LOS ANGELES, CA and VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2014) - Abacast, a leading provider of digital streaming and monetization software and services and AfterBuzz TV, a producer of live and recorded "TV aftershow" webcasts and podcasts, announce today the first phase of a streaming and podcasting partnership. AfterBuzz TV will leverage Abacast's platform for streaming and monetization of its live webcasts and will adopt Abacast's integrated podcast-delivery solution when released later this year.
AfterBuzz TV, founded by television personality and Extra host, Maria Menounos, and filmmaker, Keven Undergaro, is a leading source in after-show content. AfterBuzz TV currently produces content for over 55 shows including The Biggest Loser, generates over 60 hours of programming per week, and drives over 26 million podcast downloads per week in over 100 countries.
"We offer both live streaming and podcasting," said Maria Menounos, AfterBuzz TV CEO. "Abacast's Clarity® system provides a comprehensive solution for management, reporting, and revenue generation for these two content types, enabling us to efficiently manage our content and sell our ad inventory."
AfterBuzz TV will be using Clarity® for ad trafficking and campaign management, audience metrics, third party ad sales, streaming, and file hosting and delivery.
"Abacast is investing heavily in podcasting management and monetization," said Rob Green, CEO of Abacast. "Clarity® Digital Radio System's capabilities in digital ad targeting and overall campaign management are a great fit for the on-demand consumption model, and we're excited to be teaming up with AfterBuzz TV."
About AfterBuzz TV
The AfterBuzz TV Network is an online broadcast network, created by Extra host Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro, designated to producing live and recorded "after-show" webcast and podcast content for TV series of all kinds. A veritable "post-game" show for television shows, when TV fans finish watching episodes from select series, they can go to AfterBuzzTV.com to watch or listen to, an after-show where hosts, an eclectic and knowledgeable mix of celebrities, personalities and industry professionals, break down that night's episode, take calls from fans and interview guests. The platform currently receives over 26 million weekly downloads from over 100 countries.
About Abacast (www.abacast.com)
Abacast is a leading provider of streaming, advertising, and audience analytics services for the digital radio industry. Abacast's software and services drive advertising revenue, build listener loyalty, grow audiences, and deliver top-quality user experiences. Abacast was founded in 2000 and currently serves over 200 customers and over 1,400 digital radio stations.