SOURCE: Critical Mention

June 29, 2005 08:21 ET

Critical Mention Launches Enhanced Platform; Adds West Coast Markets

CriticalTV 3.0 Released From Beta Making More Than 400 US Television Channels Searchable for Broadcast Monitoring and Business Intelligence

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Critical Mention, Inc., the leading Web-based television search and monitoring service for corporate communications and business intelligence professionals, today announced CriticalTV 3.0 was released from Beta and is now available for all Critical Mention clients. The San Francisco and Sacramento DMAs have also been added into the platform with real-time video.

The new version that was introduced in Beta in March 2005 enables TV Search and real-time alerting across more than 400 channels in over 100 designated market areas (DMAs); 75 of these channels including nationals and top 10 DMAs are available with on-demand real-time video. The combination of this broader reach, enhanced searching capabilities, use interface improvements and CriticalTV's unique work-flow capabilities make this version the most comprehensive business-to-business television search tool available.

CriticalTV 3.0 allows users to search broadcasts in real time, view clips, and share clips immediately by sending a video email to a colleague or workgroup. Hosted Video Galleries as well as transcripts and hard copies can be ordered with a click of a button from within the platform. Its powerful advanced search tools and keyword alerting capability enable a new level of sophistication in broadcast monitoring and TV search. The web-based service can be custom-tailored to serve the specific needs of communications, research, library, investor relations, brand and legal professionals, both in service firms and corporate enterprises.

"The release of CriticalTV 3.0 with advanced TV search and alerting tools coupled with expanded market coverage marks the first in a series of new features and enhancements to be released over the coming quarters," said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Mention. "Adding video capability for 14 channels in the San Francisco and Sacramento DMAs shows our commitment to continue to expand our real-time video collection infrastructure."

Critical Mention's services are currently used by more than 250 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies and market leaders such as Prudential Financial, Miller Brewing, FedEx Corporation, Boeing, QUALCOMM, National Basketball Association, Bank of New York and various offices of the U.S. government. For more information about Critical Mention visit www.criticalmention.com.

About Critical Mention

Critical Mention Inc., the most comprehensive Web-based television search and broadcast monitoring service, is changing the way corporate communications and business intelligence professionals search, track and view critical information from television news. The company's CriticalTV platform provides real-time monitoring and email alerts for organizations that require up-to-the-minute news about their company, customers and competitors. CriticalTV allows users to easily find a video clip online immediately after its broadcast; instantly share the clip within a workgroup via secure video-email or a private Video Gallery; and order a professional transcript or hard copy online. Critical Mention currently serves more than 250 clients, including Fortune 500 companies and market leaders in corporate communications, financial services, professional services, non-profit and government industries. Founded in 2002, Critical Mention (www.criticalmention.com) is privately held, with headquarters in New York City.

Contact Information

  • Critical Mention PR Contact:
    Tori Pugliese
    Connors Communications
    Tel: 212-798-1436
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