August 26, 2008
Delve Networks’ Advanced Video Player Technology Meets PLYmedia’s Video Enrichment Platform
SEATTLE, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Delve Networks announced today that it has inked a partnership with PLYmedia to integrate interactive video products into its proprietary semantic web video platform. Coupled with Delve's revolutionary platform, which allows users to navigate through hosted content, PLYmedia's web video enhancements will help create unparalleled engagement opportunity for video content consumers.
PLYmedia's platform of services and tools has been designed to enrich video content. The company's language accessibility services enable site owners to offer subtitles, closed captions, sign language and voice-over in any language on their videos. In addition, infoPLY allows users to find out more information about specific objects and people they find inside a video.
The two services each bring enhanced levels of interactivity for web video consumers.
"The commitment to offer users the most engaging video experience available is at the core of Delve's ethos," said Alex Castro, CEO of Delve Networks. "By partnering with PLYmedia, Delve has joined forces with a company that is just as dedicated to introducing a new level of interactivity and user experience to web video."
Delve Networks utilizes a combination of advanced speech recognition, semantic processing, and information retrieval technology to enable users to search within a hosted video file to find the desired content. For content publishers, the Delve Networks platform offers an easily managed interface, along with the necessary administrative and analytic tools.
"It is very refreshing to partner with a video platform that shares in PLYmedia's belief that web video can be a personal and enriched experience," said Yoni Silberberg, head of business development and co-founder of PLYmedia. "With its innovative technology and focus on user engagement, Delve Networks is the ideal partner for PLYmedia's interactive media viewing experience."
PLYmedia offers a varied catalogue of multi-dimensional web video applications from video overlay tickers to interactive commenting within video content.
About Delve Networks
Delve Networks is changing video on the Internet with is advanced video platform. The company's advanced; patent-pending technology meets the market's need for efficient video publishing and monetization of video content. The Seattle-based company, founded in 2006 by industry veterans from Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft, Inktomi, RealNetworks, and Bell Labs, uses proprietary semantic video web technology to allow users to find the content they want within video. Delve is backed by DFJ Frontier, Intel Capital, and Labrador Ventures. Delve was named an AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 Top Private Company in 2008. For more information and to view a demo, visit http://www.delvenetworks.com/ .
PLYmedia, founded in 2006, delivers web video publishers and broadcasters a range of applications focused on a new movement towards personalized, enhanced and interactive web video technology by bringing new context and meaning to video. This is achieved through the deployment of an innovative, interactive, multi-dimensional web video platform -- PLYplatform(TM) -- which delivers a wide range of layered applications to enhance, personalize and monetize their video assets. PLYmedia is a privately held company, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with offices in Tel Aviv and Berlin. For more information about PLYmedia, visit http://www.plymedia.com/ .
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