Syndicaster and JW Player Partner to Deliver Best-in-Class Video Services Platform with Live and VOD to Web, Mobile, Tablet & Connected TV

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End-To-End Platform Includes Syndicaster Station Group Video CMS with Multi-Channel Video Aggregation, Award Winning Editing, Syndication, Distribution and Monetization with JW Player Live and VOD Multi-Channel Publishing

NEW YORK, April – Syndicaster, the end-to-end Video Services Platform licensed by 30% of all news producing local network affiliates in the U.S., and JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, today announce the integration of JW Player into the Syndicaster Video Services platform to serve as the default video player.
 
“The combination of Syndicaster’s multi-channel video ingest, editing and multi-channel distribution platform with JW Player’s live and VOD capabilities for desktop, mobile and tablets, provides our current and future local TV clients with one end-to-end platform delivering best in class solutions for video aggregation, editing, distribution and monetization,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media, parent company of Syndicaster.
 
“In addition to extending JW Player technology across Syndicaster’s deep network of local affiliates in more than 140 U.S. markets and making it easier for Syndicaster’s customers to publish live video and video on demand on any device of their choosing” said Dave Otten, CEO of JW Player, “the JW and Syndicaster partnership positions the combined platform for growth in the expanding local media markets.”
JW Player and Syndicaster are committed to adding value to the broadcast ecosystem. Current development initiatives include live streaming solutions for OTA Ad detection, extraction and digital ad insertion.

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 1,500 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests 40 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.criticalmedia.com. Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.
 
About JW Player
JW Player is the New York-based startup that pioneered video on the web and is now innovating for the future. Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, today the company’s customers span the globe across 193 countries and range from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company’s flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with 17 billion video streams to a billion monthly unique viewers across all devices — phones, tablets, and desktops. Nearly five percent of all video streams worldwide are delivered through JW Player. In addition to the player, the company’s services include video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics. For more information, see www.jwplayer.com.

 

CONTACT:
Dane Wiseman
Critical media
dane.wiseman@criticalmedia.com
212.398.1141
 
LaunchSquad for JW Player
jwplayer@launchsquad.com
212.564.3665
 
Cindy Cao
JW Player
cindy@jwplayer.com
212.244.0140

EHUB.com Creates Short-Form Clips from Live Video in Real Time with Syndicaster

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EHUB.com Leverages Syndicaster’s Speech-to-Text, Video Cloud Editing and Publishing Platform to Create Short-Form Clips From Live Video in Real Time at PartnerConnect West, Oct. 7-8

California event marks expansion of video featuring thought leaders from the hedge fund, private equity and venture capital industries

PEHUB.com will present live video of thought leaders in the hedge fund, private equity and venture capital industries at the second annual PartnerConnect West Conference, Oct. 7-8, in an expansion of the interactive forum’s multimedia content powered by the video content management platform Syndicaster, it was announced today.

PartnerConnect West is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif. For those seeking to view the event online, access to select panel discussions, keynotes and interviews with hedge fund managers and conference attendees can be found at https://www.pehub.com/videos/, starting 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Some of the featured speakers include legendary technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel (noon ET Tuesday) and Andrew Redleaf, founder of hedge fund Whitebox Advisors, (12:10 p.m. ET Wednesday).

“Our agenda for PartnerConnect West is packed with prominent fund managers of alternative assets and the institutional investors who partner with them in their funds,” said Jim Beecher, publisher of PEHUB.com. “We’re pleased to expand the reach of this event so a global audience can engage around some of this content in real-time on PEHUB.com.”

“Our ability to leverage Syndicaster’s real-time, voice-to-text and video cloud editing changes the game for us,” Beecher continued. “We are now able to publish short form video segments to web and mobile platforms before speakers are off the podium.”

“We’re excited to play an integral role in the expansion of the video assets that PEHUB.com is bringing to its community from conferences like PartnerConnect,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media, which operates Syndicaster and Critical Mention, the leading real time TV Intelligence platform licensed by more than 1,500 enterprise clients. “Syndicaster is at the heart of workflow in hundreds of TV stations and print newsrooms. Bringing our media-grade video platform to the conference marketplace unlocks the true revenue potential of video for event organizers, empowering them to easily distribute and monetize this exclusive content in real time or on-demand.”

About PartnerConnect Conferences

PartnerConnect Conferences bring together the world’s elite professionals focused on ‘alternative’ investment classes such as hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital. These events facilitate learning and unparalleled networking opportunities for alternative asset fund managers and investors/allocators, as well as intermediaries who serve these customers. For more information, visit http://www.partnerconnectevents.com

About PEHUB.com

PEHUB.com is the world’s leading web community for professionals in private capital markets. Every day, tens of thousands rely on PEHUB.com for its breaking news, analysis and opinion pieces. The site, launched in 2006, is an interactive forum for the global private equity community, including venture capitalists, buyouts professionals, public pension funds, endowments, foundations, lenders, investment bankers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and MBA candidates studying private equity. Visit http://www.pehub.com

About Critical Media

Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the capture, monitoring, identification, creation, distribution and monetization of video assets via the web in real-time. Critical Media’s global TV capture network, capturing over 40 hours of live TV every minute, has been tapped into by hundreds of content owners to edit and publish more than 4 million video assets. Syndicaster’s end-to-end video services platform is subscribed to by news-producing television affiliates and newspapers for real-time HD capture, cloud video editing, metadata optimization, real-time speech-to-text transcript creation, and instant publishing, distribution and monetization. Critical Media is headquartered in New York City.

 

Contacts

For Syndicaster, a Critical Media platform
Ion Puspurica, 212-398-1141
ion@criticalmedia.com
or
PEHUB.com
Jim Beecher, 646-223-6771
Publisher
jim.beecher@thomsonreuters.com