FastChannel Network Canada

FastChannel Network Canada

April 25, 2005 10:33 ET

FastChannel Canada's Video Delivery Service Now Offers 100% Coverage

Attention: Media Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2005) - FastChannel Network Canada's video delivery service, which reaches more than 3,300 online destinations across North America, now offers complete coverage with the addition of dubbing and shipping to deliver to offline destinations.

"Since we launched the service last June we've become the largest online network in Canada," said Eric Morrison, President of The Canadian Press, which operates FastChannel Canada. "By adding dub-and-ship service to the few remaining offline stations we're now able to offer our customers a convenient, one-stop delivery solution that incorporates desktop ordering and tracking for all deliveries, online and offline, anywhere in Canada and the USA."

Advertisers and broadcasters have enthusiastically embraced FastChannel's ground-breaking technology that delivers television commercials quickly and reliably via the Internet.

"With FastChannel, I send commercials directly to the broadcaster over a high speed internet connection, and receive confirmation of the exact minute the broadcaster receives the commercial," says Steve Nichols, co-owner and operations manager of Studio Post, which produces commercials for The Brick. "We can upload commercials anytime day or night when it is convenient to do so. I am no longer reliant on courier deadlines, the weather, dubbing time, or any other condition which might impede delivery through conventional means. I can also send an e-mail to my client with embedded streaming video of their commercial so they can see for themselves which commercial was sent. FastChannel's competitive pricing, fast delivery, and excellent service helps enable Studio Post to provide the same to our valued clients. FastChannel is indeed an excellent service which I now rely on."

FastChannel Network Canada's suite of services also includes online audio and print advertising delivery to more than 10,000 radio stations and 6,400 newspapers across North America. FastChannel Canada is operated under license from Massachusetts-based FastChannel Network Inc.

About The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press (CP) is Canada's only national news agency and has been telling the Canadian story 24/7 for nearly 90 years. Keeping Canadians informed, over 250 CP journalists report the news that matters to Canadians, wherever it occurs, in English and in French. Its award-winning multimedia stories are delivered round the clock in real time on a proprietary network to more than 600 newspapers, radio and TV stations. All rely on CP's news coverage when preparing their print pages, online sites and on-air newscasts.
In addition, government, corporations, publishers and associations subscribe to CP's leading-edge news and information services for delivery of credible content to thousands of websites, intranets, magazines, elevator screens and wireless devices. For public relations/communications professionals, CP offers a complete suite of ad delivery, photography, press release distribution and news monitoring services.
CP is Canada's most trusted multimedia news, information and distribution company.

About FastChannel Network

FastChannel Network provides the platform and tools needed to create, manage and deliver digital advertising assets. FastChannel features the advertising industry's largest online media distribution network, with more than 5,000 advertisers and agencies, 13,000 TV and radio broadcast and cable destinations, and 6,400 newspapers. The company's online system provides customers with speed, control, cost savings and error reduction while achieving the best possible results and the highest return on their investment.
/For further information: www.fastchannelcanada.com/ IN: MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Wayne Waldroff, Vice-President, Broadcasting, The Canadian Press
    Primary Phone: 416-507-2123
    E-mail: wwaldroff@cp.org