SOURCE: Viddyou

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 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

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