PITTSBURGH & COLOGNE, Germany – Wizzard Media (NYSE Alternext: WZE), the world’s largest podcasting network, recording an unprecedented 1.2 billion podcast download requests in 2008 alone, announced that it will provide a catalog of branded and independent streaming video content to sevenload, Europe’s leading independent platform for consumption of Web TV content. Based in Germany, the sevenload network reaches 15 million users monthly with independent, intelligent and creative content through twelve international country portals including the USA, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Russia, the UK, India, Australia, Singapore and Poland.
The delivery of video content through sevenload or on sevenload properties/portals/platforms is an ideal distribution channel for the Wizzard Media Network catalog. Through this partnership, Wizzard will reach a large audience of fans across Europe and the United States and offer more opportunities for monetization to its network of video producers. Advertising campaigns monetizing Wizzard-provided content will be sold and managed by the experienced sevenload network of ad sales representatives who are adept at winning relationships with major Global and European brands.
Due to sevenload’s extensive international reach and active user community, which is built from an eclectic mix of content as well as modern Web 2.0 features and functions, sevenload is able to reach not only mass market and broad target groups, but also focused, niche target groups with advertising messages.
On making the announcement, Chris Spencer, Wizzard Media CEO said, “We are excited by the opportunity to work closely with sevenload with its solid reputation for quality and innovation. Our partnership with sevenload further extends Wizzard’s international distribution channels and we are pleased that our publisher’s catalog of video content will be distributed to provide information and entertainment to their large and growing audience of Internet users and fans.”
“We’re very excited to work together with Wizzard Media, a company whose vision of content distribution reflects that of our own. This partnership further underlines our strategy of providing distribution across different types of media such as video and podcasts, as well as give content creators access to additional revenue streams,” said Axel Schmiegelow, CEO, sevenload GmbH.
About Wizzard Media (a division of Wizzard Software):
Wizzard Media is the industry’s leading podcast hosting network, with an unprecedented 1.2 billion download requests in 2008. Podcasts are a means for independent and professional content creators to publish audio and video shows for the world to enjoy over the Internet or on mp3 players, such as the Apple iPod® and the Microsoft Zune®. Podcasting is a relatively new phenomenon, but Wizzard Media collectively broadcasts millions of podcast downloads per day through media aggregators like Apple’s iTunes and Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace. For more information, please visit www.wizzard.tv. Wizzard Media is a division of Wizzard Software, a leader in speech technology development.
sevenload is one of Europe’s leading platforms for legal Web 2.0 content such as videos, photos and web TV. Every one of sevenload’s over 800 web TV show formats offers independent, intelligent and creative content from users that produce their own content, as well as professional production companies. sevenload is an ideal partner for companies looking for possibilities in cross-media marketing, video advertising and branded entertainment. sevenload currently has twelve country portals in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Poland, India, Australia, Singapore and Turkey. sevenload’s social media network can be found online at www.sevenload.com.
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