — including YouTube and iTunes — while syndicating video through ClipSyndicate.

“Traditional print publications are challenged to embrace new technologies to keep pace with the evolving demands of their readers. These readers want more in-depth information on news, quickly and in a variety of formats,” said Critical Media CEO Sean Morgan. “The Journal Register Company’s commitment to a ‘Digital First’ strategy and partnership with Syndicaster will quickly turn them into a 24/7 TV news channel and leading information organization.”

Journal Register Company has supplied more than 400 journalists and content producers with Flip video cameras, adding further depth to their local journalism through visual storytelling. The Syndicaster On-Location feature empowers Journal Register’s journalists to rapidly report breaking news. Journalists can upload video while in the field through Syndicaster TV and can email or MMS directly into Syndicaster where a centralized editorial staff can access the content from any browser in real-time.
Staff can review and edit clips and then immediately publish and distribute the video content. The clips are also published to ClipSyndicate, Critical Media’s video repository of licensed video content available to vertical publishers for redistribution across the world.

“Visual storytelling is a vital part of Journal Register’s Digital First business model. Our audience demands news and information in the format of their choice and our partnership with Critical Media will help us expand those offerings,” said John Paton, Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company. “Syndicaster provides us with an efficient and powerful way to grow and monetize the ever-growing amount of video we – both our journalists and our audience – are producing.”

The partnership with The Journal Register Company, one of the most technology savvy and well-known newspaper companies in the U.S., is the first major newspaper deal for Critical Media and marks their expansion into relevant, adjacent media channels.

About Journal Register Company:
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information serving 992 communities in 10 states. The Company’s 324 multi-platform products reach an audience of nearly 14 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.

About Critical Media:
Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,000 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests 30 hours of broadcast content from four continents across five languages, making every minute of content keyword-searchable within 60 seconds of airtime. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.critical-media.com. Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.

For more information contact:
Jonathan Cooper, Vice President, Content, Journal Register Company / 609-943-8439 / jcooper@journalregister.com

Gerasimos Manolatos / 646-202-9772 / gmanolatos@horngroup.com

Inergize Digital Selects Syndicaster as its Preferred Video Platform

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Inergize Digital has integrated the Syndicaster video platform in its Inergize Web CMS, offering media companies a complete content and video management solution

BLOOMINGTON, MN – September 24, 2010 – Inergize Digital®, the leader in fully integrated digital management solutions that generate revenue for local media companies on-air, online and on mobile devices, today announced that it has selected Syndicaster, the only end-to-end web-based platform for midstream capture and creation of video clips that empowers media companies to leverage their video assets online, as its preferred video platform. Inergize Digital has integrated the Syndicaster video platform in its Inergize Web CMS™, providing clients a single access point to publish video assets to mobile WAP, mobile app and e-mail platforms. Additionally, the Inergize Web CMS will be the media industry’s first CMS platform to integrate the new Syndicaster live streaming technology that streams live audio and video online and on mobile devices.

Inergize Digital began selling the Syndicaster video platform at the National Association of Broadcasters Small Market Television Exchange (NAB SMTE) taking place September 23-25, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Inergize Digital is located in booth 19.

“We are pleased to integrate the Syndicaster video platform in the Inergize Web CMS, making it our preferred video offering to media clients,” said Jason Gould, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Inergize Digital. “With Syndicaster, media companies can quickly and easily move their video assets online and to mobile devices using the latest technologies available – all while achieving significant operational efficiencies and cost reductions.”

“Inergize Digital has a great reputation as an industry leader for technology innovation,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media. “Inergize Digital is known for consistently pushing the envelope on innovation, so as a pioneer in the industry we match up well and are excited to have been selected as their preferred video platform. Already, integration has been a snap, and we are looking forward to transitioning Inergize Digital clients in the coming months.”

Inergize Digital will transition 31 Newport Television websites to Syndicaster in fourth quarter 2010. More Inergize Digital clients will make the transition to the video platform in 2010 and 2011.
About Syndicaster

Syndicaster is the broadcast-to-online video technology solution for media companies. Marketed by Critical Media, a developer of end-to-end digital video solutions to capture, monetize, distribute and syndicate content online, Syndicaster helps broadcasters, newspapers, corporations and other content owners generate incremental online revenues and extend their brands online. The platform allows users to remotely create, edit and distribute – from any browser – video clips within moments of air-time or on location filming, to generate searchable video content for their websites. The service is now also leveraged by publishers and other companies to allow them to aggregate video across their networks, users, constituencies and members into one centralized platform to curate, edit, publish, syndicate and distribute video – putting their video to work. More information on Syndicaster can be found at  http://www.syndicaster.tv.
About Inergize Digital

Inergize Digital is the leader in fully integrated digital management solutions that generate revenue for local media companies on-air, online and on mobile devices. For more than eight years, Inergize Digital has done more for local media companies by building their brands, generating revenue and positioning client websites as the number one source of local information.

The Inergize Web CMS laid the foundation for some of the most popular local media websites; the Seek it Local® online search directory was the industry’s first to integrate online, on-air and mobile revenue; and Inergize Mobile™ offers the industry’s leading solutions that distribute content to mobile devices.

Small, medium and large media companies turn to Inergize Digital to do more for their local businesses, including Catamount Broadcasting Group, Fisher Communications, Gray Television, Newport Television, New Vision Television Group, Schurz Communications and more.

For more information, please visit www.inergizedigital.com or call (952) 460-7600.

