Worldnow starts 2013 with a bang signing up Sunbeam Broadcasting and 10 additional stations

Mar 27, 2013, 13:00 ET from Worldnow

NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldnow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, announced today that it has signed on an additional 12 new stations to its already impressive roster. In the last 3+ years, 12 of 12 RFP's for platform services sought by broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow giving them the #1 market share serving over 450+ local broadcasters around the country. "This is an amazing start to the year on top of a banner 2012 where we added 61 clients including the Fox O&O's and Media General stations," said Craig Smith, Chief Revenue Officer, Worldnow.

"The market is clearly showing a preference for Worldnow as the best solution for broadcasters," said Gary Gannaway, CEO of Worldnow. "This is a testament not just to our superior technology but a testament to our professional and support services; that is what separates us from the pack."

The new additions to the Worldnow client list include:

  • Sunbeam: WHDH Boston and WSVN Miami
  • Max Media Montana: KTMF Missoula, KWYB Butte-Bozeman, KFBB Great Falls, KHBB Helena, KULR Billings
  • Hoak Media: KFYR-TV, KQCD-TV, KUMV- TV, KMOT-TV (in the Bismarrck/Minot ND DMA)
  • Rural Media Group: RFDTV and FamilyNet
  • GalTime

"We were happy with our sites but wanted to grow our digital audience and support our on-air newscasts," said Alice Jacobs, VP News at WSVN Channel 7. "We chose Worldnow because they offered the strategic support that no other technology vendor offered."

Worldnow boasts clear features such as a CMS that easily integrates into critical broadcast systems, Rule based automation, Responsive design for mobile and a single unified workflow across the web, mobile and video. The other critical feature is the Strategic and Professional Services that are offered to each client. In advance of their launches, Max Media Montana leveraged Worldnow's Strategic Services to help them set a solid foundation for their new digital efforts. "The Strategic Retreat with Worldnow was a critical element of this whole undertaking. Worldnow is not just providing us with great technology and workflow but also the strategic input to create the best possible sites for our stations and our markets," said Linda Gray, President and General Manager of Max Media Montana, LLC. Max Media will be using Worldnow's full platform services including web content management, video, mobile and sales consulting support. {Sunbeam, Max Media, Hoak Media and Rural Broadcasting sites are all expected to launch in May}

About Worldnow Inc.
Worldnow provides industry leading online publishing and revenue solutions for local media. Our cost efficient publishing platforms include innovative CMS solutions for site management, video and mobile publishing. Our online revenue solutions include a national advertising network, packaged local sales programs, classifieds and comprehensive sales training and support. Our online media, technology, and marketing teams have extensive experience in helping local media companies build profitable businesses on the web. We support our technologies and services with in-depth strategic consultation incorporating market leading best practices for managing successful online businesses. Our full service solutions and support enable our clients to realize greater real-world profitability from their investment. Leverage our experience built over 14 years in partnership with more than 400 local media properties. Current Worldnow customers include: Allbritton, CBS Local Digital Media, Cox, Dispatch, Fisher, Fox TV Stations, Griffin, Landmark, Lilly Broadcasting, London Broadcasting, Meredith, New Age Media, Quincy, Raycom Media, Reiten TV, Sagamore Hill, Titan, Waterman, West Virginia Media, Young Broadcasting and Media General. For more information please visit Worldnow services over 57 million monthly unique visitors and powers over 450 local broadcasters with 81% of US households covered.

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