Fans Make the Plays with NCAA Football on Veoh
LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO, CA - (September 18, 2007) - Veoh Networks www.veoh.com, the leading innovator in Internet television, and Collegiate Images, LLC today announced the launch of a rich NCAA Football channel on Veoh, featuring an "NCAA Football Custom Highlights" sportscasting application that allows college football fans to create and share their very own NCAA Football online video highlight reels.
The NCAA Football channel on Veoh gives college football fans access to many of this season's NCAA football game highlights every week - from game-winning touchdown and trick plays, to crushing tackles, interceptions and much more. Fans can use the NCAA Football Custom Highlights application to pick their favorite game highlights by conference, school, player, position or play and build custom video highlight reels that they can easily email or embed on their MySpace pages, Facebook profiles, personal blogs or websites. The NCAA Football channel and Custom Highlights application is available for free at www.veoh.com/ncaafootball.
"We created the NCAA Football channel on Veoh to allow fans to experience the rush of NCAA Football whenever and wherever they want to this season," said Dmitry Shapiro, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Veoh Networks. "By making it easy to watch, customize and share the best of NCAA Football online, Veoh allows fans everywhere to engage with college football teams and players like never before."
"Because college football video clips are scattered about the Web, Veoh has innovatively created a centralized and deep NCAA Football experience for college football fans online," said David Bertram, Executive Director for NCAA Football. "This compelling new way to engage fans through video of popular teams and great plays is great for college football."
Veoh will be updated with fresh NCAA Football video clips twice a week, giving fans the opportunity to view up-to-date game footage and build new highlight reels leading up to and following each weekend's games.
Veoh's NCAA Football Custom Highlights application was developed through the company's licensing agreement with Collegiate Images, LLC, the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency for video and still images focusing exclusively on college sports. Veoh is committed to partnering with content owners to give viewers access to the high-quality video content that they want and ways to discover new, engaging experiences online.
About Collegiate Images
Collegiate Images (CI) is the centralized licensing and rights clearance agency that manages the distribution of copyrighted intellectual property content, focusing exclusively on college sports. CI partners with copyright holders to define, claim, protect and manage their intellectual property, allowing each copyright holder to control and monetize those rights in the ever-changing digital landscape. CI provides these services for moving images, still images and live data rights. CI's partners include premier athletic programs, collegiate conferences, bowl games, national and regional sports networks and a multitude of other rightsholders.
About NCAA Football
NCAA Football USA, Inc. (NCAA Football) is 501c4 not-for-profit corporation and represents a coalition of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It serves as the collective voice to promote college football.
About Veoh Networks
Named one of AdWeek's Top 10 Digital Hotlist sites in 2007, Veoh Networks is an innovative Internet Television company that delivers broadcast-quality video programming via the Internet.
The Veoh Networks portfolio includes Veoh.com, one of the most popular video hosting services on the Internet, and VeohTV, a free downloadable application that turns online video into Internet Television. Veoh.com has over 85,000 content publishers - from Lions Gate, PBS, National Lampoon, Road and Track and Us Magazine to thousands of independent filmmakers and content producers - and currently attracts over 18 million unique users per month. VeohTV makes it easy to turn any computer into a digital video recorder that allows viewers to watch and record shows from thousands of Internet video sources. For advertisers, Veoh offers compelling ways of engaging with a targeted audience and measuring performance of their ad buys.
Veoh Networks is a privately held company that is backed by leading technology and media investors, including Goldman Sachs, Shelter Capital Partners, Spark Capital, Michael Eisner's Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc., Tom Freston and Jonathan Dolgen. The company's principal offices are in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
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