Critical Media Paves Way for Broadcasters, 53 TV Stations Switch to Syndicaster in Q1 to Create and Distribute Video Content

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Entravision Communications Corporation, Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation, Journal Communications, Inc., News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting, Oregon Trail Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Scripps Television Station Group now using Syndicaster technology

LAS VEGAS, April 12 — As the broadcast news industry evolves to integrate the online video ecosystem, Critical Media’s Syndicaster service is quickly becoming the broadcast-to-online video technology resource for television stations. The Syndicaster platform allows users to capture, process, and remotely create – from any browser – video clips within moments of air-time or on location filming, to generate searchable video content. Already used by more than 100 stations, 53 more recently signed on to use the platform.

About 15 percent of U.S. news-producing TV stations, as well as stations accounting for more than 70 percent of the U.S. Hispanic television-viewing market today, use Syndicaster. Among the broadcasters to become Syndicaster clients are Entravision Communications Corporation, Hubbard Broadcasting Corporation Inc., Journal Communications, Inc., News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting, Oregon Trail Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Scripps Television Station Group.

“While some broadcasters were initially reluctant to do away with their legacy methods of clip creation, it’s clear that the industry now recognizes the advantages of speed and efficiency that our technology provides to their businesses,” said Ion Puspurica, EVP and GM of the Video Services Group for Critical Media. “Nearly half of all U.S. news-producing TV stations are Critical Media clients, using at least one of our platforms. Adoption of the technology continues to ramp up dramatically.”

Station groups are leveraging the following Syndicaster features for a complete video ecosystem:

  • Quick video clip creation of over-the-air and OnLocation video content
  • Robust editing functionality in the Cloud
  • Collection of newsworthy footage by journalists and end users directly from video-enabled mobile phones and Flip cameras; Moderation Platform enables approval of user generated content before it is published
  • Immediate publishing, distribution and syndication engine to monetize content
  • White-labeled players with ad-serving capabilities

Critical Media is participating at 2010 NAB Show and is exhibiting in booth SU9506LL in the Destination Broadband area.

About Syndicaster

Syndicaster is marketed by the Video Services Group, a division of Critical Media, Inc., a company at the forefront of real-time broadcast video search, syndication and information services. Critical Media is focused on helping television and radio broadcasters and other content owners generate incremental online revenues and extend their brand across thousands of carefully selected interactive properties serving targeted, highly desirable audiences. By so doing, the Company believes it has created the definitive platform for advancing the utilization of professionally generated broadcast and video media assets online. More information on Syndicaster can be found at http://www.syndicaster.tv

About Critical Media

Critical Media develops end-to-end digital video solutions to capture, monetize, distribute and syndicate content online. The company’s three business units – Critical Mention, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster – provide robust solutions for corporations, publishers and media organizations to leverage video content.  Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City.  For more information please visit http://www.critical-media.com.

 

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Critical Media Powers AlwaysOn Network to Publish and Distribute Conference Video Content in Real Time

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NEW YORK, Feb. 1 — Critical Media Inc., developer of end-to-end digital video solutions that capture, monetize, distribute and syndicate content online, today announced a partnership with AlwaysOn, the editorial and conference network focused on the technology markets. AlwaysOn will use Critical Media’s Syndicaster as the video platform to generate and distribute online clips from the organization’s conferences starting with OnMedia NYC 2010 taking place February 1-3.

The collaboration launches the Syndicaster beta for web feeds and conferences. This new version of Syndicaster enables users to manage live video feeds, create clips remotely with robust editing functionality, add meta-tags, generate transcripts from voice to text, and publish and distribute video content online. The player can be private labeled with ad serving capabilities.

For OnMedia NYC 2010, AlwaysOn will use Syndicaster to:

  • Create clips from live video streams of conference panels and speeches to be posted on the AlwaysOn website
  • Instantly issue video clips to multiple websites and distribution platforms including YouTube and Brightcove
  • Add conference video clips to ClipSyndicate, a video repository of licensed video content available to vertical publishers for redistribution
  • Leverage Syndicaster’s aggregator feature to allow CEO’s and entrepreneurs to upload videos right from the AlwaysOn website to be reviewed by the editorial staff, approve and immediately publish

“The AlwaysOn conferences produce extremely valuable, timely content that is worth leveraging and offering to a larger audience,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media Inc. “During upcoming events, AlwaysOn will produce discrete video segments mid-panel and publish them via Syndicaster, placing them into syndication. This provides even more value to the event speakers, sponsors and supporters. It will also enable the ClipSyndicate community to use these proprietary clips on their own sites within moments of them going live.”

“Critical Media’s Syndicaster platform allows us to share our conference with a broader audience as it happens,” said Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor of AlwaysOn Network, LLC. “Breaking news and memorable sound bites can quickly be made public and viral, increasing the impact of our events.”

About Critical Media Inc.

Critical Media Inc. develops end-to-end digital video solutions to capture, monetize, distribute and syndicate content online. The company’s three business units – Critical Mention, Clip Syndicate and Syndicaster – provide robust solutions for corporations, publishers and media organizations to leverage video content.  Its real-time broadcast capture infrastructure is the underlying technology of Critical Mention, a dynamic, real-time broadcast monitoring platform. Utilized by 25% of the Fortune 100, Critical Mention provides access to over 15,000 hours of keyword searchable, digitized news broadcasts from 4 continents. Focused on building the world’s largest ad-supported repository of fully searchable, authoritative video news and information, ClipSyndicate offers publishers an unmatched distribution platform.  Critical Media’s most recent addition, Syndicaster offers broadcasters and content owners a comprehensive video ecosystem – a streamlined solution to upload, edit and publish, syndicate and monetize its video assets online. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City.  For more information please visit www.critical-media.com.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network (alwayson.goingon.com). In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series empower readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers to spearhead the global innovation economy.

 

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