Syndicaster Named Top Publishing Technology Innovation

Posted by | April 17, 2012 | News Releases | No Comments

NEW YORK, April 17 – Syndicaster announced today that its video platform for television stations and newspapers has been selected as Best Publishing Technology Innovation by the Digiday Publishing Awards, which honors excellence and breakthrough achievement in digital media, marketing and advertising.

Now in use by about 30% of U.S. news-producing television affiliates and over 150 newspapers for real-time HD capture and creation of video clips, Syndicaster was selected after judging Digiday called “the fiercest competition to date.” Winners were announced in New York City during the Digiday Video Upfront conference.

“It’s gratifying that Digiday’s judges recognize the ongoing innovation Syndicaster has delivered to television stations – and now to newspapers determined to build upon their position as a trusted journalism brand,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media, which operates Syndicaster.

“Since Syndicaster created the first cloud-based platform for broadcasters to publish their just-aired video assets to the web, we have enabled delivery to broadcasters’ mobile- and tablet-viewing audiences and placed content into revenue-generating syndication online, all within 60 seconds of airtime,” said Ion Puspurica, executive vice president of Critical Media and general manager of the company’s Media Services Group. “Digiday’s designation of Syndicaster as the top technology innovation in publishing affirms that these tools, and similar solutions allowing newspapers to post video coverage and broadcast live in HD, are indeed innovative and vital in the digital media sector.”

The full list of categories and finalists for the Digiday Publishing Awards Gala can be found here. The awards are presented by Digiday, the authority on digital media, marketing and advertising, and the host of The Digiday Conferences which includes hundreds of leading digital media and marketing experts, journalists, insiders, brand execs, publishers, and technology visionaries.

About Digiday — The Authority on Digital Media, Marketing and Advertising

Digiday is a media company and community for professionals who work in the digital media, marketing and advertising industry. Our mission is to connect the industry with insightful analysis and perspective, as well as each other. We provide key insights and information through our online publications and conferences that cover the changes, trends — and why they matter. The focus is on quality, not quantity, and honesty instead of spin. We cover the industry with an expertise, depth and tone you won’t find anywhere else. The entire team at Digiday is driven to produce the highest quality publications, conferences, and resources for our industry.

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