July 2, 2008
Buzzwire Signs Next New Networks, 60Frames and Over Twenty Leading Content Partners for Mobile Entertainment
BOSTON and DENVER, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzzwire, Inc., today announced that it has added 22 new content partners for its mobile streaming media service. New partners include some of the top brands in original Web content and Internet TV, including Next New Networks, 60Frames, Rooftop Comedy, Goodnight Burbank, Abigail's Teen Diary, Comedytime.tv, Tubemogul, National Banana, Ocean's 7-11.com, Gagfilms.com, Crossroad Mobile, LoftCity, Cinemarv, Headzup.tv, 5Min.com, The Classic Wines Minute, Political Lunch, 20 Minute Yoga, Somagirls, For Your Imagination, Young Hollywood, and Versaly Entertainment, which operates Vmbc.tv, a mobile video distribution network that will provide Fast Lane and Hollywood Insider programming.
Buzzwire is available through major wireless carriers in the US, and for a limited time, users can sign up for a free two-week trial at http://app.buzzwire.com/. By signing up, consumers gain access to the most original Web programming and more through its one-click mobile access. Buzzwire lets users discover the most talked about content, create their own personalized mobile media channel, and share their favorites with family and friends.
"Today's media consumers have 'grown up' with online video and they are accustomed to getting access to their favorite entertainment on demand. What's more, their mobile phones have become their constant connection to the world. With Buzzwire, they can now create their own personal and portable video channel that they can enjoy by themselves or with friends during small moments of downtime or whenever they want," said Andrew MacFarlane, CEO of Buzzwire. "We're thrilled to be offering the best original Web content out of the gates. This is just the beginning."
Buzzwire partner Next New Networks boasts some of the largest viewership among online content providers and currently serves more than 25 million video views per month across its super-distribution network including YouTube, iTunes and Tivo. It will provide many of its popular networks to mobile viewers through Buzzwire including Channel Frederator, Indy Mogul, Fast Lane Daily, Veracifier, VODCars, Viropop, Barely Political and Threadbanger.
"We are excited about having the Buzzwire audience accessing our many networks and stars from Barely Political's Obama Girl to Channel Frederator's original animated series MethMinute39 and our own Threadbanger fashionistas Rob Czar and Corrine Leigh. Fans now can get them on the go," said Herb Scannell, Next New Networks' CEO. "Partnering with Buzzwire is a natural extension for us. It brings our networks to users in a new and exciting way that extends our Internet programming beyond the PC and adds a compelling new approach to sharing content with friends."
60Frames, an innovative company that is transforming entertainment and advertising with its focus on helping professional artists create and distribute online video content, sees its partnership with Buzzwire as a powerful way to extend reach beyond the internet. "We're committed to being at the forefront of the digital video revolution, and Buzzwire provides an exciting new avenue for the best and brightest creative minds within the 60Frames portfolio to reach their audience in a fresh, meaningful and personal way," said Brent Weinstein, CEO of 60Frames.
Buzzwire adds new content partners and carriers on a regular basis. Go to http://www.buzzwire.com/ for more details.
Buzzwire is a mobile streaming media service that turns any mobile phone into a "me" phone. Whether you want your favorite Internet videos, home town sports scores, "anywhere in the world" news, or even the Las Vegas police scanner, Buzzwire streams it to your phone with just one click and zero downloads. Find and share the media you like ... with people like you. Tune in what you like and tune out what you don't. Learn, Laugh, Share. With Buzzwire on your phone, it's all about you. Buzzwire is jointly headquartered in Denver and Boston, and backed by Matrix Partners, Sequel Venture Partners and Spark Capital. http://www.buzzwire.com/.
CONTACT: Beth Monaghan, InkHouse, +1-781-916-9090 x801,[email protected], for Buzzwire, Inc.
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