Spreecast Extends Social Video Platform With Embed Capability

Tue Feb 7, 2012 11:30am EST

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Spreecast, the social video platform that lets people broadcast together,
announced today that its service can now be embedded, free of charge, on
any website or blog. 

    Launched as a public beta in November 2011, Spreecast enables people,
using only a browser and a webcam, to produce highly interactive
face-to-face video broadcasts that thousands of others can participate in
live. The broadcasts are simultaneously recorded and immediately
available for playback and sharing. 

    "With Spreecast Embed, we are bringing face-to-face interactions to the
Internet in a far-reaching way," said Ron Levi, VP of Marketing &
Product. "It's just a small snippet of code to copy and paste into your
web page, but it opens up enormous opportunities to engage your audience
and expand your reach. It's especially great for bloggers, celebrities,
businesses, journalists, political organizations... but really anyone who
wants to facilitate a conversation online." 

    The Spreecast Embed comes in multiple sizes and includes an interactive,
two-way video screen, a built-in chat room, customizable Twitter stream,
and Facebook Comments. Viewers can chat, submit questions to people on
screen, and request to join them on camera. Producers behind the scenes
have robust controls to moderate the spreecast and control everything
that appears on screen.

    Early beta tests of the Spreecast Embed include:

    SOPA/PIPA Discussion -- Over 5,000 people watched a live SOPA/PIPA panel
discussion hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
featuring Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian and Congressman Darrell Issa -
R, CA. The spreecast was embedded on BoldProgressives.org and the
Huffington Post.

    Nikon D4 Preview -- Jared Polin, the popular photography blogger, shared
his initial impressions about the new Nikon D4 camera he received for
review. All of Jared's spreecasts are now available on his site

    About Spreecast
 Spreecast is the social video platform that lets people
broadcast together. Its vision: to bring face-to-face interactions to the
Internet in a far-reaching way. The company was started in 2011 by Jeff
Fluhr, cofounder and former CEO of StubHub. It has received seed funding
from notable investors including Frank Biondi, former CEO of Viacom;
Gordon Crawford, media and technology investor at The Capital Research
Group and Edward Scott, Jr., cofounder of BEA Systems. Spreecast has
offices in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY.


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