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  • 19 Nov 2014

    New York Jets Select LiveU Technology for Live Video Coverage

    LiveU, the leader in portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions, has partnered with the NFL's New York Jets to provide the team's live video technology solution.  LiveU's LU500 video transmission backpack allows the NY Jets digital media team to transmit live video from any location directly to the team's website (www.newyorkjets.com), mobile app and post-production facility.  Currently, with the use of LiveU's technology, fans can tune in for live coverage of the team's pre and postgame shows, as well as selected press conferences and special team events throughout the week. 

    Weighing only 2.2Lbs (1kg), LiveU's LU500 live video backpack offers up to 13 network links, including eight internal cellular modems and proprietary antenna technology for high-quality video transmission from anywhere; without requiring satellite trucks, running cables, or any line-of-sight restrictions.  

    The NY Jets digital media team began utilizing the LU500 in the 2014 preseason to support the team's training camp programming. After the successful debut of the first unit, the team quickly decided it needed a second LU500 field unit in order to capture all the unique live footage fans crave. Throughout the 2014 season, the NY Jets are able to stream live video from any spot, both at home and on the road, including from the side-line, locker room, stadium tunnels, team hotels and buses, practice facilities, and much more. The LU500 can be fully controlled and managed via LiveU Central, a cloud-based management system for a one-stop destination to control, monitor, and manage all LiveU units, servers, and apps.

    "LiveU technology is a game-changer when it comes to fans and content consumption," said Seth Rabinowitz, Jets SVP of Marketing and Fan Engagement, "With LiveU, we are able to provide our fans with considerably more real-time content so they can hear directly from the team in a timely, unfiltered way".

    "We are very happy to see the Jets leveraging our technology", said Ken Zamkow, VP Marketing - Americas, LiveU, "With extensive presence in both professional and college sports, LiveU is the gold standard for live video transmission. Whether for game-related content, faster posting of video clips, or even full varsity games, the technology has become an inseparable part of sports production".

    About LiveU

    LiveU (www.liveu.tv) is the leader in portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission (HD and SD) from any location around the world.  With top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU's solutions are being used for breaking news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, US Presidential Campaign, Royal Baby, Hurricane Sandy, Super Bowls and US Collegiate Championships. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage. LiveU's solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.

  • 18 Nov 2014

    Time Inc. signs multi-year deal with the content discovery platform Outbrain

    NEW YORK & LONDON – November 18, 2014 — Time Inc., one of the world’s leading media companies and Outbrain Inc., the world’s largest content discovery platform, announced today the details of an exclusive multi-year agreement that will see Time Inc. enhance its digital strategy by deploying the full suite of Outbrain’s solutions for seamlessly surfacing content that is relevant to audiences across its global portfolio. The partnership is expected to generate more than $100 million for Time Inc. over the course of the agreement.

    This partnership highlights the inherent value and reach of Time Inc.’s ultra-premium network for marketers. With leading content brands such as People, Time, Sports Illustrated, InStyle and Real Simple, Time Inc. delivers valued content within brand-safe environments to a highly engaged and desirable audience. Time Inc. has experienced significant digital growth over the past year and currently boasts more than six billion page views per quarter and 131 million unique users per month, globally. The company has increased its video streams more than 200 percent year over year.

    Following seven years of innovation on behalf of its partners, Outbrain has broadened its technology into a multifaceted platform to drive a new era of digital publishing. This full stack software solution empowers an entire media organization to more effectively manage its brands’ online content and programming experience. Outbrain will provide Time Inc. with tools that marry editorial decision-making with predictive analytics and algorithmically-generated content recommendations. Time Inc. will also leverage Outbrain’s premium publisher network to drive incremental engaged audiences to its digital properties.

    Time Inc. Chairman and CEO, Joe Ripp said: “Our success has always been based on unique relationships with audiences. This provides marketers with an ideal environment to deliver their messaging. Today, we are connecting with consumers across every conceivable platform, serving them content that is relevant and engaging. Outbrain’s focus on audience experience and surfacing optimized content recommendations was a key to launching this partnership. It maximizes the monetization of our audience to other content publishers. And, it provides key insights and analytics about our core digital users.”

