SOURCE: Wistia

December 22, 2008 09:00 ET

Wistia Announces Online Video Sharing for B2B Applications

Auditable Video Sharing in a Controlled, Password-Protected, Browser-Based Environment

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) - Wistia, Inc. (http://wistia.com), a new Web-based company founded by Brown University graduates in June 2006, today announced the official release of its business-to-business video sharing and collaboration product for the control, tracking and distribution of digital videos.

Wistia's online private video sharing and collaboration product allows companies to securely and easily share video and related content among teams, business partners, and clients around the world using only a web browser.

Already 25 companies, including Cushman & Wakefield, Nestle Nutrition, and Sonus Networks have started using Wistia's private video sharing service. Wistia's customers span industries such as life sciences, law enforcement, manufacturing, advertising, media, and entertainment. Wistia's video sharing service has enabled customers to:

--  Train and educate business clients, employees and sales teams
    anywhere, anytime;
--  Sell and market services and products to potential clients on their
    schedules;
--  Collaborate more efficiently on clinical trails, TV commercials,
    medical procedures, and manufacturing processes.
    

Wistia makes handling video online a simple process with no IT personnel involvement or back-office integration effort. Users upload videos to Wistia's secure environment. Administrative rights are assigned, and viewers are invited to login for asynchronous viewing via secure password-protected access immediately. Auditing and reporting allow for tracking user viewing and engagement.

"We saw a huge unmet demand for private video sharing in the business market," said the 25-year-old CEO and co-founder Chris Savage. "We created Wistia so that business users can be as comfortable with video sharing as they are with web conferencing. Our rapid growth and customer satisfaction suggest that we're really on to something."

Wistia Video Management Features:

--  Access control for sharing with teams, groups, or individuals inside
    or outside of company walls;
--  Integrated reporting, statistics, and auditing tools to track
    viewership and usage patterns on a viewer-by-viewer basis;
--  Threaded comments that can be linked to specific video frames;
--  Support for a wide range of media including Microsoft Office
    documents, PDFs, and audio formats;
--  Support for high-resolution long-format video that can be distributed
    to viewers in a wide variety of qualities and sizes.
    

Pricing & Availability

Available today, Wistia follows a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model with a monthly subscription. Package starts at $79 per month, which includes one administrator and 10 viewers. Additional viewers are $3 per month; volume discounts apply. A free 30-day trial is available.

About Wistia, Inc.

Founded in 2006 by two Brown University graduates, Wistia is a provider of secure online video sharing, management and collaboration tools for B2B training, sales, and marketing applications. Wistia is a web-based service offering an immediate turn-key video collaboration platform without IT personnel involvement. Wistia can apply to all industries seeking to utilize video in their business communications with clients, prospects, partners, and employees. Sample customers include Animal Studios, Blue Marble Media, Cushman & Wakefield, GI Dynamics, MachineHero, Nestle Nutrition, Pixability, Sonus Networks, and Tribal DDB Worldwide.

For more information visit http://wistia.com or contact Wistia at 430 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421. Tel. 800.959.8240. Email: sales@wistia.com

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