SOURCE: Anystream


May 18, 2010 10:45 ET

VP8 Video From Anystream Avalon and Agility 2G

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  Anystream®, the leading provider of automated multi-platform media publishing solutions, today announced that Agility 2G and Avalon products will produce VP8 video in support of the WebM initiative. 

"A key factor in the web's success is that its core technologies are open and freely implementable. Video is fundamental to the web experience, and developers and content publishers need an open video format option," said Mike Jazayeri, Group Product Manager at Google. "We are excited Grab Networks is joining a broad coalition of industry leaders supporting the WebM project to bring a new era of open innovation in web video."

 "Avalon with VP8 automates media packaging for on-line distribution to YouTube," said Jim Duval, Director of Product Management at Anystream. "Avalon eliminates the complexity of manually assembling and validating media, metadata, graphics and other media elements that are required by YouTube and other digital media distribution outlets."

Agility 2G automates and streamlines content production and delivery for television, web and mobile media applications. In a single workflow, Avalon assembles and validates commercial metadata that is seen in the promotions and displays on video portals, electronic storefronts and electronic program guides. Avalon also converts media into the specified formats and packages the content with the metadata into media products that conform to all of the delivery requirements.

Shipment of Agility 2G with VP8 will begin in the second half of 2010.

About Anystream:
Anystream is part of a merger formed by Anystream and Voxant, creating Grab Networks™. The company powers multi-platform video syndication for content on three screens. It allows media companies to efficiently re-purpose and index their content for multiple outlets and devices, syndicate their content across their own properties and third-party destinations, and better capitalize on the $20 billion online advertising market with an award-winning suite of solutions, including grabMediaOS™, Anystream Agility and Anystream Avalon. More information on Anystream can be found at

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jim Duval
    Director of Product Management
    Anystream, A Division of Grab Networks
    c: +1.617. 803. 2696