    Yaron Galai, Co-Founder and CEO of Outbrain said: “We are delighted to announce our agreement with Time Inc. and believe that smart and innovative companies like it are the lifeblood of the new look digital media industry. Outbrain began as a straightforward recommendation product, but we have innovated, adapted and evolved into a platform that serves multiple publisher constituencies—the business, editorial and product teams—affording our partners the flexibility to embrace digital opportunities and continue to deliver what audiences crave.”

    Outbrain continues to build on its strong growth trajectory and incredible momentum and now has offices in more than 11 global territories and partners with publishers and marketers in over 55 countries, including the U.S., UK, France, Japan, India and Brazil. Worldwide, it now serves over 190 billion recommendations per month to consumers in over 150 countries—with more than 561 million unique users in September 2014 according to comScore.

  • 17 Nov 2014

    RealMatch Names Jonathan Bulkeley as CEO

    NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RealMatch, the leader in performance-based recruitment advertising, is pleased to announce that Jonathan Bulkeley has been appointed as CEO. Mr. Bulkeley, a 25 year internet industry veteran, brings a wealth of experience in management, investing, and corporate governance to RealMatch at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth and disrupting the $19 billion online recruitment industry.

    "I am honored to have been asked to take this role, and look forward to building on the strengths, momentum, and rapid growth that the company has already established," said Jonathan Bulkeley. "RealMatch is well positioned to dominate the lucrative online recruitment market with its innovative technology, and I am excited to work with founder, Gal Almog, the Board and the RealMatch team as the company executes on its expansion strategy.

    " Mr. Bulkeley has deep operational expertise building and capitalizing digital businesses. During his long career, he has overseen $1.5B+ in digital revenue growth in a variety of capacities. Prior to joining RealMatch, Mr. Bulkeley was the founder and CIO of Blue Square Capital Management, a hedge fund focusing on small and micro cap global digital media companies. Prior to Blue Square, Mr. Bulkeley held executive leadership roles including CEO of Scanbuy, Inc. a global leader in visual navigation for the wireless industry, CEO of BarnesandNoble.com where he led the company to the 2nd largest Internet IPO at the time, Managing Director of AOL's UK JV with Bertelsmann, and other senior roles at America Online, Inc. In addition, Mr. Bulkeley sits on numerous boards in the high-tech, information, and financial services industries.

    Gal Almog, the company's founder who has served as CEO since 2007, will become RealMatch's President and relocate to Israel to oversee the company's R &D center and lead product development. Mr. Almog will also focus on strategy and vision in support of the company's expansion and to maintain its leadership in recruitment technology innovation.

    "We are excited to be joined by Jonathan Bulkeley who brings deep experience in digital publishing and online advertising. Jonathan's successful track record in leading companies through hyper growth is what RealMatch needs now as it strives to become a global leader in the recruitment advertising industry," said Mr. Almog.

    About RealMatch:

    RealMatch was built on the idea of revolutionizing the online recruitment advertising industry by matching today's talent pool with all job opportunities in the most efficient and effective manner. RealMatch's strategy is based on partnerships with digital publishers, to better monetize their communities with recruitment advertising. Unlike traditional job board technology, RealMatch solutions are built to perform. With targeted distribution across the largest talent marketplace in North America and industry leading job matching technology – online publishers return high performing job ads with better quality candidates, on their sites and under their brand. To learn more visit www.realmatch.com. - See more at: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/11/17/683883/10108614/en/RealMatch-Names-Jonathan-Bulkeley-as-CEO.html#sthash.SoiN1v9v.dpuf

  • 18 Nov 2014

    Way to go @Outbrain! Time Inc. in Deal with Outbrain Worth More than $100M http://t.co/kkE3CtY3AX
  • 11 Nov 2014

    RT @Outbrain: Know what drives your target audience, create content they’ll keep coming back for http://t.co/qXowVdVE9Y @cankles
  • 10 Nov 2014

    RT @RealMatch: Need a #NewRevenue stream? A niche job board might be just what you need! http://t.co/WuoelPyM17 http://t.co/iZvLgd99YV

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