March 19, 2008 12:00 ET
Viddyou Inc. Launches First 1080p HD Services for Personal Video
Innovative Video Site Utilizing Amazon Web Services to Offer Its New Premium Services
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - Viddyou Inc., the video-sharing
destination exclusively for personal content, announced today the launch of
the first 1080p HD (High Definition) video sharing service available at
Viddyou.com. The Premium Services now available from Viddyou offers the
industry-leading HD experience with top tier 1080p HD capability providing
unparalleled high-resolution video and high bit-rate stereo audio.
Recognizing the recent trend of affordable, consumer HD camcorders, and the
lack of online services on which to share this next generation of video,
this Viddyou breakthrough enables crystal-clear video at up to twenty-seven
times the resolution of other legacy online video services, while being
viewed in real-time over a standard residential cable connection.
"We are thrilled to be offering this service that allows everyone to
preserve their most precious moments in gorgeous quality that only HD can
deliver," said Aaron Wadler, CEO and Co-Founder of Viddyou. "Leveraging
Amazon Web Services allows us to deliver an incredible viewing experience
to our users at a consumer-friendly price."
"The goal of Amazon Web Services is to enable companies to develop
innovative new products and services for their customers, without having to
worry about the hassle and expense of maintaining a massive web-scale
infrastructure on the back end," said Steve Rabuchin, Director of Developer
Relations for Amazon Web Services. "We're pleased that Viddyou is able to
utilize AWS to offer this capability to their customers."
New Viddyou services also include enhanced privacy controls, allowing users
to protect who can view their videos with the introduction of custom
privacy groups, and a dedicated web site for the Apple iPhone, which
enables users to view and share their videos on the go.
In addition to its already ad-free, no-cost video services, Viddyou today
launched its Premium Services to meet a growing demand from its user base.
For $34.95 annually, Premium Services members enjoy unlimited storage and
delivery of their video content, the ability to download their original
video source, enhanced privacy options, embeddable HD widgets, and access
to all their videos from their iPhone.
For more information on Viddyou and its services, please visit