August 22, 2008
Buzzwire Brings the Democratic National Convention to Mobile Phones
DENVER, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buzzwire, Inc. is bringing the Democratic National Convention to mobile phones across America. Beginning on August 25, Buzzwire will provide special DNC coverage within its new "DNC 2008" channel, featuring reports from Barely Political's Obama Girl, convention news updates from Political Lunch, man-on-the-street interviews and video from after-hours parties and hot spots around Denver.
"Digital media is changing this election in dramatic ways, bringing consumers closer to the candidates and putting an even brighter light on campaign politics," said Andrew MacFarlane, CEO of Buzzwire. "Younger generations in particular have jumped back into the political game because information is now available through media that speaks to them. We'll provide an alternative to the traditional big media coverage and present a unique view of the convention, with a little Obama Girl entertainment along the way!"
Buzzwire gives consumers access to the best original Web programming through one-click mobile access. In addition to special reports from Barely Political's Obama Girl (E! has named her the "hottest woman on the Web"), the Buzzwire "DNC 2008" channel will feature a daily report from Political Lunch as well as off-the-wall clips captured around Denver. Consumers can use Buzzwire to catch the latest DNC news on the go and share their favorites with friends through a simple text message from their mobile phones.
"BarelyPolitical.com's videos have successfully crossed the chasm from online viral hits to mainstream pop culture staples and with services like Buzzwire, we are distributing our content beyond the web to a mobile audience," said Ben Relles, creator of Barely Political.
Added Rob Millis, co-host of Political Lunch, "The mobile platform is ideal for our daily dose of political news and commentary. With the only independent daily coverage of both major parties, Political Lunch appeals to all perspectives. With Buzzwire, our coverage from Denver gets to all places as well."
Anyone with a video-enabled mobile phone can gain access to the special Buzzwire political channel through m.buzzwire.com on their phone or http://app.buzzwire.com/ on the web. The "DNC 2008" channel will be featured along with other popular categories.
Obama Girl will be hosting an event with Buzzwire on Tuesday, August 26 from 9pm to 11pm. For more information about this event, interviews or any other press inquiries, please contact Melissa Klein at LaunchSquad 415-625-8555 or [email protected]
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/
Founded in June 2007 by Ben Relles, BarelyPolitical.com has established itself as one of the most talked about, blogged about and watched comedy networks on the internet. The Barely Political team has produced over 100 political satire videos including the hit viral video "I Got a Crush on Obama" featuring Obama Girl. Since launching with that video, BarelyPolitical videos have been viewed online more than 100 million times globally. Barely Political's content has been mentioned in hundreds of segments across national networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, BET, E! and FOX. BarelyPolitical is a NextNewNetworks channel. For more information, please visit http://barelypolitical.com/.
About Political Lunch
Hosted by Will Coghlan and Rob Millis, Political Lunch is a lunchtime serving of choice cuts from the best political news sources online. With daily coverage of the top campaign stories, Political Lunch has become the best source for people who want to stay on top of the elections with short, engaging reports. Political Lunch is a production of Hudson Street Media, a production and media investment partnership. For more information, please visit http://www.politicallunch.com/.
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