UsMagazine.com Partners With Veoh Networks To Create A Branded Video Entertainment Channel
January 22, 2007

– Channel To Live On Veoh.com And Will Contain Us' Exclusive Content –

NEW YORK – January 22, 2007 – Wenner Media and Veoh Networks (www.veoh.com), the leading innovator in Internet Television, today announced that Usmagazine.com has partnered with Veoh, to create a branded entertainment channel on the Veoh web site. The channel, launching in February, will be the exclusive Celebrity Channel on Veoh and can be accessed through Usmagazine.com or Veoh.com.

Us will produce exclusive video content for this site, pulled from celebrity studded parties, Us Weekly events, news stories and features by Us editorial staffers. Veoh will provide the video backbone for Usmagazine.com using its peer-to-peer network which allows viewers to seamlessly view broadcast-quality long and short form videos. Users are invited to submit their own videos to Usmagazine.com for coverage on the Web site and the Celebrity Channel on Veoh utilizing Veoh’s easy-to-use video publishing tools.

"Usmagazine.com celebrates the celebrity lifestyle and gives our readers a forum to interact with us" said Janice Min, editor in chief, Us Weekly. "By partnering with Veoh, we are enhancing our readers' online community and giving our core audience of young sophisticated women an ultimate celebrity web destination."

"Veoh's unique software and peer-to-peer technology enables traditional media to expand its brand into the rapidly exploding and vibrant world of Internet Television," said Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh Networks, Inc. "Us Weekly is known over the world as a leader in celebrity news media and makes the perfect partner with which to showcase Veoh to both the media industry and individual users."

Usmagazine.com, launched in the Fall of 2006, is a non stop destination hub for celebrity news and features. The site includes stories from the magazine; web-only features; a non-stop celebrity news blog; red carpet galleries from the hottest premieres and events; an extensive celebrity search engine; celebrity pictures updated several times daily; and, celebrity quizzes and polls.

 

About Us Weekly

Us Weekly, the premiere resource in celebrity journalism, has shown the highest percentage audience growth among all MRI measured titles over the past five years (according to MRI) and average newsstands sales surpassed 1 million copies. Over a two year period, Us Weekly's newsstand grew 34.9%, according to ABC June 2004 to June 2006. Subscriptions experienced a double digit increase of 15.1% over the previous year, according to ABC June 2006 vs. June 2005. Launched as a bi-monthly publication in 1977, Us Weekly was acquired by Wenner Media in 1986. The magazine moved from a monthly to a weekly format in March 2000. Privately held Wenner Media also owns and publishes Rolling Stone and Men's Journal.

 

About Veoh Networks, Inc.

Veoh Networks is a new, innovative Internet television broadcasting system that delivers broadcast-quality entertainment and informational content via the Internet, using unique distribution technologies to allow for unlimited capacity for both long- and short-form programming. Veoh allows content producers from major entertainment studios and television networks to independent video producers and enthusiasts to deliver high-quality, full-screen video directly to consumers without financial, geographical or capacity restrictions found in traditional broadcasting systems. This democratization of video distribution fundamentally changes the dynamics of television, creating unprecedented choice for consumers and a compelling marketplace for content providers and advertisers. Headquartered in San Diego, California with additional offices in Los Angeles, Veoh Networks is privately held company that is backed by leading technology and media investors, including Spark Capital, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc. and Shelter Capital Partners.

 

Contacts:
Robert Zimmerman
Veoh / Dan Klores Communications
212-981-5118
Rob_Zimmerman@dkcnews.com