Broadcast Interactive Media Selects Panvidea to Encode and Distribute Local Video News and User Generated Content

Panvidea Cloud Service Enables Local Broadcasters to More Efficiently Upload, Transcode and Publish Video News and Metadata

Aug 31, 2010, 14:09 ET from Panvidea

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Panvidea™, a global leader in on-demand video encoding, preparation, processing and distribution for entertainment and advertising content across any digital platform, has today announced that Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM) has selected Panvidea's Cloud-based video processing solution to power an enhanced version of the BIMVid™ video content management system as well as the YouNews™ social media platform.

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BIM is the leading provider of locally-focused content, advertising and technical solutions for television, newspaper and radio websites. With the BIMVid system, clients can publish video anywhere with a web connection, easily edit clips and select a specific frame to display as the story image, and track all content and video assets. YouNews, BIM's social media platform, allows community members to upload videos, photos and stories to local media websites for use on-air or for cross-targeting elsewhere online. The platform delivers revenue opportunities, local and national contesting, national content exchange, plus content moderation.

BIM and its customers will be able to benefit from a broadcast-ready feature set that has already attracted the attention of major clients including A&E Television Networks, Fox Broadcasting Company and Getty Images. Panvidea provides the only instantly scalable, cloud-based solution to encode digital media elements, manage relevant metadata, edit and transform media for multiple audiences, and supply content as digital products to any platform or device.

The combined solutions from BIM and Panvidea will allow local broadcasters and individual community members to upload local video content from any location via integrated applications or a standard web-based interface. The system will automatically transform the content to the correct publishing format and package the metadata for online distribution. The move to Panvidea promises to provide BIM's clients and individual contributors with significantly improved performance, faster publishing time, enhanced security, and superior video quality.

"We looked at the market and determined that no other on-demand video processing solution supports as wide a range of professional formats, post-production operations and video workflow tools," said Nate Leaf, Director of Business Development at Broadcast Interactive Media. "The Panvidea platform will help us reduce our costs and deliver a better service to our customers."

"The combination of BIM's flexible web and video content management system with Panvidea's next generation video post production and encoding solution promises to make it faster and easier for local news providers to provide their audiences with relevant, up-to-the-minute video features," said Chris Cali, co-founder and CEO of Panvidea. "We are proud to be a part of their solution."

About Panvidea:

Panvidea is a global leader in the preparation, processing and distribution of professional entertainment and advertising content across any digital platform. Originally founded as mPOINT in November 2007, the company re-branded in Spring 2010 with co-founder Chris Cali as CEO, to become Panvidea. Panvidea provides the only instantly scalable, on-demand solution to encode digital media elements, manage relevant metadata, edit and transform media for multiple audiences, and supply content as digital products to any platform or device. Panvidea's secure software service eliminates the need for professional content companies to incur significant capital expenditures or pay exorbitant hourly fees to prepare their content for internal use or external digital distribution. For more information, visit http://www.panvidea.com/

About Broadcast Interactive Media:

Broadcast Interactive Media is the leading provider of locally-focused advertising, content and technical solutions for television, radio, and newspaper websites. Since acquiring TitanTV Media in February 2010, BIM's offerings have expanded to encompass powerful data tools and management solutions. Core products are the BIMVid and TitanCast video systems, YouNews social media platform, MediaStar suite, TitanTV Guide, BIM Local Ad Network, local sales initiatives such as Healthy Living and Green, and STELA Compliance Tools. Customers include ABC, Belo Television Group, Capitol Broadcasting, CBS Television, Fisher Communications, Fox Television, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst-Argyle, NBC LIM and Scripps-Howard. BIM is based in Madison, WI with offices in New York City, Cedar Rapids, IA and Austin, TX. Connect with BIM at http://twitter.com/bimlocal or http://twitter.com/younews.

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