Thursday January 11, 8:31 am Eastern Time
iClips Announces Alliance With NBCi to Deliver Free Streaming Video Services to NBCi Members
NBCi Members Can Create and Post Personalized Videos to Their Own NBCi Classifieds and Personal Web Sites
NEW YORK--(BUSINES WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2001--
iClips, Inc. (www.iClips.com) a leading provider of free
Internet-based streaming video services, announced an alliance with
NBC Internet, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBCI - news), a leading Internet portal company
that brokers information, commercial and entertainment transactions to
deliver personalized streaming video services to NBCi members.
iClips has developed NBCi's ``My Video Center'', an area on the NBCi
Web site that will give all NBCi members free access to the tools
necessary to create, send, store, and share their own streaming video
messages throughout NBCi, including NBCi's Personal Homepages,
Classifieds and Clubs. Using a Webcam or camcorder and iClips
proprietary tools, NBCi members can create their own streaming video
messages and share them via email or on the Web. Streaming video
allows members to enhance their online communication in a number of
ways by incorporating their own video into classified advertisements,
personal home pages, email messages, greeting cards and more.
NBCi members will have access to iClips' full suite of video
messaging tools including iClips Producer, the easiest way to capture,
encode and share streaming video files. In addition, those who sign up
for ``My Video'' will receive 20 MB of free storage space for their
streaming videos and have access to a full account management system
to administer their streaming video files from their NBCi account.
These services will provide more than an hour of video storage and
unlimited bandwidth for sharing streaming video messages. In addition,
NBCi members with high-speed service can use select features of iClips
Pro(TM), the premium service, for free.
``NBCi is committed to delivering broadband solutions to our
members to enhance their online experiences and our alliance with
iClips reinforces our commitment to offer leading innovative
technologies to our members,'' said Josh Mailman, VP, Product of NBCi.
``We look forward to working with iClips to provide our members with
the most dynamic communication tools available online.''
``Our strategic alliance with NBCi is a significant step on our
path to bring the most effective communications tools to the broadest
possible audience and furthers our mission to bring streaming video,
the most effective way to communicate online, to our roster of
industry-leading partner sites,'' said Michael Diamant, CEO of iClips.
``Through our relationship with NBCi, iClips services are now available
to millions of people and that makes us the leading streaming video
messaging platforms on the Internet.''
iClips is a leading streaming video messaging company offering Web
users the ability to replace text with video anywhere on the Web.
iClips provides Web users with the tools and technologies to create
and publish streaming video that can be added to any Web site or sent
in email, all at no charge. The Company powers affiliated Web sites
with free proprietary capture, encoding, storage and account
management tools, as well as a complete streaming video
infrastructure; allowing their end users to communicate with streaming
video. Some of the company's distribution partners include
theglobe.com, Homestead and NBCi. Headquartered in New York, the
company was founded in October 1999 and is privately held. iClips was
selected by Silicon Alley Reporter as One of 12 Companies to Watch in
2000. For more information, visit www.iClips.com.
About NBCInternet, Inc. (NBCi)
NBCi is a leading Internet company that helps consumers access
Internet resources, leveraging user data to broker information,
commercial, and entertainment transactions between consumers and
marketing partners. NBCi's flagship consumer Internet portal,
NBCi.com, provides Internet search and directory, information,
community, personal file storage, e-commerce, and entertainment
services for both narrowband and broadband users.
NBCi was launched in November 1999 through the combination of NBC
and CNET's Snap.com, Xoom.com, NBC.com, NBC Interactive Neighborhood,
VideoSeeker, and a 10 percent equity stake in CNBC.com. NBC Internet
publicly trades under the ticker NBCI on The Nasdaq Stock Market®.
NBC, a subsidiary of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE - news), holds a 39
percent ownership stake in NBCi.
NBCi is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York
City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
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