SOURCE: Watchitoo


December 19, 2011 07:02 ET

Announcing Watchitoo Layers for Next Generation HD Video Streaming

Leading Video Conferencing Platform Releases Latest Version to Enhance Video Broadcasting Functionality

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2011) - Watchitoo (, the interactive streaming media company that provides professional HD video collaboration and streaming technologies, announced today that it has released the next version of its HD streaming platform called Watchitoo Layers. Layers enables people to provide a new level of engagement by incorporating interactive visual features and applications on top of any video stream.

Watchitoo Layers includes the following new features:

  • Text Layers - Text-based content that can include the job titles and names of people to appear under the streaming video of people or to provide messages including a call-to-action
  • Dynamic Visual Layer - Image-based content that can include animated logos, image files and dynamic flash content
  • Polling Layer - Interactive questions can be displayed to viewers in multiple-choice format so that content producers can receive real-time feedback and viewers can see instant polling results
  • Shopping Checkout Layer - Users are able to purchase goods directly through the Watchitoo live streaming interface

Watchitoo's collaboration platform allows up to 25 live participants to simultaneously collaborate in a virtual video conference environment, around nearly any form of rich media (like PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, documents, photos and Hi-Definition video clips), from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The platform allows this rich media and video collaboration to be viewed by audiences of thousands of people.

"Like in broadcast television, a layer or multiple layers can now be added on top of the existing streaming content with Layers," said Tom Clark, executive vice president of Watchitoo. "Our revolutionary and scalable video streaming platform gives people the ability to apply this functionality to their streaming video with the click of a mouse."

General availability of Watchitoo Layers is set for December 19th, 2011. This new version will be made available to both existing and new Watchitoo customers immediately via the on-demand platform.

About Watchitoo

New York-based Watchitoo provides an embeddable video collaboration platform to deliver live multistreaming content. The Watchitoo platform allows multiple participants to see and hear one another in real-time, collaborate around any form of rich media, and be viewed by an audience scalable into the thousands. With Watchitoo, any viewer can become a participant and any participant can be switched back to a general viewer. For more information, visit

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