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Wizzard Media & WatchMojo Team to Expand Distribution of Extensive Video Catalog
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PITTSBURGH & MONTREAL--(Business Wire)-- Wizzard Media (AMEX:WZE), the world's largest podcasting network, and WatchMojo, one of the largest producers, publishers, and syndicators of video on the web, announced today that they will bring WatchMojo.com's catalog of over 5,000 professionally produced one-to-three minute video clips to the growing Wizzard Media Distribution Network. Through its recently launched flash video player and premium channels on iTunes, DailyMotion, Joost, YouTube and Adobe Media Player, Wizzard delivers more than 2,000 episodes per minute of every day to more than 15 million unique monthly audience members worldwide. The company is expanding its streaming content network to include top tier social networks, major ISPs, portals, affinity sites, cable operators and telecommunications giants across North America and around the world. Launched in early 2006, WatchMojo.com will provide Wizzard Media with automotive, travel, video game and lifestyle videos, including exclusive interviews and coverage of such high-profile events as fashion shows, Red Carpet interviews and exotic destinations. The agreement expands the list of professionally produced digital web TV content now available throughout Wizzard's network of distribution sites. On making the announcement, Chris Spencer, Wizzard Media CEO said, "We are very excited to partner with WatchMojo.com to add their superlative quality video content to our growing network. In addition, we see tremendous opportunities to serve well-known brand advertisers by helping them reach a discriminating audience of online video consumers through our newly launched flash player." Adds WatchMojo.com's CEO Ashkan Karbasfrooshan: "Our partnership with Wizzard Media is more validation that marketers are looking for premium, professionally-produced content. But securing advertisers is part of the equation: we're equally impressed with the 1 billion impressions that Wizzard Media served throughout 2007; indicating their ability to monetize video content, too." About Wizzard Media Wizzard Media is the industry's leading podcast hosting network, with an unprecedented one billion-plus download requests in 2007. 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, Microsoft's Zune Marketplace and other podcast aggregators. For more information, please visit www.wizzard.tv. Wizzard Media is a division of Wizzard Software, a leader in speech technology development. About WatchMojo.com WatchMojo.com is one of the largest producers, publishers and syndicators of Web video on the web, and has begun to extend its distribution in the wireless, out-of-home digital network and television markets. It is the Web TV unit of Mojo Supreme, a privately held, self-funded digital media, technology and services company launched in 2006. The company's other units include the MetaMojo.com search unit (which includes both a vertical search network and video meta search engine), the StreetMojo.com matching community, as well as a number of media properties in the following verticals: Cars, Education, Fashion, Film, Food, Gambling, Health, Music, Politics & Economy, Space, Sports, Technology, Travel and Video Games. Wizzard IR Contact: Arthur Douglas and Associates Art Batson, 407-478-1120 or Wizzard Media Contact: Braff Communications LLC Mark Braff, 201-612-0707 or WatchMojo Media Contact: WatchMojo Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, 514-448-1631 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2008